Jiu Jitsu’s Greatest Grapplers Take Center Stage In Manhattan. This is ‘KASAI Pro 3’!

On August 18, Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York will host ‘KASAI Pro 3’. This event will showcase some of Jiu-Jitsu’s most decorated names in compelling feature-fights and a much anticipated eight-man no-gi tournament at 170lbs (77.1kg) to crown KASAI’s inaugural World Welterweight Champion.


Saturday, August 18, 2018

Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom
311 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001

Doors open 5:30pm ET. Undercard begins 6pm ET. Main card beings 8pm ET.

Live and on-demand at FloGrappling




Eight-man, round-robin tournament for the KASAI World Welterweight Championship. Featuring:

  • Renato Canuto (KASAI World Lightweight Champion)
  • Vagner Rocha
  • Marcin Held
  • PJ Barch
  • Matheus Lutes
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA

Two round-robin brackets of four
Three 6-minute rounds
The competitor with most points in each group advances to the final

Group Scoring
Win by submission = 3 points
Win by points = 2 points
Draw = 1 point
Loss = 0 points

Match Scoring
IBJJF Unified Rules, plus:
1 point – Submission attempt (near tap), takedown (no control), going from bottom guard to top after a poor submission attempt by the opponent.
No advantages
All submissions legal


Superfight: Craig Jones vs. Rousimar Palhares

Superfight: AJ Agazarm vs. Geo Martinez

Superfight: Gianni Grippo vs. Jon Calestine


Apply to compete in our undercard bouts

Junny Ocasio (Unity Jiu-Jitsu School) vs. Ethan Crelinsten (Tristar Gym/Renzo Gracie Academy), no-gi at 145lbs

Silvio Duran (Vitor Shaolin’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) vs. Edu Gonçalves (A-Force Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), gi at 145lbs

Ryan Quinn (Renzo Gracie Academy) vs. Jon Blank (10th Planet Jiu Jitsu), no-gi at 185lbs

Frank Rosenthal (Renzo Gracie Academy) vs. Ashley Williams (Chris Rees Academy), no-gi at 145lbs

Nick Ronan (Renzo Gracie Academy/Serra BJJ Academy) vs. Alex Miller (Hamptons Jiu Jitsu), no-gi at 175lbs

Joao Pereira (Igor Gracie Jiiu-Jitsu Academy) vs. Thiago Brito (G13 BJJ), gi at 150lbs

Grace Gundrum (10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Bethlehem) vs. Izabella Frezzo (Notorious Mixed Martial Arts), no-gi at 105lbs

Mikael Yahaya (Absolute MMA) x Zach Maslany (10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Bethlehem), no-gi at 140lbs

Jobany Rosario (Clockwork Jiu Jitsu) x Gannon Lang (BETA Academy), gi at 150lbs

Jon Potts (Monster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA) x Craig McDonald (Balance Studios), no-gi at 170lbs

6-minute time limit
No-Gi matches: KASAI Pro rules apply
Gi matches: IBJJF unified rules apply