Tainan Dalpra and Cole Abate are about to representing Art of Jiu-Jitsu very far from home, as the two top young competitors have just announced superfights in Australia. The event they’ll be competing in is the Tough Roll Winter Grand Prix on July 29th, 2023, which is expected to be a pretty stacked card already. The promotion is putting together a grand prix tournament featuring 8 black belt competitors, alongside a total of 6 superfights and 6 round-robin matches too.
There’s no news just yet on exactly who Dalpra and Abate will be facing off against in their superfights, but Tough Roll Events have announced several other matches for the event. Viktor Doria faces Paulo Lima, Roberto Frias is up against Marcelo Gomide, and Anton Minenko will take on Henrique Ceconi. The remaining two matchups that have been announced are women’s matches and they are both guaranteed to produce fireworks, as Nikki Lloyd-Griffiths faces off against Ana Rodrigues and Rosa Walsh challenges Nadia Frankland.
Taking these superfights in Australia marks a pretty big change of pace for both Tainan Dalpra and Cole Abate as they tend to compete more often in major IBJJF events and in Abate’s case, the ADCC world championship as well. They have been known to compete in the occasional superfight though, and Abate in particular recently competed at The Tower Grand Prix 4. It’ll be exciting to see how they fare when travelling all the way to Australia to compete and the rest of the event is sure to be a great night of high-level grappling action from start to finish.
Tainan Dalpra and Cole Abate both made the announcements that they were going to compete in superfights in Australia at the upcoming Tough Roll Winter Grand Prix event on July 29th, 2023 in recent posts to their respective official Instagram accounts: