by MMAWeekly.com Staff
LAST CALL: BJJ Black Belt Worlds LIVE on Sunday!
This Sunday’s BJJ event will change BJJ routine in São Paulo (SP). The second biggest city of South America hosts for the first time a huge tournament as Olympic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Confederation’s one (CBJJO in Portuguese). Called BJJ Black Belt Worlds, the tournament will gather together the best BJJ fighters in the world to fight in eleven categories. However the forth edition of BJJ World Cup begins this Thursday, the last day (Sunday) of the competition will be fully dedicated to BJJ black belts.
According to the organization, nearly 3,000 fighters signed up to fight at Ibirapuera Gymnasium’s mats. “It’s going to be the best BJJ event ever made in Brazil and in the world,” believes CBJJO’s president Luiz Hermínio de Morais. Black belts confirmed in the competition includes: Ronaldo Jacaré, Rodrigo Comprido, Fernando Margarida, Leonardo Santos, Mario Reis, José Aldo, Fernando Paradeda, Xande and Saulo Ribeiro among other tough guys. The girls are also well represented. BJJ black belts Leticia Ribeiro, Leka Vieira and Michelli Tavarez will be fighting as well. In total, organization promises to prize their champions with over US$41,000 in cash, an unseen fact in Brazilian BJJ history.
Also for the first time, the competition will be broadcast live all over the world. TATAME TV, associated with the biggest streaming server in Brazil, will be bringing the event to your home on July 24th, the day with the most important BJJ matches in the world. To avoid any problems, the access will be limited to five thousand people, so sit comfortably in front of your computers!
Besides BJJ action, TATAME TV will give their web viewers – interviews, the highlights from the border of the mat and backstage scenes of the biggest BJJ tournament ever produced. Pay-per-view sales are available at the TATAMEShop for US$4.10, with a special price for the first 1000 subscribers. So hurry up and sign it up! For more info, visit http://www.tatame.com.br/ingles/loja/detalhes2.asp?id=517.