WPJJC 2015 predictions

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This week the World Pro Jiu Jitsu Cup in Abu Dhabi has started. The tournament is being promoted as the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event in the world.

Most Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments are being organized by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), this tournament however is organized by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF). A huge difference with IBJJF tournaments is that the UAEJJF rewards its competitors with prize money for the medal winners. Since its inaugaral tournament in 2009 it has attracted a lot of high level competitors from all over the world. In the past we have seen the likes of: Rodolfo Vieira, Mendes Brothers, Marcus Buchecha, Lucas Leite, Michelle Nicolini, Gabi Garcia, Cobrinha, Marcelo Garcia and a lot more.

Buchecha WPJJC2014

 Winner of the Absolute division in 2014: Marcus Almeida ‘Buchecha’

This year it will have a lot of the top level black belt competitors fighting again. After our Pan Ams prediction, we would like to share our WPJJC prediction with you:


-65 kg:
Final: Muujig Altantugs vs. Pablo Mantovani Dutra

-75 kg:
1. Max Lindblad | Prana Jiu Jitsu/Checkmat Stockholm
2. Rolando Samson | Atos San Diego
3. Ali Munfaradi | Alliance Sao Paulo
4. Pedro Ramalho | Nova Uniao

-85 kg:
Final: Horlando monteiro vs. Philippe Pomaski
Winner: Philippe Pomaski

-95 kg:
Nicholas Meregali vs. Pete O’Neal
Winner: Nicholas Meregali


-65 kg:
Winner: Isaac Doederlein | Alliance LA

-75 kg:
Mikey Musumeci vs. Edwin Najmi
Winner: Edwin Najmi | Gracie Barra Northridge

-85 kg:
Sebastian Brossche vs. Alec Baulding
Winner: Alec Baulding

-95 kg:
Winner: Abdurakhman Bilarov | Abu Dhabi Top Team

+95 kg:
Winner: Camil Moldoveanu | Absoluto BJJ


-65 kg:
semi final: Thiago Barros vs. Gianni Grippo
semi final: Joao Miyao vs. Isaque Paiva
final: Gianni Grippo vs. Joao Miyao
Winner: Joao Miyao

– 75kg:
Bracket 1 winner: Roberto de Satoshi Souza | Bonsai Jiu Jitsu
Bracket 2 winner: Lucas Lepri | Alliance
Bracket 3 winner: Gabriel Rollo | Checkmat
Bracket 4 winner: Mario Reis | Alliance
winner of the division: Lucas Lepri

– 85 kg:
quarter final 1: Andre Galvao vs. Alan Finfou
quarter final 2: Leandro Lo vs. unknown (Romulo Barral is injured)
quarter final 3: Keenan Cornelius vs. Clark Gracie
quarter final 4: Victor Estima vs. Claudio Calasans

Semi final: Leandro Lo vs Andre Galvao
Semi final: Keenan Cornelius vs Victor Estima

Final: Andre Galvao vs. Keenan Cornelius

Winner of the division: Andre Galvao | Atos San Diego

-95 kg:
quarter final 1: Luiz Panza vs Rodolfo Vieira
quarter final 2: Felipe pena vs unknown
quarter final 3: Faisal Al Ketbi vs. unknown
quarter final 4: Jackson Sousa vs. Tim Spriggs

Semi final: Rodolfo Vieira vs Felipe Pena
Semi final: Jackson Sousa vs. Faisal Al Ketbi

Winner of the division: Rodolfo Vieira | GFTeam

+95 kg:
Semi final: Ricardo Evengelista vs. Marcus Almeida Buchecha
Semi final: Alexander Trans vs. Joao Gabriel Rocha

Final: Marcus Almeida Buchecha vs. Alexander Trans
Winner of the division: Marcus Almeida Buchecha

-55 kg:
Final: Michelle Nicolini vs. Mackenzie Dern
winner: Michelle Nicolini | Checkmat

-65 kg:
Beatriz Mesquita vs. Luiza Monteiro
Winner: Beatriz Mesquita | Gracie Humaita

-75 kg:
Final: Luanna Alzuguir vs. Janni Larsson
Winner: Janni Larsson | Checkmat/Arte Suave DK
+75 kg:
Winner: Gabi Garcia | Alliance SP


You can stream the whole event for free: http://www.bjjee.com/videos/free-live-stream-abu-dhabi-world-professional-jiu-jitsu-championship-23-25-april/


23rd April Fight day for:
All Purple, Brown, Black Belt (ADULT male and female) Tournament Starts 9:00am – Doors Open at 8:00am (fighters must arrive 1 hour before the fight schedule)

24th April Fight day for:
All White and Blue belt (ADULT male and female)
All White, Blue, Purple, Brown Black (MASTERS male)

25th April Fight day for:
OPEN (ALL ADULT male and female)

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