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Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds 1 – Bantamweights and Lightweights Preview

This Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, for the very first time, Eddie Bravo presents Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds live at the Florentine Gardens in El Monte, California and on PPV at Unlike your typical EBI event, Combat Jiu Jitsu will not be featured on UFC Fight Pass’s streaming service.

Combat Jiu Jitsu

Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds is just 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. Palm strikes are only allowed in the first 10 minutes of regulation and are not allowed in overtime, since you begin in a grounded position during overtime rounds. Bravo considers it to be “jiu jitsu at its purest expression” because the addition of slaps keeps you in a more realistic self-defense situation, where you have to be aware of positions where you could be easily hit, unlike your typical sport jiu jitsu rules.

Combat Jiu Jitsu

At EBI11, Eddie introduced the first combat jiu jitsu bracket which included JM Holland, Chad George, Nick Honstein and Sheridan Moran competing for the Combat Jiu Jitsu Bantamweight Belt, with Honstein eventually being crowned 135 lb champion.

Combat Jiu Jitsu

EBI12 and EBI13 also included combat jiu jitsu brackets, with Ilima-lei MacFarlane and Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez, both training out of 10th Planet Freaks, winning the women’s flyweight (125 lb) and men’s welterweight (170 lb) combat jiu jitsu belts.

Combat Jiu Jitsu Combat Jiu Jitsu

This time, rather than the previous 4 man brackets that were added into EBI events between tournament rounds, there will be two 8 man combat jiu jitsu brackets, one at lightweight and one at bantamweight. All four of the inaugural bantamweight combat jiu jitsu competitors, Holland, George, Honstein and Moran, will be back for Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds, as well as many other big names such as Wilson Reis, Cole Miller, Diego Brandao, and others.

Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds

Check out a full list of the Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds competitors below.


Nathan Orchard (10P Portland)
James “Speedy” Gonzalez (Team Serra BJJ)
Vagner Rocha (Vagner Rocha Martial Arts)
Cole Miller (Miller Martial Arts & Fitness)
Rafael Domingos (Damien Maia Team)
Mikey Zindler (Grindhouse Jiu Jitsu)
Tyson Griffin (PFMMA)
Jason Hayden (Gracie Fishhawk)


(C) Nick Honstein (Lincoln Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Center)
Sheridan Moran (MidCity MMA)
JM Holland (10P Bethlehem)
Chad George (California MMA)
Sidemar Honorio (Renzo Gracie Philly)
Wilson Reis (Alliance MMA)
Baret Yoshida (Baret Submissions)
Nick Pace (Tiger Schulmann’s MMA)

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Laura Kent

Laura Kent is a 10th Planet jiu jitsu blue belt who trains at 10th Planet Bethlehem in Easton, PA. 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.

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