KASAI Pro has added a huge rematch to its main card with the announcement of a no-gi grappling superfight between ADCC breakout star Craig Jones and Murilo Santana on Dec. 9 in New York.
Jones, a 26-year-old Aussie black belt, landed two of the most memorable submissions at the 2017 ADCC when he submitted Santana via a flying triangle and Leandro Lo via rear-naked choke. Qualifying for the tournament as an unheralded ADCC Asian Trials winner, Jones’ two shock wins propelled his name into the minds of fans around the world. Lo is always considered among the favorites of any tournament he enters, but Santana is especially known for his durability and experience.
Santana, who is the head instructor at Unity Jiu-Jitsu in Manhattan, is a world no-gi silver medalist and a multiple-time Brazilian national championships winner. Santana’s loss to Jones was only his second submission defeat in 10 years.
Last modified: November 29, 2017