The promoters confirmed the lineup for the featured lightweight GP: Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes, Leandro Lo, Claudio Caloquinha, Augusto “Tio Chico” Vieira, Denilson Pimenta, Moacir Mendes and Jonathan Torres. And while there are still two spots left the fill, the names on the roster so far are more than a guarantee the competition will be first rate.
The event will take place in Porto Alegre, in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, on December 17 at the Copa Pódio tournament.
Also in the works is a supermatch to open the tournament. Official launch of the event and the brackets lottery will be held November 10 at a banquet at Rio de Janeiro’s Tijuca tennis club.
Check out the teams and lightweights so far confirmed for the GP:
Soul Fighters (RJ) – Atleta: Augusto Mendes “Tanquinho”. Técnico: Leandro Escobar “Tatu”
Cícero Costha (SP) – Athlete: Leandro Lo. Coach: Cícero Costha
GFTeam (RJ): Athlete: Denilson Pimenta. Coach: Julio Cesar Pereira
Alliance (RS): Athlete: Moacir Mendes Jr. Coach: Mário Reis
Gracie Barra (MG): Athlete: Cláudio Mattos “Caloquinha”. Coach: Romulo Barra
Renzo Gracie (NY): Athlete: Augusto Vieira “Tio Chico”. Coach: Felipe Pena
Lloyd Irvin (USA): Athlete: Jonathan Torres. Coach: Jimmy Harbison