KASAI Announces Second Pro Event
‘KASAI Pro 2’ will take place on April 14 at Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse and air live on FloGrappling.
January 22, 2018 – New York City, NY – KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (KASAI) returns to New York on Saturday, April 14, with, ‘KASAI Pro 2’. Taking place at Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York, the one-night event will showcase some of Jiu-Jitsu’s most decorated names, compelling matchups and a feature eight-man no-gi tournament at 185lbs (83.9kg) to crown the KASAI Pro inaugural World Middleweight Champion.
Tournament competitors will compete in six-minute bouts across two round-robin brackets. All matches will use the IBJJF points system, no advantages will be awarded and all submissions are legal. The winners of each bracket will advance to compete in the final championship match.
“We are thrilled to return to Brooklyn for ‘KASAI Pro 2’,” said Rolles Gracie, KASAI President. “We think that the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse is the perfect place to continue to grab the attention of the global Jiu-Jitsu community.
Among the eight contenders vying for gold will be the winner of KASAI’s amateur qualifying event which will be held on Saturday March 3, at the Renzo Gracie Fight Academy in Brooklyn, New York. ‘KASAI Pro 2’ will also include high-caliber superfights and a quality undercard.
“’KASAI Pro 2’ is already shaping up to be a big event,” said Richard Byrne, KASAI CEO. “We are working hard to ensure the night features some of grappling’s best names and non-stop action.”
“‘KASAI Pro 2’ will be broadcast live on FloGrappling.com. Details regarding event participants and ticket information will be available in due course. For the latest information on ‘KASAI Pro’, please 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 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 Jiu-Jitsu’s greatest competitors.
Aidan O’Connor, PR Manager, KASAI Elite Grappling Championships
Ken Gelman, COO, KASAI Elite Grappling Championships