Renato Canuto in KASAI World Lightweight Championship


KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (KASAI) has filled the final spot in its 155lb World Lightweight Championship tournament at KASAI Pro with the signing of highly touted jiu-jitsu prospect Renato Canuto.

A second-generation Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under his father, Valdir, Canuto represents Robert Drysdale and Rodrigo Cavaca’s Zenith JJ team when taking part in national and international events.

As a competitor, Canuto holds the distinction of winning dual gi and no-gi IBJJF World Championships at brown belt in 2016. Upon earning his black belt, the dynamic 21-year-old from São Paulo, Brazil, earned the IBJJF American Nationals Championship at lightweight earlier this year.

In just a short time, this kid had developed a unique style that is flush with submission attempts and aggressive movement for all to enjoy. He also has an impressive list of accomplishments to boot”, – said Rolles Gracie, KASAI President.

Names confirmed for the event’s championship tournament include Garry Tonon, Mansher Khera, Gianni Grippo, Celso Vinicius, AJ Agazarm, “Junny” Ocascio, and Enrico Cocco.

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Last modified: November 22, 2017

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