ADCC veterans Haisam Rida and Vinicius ‘Trator’ Ferreira are about to meet in the main event of Grapple In The Temple 3 on January 27th, 2023. The two men both put in impressive displays at ADCC 2022 where they got past the opening round opponents of their respective divisions before losing in the quarter-final. Rida in particular produced a very memorable moment when he managed to land a beautiful armbar against Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu, a slick finish that was easily one of the most impressive of the entire weekend. They both entered the absolute division after going out of their respective weightclasses as well, although both men went out in their first matches.
While Rida is slightly bigger than Ferreira, both men are incredibly talented and either one of them could take the win here. The rest of the Grapple In The Temple 3 card is impressive as well, including an exciting co-main event match between two top competitors. Alex Hodi and Daniel Maira will be battling it out and they have wildly different styles, so watching this match should offer competitors out there a great insight into how to deal with different opponents.
That match was added on short notice to replace a match between another veteran of ADCC 2022, Ruan Alvarenga, and Jon Calestine. The only women’s match on the main card is between Tabatha Watkins and Stephanie Cline, while two of the best grapplers in Michigan will meet shortly after. Daniel Leith will come up against multiple-time Who’s Number One veteran David Garmo, and fans have been given a real treat with this match as both men are known as exciting competitors in their own rights.
The full Grapple In The Temple 3 event, including the main event match between Haisam Rida and Vinicius ‘Trator’ Ferreira, will be available to watch live on FloGrappling on January 27th, 2023.