The IBJJF just confirmed that multiple times World absolute champion Roger Gracie will compete in the Pro League event. With his presence confirmed he joins other supertops Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida and Andre Galvao.
At the IBJJF Facebook: “Guess who’s back? The man who holds the most World titles in IBJJF history, Roger Gracie! Gracie is the 3rd competitor added to the Pro League Heavyweight GP! Who will win the USD $40,000 grand prize?”
The IBJJF Pro League event takes place on August 24, 25 & 26, 2017. The event runs concurrently with the Master World Championships. Roger, Buchecha and Galvao are ready to compete for the $40,000 grand prize against 6 other competitors in what is going to be the biggest Jiu-Jitsu show of the year.
The 8 man tournament will feature an IBJJF rules with 10 minute matches and is in the heavyweight division. More competitors will be announced in the near future, with many names lined up to take on these titans of the sport.
The event will be at the Evexia Fit Fest in Las Vegas, Nevada.