If you like leglocks, this is grappling match that will get you excited!
The hottest grappler of this past year, Craig Jones will face the dangerous and unpredictable Rousimar Palhares at KASAI Pro 3 scheduled for Saturday, August 18.
Flograppling were the first to break the news:
KASAI Elite Grappling Championships today announces a blockbuster superfight for KASAI Pro 3 as Craig Jones meets Rousimar Palhares on Saturday, August 18.
Jones, the ‘Breakthrough Grappler of the Year’ in our 2017 FloGrappling awards, returns to KASAI for the third time. Most recently, he placed third in KASAI’s World Middleweight Championship tournament at ‘KASAI Pro 2’ in April.
Craig Jones is probably the biggest name in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu right now. Whether or not he is the best is irrelevant, Craig is the newest name on the scene and has taken the BJJ community by storm. Craig came into the ADCC in 2017 in Finland and virtually nobody had heard of him. Craig had what many consider one of the best performances of the tournament. He was able to catch some of the biggest names in his division. He actually was able to submit 5x Black Belt World Champion and favorite, Leandro Lo, and he submitted Unity BJJ coach and competitor, Murilo Santana. The 26-year-old has earned submission victories over Leandro Lo, Murilo Santana, Nathan Orchard, Darrah Oconaill, Chael Sonnen, and Jake Shields. He is also know for his highly developed leg lock game.
Rousimar Palhares is a former UFC fighter who is feared because his brutal leg lock game. The 38 year old is a BJJ and Luta Livre black belt who took silver at ADCC 2011, losing to Andre Galvao in teh final.
In his last 5 MMA fights, he has lost 3 times by KO.
Learning the leg attack game is a smart thing to do if you want to pursue the no gi, sub only game. Learning this game will give you an advantage of the standard points seeking fighter. So don’t be a fool, and start picking up leg entanglements and attacks. If you really want to improve this part of your game, then you need to check out Craig Jones new DVD Set “Down Under Leg Attacks.” Craig Jones is quickly becoming one of the biggest superstars in bjj due to his outstanding performance at ADCC 2017 in Finland where he was able to submit Leandro Lo. He recently competed at an EBI and submitted everyone on his way to the finals via inside sankaku heel hook. He almost got the king, Gordon Ryan in an arm lock in the finals but fell short!