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Royler Gracie Refuses ADCC Bout With Eddie Bravo and Challenges 10th Planet Founder to an MMA Bout Instead


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Royler Gracie failed to respond to Eddie Bravo’s challenge to compete at the 2011 Abu Dhabi Combat Club submission grappling competition by the July 10 deadline set by the 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu founder and has now tried to save face by challenging Bravo, who has never competed in mixed martial arts in his life, to a one-off MMA bout in Brazil.

“I have no problems with ADCC, but the fact is that we didn’t get to an agreement on our negotiation and unfortunately the organizers of the event haven’t got in touch with me again. I can’t keep waiting, I have other plans for myself. I’m assuming this bout won’t happen”, Royler told TATAME. “I’m dealing with this MMA event, which might happen in Brazil. I haven’t sign anything yet, but the negotiations are going well and it’s likely it happens. The organizer of the event even called Eddie Bravo to fight me, but he declined it, he didn’t want to fight me… And I said I was only punch him with my hands opened, man (laughs).”

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Eddie Bravo and Royler Gracie Rematch Set for September 25 at ADCC


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A long-awaited rematch of the 2003 Abu Dhabi Combat Club tournament bout between Eddie Bravo, 40, and Royler Gracie, 45, has been confirmed for September 25. The match will be contested at a 165-pound catchweight under ADCC tournament rules.

The first time the pair met in São Paulo, Brazil, Bravo, who was then a brown belt under Jean-Jacques Machado at the time, shocked everyone, (including Gracie) by locking in a triangle and eliciting a tapout from the decorated black belt. The win earned Bravo, who has not competed since the tournament, the respect of the BJJ community as well as his black belt from Machado. He would go on to start his own style of no-gi jiu-jitsu known as the 10th Planet system, which is centered around the Rubber Guard.

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ADCC 2009 Quick Results: Estima, Werdum, Ribeiro, “Jacare” Lead Brazilian Sweep


(Braulio Estima vs. Xande Ribeiro in the men’s absolute finals. For more ADCC videos, check out YouTube.com/sourceBJJ.)

The level of Brazilian domination at the 2009 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship was, as they might say, absolutely hidiculous. Brazilian grapplers swept every single division at the two-day event, which was held Saturday and Sunday at the Palau Municipal d’Esports de Badalona in Barcelona, Spain. Complete results are below; props to MMA Mania.

Day 1, 9/26/09

Men’s +99kg (+218 lbs.) Opening Round
Fabricio Werdum (Brazil) def. Rogent Lloret (Spain) via kimura
Tomasz Janiszewski (Poland) def. Antoine Jaoude (Brazil) via points
Romulo Barral (Brazil) def. Denis Roberts (Australia) via heel hook
Saulo Ribeiro (Brazil) def. Kouji Kanechika (Japan) via points
Jeff Monson (USA) def. Karol Bedorf (Poland) via points
Janne-Pekka Pietiläinen (Finland) def. Tom Erikson (USA) via heel hook
Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu (Brazil) def. Tom De Blass (USA) via points
Asa Fuller (USA) def. Mike Matell (Canada) via armbar

Men’s +99kg (+218 lbs.) Quarter-Finals
Fabricio Werdum (Brazil) def. Tomasz Janiszewski (Poland) via points
Saulo Ribeiro (Brazil) def. Romulo Barral (Brazil) via points
Jeff Monson (USA) def. Janne-Pekka Pietiläinen (Finland) via points
Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu (Brazil) def. Asa Fuller (USA) via points

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