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2017 Worlds: Two Weeks Left to Register; Black Belt Division Packed With Talent

The time is coming once again. The Jiu-Jitsu community all over the world is already feeling the jitters with the proximity of the one event we all wait for.

On May 31st (or June 1st), the 2017 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship kicks off once again at the CSULB Walter Pyramid, in Long Beach, California.

It’s going to the be 22nd edition of the most prestigious event in the gentle art calendar. Who’s going to be standout this year?

Those who are thinking of stepping on the mats in three weeks have 12 days to register (until May 22). Registrations for athletes up to the brown belt are open for all.

Adult black belts need to have at least 50 points in the IBJJF ranking to be eligible for sign up (except for black belt world champions and 2016 adult brown belt champions).

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A quick look at the names already listed for the black belt division show that the action should be non-stop at the Pyramid. Usually, black belts take their time to sign up, but many are already on the list.

Rubens Cobrinha, Gianni Grippo, Kim Terra, Marcio Andre appear in the featherweight division.

Michael Langhi, AJ Agazarm, Kevin Mahecha are ready to go in the lightweight.

Isaque Bahiense, Otavio Sousa, Gabriel Arges will fight for the title in the middleweight.

Matheus Diniz, Adam Wardzinski, Nick Shrock, Aaron Johnson promise great battles in the heavyweight.

Bernardo Faria, Igor Silva, Erberth Santos, Mahamed Aly are three names to watch for in the superheavy.

Talita Alencar, Bia Basisilo,  Tammi Musumeci, Bia Mesquita, Talita Nogueira, Fernanda Mazzelli, Tayane Porfírio are just the most well know names already signed up for the female black belt division.

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