Marcos Galvão and AJ Agazarm Square Off at ‘KASAI Pro 2’
Former Bellator world champion faces ADCC finalist on April 14 in Brooklyn, New York.
“This matchup adds another compelling story to our stacked main card on April 14,” said Rolles Gracie, KASAI President. “Seeing ‘Loro’ return to his Jiu-Jitsu roots in New York will be a special occasion. In AJ, he is facing a world-class grappler whose long list of accolades at lightweight speaks for itself.”
Galvão, 36, is a professional mixed martial artist best known for winning Bellator’s World Bantamweight Championship. A black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Nova União head coach André Pederneiras, he has also competed for the likes of WEC, Shooto, and Jungle Fight over a 14-plus year career.
Agazarm, 27, is an IBJJF Pan American no-gi champion, a European no-gi champion and a world no-gi champion at brown belt. In 2017, the Gracie Barra student under Eduardo de Lima and Carlos Gracie Junior finished second at the ADCC world championships and the IBJJF world no-gi championships. Agazarm also competed in KASAI’s inaugural event, ‘KASAI Pro’, back in December.
‘KASAI Pro 2’ promises to be one of the most exciting professional Jiu-Jitsu events of 2018. Its main card features an epic clash between Eddie Cummings and KASAI World Lightweight Champion Renato Canuto, a must-see grudge match between Geo Martinez and Nicky Ryan, as well as an eight-man round-robin tournament to crown KASAI’s inaugural World Middleweight Champion. Names confirmed for the tournament include Craig Jones, DJ Jackson, Richie ‘Boogeyman’ Martinez, Matheus Diniz, Dante Leon and Nick Calvanese, the latter of whom won KASAI’s middleweight qualifier on March 3.
‘KASAI Pro 2’ takes place April 14 at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets for ‘KASAI Pro 2’ are now on-sale at kasaigrappling.ticketleap.com/kasai-pro-2. The event will also broadcast on FloGrappling. For more information, please visit www.kasaigrappling.com.
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