With day one of the worlds most prestigious submission grappling event done here are the remaining participants in the tournament and my picks for first and seconds place.
We had some really exciting match ups on day one with a few of the big names being dropped from the touney in upsets but even more simply strategic tactics that saw some under dogs come up in the win column.
I’m no expert 🙂 but here are my picks for First place and second place
Anyone in the final 8 can beat anyone else but given the way styles match up here are my picks 7 a vlog of the 2019 ADCC west coast trials that took place earlier this year.
The second and final day of the 2019 ADCC World Championships will be held on Sunday, September 29 in Los Angeles, California, and will stream live on FloGrappling.
Sunday, September 29, 1 pm ET: All weight divisions Semifinals and Finals, plus Superfight
99 kg+ Semifinals
Marcus “Buchecda” Almedia (Checkmat) vs #1 (at 99kg) Kaynan Duarte (Atos)
#2 Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu (Fight Sports) vs #7 Nick Rodriguez (Renzo Gracie)
-99 kg Semifinals
#1 (at +99kg) Gordon Ryan (Renzo Gracie) vs #4 Lucas Barbosa (Atos)
#3 Vinicius “Trator” Ferreira Gazola (Alliance) vs Vinny Magalhaes (Team Quest)
-88 kg Semifinals
#3 Craig Jones (Absolute MMA) vs Jon Blank (10th Planet)
#1 Matheus Diniz (Marcelo Garcia) vs #2 Josh Hinger (Atos)
-77 kg Semifinals
#2 JT Torres (Atos) vs Garry Tonon (Renzo Gracie)
#3 Vagner Rocha (Fight Sports) vs #4 Dante Leon (GF Team)
-66 kg Semifinals
#1 Paulo Miyao (Unity) vs Augusto Mendes (Soul Fighters)
#7 Kennedy Maciel (Alliance) vs Tye Ruotolo (Atos)
+60 kg Semifinals
Gabi Garcia vs. Ana Carolina Vieira
Tayane Porfírio vs Carina Santi
Bia Mesquita vs Ffion Davies
Bia Basílio vs Elvira Karppinen
Andre Galvao (defending champion) vs Felipe Pena (2017 absolute champion)