The Copa Podio, a professional jiu-jitsu league in Brazil, will be making it’s way to Manaus, Brazil. This version of the cup will be featuring three superfight.
Middleweight Grand Prix
The Middleweight Grand Prix begins on August 12 at 3 P.M. Pacific Time. The Middleweight Grand Prix will feature fighters that weight up to 88 kilos as they compete to be named king.
Team Caboclos vs. Team Pantaneiros
The biggest match of the night is the much anticipated fight between Xande Ribeiro and Roberto Cyborg. The winning team will have a chance to claim the title next season.
Roberto Cyborg (in the photo with his wild training partner) will face Xande Ribeiro in the new Copa Podio team…
Eduardo Pantera Inojosa vs Paulo Azambuja
André Júlio vs Adler Lobato
Well known for being a mainstay in the Brazilian jiu-jitsu community for almost two decades, Xande Ribeiro is a black belt and a co-founder of the Ribeiro Jit Jitsu Association.
- IBJJF World Champion (6x)
- IBJFF Pan American Champion (4x)
- IBJFF World No-Gi Champion
- ADCC Champion (2x)
Roberto Cyborg is a black belt jiu-jitsu competitor. One of his unique techniques, the Tornado Guard, caught the attention of the jiu-jitsu community after his fights with Abmar Barbosa and Braulio Estima. He has since started his own training academy called Fight Sports.
- ADCC Champion
- World Nogi Champion
- Brazillian National Champion
- Panamerican Champion
- South American Champion
- European Champion