Antonio Braga Neto of Gordo Jiu-Jitsu
UPDATE SATURDAY 3:30PM Braga Neto is indeed fighting! My sources were wrong. My apologies to the readers and to Braga Neto!
We have an update to our post from earlier this week describing which of the black belt competitors would be returning to defend their gold medal titles from the 2009 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship: Antonio Braga Neto will in fact not be competing this weekend in Irvine at the 2010 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
This news comes from multiple sources and will not only offer some relief to his opponents on Sunday in the super heavy weight division (Fernando di Pierro, Eduardo Ramos, Rodrigo Cavaca, Marcel Fortuna, Bruno Bastos, Felipe Pacces, Guybson Sa, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Daniel Azevedo, and Roberto “Tussa” Alencar), but to anyone who was considering signing up for the absolute division which takes place today.
In addition to winning both his division and the absolute at the last Pan, Antonio Braga Neto was also the absolute division winner of the 2008 BJJ No Gi World Championships, as pictured above.
Make sure you tune in on Sunday for the live stream of the finals on BudoVideos.com/online!