BJJ tournament, Jorge Masvidal, Urijah Faber, Anthony Pettis, James Krause

UFC Fight Pass promotions compete against one another in BJJ tournament

UFC FIGHT PASS today announced UFC FIGHT PASS INVITATIONAL 2, a four-team elimination Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) tournament featuring superstar captains, including UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber, UFC fighter James Krause, and former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.  The UFC FIGHT PASS Invitational 2 will stream live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 3, at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT.

Several of the top MMA promotions showcased on UFC FIGHT PASS are set to face off for a $25,000 cash prize, including Jorge Masvidal’s iKon MMAAnthony Pettis Fighting Championship (APFC)Urijah Faber’s A1 Combat, and James Krause’s Fighting Alliance Championship (FAC).  Athletes have been named to teams based on their respective connections to each promotion, with Faber and Krause both scheduled to compete on behalf of their teams.

*Teams are comprised as follows:

Jorge Masvidal’s iKon MMA

  • Jorge Masvidal (Captain)
  • Bo Nickal
  • Craig Jones
  • Enrico Cocco
  • PJ Barch

 

Anthony Pettis Fighting Championship

  • Anthony Pettis (Captain)
  • Christos Papadelos
  • Daniel Manasoiu
  • Giancarlo Bodini
  • Oliver Taza

A1 Combat

  • Urijah Faber (Captain)
  • Eliot Kelly
  • Ryan Loder
  • Song Yadong

 

Fighting Alliance Championship

*Participants subject to change

The UFC FIGHT PASS INVITATIONAL 2 will also feature individual matches between notable MMA athletes and stars of the BJJ world.  UFC featherweight Andre Fili is set to face second degree BJJ black belt Shane Shapiro, while second degree BJJ black belt and IBJJF black belt champion Jerry Shapiro will square off against current No. 5-ranked UFC flyweight Brandon Royval.  In a thrilling women’s match, UFC veteran Roxanne Modafferi takes on BJJ black belt Michele Oliveira.

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