On June 27, Submission Underground (SUG) is going to feature an absolute tournament, with some of the top Jiu-Jitsu athletes and submission only grapplers in the world. The eight-man tournament winner will be rewarded with $10.000,00 and a shot at Mason Fowler’s – the SUG champion – title.
Namely, in June 2020, Flower won matches against Warren Brooks, Kody Steele, and Roberto Jimenez; in order to earn a shot for the SUG absolute title against Craig Jones. He then acquired back-to-back wins over Jones, subsequently defending his belt seven times.
LINEUP ON THE SUBMISSION UNDERGROUND ABSOLUTE TOURNAMENT
Some amazing and exciting athletes will be featured on June 27! Here they are:
- Kyle Boehm: a 10th Planet black belt and a dangerous submission-only specialist, who is well acquainted with the EBI overtime format that is utilized by SUG. He’s won matches against the likes of Lucas Barbosa, Gabriel Almeida, and Tex Johnson.
- Renato Tagliari: Boehm’s first round opponent and a black belt under Caio Terra, who also has experiences in fighting under the EBI and submission-only rulesets.
- Tanner Weisgram: a predominantly Gi-competition based athlete, he has lost a match to Tagliari in 2019.
- Ronny Markes: a black belt under Andre Pederneiras and a mixed martial arts veteran. He won five matches via submission, out of his 19 professional MMA wins.
- Roberto Jimenez: he lost to Fowler in the 2020 SUG absolute tournament, but has improved significantly since then. His attacking game will surely bring additional excitement to the tournament.
- Adam Smith: undefeated in the SUG competition, as he holds wins over Alex Larmey and Benji Silva. Like Markes, Smith is also an MMA veteran, with 20 fights to his name.
- Jim Alers: yet another MMA (UFC) veteran, who lost via submission against Roberto Jimenez at the Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds.
- Pedro Marinho: an IBJJF Worlds champion and Pans champion as a brown belt. Aside from winning against Jimenez, he holds wins against the likes of Gabriel Almeida, Oliver Taza, and William Tackett.
Here’s the SUG’s Instagram post about the upcoming tournament:
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