Medusa 5 is scheduled for December 28th, 2023 and the promotion has just confirmed that there will be a bantamweight Combat Jiu-Jitsu tournament taking place at the event. Not only is Medusa a fantastic promotion that features some of the best competitors around, but it’s also one of the first female only promotions that came into existence over the last few years. Although they started out a little smaller than they are right now, Medusa already had a huge beginnings thanks to the being under the guidance of Eddie Bravo and enjoying a strong connection with EBI and the Combat Jiu-Jitsu World Championship.
The promotion originally started out by hosting two separate 8-woman tournaments on the same day, but they’ve since decided to focus on one 16-woman tournament at each event instead. The full list of the bantamweight Combat Jiu-Jitsu competitors stepping on the mats at Medusa 5 hasn’t been confirmed just yet, but the promotion has announced one name. Alex Enriquez will be moving up in weight and attempting to become the first woman to hold two Medusa belts at the same time, as she won the flyweight Combat Jiu-Jitsu title at Medusa 4 earlier this year.
That was actually the first time that Medusa used the larger 16-woman format and Enriquez stormed to victory in a tough bracket, submitting all four of her opponents and only needing to go to EBI overtime once. It’s tough to predict how Enriquez will do at the heavier weight class, especially seeing as none of her potential opponents have been announced just yet. One thing is for certain though, a lot of the attention will be on her as she attempts to become the promotion’s first two-division champion.
The promotion announced that Medusa 5 was going to feature a bantamweight Combat Jiu-Jitsu tournament in a recent post to their official Instagram account: