Now the brackets have been released and everyone is waiting for the action to get started in the Long Beach pyramid, the GRACIEMAG at the Worlds Blog editor moonlights as soothsayer and places his bets on who’ll make it to the finals, semifinals and win their respective black belt divisions.
Bruno Malfacine vs.Felipe Costa
Caio Terra vs. Rafael de Freitas
Malfa vs. Terra
Gui Mendes vs. Samuel Braga
Samir Chantre vs. Pablo Silva
Gui Mendes vs. Pablo Silva
Cobrinha vs. Tanquinho
Rafa Mendes vs. Mário Reis
Tanquinho vs. Rafa Mendes
Michael Langhi vs. Leandro Lo
Lucas Lepri vs. Celsinho
Langhi vs. Celsinho
Marcelo Garcia vs. Guto Campos
Calasans vs. Lucas Leite
Marcelo Garcia vs. Calasans
Rominho vs. Eduardo Santoro
Serginho Moraes vs. Otávio Souza
Rominho vs. Serginho
Bernardo Faria vs. Roberto Tussa
Rodolfo Vieira vs. Rafael Lovato Jr
Bernardo vs. Rodolfo
Marcus Bochecha vs. Antônio Peinado
Leo Nogueira vs. Ricardo Henrique
Bochecha vs. Leo Nogueira
Roberto Cyborg vs. Antônio Braga Neto
Rodrigo Cavaca vs. Fabiano Scherner
Cyborg vs. Cavaca
These are my predictions and nothing more.
I base my opinions on what I’ve seen at the main tournaments so far this year.
I was on the ground at the European Open and Pan and participated in GRACIEMAG coverage of the Brazilian Nationals and World Pro Cup.
Didn’t agree with my predictions? Use the comments field below to place your own bets, and after the tournament we’ll go back and see how we all did.
Most importantly, lets keep it sportsmanly.
Keep in mind that placing a figurative bet on a competitor doesn’t necessarily mean you’re rooting for him.
If just because the truth only starts to unfold the moment the referee shouts, “Combate!”