Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio: brackets released for two days of matches in Brazil; great matchups in the black belt division

The AJP has released the brackets for all divisions of the upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour Rio. The event is scheduled December 5-6, at the Arena Carioca 1.

The schedule for the event puts purple belts and brown belts competing on Saturday, December 5.

The black belt division for adults and masters 1 and 2 will go down on Sunday, December 6.

The brackets for the adult male black belt division and the adult female black/brown belt division foresee some interesting matchups.

Here are the ones fans should look for:

Adult Male Black Belt:

Light-featherweight (56kg) – Francisco Jonas Andrade (BRA) vs. Rodnei Junior (BRA) – possible final

Featherweight (62kg) – Hiago George (BRA) vs. Cleber Fernandes (BRA) – possible final

Lightweight (69kg) – Thiago Macedo (BRA) vs. Leonardo Saggioro (BRA) – possible round of 16; Leonardo Saggioro (BRA) vs. Alex Sodré (BRA) – possible eight final

Welterweight (77kg) – Natan Chueng (BRA) vs. Yan Paiva (BRA) – possible final

Middleweight (85kg) – Guthierry Barbosa (BRA) vs. Isaque Bahiense (BRA) – possible final

Light-heavyweight (94kg) – Gustavo Batista (BRA) vs. Guttemberg Ferreira (BRA) – possible final

Super-heavyweight (120kg) – Pedro Elias (BRA) vs. Erich Munis (BRA) – possible final

Adult Female Brown/Black Belt:

Roosterweight (49kg) – Brenda Larissa (BRA) vs. Eliana Carauni (ARG) – possible final

Light-featherweight (55kg) – Bianca Basílio (BRA) vs. Ana Rodrigues – possible final

Lightweight (62kg) – Luiza Monteiro (BRA) vs. Julia Alves (BRA) – possible semifinal

Middleweight (70kg) – Thamara Ferreira (BRA) vs. Julia Boscher (BRA) – possible final

Heavyweight (95kg) – Gabrieli Pessanha (BRA) vs. Yara Nascimento (BRA) – possible final

Click here for more info. Follow the complete coverage on Instagram at @ajptour. Watch the matches live on our Youtube Channel.

AJP offers Rules Course prior to the ADGS Rio

The AJP is offering an in-site rules course prior to the ADGS Rio.

The course will be offered in Portuguese only at the Arena Carioca 1.

Those interested have two options to attend the course.

The first option is Wednesday, December 2, from 5pm to 9pm.

The second option is Thursday, December 3, from 10am to 2pm.

The investment for the course is $22 (R$ 112).

The course will be taught by Master Julio Cesar Pereira (Red and Black belt).

Click here for more info and to register until December 2.

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