Xande Ribeiro gets last-minute invite to IBJJF Pro League

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World champion returns to the GP to represent Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu.

With ten days to go until its event in Las Vegas, the IBJJF Pro League today announced another surprise for fans.

Following the replacement of Roger Gracie with Márcio Pé de Pano, the line-up has now gone through another shake-up. Mahamed Aly, a semifinalist in 2016, had to bow out due to injury. Now world champion Xande Ribeiro steps in.

The complete list of fighters vying for the top prize of $40,000 now looks like this: Xande Ribeiro, Pé de Pano, Marcus Buchecha, André Galvão, Leandro Lo, João Gabriel Rocha, Ricardo Evangelista and Dimitrius Souza.

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