Tom Deblass will battle Andrew Tevay on his home turf at ‘KASAI Pro 6’

The Grappling event of the Summer will take place in Atlantic City, NJ on August 17 th 


July 12th– New York City, NY – KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (“KASAI”) today announces Tom DeBlass will face Andrew Tevay at ‘KASAI Pro 6’ on Saturday, August 17th at the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. The show will also feature KASAI’s inaugural World Bantamweight (135lb) Championship Tournament, as well as numerous compelling superfight matchups.

“This is a battle of heavyweights that is sure to bring the action” said KASAI President Rolles Gracie. “We are very excited about this matchup”

Tom DeBlass is a well-known and respected grappler and coach. He earned his Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Ricardo Almeida. He has had impressive competitive runs in both Jiu-Jitsu and MMA, and he has managed to produce high level athletes including KASAI veteran Garry Tonon. Some of DeBlass’s main achievements include: IBJJF No-Gi World Champion (2015 black belt Master 1 absolute), No-Gi IBJJF Pan American Champion (2013 black belt), Grapplers Quest National Champion, and ADCC American National Absolute Champion (2016).

Andrew Tevay is a brown belt at Gracie A1 in Orange CT. He has a World Championship Grappling title. He is a multiple time division winner at NAGA, United Grapplers Association, Ammo Grappling, Grappling Industries. He also was a WCG, UGA and Ammo superfight winner.

In addition to Deblass vs. Tevay, ‘KASAI Pro 6’ will feature KASAI World Welterweight Champion Matheus Diniz against Josh Hinger, and KASAI World Light Heavyweight Champion Kaynan Duarte vs. Yuri Simoes in the main event. ‘KASAI Pro 6’ will also hold a World Bantamweight Championship Tournament. Five competitors have already been signed to compete in this event in addition to the Pro Qualifier winner. they include:

  • Geo Martinez 
  • Joao Miyao 
  • Jon Calestine 
  • Ethan Crelinsten 
  • Ashley Williams 
  • Richard Alarcon (Pro Qualifier winner) 

“Get ready for the ‘Grappling Event of the Summer’!

Tickets are available now. For all the latest information on ‘KASAI Pro 6’, visit