The annual Rio BJJ Pro is going down this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, and, as always, the cash prizes at the event are bringing out some of the sport’s toughest competitors for the latest installment of the IBJJF Pro series.
On top of the monetary reward, medalists will receive double the IBJJF ranking points compared to an International Open at this tournament, which is ranked two stars. The Rio BJJ Pro takes place on Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29, at the legendary Tijuca Tenis Club, the original home of the IBJJF World Championships before it relocated to the United States in 2006.
Former Brazilian national champion Isaque Paiva (Saikoo) is confirmed in Championship. He is one of the most successful athletes in BJJ Pro history. Paiva has accumulated three gold medals and a silver at BJJ Pro events, including first place at the 2016 tournament in Rio. He has won the Sao Paulo BJJ Pro two years in a row, and with a victory this weekend in Rio he will have won all the BJJ Pro events in Brazil over the last two years.
Last modified: October 27, 2017