In 2012, João Gabriel Rocha won the BJJ Worlds in the open class and in his division at brown belt. After these achievements he received his black belt. At the IBJJF Pro League GP 2016, João Gabriel faces Felipe Preguiça, his former rival at brown belt.
IBJJF Pro League GP
With 50,000 USD on the line, the IBJJF Pro League GP 2016 will go down this Saturday, June 9, in Las Vegas, gathering eight Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu aces:
On the right-hand side of the bracket, Marcus Buchecha will face Bruno Bastos, and the winner will fight a semifinal with the victor in a match between Felipe Pena and João Gabriel. Xande Ribeiro leads the left side of the bracket, competing against Mahamed Aly. Leonardo Nogueira vs. Alexandro Ceconi completes the line-up.
The event will be broadcast live and for free by the IBJJF Facebook page and will start at 11 a.m. PST on Saturday, June 9.
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