The Combat Jiu Jitsu World Championships are back again, and this time it will be the Lightweights who’ve got a chance to be crowned as the best in the world. Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds have produced some fantastic moments since Eddie Bravo first brought us the concept and already some top-tier grapplers have walked away with the crown, like Tom Halpin, Richard Alarcon, and Jon “Thor” Blank. With the lineup having just been revealed, the 16 man tournament looks to be stacked with some fantastic talent and will no doubt make for some exciting matches as the brackets progress.
The youngest and perhaps most surprising entrant among the Lightweights vying for the Combat Jiu Jitsu World Championship is Tye Ruotolo. While he’s never competed under the ruleset before, it’ll be interesting to see how he can cope with the other, more physically-imposing competitors when strikes are involved. Ashley Williams will also be competing at the CJJ World Championships for the very first time, trying to follow in the footsteps of his Polaris Squads Team UK & Ireland teammate, Tom Halpin, by stealing the title away from a field full of Americans.
Then of course, there are also some returning CJJJ veterans like Jordan Holy, Bobby Emmons and Mikey Gonzalez. An unusual name among the field of entrants is Kim Terra, brother to Caio Terra and incredibly experienced IBJJF competitor, it’ll be interesting to see how he fares as well. Finally, it’s always expected that there will be a number of 10th Planet’s best representatives entering the tournament and this edition does not disappoint with both Nathan Orchard and PJ Barch attending and both men having a great chance of progressing far.
The full event will be streamed live on 29th November on UFC FightPass, click here to subscribe and watch.