The Combat Jiu Jitsu Featherweight Worlds is just a matter of days away and a last minute change in the lineup has led to the inclusion of UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber as a competitor in one of the event’s superfights. Faber will be taking on Combat Jiu Jitsu world champion Elias Anderson in one of two of the evening’s special matches outside of the regular CJJ world championship tournament. He is stepping in on short notice to replace fellow UFC legend Rashad Evans, who was originally scheduled to face another CJJ world champion in Ryan Aitken but of course the drastic difference in weightclass has led to a change of opponent as well.
While the event itself will feature a number of elite grapplers competing for the 2021 CJJ Featherweight world championship, the main attraction for casual fans will either be Urijah Faber’s against Elias Anderson or potentially the other superfight slated for the night. ADCC silver medalist Craig Jones will be taking on another UFC veteran, the man with the second-most fights in UFC history and a dominant force in the promotion’s Lightweight and Welterweight divisions, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. Both of these matches represent an attempt to bring attention to the true nature of Combat Jiu Jitsu, a ruleset that was devised by Eddie Bravo in order to try and bridge the gap between professional Jiu Jitsu competition and MMA.
The world championship tournament itself is not without exciting competitors though of course with 10th Planet black belt Keith Krikorian routinely delivering fantastic matches, alongside other veterans like Gabriel Daffron, David Weintraub, and Cris Lencioni.
The full Combat Jiu Jitsu Featherweight Worlds event, including the superfight between Urijah Faber and Elias Anderson, will be available to watch live on December 19th on UFC FightPass, click here to subscribe and watch.