For the first time in 20 years, Mauricio Gomes will step back onto the mat to take part in a jiu-jitsu competition.
The eighth-degree red and white belt will compete at the 2018 IBJJF World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Las Vegas, a tournament only for competitors over the age of 30. The event, will take place August 22-25. Gomes has not competed since 1998 when he took part in a tournament in Hawaii.
Gomes is the father of Roger Gracie and is a lifelong practitioner of jiu-jitsu. An original student of the late Rolls Gracie, Gomes was instrumental in the development of jiu-jitsu in the United Kingdom. Last year, he attended the IBJJF World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship to teach a seminar and to receive his eighth-degree red and white belt.
Last modified: April 5, 2018