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вторник, 30 июня 2009 г.

ADCC Update

CONFIRMED FIGHTERS

Guys, with less than three months to the ADCC 2009 event (held 26-27 Sep) I'm going to give a short update on the people that look like they are confirmed so far according to many sources:

Invited so far by the organizers:

Ricardo Arona - ADCC Champion

Gegard Mousasi - Dream Middleweight Champion and former Cage Warriors Middleweight Champion

Gabriel Gonzaga - CBJJ Mundials 2006 winner in black-belt division

Fedor Emelianenko - WAMMA Heavyweight Champion and former Pride Heavyweight Champion

Dean Lister - ADCC Absolute Champion 2003

Below are athletes who managed to earn places through the various qualifiers around the world, as well as the winners of previous editions of the event.

Superfight
Roger Gracie (Brasil) vs Robert Drysdale (Brasil)

Men
Under 65.9kg
- Rani Yahya (Brasil)
- Kouhei Yasumi (Japão)
- Rafael Mendes (Brasil)
- Nicolas Renier (França)
- Timo-Juhani Hirvikangas (Finlândia)
- Ryan Hall (EUA)
- David Marinakis (Austrália)
- Jayson Patino (EUA)

Under 76.9kg
- Marcelo Garcia (Brasil)
- K-taro Nakamura (Japão)
- Murilo Santana (Brasil)
- Marcelo Azevedo (Itália)
- Toni Linden (Finlândia)
- Don Ortega (EUA)
- Rodney Ellis (Austrália)
- Enrico Cocco (EUA)

Under 87.9kg
- Demian Maia (Brasil)
- Kazuhiro Nakamura (Japão)
- André Galvão (Brasil)
- Kassim Annan (França)
- Trond Saksenvik (França)
- Jason Selva (EUA)
- Igor Praporshchikov (Austrália)
- Chris Weidman (EUA)

Under 98.9kg:
- Xande Ribeiro (Brasil)
- Ukiya Nato (Japão)
- Glover Teixeira (Brasil)
- Radek Turek (Polônia)
- Andreas Olsen (Noruega)
- Rafael Davies (EUA)
- Anthony Perosh (Austrália)
- Gerardi Rinaldi (EUA)

Over 99kg:
- Fabrício Werdum (Brasil)
- Kouji Kanechika (Japão)
- Antoine Jaoude (Brasil)
- Tomasz Janiszewski (Polônia)
- Janne-Pekka (Finlândia)
- Asa Fuller (EUA)
- Dennis Roberts (Austrália)
- Tom DeBlass (EUA)

Women
Under 60kg:
- Kyra Gracie (Brasil)
- Sayaka Shioda (Japão)
- Megumi Fuji (Japão)
- Michelle Tavares (Brasil)
- Laurence Cousin (França)
- Ina Steffensen (Dinamarca)
- Hillary Willams (EUA)

Over 60kg:
- Hannette Quadros (Brasil)
- Penny Thomas (EUA)
- Hitomi Hiraiwa (Japão)
- Rosângela Conceição (Brasil)
- Ida Hansson (Suécia)
- Shanti Abelha (Dinamarca)
- Lana Stefanac (EUA)


ADCC TO ADD DIVISIONS FOR 2011

The ADCC committee has made the decision to include new weight divisions. The new weight divisions will be the following:

Male: 60 kg, 65 kg, 70 kg, 76 kg, 83 kg, 91 kg, 100 kg, +100 kg
Female: 55 kg, 60 kg, + 60 kg

Also of course for more information about the ADCC event please have a look at my previous post about the tournament here

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