This Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 8 PM PT/11 PM ET, Eddie Bravo’s Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds will be held in Monterrey, N.L. Mexico at Foro Cintermex Nave Lewis.
The event will feature a 16-man middleweight tournament, plus four special matches to break up the action in the tournament bracket. As usual, the event will be live streamed on UFC Fight Pass.
There has been a 16-man middleweight combat jiu jitsu tournament before at EBI 17 a little over a year ago, and you can expect to see many of the competitors from that bracket returning for this event. Kyle Chambers from 10th Planet Freaks made it to the semifinals after defeating Felipe Fogolin at EBI 17, and both competitors will be returning for a crack at the CJJ Worlds Middleweight belt. We may even see a rematch of those two since they are on the same side of the bracket again. Matt Secor was a finalist at EBI 17, so there is a good chance that he could make it far this Saturday and potentially take home the title. Jesse Taylor, Nick Greene, and Dan Martinez all competed at EBI 17 as well, so they know what to expect going into this weekend and have some experience behind them. We may also see a rematch between Dan Martinez and Matt Secor on that side of the bracket. UFC veteran Tom Gallicchio also has combat jiu jitsu experience after appearing in the last Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds at welterweight, so he will be stepping up in weight a bit for this one.
Some of the new names to combat jiu jitsu include Sloan Clymer, also training out of 10th Planet Freaks who has been making waves as a competitor for some time now and could easily be a dark horse in the tournament. In fact, 10th Planet Freaks is one of the more well-represented affiliations in the tournament with Invicta FC star Pearl Gonzalez being featured in the only female special match on this event against Lilian Borja of Evolve BJJ & Muay Thai. Justin Renick, a brown belt under Travis Moore, will also be making his combat jiu jitsu debut. Travis was in EBI 17 as well so you can assume that he has passed along any valuable knowledge from his experience there to Justin. There is also a lot of talent that is local to Mexico featured on the card and it could be anyone’s day, so you will definitely want to tune in to watch the action unfold. We will have live results updated tomorrow night as the event progresses as well.
FULL EVENT LINE UP
MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT BRACKET
Felipe Fogolin vs Alejandro Baez
Nisar Loynab vs Sloan Clymer
Kaniela Kahuanui vs Tom Gallicchio
Kyle Chambers vs Michael Esquivel
Dan Martinez vs Hiram Furukawa
Nick Greene vs Javier Torres
Jesse Taylor vs Justin Renick
Matt Secor vs Salvador Izar
Nino Marroquin vs Tito Castro
Ricardo Arreola vs Ivan Perez
Pearl Gonzalez vs Lilian Borja
Micah Brakefield vs Abraham Canavati
Laura Kent is a 10th Planet jiu jitsu purple 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.