The ADCC Trials events leading up to the World Championship finals next year have finally had their dates announced for 2021. Of course, this news comes after the European Trials events were the first to announce a delay until the end of 2020, although they were quickly followed by the North American trials as both were delayed until this year due to restrictions in place to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.
It’s this that led to the ADCC World Championships being delayed until 2022, as organizers wanted to make sure competitors had ample time to prepare for the trials, and they had ample time to run every event leading up to the finals.The new 2021 dates set for the ADCC Trials should be welcome news for the dozens of competitors who had already begun preparing for the previous dates, most of whom have struggled to compete as often as they would like in the last year.
It should also be welcome news for fans, as this solidifies the new 2022 date for the ADCC World Championship finals and as of the latest update, there’s still potential for the Andre Galvao v Gordon Ryan superfight to headline the epic event. Alongside this, ADCC head organizer Mo Jassim has also revealed that they’re also deliberating on whether or not to let Ryan compete in his weight-class as well as the superfight. His guaranteed absence from the absolute division does open the door for his teammate Nicky Rodriguez to become the next ADCC double champion, something that he recently announced was his next big goal.
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