Subversiv 3 will be bringing a different spin on the team grappling format to the United States on August 28th. The event will feature sixteen different teams facing off in a single-elimination bracket with each team fielding three representatives, an under 180lbs man, an over 180lbs man and an openweight woman. All matches will be contested in the gi and under the same rules and judging criteria as Fight 2 Win, which does not award points and prioritizes submission over position in the event of a decision being required. The tournament will also award some great prizes with the 1st place team earning $4,500, 2nd earning $3,000 and 3rd earning $1,500.
The event features a nice mix of elite competitors and lesser-known grapplers who look primed to provide an upset or two. There are a few IBJJF world champions In the women’s openweight division, Nathalie Ribeiro is representing Team Checkmat and Jena Bishop is representing Alliance Gold as two of the lightest competitors while Kendall Reusing is showing up for Gracie Barra on the opposite end of the scale. The lightest men’s division features two big names who have only recently started competing at black belt as Levi Jones-Leary and Samuel Nagai will wave the Unity and Checkmat flags respectively.
The remaining division will see a number of high-profile grapplers like Aaron “Tex” Johnson for Fightsports and Felipe Trovo for Gracie Barra. Gabriel Almeida rounds out a fantastic Checkmat team after his stunning performance at Fight 2 Win 149, while Devhonte Johnson teams up with Jones-Leary for Unity. Another solid team in Alliance Gold has Fellipe Andrew in the biggest weight division, no doubt looking for a match with Almeida ahead of the pair’s entrance to Third Coast Grappling Kumite 6.
Full Subversiv 3 Team Lineups
|Female Open Weight|
|Triton||Todd Wailing||Hunter Colvin||Hannah Harjo|
|SAS||Andrew Kochel||Daniel “Mantis” Maguire||Alison Linderer|
|Checkmat||Samuel Nagai||Gabriel Almeida||Nathalie Ribeiro|
|Combat Concepts Academy||Henrique Nobrega||Garrett Andrews||Melody Mcgill|
|Team Lead||Joseph Tonche||Yuri Santos||Danielle Alvarez|
|Fight Sports||Lucas Santos||Aaron “Tex” Johnson||Pamela Boveda|
|Unity||Levi Jones-Leary||Devhonte Johnson||Chloe McNally|
|Gracie Barra||Carlos Souza||Felipe Trovo||Kendall Reusing|
|Legion||Jacob Kassama||Michael Egley||Paige Ivette|
|Black Widow MMA||Jorge Castaneda||Omar Komal||Katelyn Nicdao|
|Team No Sleep||Ed Johnson||Seth Daniels||Brittney Elkin|
|Alliance Gold||Samuel Snow||Fellipe Andrew||Jena Bishop|
|Alliance 2||Fred Silva||Giancarlo Bodoni||Julia Balmante|
|Renzo Gracie Orlando||Luca Ramaci||Ramiro Leon||Jo Maissonneuve|
|Zenith||Drew Palomo||Marcelo Nunes||Luciano Mota|
The full Subversiv 3 event will be streamed live on FloGrappling on August 28th, click here to subscribe and watch.