Kasai Pro 3 on Saturday, August 18 is rapidly shaping up to be the most entertaining jiu jitsu event of the year. The main card includes an 8 man welterweight tournament featuring 10th Planet Freaks' PJ Barch, as well as Kasai lightweight champion Renato Canuto, Vagner Rocha, Marcin Held, Matheus Lutes, Masahiro Iwasaki, Michael Perez and Jason Rau. The main card will also feature some high profile superfights such as Aussie Craig Jones vs. Rousimar Palhares, Gianni Grippo vs. EBI champ Jon Calestine, and a grudge match between AJ Agazarm and 10th Planet Freaks' Geo Martinez.
The undercard is just as stacked as the main card and 10th Planet Bethlehem will have three competitors taking the stage. The silent assassin Grace Gundrum will be taking on Izabella Frezzo of Notorious Mixed Martial Arts. Coach Zach Maslany will be facing Mikael Yahaya of Absolute MMA, and Jon “Thor” Blank will be facing Ryan Quinn of Renzo Gracie Academy. The rest of the undercard matchups are listed below and include numerous Finishers Sub Only veterans as well as Ashley Williams, an EBI veteran who will be headlining the Finishers Sub Only 6 against John Battle the weekend prior to Kasai Pro 3.
This should be an epic night of jiu jitsu from top to bottom and Zach has tickets available at the school for $50 to attend live at Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the undercard will begin at 6 p.m., with the main card following at 8 p.m. You can also stream the event live on Flograppling if you can’t attend in person.
Junny Ocasio (Unity Jiu-Jitsu School) vs. Ethan Crelinsten (Tristar Gym/Renzo Gracie Academy)
Silvio Duran (Vitor Shaolin’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) vs. Edu Gonçalves (A-Force Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)
Frank Rosenthal (Renzo Gracie Academy) vs. Ashley Williams (Chris Rees Academy)
Nick Ronan (Renzo Gracie Academy/Serra BJJ Academy) vs. Alex Miller (Hamptons Jiu Jitsu)
Joao Pereira (Igor Gracie Jiiu-Jitsu Academy) vs. Thiago Brito (G13 BJJ)
Jobany Rosario (Clockwork Jiu Jitsu) x Gannon Lang (BETA Academy)
Jon Potts (Monster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA) x Craig McDonald (Balance Studios)