Berkut – ACBJJ Lightweight Grand-Prix


The ever growing combat sports promotion Absolute Championship Berkut Jiu Jitsu (ACBJJ), often referenced as Fight Club Berkut or Berkut Grand Prix, is returning with its jiu jitsu league in what promises to be one of the biggest light weight tournaments of the year.

Held in Moscow – Russia, the event will jump-start the 60 kilogram (132 lbs) and 65-kilogram (143 lbs) divisions of the league. The 60-kilogram division offers plenty of potential dream match-ups by being slightly above the rooster weight limit, this way leaving the possibility of clashes between the most competent ‘galo’ competitors and the smaller men in the light-featherweight category.

This likelihood of dream match-ups also translates to the under 65 category, with plenty of possible matches between light feather, feather and even light-weights.

This new ACBJJ / Berkut Grand Prix will not be your average sport jiu jitsu event, having in their rule-set quite a few distinct changes when comparing to your traditional IBJJF setting. The biggest changes are:


– No advantage points given

– Matches will be decided in 3 rounds of 5 minutes (1 minute rest between rds)

– Final match will be decided in 5 rounds of 5 minutes (1 minute rest between rds)

– Round winner will be decided under a 10-9 system similar to mixed martial arts (MMA) bouts.

Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB) is Russian mixed martial arts, kickboxing and brazilian jiu-jitsu organization and one of the leading promotions in Europe. ACB has also held events in United States, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Georgia, Netherlands, Belgium, Tajikistan, Austria, France, Belarus, England and they have planned events in South Korea, China, and Kazakhstan.

Defending Champions ACB:

Category Weight limit Champion Date of Title
Heavyweight 120 kg  Denis Goltsov 18 December 2016 (ACB 50-Stormbringer)
Light heavyweight 93 kg  Thiago Silva 13 January 2017 (АСВ 51)
Middleweight 84 kg Vacant
Welterweight 77 kg  Brett Cooper 18 December 2016 (ACB 50-Stormbringer)
Lightweight 70 kg  Abdul-Aziz Abdulvakhabov 22 June 2014 (ACB Grand Prix Berkut 9)
Featherweight 66 kg  Marat Balayev 18 December 2016 (ACB 50-Stormbringer)
Bantamweight 61 kg  Petr Yan 15 April 2017 (ACB 57)
Flyweight 57 кг  Askar Askarov 22 October 2016 (ACB 48-Revenge)

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Last modified: July 13, 2017

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