ADCC 2013 takes place in Beijing, China in October. Organizers are now in the process or notifying competitors of their invites. Here is a current list with some of the latest names in and some out of the event. As we reported previously Marcelo Garcia is taking a sabbatical from the event this year. Other invited tops like Roger Gracie, Robert Drysdale and Gunnar Nelson have declined the invitation as they are concentrating on MMA. Some MMA tops however are coming back such as Fabricio Werdum and Vinny Magalhaes (these two had one of the most exciting ADCC matches ever) . Other names confirmed are current champions Rafa Mendes and Gabi Garcia along with new invitees Octavio de Souza and Augusto "Tanquinho" Mendes.
In keeping up with ADCC's desire to avoid teammates competing against each other (and not putting forth 100% effort) in the event, current BJJ World Absolute champion Marcus "Buchecha" Almeida was invited along with his coach Rodrigo "Cavaca" but only if they agreed to compete in different divisions. "Cavaca" accepted to fight in the U99KG division while "Buchecha" will compete in the Over99KG
More on who's in and who's out as ADCC committee releases additional names!