With the superfight spots filled and most of the tournament competitors already chosen, 3rd Coast Grappling’s qualifier event on October 26 is shaping up to be a seriously fun night of jiu-jitsu to look forward to.
The main event of the evening will see 2019 World Championship runner-up Lucas Valente facing off against Bill “The Grill” Cooper, who won Worlds as a brown belt. The co-main event will be a match between rising BJJ stars Roberto Jimenez and Pedro Marinho. Additional superfights will also take place throughout the night.
The event will also feature two exciting brackets — one for <180lb male blue belts in the gi and one for <160lb female blue belts in no-gi. The brackets will each feature eight competitors, and the winner of each will have a superfight on February’s 3rd Coast Grappling 3 event, which will feature Gordon Ryan vs. Felipe Pena as the main event. If 3CG 3 is anything like the first two 3CG events, we can expect the rest of the card to be just as star-studded as the main event of the evening.
Remember also that 3CG has partnered with Grappling Industries for this event. GI Houston on October 5 will be sending two winners (one male and one female) of the absolute division to 3CG’s October competition to be featured in superfights for their respective divisions.
Here is the most recent lineup for the event:
Lucas Valente vs Bill Cooper
Roberto Jimenez vs Pedro Marinho
Alexandru Cotisel vs Chris Roberson
Hector Silva vs Duke Edwards
Male Gi Blue Belt <180lb Bracket
Female No-Gi Blue Belt <160lb Bracket