Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and the third in ADCC 2007 in 76 kg division Andre Galvao has just been announced by the organizers of Super Challenge Grappling. Galvao was chosen to substitute ADCC 2007 openweight Champion Robert Drysdale who will have a surgery due to a knee lesion and had to give up the idea of competing. “We got sad at the news of the lesion but at the same time we are excited about Andre Galvao joining the event. His fight against Pavlo Popovich in ADCC 2007 bronze dispute was the most applauded of the day and it’s always good to see a fighter little noticed winning against the giants.
A bruise on his left arm prevented Ronaldo Jacare, Jiu Jitsu World Bi Champion from being on the card of Super Challenge Grappling, an event that will reunite sixteen fighters in their effort to take the award of USD 15000 (Fifteen thousand US dollars). “I hurt my arm while training here in the gym when touching the mat to support myself. It looked like Shogun’s bruise in Pride, just less serious”, tells Asle’s black belt who made some comments about his absence on the card.
GRACIEMAG.com contacted the current openweight Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Roger Gracie concerning the preparations for Super-Challenge Grappling which is to take place on December 8th, in the gymnasium of Atletico Paulistano Club in Sao Paulo. There was some bad news. The black belt winner will not be fighting in the event thus decreasing the number of the fighters of the competition which is still counting on the participation of such great names as Jeff Monson,Fabrício Werdun, Demian Maia, Ronaldo Jacare, Robert Drysdale, Pe de Chumbo and many others. “I accepted the invitation in the beginning but I have a very busy schedule. I would like to commit myself to my gym and to my students here in London. Another reason for my refusal is the lack of time to properly train for the event”, said Gracie.
cant find anything on garcia though, is there a deadline? and who's the other option if not garcia, is it assumed that there is only one open spot left, is there a reserve list.