Five of the seven ADCC weight categories are now complete, with the most recent invitations adding the final names to the men’s -99kg and the women’s +60kg divisions for the September 23-24 tournament in Espoo, Finland.
Mike Perez of Atos Jiu-Jitsu — who qualified for the 2015 ADCC and competed in the -88kg division — will step up a category and go with the big boys in -99kg.
Perez is no stranger to taking on big challenges. He fought Joao Assis for a full 10 minutes in an attempt to win the Fight To Win heavyweight no-gi title and has competed on events such as Submission Underground.
The final female athlete to be called up is Marysia Malyjasiak, an ADCC silver medalist who impressed in China in 2013 by leaving her opponent Penny Thomas unconscious on the mat. Malyjasiak is a jiu-jitsu black belt and married to notable jiu-jitsu competitor Amber Barbosa.
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Last modified: August 10, 2017