Sunday, May 27, 2012

BJJ Heroes 2012 Mundials Divisional Breakdown of Competitors

BJJ Heroes has done a straight forward break down HERE of each division listing: current champion, contenders in the division and their accomplishments that make them contenders.

It's one of the better pre-viewing guides I've seen for next weekend's big event in Long Beach.

There are some incredibly tough brackets out there such as those ruled by 5x world champion Marcelo Garcia and 4x world champion Bruno Malfacine but then we also have the following divisions:

Peso Leve /Light Weight (76kg)
Current Champion
Name Team Main Achievements
Gilbert Burns n/a World Champion
The Main Contenders
Name Team Notes
Michael Langhi Alliance Former World Champion
Lucas Lepri Alliance Former World Champion
Roberto Satoshi Bonsai 2012 European & World Pro Cup Champion
Leandro Lo CiceroCostha 2012 Pan Am & Brazilian National Champion
JT Torres Lloyd Irvin Tough Competitor
Vinicius Marinho GFTeam Tough Competitor
Italo Lins GFTeam Tough Competitor
Davi Ramos Atos Tough Competitor
Ed Ramos Atos Tough Competitor
Della Monica Gracie Barra Former World Medallist


Peso Meio Pesado /Medium Heavy Weight (88kg)
Current Champion
Name Team Main Achievements
Sergio Moraes Atos World Champion
The Main Contenders
Name Team Notes
Kayron Gracie Gracie Barra Current Pan American Champion
Nivaldo Oliveira Checkmat 2012 Absolute Brazilian National Champion
Rodrigo Fajardo Gracie Barra 2012 European Open Champion
Tarsis Humphreys Alliance Former World Champion
Vitor Toledo Atos 2012 Pan Am & World Pro Silver Medallist
Andre Galvao Atos ADCC Champion, World Champion
Romulo Barral Gracie Barra Former World Champion


Peso M├ędio /Middle Weight (82kg)
Current Champion
Name Team Main Achievements
Marcelo Garcia Alliance 5x World Champion (at black belt)
The Main Contenders
Name Team Notes
Victor Estima Gracie Barra 2012 Pan Silver Medallist
Kron Gracie Gracie Humaita 2011 World Silver Medallist (Leve)
Claudio Calasans Atos 2012 Pan Am & World Pro Cup Champion
Murilo Santana Barbosa JJ Veteran, Current Brazilian Champion
Lucas Leite Checkmat Veteran, former world medallist

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