The next stage of the Copa Podio has been scheduled. On May 9, the Heavyweight GP will once again take place in Rio de Janeiro, at Botafogo Gymnasium.
Fresh off his win at UFC in Poland, Sergio Moraes (Alliance) will be the one facing Leandro Lo in the Super Fight on the FREE LIVE STREAM.
Moraes has defeated Kron Gracie twice at black belt. Once submitting him and the other time on points.
MMA star Vinny Magalhães will also don his gi for the Copa Podio Heavyweight GP.
The Rio native, living in Las Vegas, has signed a contract for two events and, besides the battle for the heavyweight throne, will be back on October 10 to dispute the heavyweight title for the No-Gi Challenge.
The newest feature of the event is free streaming of the event to fans around the world. Simply visits the official Copa Podio website to watch all the action live. (www.copapodio.com). The matches will be screened later on TV channel Combate and also on the Fight Network, covering Canada and the USA.
“We are determined to take jiu-jitsu to the four corners of the world, and our strategy includes finding quality partners in each country to promote Copa Podio, both online and on television”, explains Jeferson Maycá, event director.
The GP card will promise an explosive showdown: Felipe Preguiça, Tim Spriggs, Luiz Panza, Erberth Santos and Polish star Maksymilian Wisniewski, winner of the elimination match staged in Warsaw last month.
On May 9, two titles will be up for grabs in this format: the lightweight title (up to 77 kg/169.8 lbs), between Miltinho Vieira and Goiti Yamauchi, the Bellator beast, and the middleweight title (up to 87 kg/191.8 lbs) between Gregor Gracie and Daniel Moraes. At the event planned for October, world champions Augusto Tanquinho and Fernandinho Vieira will face off to decide the featherweight title (up to 67 kg/147.7 lbs).
HEAVYWEIGHT GRAND PRIX
On May 9, the third season of Copa Podio comes to an end at Botafogo Gymnasium (Rio de Janeiro), with free live streaming and English commentary as from:
1:30 pm (Los Angeles)
4:30 pm (Toronto)
3:30 am May 10 (Jakarta)
4:30 am May 10 (Manila)
6:30 am May 10 (Melbourne)
Leandro Lo (BRA) x Sergio Moraes (BRA)
USA-Spain Challenge/1st round:
Edwin Najmi (USA) x Alex Cabanes (SPA)
Felipe Preguiça (BRA)
Tim Spriggs (USA)
Erberth Santos (BRA)
Maks Wisnieviski (POL)
Vinny Magalhães (BRA)
Nelton Pontes (POR)
Victor Honório (BRA)
Delson Heleno “Pé-de-Chumbo” (BRA)
Eduardo “Luta Livre” Inojosa (BRA)
No-Gi Challenge (middleweight):
Gregor Gracie (BRA) vs Daniel Moraes (BRA)
No-Gi Challenge (lightweight):
Miltinho Vieira (BRA) vs Goiti Yamauchi (BRA)