#119 2008 BJJ Mundials Preview

by Caleb on June 1, 2008

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Roger Gracie, winner of the 2007 Black Belt World Championship open and super heavyweight divisions.

The 2008 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships takes place this coming weekend in Los Angeles and The FightWorks Podcast breaks down everything a BJJ fan needs to know about our sport’s biggest event!

  • Our first conversation will be a round table between FightWorks Podcast cohost Dan along with Gumby from OnTheMat.com. We’ll cover the names and details of the black belt divisions, setting the table for all the action!
  • For our second conversation we’ll bring in noted BJJ author Kid Peligro, who will give us a historical perspective on the evolution of the Mundials as a competition! We’ll also go over what the biggest stories of this year’s Mundials are leading into the event.

If this episode were in a weight class, it would be the super super heavyweight division, as it is over one hour long!

As you will remember, back at the 2008 BJJ Pan-Ams, we got together for breakfast on Sunday. I’d like to do the same this weekend so keep your eyes here on the site this week for the location of breakfast and / or coffee on June 8th!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Bruce Hoyer June 2, 2008 at 11:52 am

I will use this as BJJPredictions.com

Rooster: Felipe Costa
Super Feather: Samuel Braga
Feather: Bruno Frazatto – A friend so I hope! Fun Division!
Light: Lucas Lepri
Medium: Kron Gracie or Vitor Estima
Medium-Heavy: Braulio Estima – I hope he comes back strong!
Heavy: “Xande” Ribeiro
Super-Heavy: Rodrigo “Comprido”
Super-Super Heavy: Roger Gracie

Ladies:
Super-Feather: Michelle Nicollini
Feather: Leticia Ribeiro
Light: Kyra Gracie
Medium: Sophia Mc Dermott
Medium-Heavy: Penny Thomas or Luka Dias
Heavy: Gabrielle Garcia

ninjamurf June 2, 2008 at 12:02 pm

(Just in case I don’t see you in class…)
I will heading up Sunday morning so I don’t think I’ll be able to make a breakfast. But I’d love to hook up with “the gang” when I get there. Any other meet up times/places scheduled?

And Bruce…is Roger doing Super-Super Heavy this year?! I thought he was just Heavy or Super Heavy?

Bruce Hoyer June 3, 2008 at 7:00 am

He is registered as a Super Super Heavy

rollsroyce June 3, 2008 at 12:33 pm

good luck banging that out in the hotel this weekend lol

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