Third Coast Grappling’s June event has been the talk of the jiu-jitsu community for a while now. The promotion has regularly been releasing updates for what is going to be a stacked event, and over the past week, they’ve added a few additional big-name matchups to the event.
The first of the new additions was Ethan Crelinsten vs. Vagner Rocha. Crelinsten, who will have a Polaris match against Ashley Williams in a welterweight title fight on May 25, is a Renzo Gracie standout and ADCC veteran. He’ll provide tough competition for Rocha, whose last two competitive endeavors have left him victorious at Polaris 8 and 9. A face-off between these two is sure to bring the fireworks.
The most recently revealed match will be between Edwin Najmi and Gianni Grippo. Last year, Grippo won No-Gi Worlds, Pans, and No-Gi Pans. Najmi is also a Pans champion and has medaled on many elite stages, including Worlds and the UAEJJF World Pro. In June, we can expect a highly technical battle between these two.
Here is the up-to-date card for the event:
Craig Jones vs. Matheus Diniz
Marcelo Uirapuru vs. Gilbert Burns
Gabriel Arges vs. Kit Dale
Michael Perez vs. Jackson Sousa
Pedro Fillipe Marinho vs. Roberto Jimenez
Raul Jimenez vs. Viktor Doria
Marvin Castelle vs. Jordan Holy
Manuel Ribamar vs. Hunter Newton
Lucas Valente vs. Marcio Andre Familiabangujj
Danny Gutierrez vs. William Tackett
Logan Gonzales vs. Christos Giatras
Edwin Najmi vs. Gianni Grippo
Matheus Lutes vs. Kody Steele
Vagner Rocha vs. Ethan Crelinsten
Blake Anthony Carter vs. Christian Trinh