KASAI Elite Grappling Championships has added two more contenders to the KASAI Pro 2 World Middleweight Championship tournament with the signings of DJ Jackson and Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez.
The jiu-jitsu black belts and professional MMA competitors join Matheus Diniz and Craig Jones in an eight-man showdown for supremacy at 185lb. KASAI Pro 2 goes down April 14 at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.
“In Richie and DJ we’ve signed two tremendous talents who will bring dynamism and grit to ‘KASAI Pro 2’,” said Rich Byrne, KASAI CEO. “We can’t wait to see these styles match up with six other world-class contenders chasing gold on April 14.”
Jackson, 29, is a Team Lloyd Irvin black belt and a five-time No-Gi world champion from blue to black belt.
Martinez, 33, is the first of Eddie Bravo’s 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu black belts to compete in KASAI.
Last modified: February 14, 2018