KASAI Invites Tenacious Grapplers to Apply for Place on ‘KASAI Pro’ Undercard
Talented BJJ warriors seeking intense competition and strong media exposure can apply at kasaigrappling.com/nyc2017-application.
November 6, 2017 – New York City, NY – KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (KASAI) is inviting dynamic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners from the tri-state area, the east coast and around the world to apply for a coveted spot on the undercard of KASAI’s debut professional event ‘KASAI Pro’.
Athletes who are up for the challenge can apply at kasaigrappling.com/nyc2017-application. ‘KASAI Pro’ is scheduled December 9 at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. The event will be broadcast live and exclusively on FloGrappling.
“‘KASAI Pro’ is our platform to showcase today’s greatest grapplers and the elite talents of tomorrow looking to elevate their career to the next level,” said Rolles Gracie, KASAI President. “We look forward to reviewing applications from those with the skills and drive to make a statement at ‘KASAI Pro’ on December 9.”
‘KASAI Pro’ is headlined by an openweight superfight pitting ADCC 88kg (194lbs) champion Gordon Ryan against 99kg (218lbs) champion Yuri Simões. Also on the card is an epic one-night eight-man tournament to crown KASAI’s inaugural World Lightweight Champion including Garry Tonon, Mansher Khera, Celso Venicius, AJ Agazarm, Gianni Grippo, Enrico Cocco and Edwin ‘Junny’ Ocasio. Ocasio won a 16-man amateur qualifying tournament at The Elite Grappling Championships on October 21 to earn a place in the tournament.
KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (“KASAI”) is New York City’s premier competitive professional and amateur Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) promotion, committed to hosting amateur and professional live events featuring the most talented male and female grapplers from around the globe. Founded in 2016, KASAI’s organization includes well-renowned names from the worlds of martial arts, media production and business finance who are committed to developing the sport’s public profile and amplifying the brand of BJJ’s greatest competitors. For more information, visit www.kasaigrappling.com, or KASAI’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media channels.
Aidan O’Connor, PR Manager, KASAI Elite Grappling Championships
Ken Gelman, COO, KASAI Elite Grappling Championships