ADCC SUBMISSION FIGHTING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 – Analyzing the Over 99KG Division
ADCC Committee is officially announcing some of the names that are set to compete in the upcoming ADCC Worlds event in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 29–30th August, 2015.
We continue analyzing the ADCC divisions with the Over 99KG Division. Below is the latest list of competitors:
Male +99 kg
1. Janne-Pekka Pietiläinen – Finland (2nd European Trials Winner)
2. Lee Hyoung Chul – Korea (1st Asia & Oceania Trials Winner)
3. Hideki Sekine – Japan (2nd Asia & Oceania Trials Winner)
4. Jason Lees – USA (1st North American Trials Winner)
5. Paul Ardila – USA (2nd North American Trials Winner)
6. Leonardo Nascimento Lucio – Brazil (1st South American Trials Winner)
7. Gabriel Lyrio Lucas – Brazil (2nd South American Trials Winner)
8. Rodrigo Cavaca – Brazil (Invited)
9. Joao Gabriel Rocha – Brazil (Invited)
10. Dean Lister – USA (Invited)
11. Vinny Magalhaes – Brazil (Invited)
12. Orlando Sanchez – USA (Invited)
13. Rodrigo Artilheiro – Brazil (Invited)
14. Bernardo Faria – Brazil (Invited)
15. Jeff Monson – USA (Invited)
16. Jared Dopp – USA (Invited)
With Champion Marcus "Buchecha" out recovering from a knee injury, this division is wide open and hard to handicap. There are lots of top contenders, Dean Lister, Vinny Magalhaes, Rodrigo Cavaca and Jeff Monson just to name a few.
Lister, Magalhaes and Monson are all veterans and former Champions, they each rank high to take the title in my view. Lister has been hot and cold, some competitions he has the fire and submits everyone while in others he almost seem disinterested and trying to apply a single technique. Depending on which Lister shows up he could take the whole thing. Magalhaes is a force and he won ADCC in 2011 and skipped 2013. He certainly has the game to win it all, again depending on his conditioning and sharpness as he hasn't competed in grappling events in a while. Jeff Monson is always a threat, he has great stand up, solid submission game and is a great strategist. He is always reaching the finals when he is on, in his case age may be the factor but I am not counting on him being out of shape at all.
Bernardo Faria could be a dark horse in this division, although he is the current World BJJ Absolute champion, he is fighting at a higher weight division than his regular one, also his BJJ game seems to rely so much on the Gi that we are all curious to see how it translates to the No Gi.