Rickson Gracie Cup 2009

Rickson Gracie
Rickson Gracie

After returning from Beijing to witness the Chinese mixed martial arts event Art of War, Rickson Gracie will be in Asia again shortly: this year’s Rickson Gracie Cup will take place on Sunday, June 28 in Japan and will feature a tough batch of black belts from various corners of the world. Athletes expected to be at the event include:

Carlos Santos, the Brazilian Top Team black belt who has spent the last several years bringing Brazilian jiu-jitsu to the United Arab Emirates will also be bringing a contingent of Emirati competitors the event in Hamamatsu, a blue collar factory city full of Brazilians. Moreover, according to the Japanese Jiu-Jitsu Federation, the black belt final matches are scheduled to be broadcast live over the internet! Keep an eye out on their website for more details!

4 thoughts on “Rickson Gracie Cup 2009”

  1. I was so wrong on the Robson vs Mendez comment they fought in different weight classes. Robson competed in (Peso Pena) and Rafael in (Peso Pluma). It would have been a nice rematch. They both won gold in their weight classes. My apologies for the wrong information.

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