The IBJJF has announced some of the names for its Grand Prix (GP), which will take place between November 10 and 13 in Las Vegas; all of them being for the heavyweight and the middleweight tournaments.
IBJJF GP 2021: HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT
The IBJJF has announced just two names for its heavyweight tournament so far: Felipe Pena and Victor Hugo. The last time that the IBJJF organized the heavyweight Grand Prix, it was a No Gi one. Back then, in 2019, Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu won the gold.
The organization is yet to announce the two remaining athletes who’ll appear this year.
IBJJF GP 2021: MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT
The middleweight GP tournament has all of its athletes on the forefront. Otavio Souza, from the Gracie Barra team, is a 3x world champion and a 4x Pan champion. Isaque Bahiense, coming from the Dream Art team, was a world champion in 2018; whereas Tainan Dalpra from the Art of Jiu Jitsu and Andy Murasaki from ATOS will represent the up-and-coming generation of BJJ athletes.
Again, the tournament will take place at Jiu-Jitsu Con. in Las Vegas, from November 10 to November 13. The IBJJF originally intended to bring together 8 athletes; but as it’s now to hold two Grand Prix tournaments, only four athletes will compete for the title in both the heavyweight and the middleweight bouts.