The ACB Jiu-Jitsu promotion will be hosting its 4th event of 2018, and this time taking place on one of the busiest grappling hubs in the world today, Long Beach – California, May 5 2018.
Yet another talent filled card, this time with two mega title matches: Marcus Almeida vs Joao Gabriel Rocha at ultra-heavyweight and Leandro Lo vs Gabriel Arges at middle. The rematch between Gabriel and Leandro being one of the most anticipated clashes to be made in the sport today.
The most accomplished grappler of all time, Marcus “Buchecha” will be making his second appearance at ACB and is likely to be seen as a heavy favorite to steal the ultra-heavyweight belt from the hands of Joao Gabriel Rocha. The two have met 5 times at black belt, all clear-cut victories for the 10x IBJJF world champion Almeida. This is not to say that Rocha will be an easy target. Joao is a hard nose competitor and laying down is not in his nature.
Title matches aside, ACBJJ 13 is also bringing sub-only’s front man Gordon Ryan to the mats. The DDS member will be battling veteran grappler Vinny Magalhaes for the first time under this rule-set, albeit without the gi.
The line-up will also include other big match-ups, particularly in the 75 and 85 kilogram division given that the next title challengers might very well come from one of these matches.