PGF On Road To Change BJJ Tournaments Forever – By Paving The Path For Athletes To Get Paid

PGF On Road To Change BJJ Tournaments Forever – By Paving The Path For Athletes To Get Paid

In a groundbreaking move that could revolutionize the landscape of Jiu-Jitsu competition, the Professional Grappling Federation (PGF) – led by Zoltan Bathory, Brandon McCaghren, Keelan Lawyer and Heather Gracie – has set out on a mission to pave the path for athletes to receive substantial compensation for their efforts on the mats.

And, well, their recent venture – the PGF season 6 – concluded just last week on UFC Fight Pass, marking a significant step forward in achieving that goal!

The PGF tournament, with its incredible $100,000 prize pool, captured the attention of the BJJ community worldwide.
Spectators were able to watch incredibly exciting matches, with quite a bit of upsets!

In the end, it was Andy Varela who emerged as the winner.

However, it wasn’t “just“ the unprecedented cash prize that set the PGF tournament apart.
It was also the unparalleled atmosphere it brough in.

Notable figures from the MMA world – including Rashad Evans, Paulo Costa, and Jake Shields – were in attendance.
Furthermore, the presence of well-known personalities such as Karen Bryant, Russell Peters, and Dean Thomas further emphasized the significance of the tournament.

Additionally, the PGF’s lineup of cornermen – featuring legends such as Roger Gracie, Dean Lister, Jean Jacques Machado, and Rigan Machado, added yet another layer of prestige.

Even the referee for the event was none other than Eddie Bravo.

With that said, it seems that the PGF’s success has already opened the floodgates for a new era of Jiu-Jitsu tournaments – as, with the PGF leading the charge, other organizations are beginning to take notice and follow suit.
Notably, Craig Jones recently announced plans to host a tournament with a $2 million prize pool.

So, might there be a possibility that one day the PGF and Craig Jones will join forces, since they share the same goal?
Only time will tell.