Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio: brackets released for two days of matches in Brazil; great matchups in the black belt division
The AJP has released the brackets for all divisions of the upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour Rio. The event is scheduled December 5-6, at the Arena Carioca 1.
The schedule for the event puts purple belts and brown belts competing on Saturday, December 5.
The black belt division for adults and masters 1 and 2 will go down on Sunday, December 6.
The brackets for the adult male black belt division and the adult female black/brown belt division foresee some interesting matchups.
Here are the ones fans should look for:
Adult Male Black Belt:
Light-featherweight (56kg) – Francisco Jonas Andrade (BRA) vs. Rodnei Junior (BRA) - possible final
Featherweight (62kg) – Hiago George (BRA) vs. Cleber Fernandes (BRA) – possible final
Lightweight (69kg) – Thiago Macedo (BRA) vs. Leonardo Saggioro (BRA) – possible round of 16; Leonardo Saggioro (BRA) vs. Alex Sodré (BRA) – possible eight final
Welterweight (77kg) – Natan Chueng (BRA) vs. Yan Paiva (BRA) - possible final
Middleweight (85kg) – Guthierry Barbosa (BRA) vs. Isaque Bahiense (BRA) – possible final
Light-heavyweight (94kg) – Gustavo Batista (BRA) vs. Guttemberg Ferreira (BRA) – possible final
Super-heavyweight (120kg) – Pedro Elias (BRA) vs. Erich Munis (BRA) – possible final
Adult Female Brown/Black Belt:
Roosterweight (49kg) – Brenda Larissa (BRA) vs. Eliana Carauni (ARG) - possible final
Light-featherweight (55kg) – Bianca Basílio (BRA) vs. Ana Rodrigues - possible final
Lightweight (62kg) – Luiza Monteiro (BRA) vs. Julia Alves (BRA) - possible semifinal
Middleweight (70kg) – Thamara Ferreira (BRA) vs. Julia Boscher (BRA) - possible final
Heavyweight (95kg) – Gabrieli Pessanha (BRA) vs. Yara Nascimento (BRA) – possible final
AJP offers Rules Course prior to the ADGS Rio
The AJP is offering an in-site rules course prior to the ADGS Rio.
The course will be offered in Portuguese only at the Arena Carioca 1.
Those interested have two options to attend the course.
The first option is Wednesday, December 2, from 5pm to 9pm.
The second option is Thursday, December 3, from 10am to 2pm.
The investment for the course is $22 (R$ 112).
The course will be taught by Master Julio Cesar Pereira (Red and Black belt).
Click here for more info and to register until December 2.