Victor Silvério Replaces Injured Michael Perez At ‘KASAI Pro 3’

IBJJF American Nationals Champion secures golden opportunity on Saturday, August 18, at Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom.


 August 13, 2018 – New York City, NY – KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (KASAI) today confirms that Victor Silvério will enter ‘KASAI Pro 3’s’ eight-man no-gi tournament at 170lbs (77.1kg) to crown the first-ever KASAI World Welterweight Champion. He replaces Michael Perez, who withdraws from the card due to injury.

Silvério, a black belt Julio Cesar Pereira who now represents Gracie Barra Northridge and Meraki BJJ, is a former winner of the IBJJF Rio International Open Champion and a 2016 IBJJF American Nationals Champion. The Rio de Janeiro native steps into the event on one week’s notice.

‘KASAI Pro 3’ showcases three tremendous superfights on Saturday August 18, including a battle between leg-lock savants Craig Jones and Rousimar Palhares, a bitter rematch between Gilbert Burns and AJ Agazarm, and a technical clash between Gianni Grippo and Jon Calestine. The event also hosts an eight-man no-gi tournament at 170lbs (77.1kg) to crown the first-ever KASAI World Welterweight Champion, featuring KASAI World Lightweight Champion Renato Canuto, Marcin HeldVagner RochaPJ BarchMasahiro IwasakiMichael PerezJason Rau and KASAI Pro Qualifier winner Matheus Lutes.

Tickets for ‘KASAI Pro 3’ are on sale via Ticketmaster. The event will also air live on FloGrappling. For all the latest information, visit


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