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Kasai Pro 3

Kasai Pro 3 Results – Live from Hammerstein Ballroom

Kasai Pro returns with it’s third installment, Kasai Pro 3 on August 18th. The first two events took place at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. The event will take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan.

The Kasai Pro 3 card will feature some of the biggest names in grappling including Craig Jones, Vagner Rocha, Gianni Grippo, and many more. The card includes a stacked undercard, three superfights, and then eight-man round-robin tournament to crown the Kasai World Welterweight Champion. You do not want to miss Kasai Pro 3. We will have live coverage here all night long.

Doors Open at 5:30 pm. The undercard starts at 6 pm. Main card starts at 8 pm.

Kasai Pro 3

Eight-man, round-robin tournament for the KASAI World Welterweight Championship. 

Two round-robin brackets of four

Three 6-minute rounds

The competitor with most points in each group advances to the final

Group Scoring:

Win by submission = 3 points

Win by points = 2 points

Draw = 1 point

Loss = 0 points

Match Scoring:

IBJJF Unified Rules, plus…

1 point – Submission attempt (near tap) takedown (no control) going from bottom guard to top after a poor submission attempt by the opponent.

No advantages

All submissions legal.

The 8 Man Welterweight Tournament:

Renato Canuto (KASAI World Lightweight Champion) (Group A)

Vagner Rocha (Group B)

Marcin Held (Group B)

PJ Barch (Group A)

Matheus Lutes (Group B)

Masahiro Iwasaki (Group B)

Victor Silverio (Group A)

Jason Rau (Group A)

ROUND 1 Group A: 

PJ Barch defeated Victor Silverio by points.

Renato Canuto defeated Jason Rau by points.

Round 1 Group B:

Vagner Rocha defeated Masahiro Iwasaki by heel hook.

Matheus Lutes defeated Marcin Held by points.

Round 2 Group A:

Jason Rau defeated Victor Silverio by heel hook.

Renato Canuto defeated PJ Barch by points.

Round 2 Group B: 

Masahiro Iwasaki defeated Marcin Held by points.

Vagner Rocha vs. Matheus Lutes Draw.

Round 3 Group A:

Renato Canuto vs. Victor Silverio Draw.

Jason Rau defeated PJ Barch by points.

Round 3 Group B:

Matheus Lutes defeated Masahiro Iwasaki by points.

Vagner Rocha defeated Marcin Held by wrist lock.

Bronze Match:

Matheus Lutes defeated Jason Rau by points.


Renato Canuto defeated Vagner Rocha by points to become the KASAI Pro 3 Welterweight Tournament Champion.

Kasai Pro


1.Craig Jones vs. Rousimar Palhares

10-minute, submission-only, followed by a 5-minute overtime period under KASAI tournament rules, no-gi bout originally at 185 lbs. Now open weight with Jones weighing-in at 204lbs and Palhares at 218lbs.

Winner by decision: Craig Jones

2.AJ Agazarm vs. Gilbert Burns

15-minute, submission-only, no-gi bout at 170lbs. Judge’s decision in the event if no submission finish.

Winner by decision: Gilbert Burns

3.Gianni Grippo vs. Jon Calestine

15-minute, submission-only, no-gi bout at 150lbs. Judge’s decision in the event of no submission finish.

Winner by decision: Jon Calestine

The Undercard:

6-minute time limit

No-Gi matches: KASAI Pro rules apply.

Gi matches: IBJJF unified rules apply.

Junny Ocasio (Unity Jiu-Jitsu School) vs. Ethan Crelinsten (Tristar Gym/Renzo Gracie Academy) No-gi bout at 145lbs. Ethan Crelinsten winner by rear naked choke.

Silvio Duran (Vitor Shaolin’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) vs. Edu Gonçalves (A-Force Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) Gi bout at 145lbs. Silvio Duran winner by footlock.

Ryan Quinn (Renzo Gracie Academy) vs.  Jon Blank (10th Planet Jiu Jitsu) No-gi bout at 185lbs. Jon Blank winner by armbar.

Frank Rosenthal (Renzo Gracie Academy) vs. Ashley Williams (Chris Rees Academy) No-gi bout at 145lbs. Ashley Williams winner in golden overtime.

Nick Ronan (Renzo Gracie Academy/Serra BJJ Academy) vs. Alex Miller (Hamptons Jiu Jitsu) No-gi bout at 175lbs. Nick Ronan winner by points.

Joao Pereira (Igor Gracie Jiiu-Jitsu Academy) vs. Carlos Rosado (Gracie Barra) Gi bout at 150lbs. Carlos Rosado winner by points.

Randi Miley (10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Bethlehem) vs. Izabella Frezzo (Notorious Mixed Martial Arts) No-gi bout at 105lbs. Izabella Frezzo winner by points.

Mikael Yahaya (Absolute MMA) vs. JM Holland (10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Bethlehem) No-gi bout at 140lbs. JM Holland winner by decision.

Jobany Rosario (Clockwork Jiu Jitsu) vs. Gannon Lang (BETA Academy) Gi bout at 150lbs. Gannon Lang winner due to injury.

Jon Potts (Monster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA) vs. Craig McDonald (Balance Studios) No-gi bout at 170lbs. Jon Potts winner by points.


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