After the success of last year’s KASAI Pro tournament, it should come as no surprise that the promotion is gearing up for another action-packed event.
KASAI Pro 2 will be going down this April from the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.
However, before the event goes down, there will be a qualifying event in March.
KASAI released the following about their qualifying event:
Taking place Saturday March 3, at the Renzo Gracie Fight Academy in Brooklyn, New York, this one-day no-gi event is open to grapplers competing at 185lbs (83.9kg). The tournament will feature six-minute bouts and will use the IBJJF points system. No advantages will be awarded and all submissions are legal. The winner of this tournament will advance to the eight-man KASAI Pro World Middleweight Championship currently scheduled for April 14.
“We are thrilled to bring KASAI’s dynamic amateur qualifier series back to New York City,” said Rolles Gracie, KASAI President. “The event complements our mission to showcase the next wave of BJJ talent.”
Interested parties can sign up for KASAI Pro 2’s amateur qualifier via KASAI’s website or SmoothComp. Tournament registration is open to parties aged 18 and above.
As for the main tournament:
KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (KASAI) returns to New York on Saturday, April 14, with, ‘KASAI Pro 2’. Taking place at Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York, the one-night event will showcase some of Jiu-Jitsu’s most decorated names, compelling matchups and feature an eight-man nogi tournament at 185lbs (83.9kg) to crown the KASAI Pro inaugural World Middleweight Champion.
Tournament competitors will compete in six-minute bouts across two round-robin brackets. All matches will use the IBJJF points system, no advantages will be awarded and all submissions are legal. The winners of each bracket will advance to compete in the final championship match.
“We are thrilled to return to Brooklyn for ‘KASAI Pro 2’,” said Rolles Gracie, KASAI President. “We think that the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse is the perfect place to continue to grab the attention of the global Jiu-Jitsu community.
Among the eight contenders vying for gold will be the winner of KASAI’s amateur qualifying event, which will be held on Saturday March 3, at the Renzo Gracie Fight Academy in Brooklyn, New York. ‘KASAI Pro 2’ will also include high-caliber superfights and a quality undercard.
“’KASAI Pro 2’ is already shaping up to be a big event,” said Richard Byrne, KASAI CEO. “We are working hard to ensure the night features some of grappling’s best names and non-stop action.”
You will be able to watch all of KASAI Pro 2’s action on Flograppling.