Grand Slam Tokyo adds Legends HW match: Alexandre Dantas vs. Ricco Rodriguez
The UAEJJF announced today a super match in the
Legends series to take place during the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World
Tour Tokyo, on July 15.
Brazilian Alexandre “Café” Dantas and Ricco Rodrigues
will battle in the heavyweight division. The winner of the match will keep his
chance alive to fight Marcio “Pé de Pano” Cruz for the division belt at the
2018 ADWPJJC, in Abu Dhabi.
Dantas, 38, is a
black belt under Carlos Gracie Jr. He has notable wins against Rodrigo
Comprido, Gabriel Gonzaga, Fabrício Werdum, Marcelo Garcia, Demian Maia, Bruno
Bastos, Fernando Tererê, Marcio Corleta, and others. In 2007, Dantas won the
Brazilian ADCC trials.
Rodriguez, 39, is
a four-time ADCC medalist including the1998 gold medal at the +99kg division.
He was also the first athlete from Porto Rico to win a belt in the UFC.