The ADCC Committee adjusted the Ladies weight classes for the remaining trials and main event in 2009. Previously the weight categories were under 55KG and over 55KG. The new weight classes are under 60KG and over 60KG. ADCC Head organizer Guy Neivens stated: "The committee felt it was a better fit for our tournament based on past events weight classes and our current format."
The new weight classes will apply, as stated above, to the remaining trials and to the ADCC World Championship in 2009