Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT Eddie Bravo presents Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds live at the Florentine Gardens in El Monte, California. The preliminary undercard with superfight matches will be shown on UFC Fight Pass, followed by the PPV main card available at InchbyInch.tv and UFC.tv.
Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds is the first event where Bravo’s combat jiu jitsu ruleset will be the main feature. Combat jiu jitsu rules follow the standard EBI rules, but with the addition of open palm strikes to the face and body when your opponent is on the ground. They also have changed the rules for combat jiu jitsu worlds that open hand strikes are allowed in overtime rounds.
The bantamweights have already crowned a combat jiu jitsu champion at EBI 11 with Nick Honstein taking the belt, but this is the first time the lightweights are competing in combat jiu jitsu to determine their first champion.
Also, all four of the bantamweights from the inaugural combat jiu jitsu bracket at EBI 11 are back for this event and they each are matched up with an opponent who was not in the original 4 man bantamweight bracket, which might give the vets a bit of an advantage.
There will be two superfight matches as a preliminary undercard on UFC Fight Pass at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, with the PPV main card following on either InchbyInch.tv or UFC.tv at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.
PRELIMINARY FIGHT PASS UNDERCARD SUPERFIGHTS
Rey de Leon (10P HQ) v Laird Anderson
Winner – De Leon by rear naked choke in overtime
Denny Prokopos (10P San Francisco) v. Elias Anderson (Lowell Anderson BJJ)
Winner – Anderson by fastest escape time in overtime
BANTAMWEIGHT (135 lb) TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND MATCHES
(C) Nick Honstein (Lincoln Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Center) v. Nick Pace (Tiger Schulmann’s MMA)
Winner – Pace by fastest escape time in overtime
JM Holland (10P Bethlehem) v. Sidemar Honorio (Renzo Gracie Philly)
Winner – Honorio by armbar in overtime
Baret Yoshida (Baret Submissions) v. Sheridan Moran (MidCity MMA)
Winner – Moran in overtime by fastest escape time
Chad George (California MMA) v. Nathan Trepagnier (Academy of Martial Arts)
Winner – George by d’arce choke in regulation
LIGHTWEIGHT (155 lb) TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND MATCHES
Vagner Rocha (Vagner Rocha Martial Arts) v. Mikey Zindler (Grindhouse Jiu Jitsu)
Winner – Rocha by rear naked choke in regulation
Rafael Domingos (Damien Maia BJJ) v. Jason Hayden (Gracie Fishhawk)
Winner – Hayden by heel hook in regulation
Nathan Orchard (10P Portland) v. Samson Phommabout (Absolute MMA)
Winner – Orchard by rear naked choke in regulation
Tyson Griffin (PFMMA) v. James “Speedy” Gonzalez (Serra BJJ)
Winner – Gonzalez by fastest escape in overtime
BANTAMWEIGHT (135 lb) TOURNAMENT SEMI FINAL MATCHES
Nick Pace (Tiger Schulmann’s MMA) v. Sidemar Honorio (Renzo Gracie Philly)
Winner – Honorio by kneebar in regulation
Sheridan Moran (MidCity MMA) v. Chad George (California MMA)
Winner – George by rear naked choke in the second overtime round
LIGHTWEIGHT (155 lb) TOURNAMENT SEMI FINAL MATCHES
Vagner Rocha (Vagner Rocha Martial Arts) v. Jason Hayden (Gracie Fishhawk)
Winner – Rocha by armbar in regulation
Nathan Orchard (10P Portland) v. James “Speedy” Gonzalez (Serra BJJ)
Winner – Orchard by fastest escape in overtime
Ben Eddy (10P Freaks) v. Wilson Reis (Alliance MMA)
Winner – Eddy by armbar in regulation
BANTAMWEIGHT (135 lb) TOURNAMENT FINALS
Sidemar Honorio (Renzo Gracie Philly) v. Chad George (California MMA)
Winner – George by rear naked choke in the first round of overtime
George becomes the first bantamweight combat jiu jitsu worlds champion
LIGHTWEIGHT (155 lb) TOURNAMENT FINALS
Vagner Rocha (Vagner Rocha Martial Arts) v. Nathan Orchard (10P Portland)
Winner – Rocha by TKO in regulation
Rocha becomes the first lightweight combat jiu jitsu worlds champion
Laura Kent is a 10th Planet jiu jitsu brown belt who trains at 10th Planet Bethlehem and 10th Planet Allentown under the Finishers MMA banner. She competes regularly and is an avid follower and fan of the submission only competition scene. Laura tries to make an effort to cover some of the local submission only events that get less coverage from mainstream MMA and jiu jitsu news outlets and will regularly cover the Eddie Bravo Invitational and Combat Jiu Jitsu events. Laura is an MMA fan as well, which is a large part of what led her to start her jiu jitsu training.