World Jiu-Jitsu Expo Superfights: Chantre, Yoshida going for the tie breaker

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4_GB72_StampSiteBrazilian Samir Chantre and Hawaiian Baret Yoshida are the protagonists of another awesome superfight at the 2014 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo.

The two are getting ready for the third match up between the two and the score now is 1-1, so it’s for the tie breaker. talked to the the two about the match.

Chantre talks about what motivated him to accept the fight against Yoshida: “Besides the fact that he is a world champion (no-gi) and that he was part of many prestigious events in his career, our personal score is 1-1. He beat me in the 2009 Worlds No-Gi, when I was a black belt for only three months. It was a defeat that mattered a lot to me. Then, I was able to defeat him at the American Nationals one year later and I want to take the lead now.”

Yoshida was very candid when talking about why he accepted the fight:”My main motivation is that I’m getting paid to fight, and I can use the money”.


When asked about the main qualities of their opponents, Samir highlighted Yoshida’s skills: “He is very experienced and besides that he is very flexible and have very sharp attacks. It’s gonna be a fight where you can’t loose your focus even for a second.”

Yoshida looked back into their past matches to praise Chantre: “He is a very skilled fighter.”

In closing, the two say why they think they are going to win the match.

“I think I evolved a lot as an athlete in the recent years and gained a lot of experience. In my opinion, that was what I lacked in our first fight in 2009. I’m in a very good training routine and God willing I’ll win and get ahead in our personal record.”


Yoshida believes that his prior experience will help him: “We fought before, so I know his game and that will help me to win.”

The World Jiu-Jitsu Expo takes place October 18-19, at the Long Beach Convention Center

Marcus Buchecha, Leo Veira, the Mendes Bros, Bruno Malfacine, Rodrigo Cavaca & Robert Drysdale, Augusto Tanquinho & Mackenzie Dern, Jean Jacques Machado, Caio Terra, Braulio Estima, Leo Nogueira & Lyoto Machida, Ricardo Libório and Roberto Cyborg will be teaching seminars.

All seminars at the WJJE will be in the gi.

Three IBJJF events will take place during the Expo: IBJJF Pro League, the American Nationals Kids and the Long Beach Open.

Ten superfights are also already confirmed:

Gianni Grippo vs. Augusto Tanquinho

Nino Schembri vs. Vitor Shaolin

Robson Moura vs. Marcos Parrumpinha

Tim Spriggs vs. Leo Nogueira

João Assis vs. Rolles Gracie (no-gi)

Caio Terra vs. Jeff Curran

Samir Chantre vs. Baret Yoshida

AJ Agazarm vs. Bruno Frazatto

Kit Dale vs. Ricardo Rezende

Zak Maxwell vs. Alexandre Pulga

For more info and for tickets, go to

Go to to register for the tournaments.

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