Aaron ‘Tex’ Johnson vs. Ricardo ‘Demente’ Abreu confirmed for ‘KASAI Super Series’

‘Demente’ takes on ‘Tex’ February 2nd at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX

December 7th– New York City, NY – KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (KASAI) today confirms that Aaron ‘Tex’ Johnson and Ricardo ‘Demente’ Abreu will meet in a superfight at ‘KASAI Super Series’ on Saturday, February 2nd at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX.

“We love this matchup” said KASAI CEO Rich Byrne. “It’s a battle between two real aggressive competitors. Both of these guys have the potential to be breakout stars”

Ricardo ‘Demente’ Abreu is a black belt from the Nova Uniao Association. Having the nickname meaning ‘madman’ in Portuguese has served him well, leading to many wins over top names in Jiu-Jitsu and ultimately a UFC contract. His main achievements include: silver medal at IBJJF World Championships (2010, 2009), European Champion (2010), Sao Paulo State Champion (weight & absolute 2009), South American Champion (CBJJE 2009).

Aaron Johnson, commonly known as “Tex” Johnson, is a black belt under Philip Smith and Murilo Santana, representing Unity Jiu-Jitsu Academy of New York City. An IBJJF 3x Pan American no-gi Champion, Johnson is known for his aggressiveness. Some of his accomplishments include: ADCC East Coast US Trials Champion (2018), IBJJF Pans No-Gi Champion (2016/2017/2018), and IBJJF New York Spring Open Champion (2017/2018).

In addition to ‘Demente’ vs ‘Tex’ Johnson, ‘KASAI Super Series’ will also showcase some of Jiu-Jitsu’s most decorated names in compelling feature fights including Gordon Ryan vs Joao Gabriel Rocha, and Tom Deblass vs. Bruno Bastos.

Tickets for ‘KASAI Super Series’ will be on sale on a date to be determined soon. The event will also air live on FloGrappling. For all the latest information, visit www.kasaigrappling.com.

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KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (“KASAI”) is Jiu-Jitsu’s premier competitive promotion, hosting amateur and professional live events featuring most talented male and female grapplers from around the world. Founded in 2016, the organization is committed to developing competitive Jiu-Jitsu’s public profile and showcasing the sport’s best talent. KASAI’s leadership includes professionals with extensive backgrounds in martial arts, live event production, and strategic investment. For more information, visit www.kasaigrappling.com, or visit us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.