As October approaches more names are released from the ADCC committee and top fighters announce their invitations themselves. Latest confirmation came from 3 times champion Kyra Gracie, who confirmed that she is returning to defend her title and vie for a fourth one. Kyra first won ADCC in 2005 in Los Angeles and repeated in '07 in Trenton, New Jersey and in '11 in Nottingham, UK.
Who bowed out due to injury is Jeff Curran. Jeff sustained an injury to his hand while preparing for ADCC and cannot compete in Beijing in October.