On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman continues our coverage of the worldwide grappling revival by focusing on the ADCC Regional Championships (http://www.adccregionals.com/).
Three events are scheduled in the coming weeks in the U.S. on this newly-created circuit, which uses the same rules as those of the Abu Dhabi Combat Club’s Submission Fighting World Championships.
On Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, the ADCC Texas Championships will take place at the Legends Sports Complex in Spring, Texas, near Houston. The first day will feature a free seminar for registrants with ADCC standout and two-time finalist Pablo Popovitch, as well as weigh-ins and registration. After a rules meeting and late weigh-ins and registration, the tournament will begin Saturday at 9:30 AM.
The following weekend, Friday, July 31, and Saturday, August 1, the ADCC Las Vegas Championships will take place at Bally’s Event Center. There is a similar format, with a free seminar for registrants that Friday evening with two-time ADCC champion Jeff Monson.
On August 14 and 15, the tournaments move north, as the ADCC Northeast Regional Championships take place at the Richard J. Codey Arena in South Mountain, New Jersey, near West Orange. Registrants will also have a free seminar with three-time ADCC champion Marcelo Garcia.
To introduce us to this important and innovative series of events, we spoke with Carlos Diaz and Brett Boyce of the ADCC Regional Championships. They explained the origin and goals of these events, how and why they are different from other grappling tournaments, precisely what the format for them will be, what their plans for future tournaments are, and much more.
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