This year the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship seems stronger and more organized than ever. Their trials in the US earlier this month were a great success, and the Sao Paulo version of the event went down the same route. This competition served as a test for some of the newly graded black belts, such as Erberth Santos, Monique Elias, Cesar Felipe, Fabio Caloi, and the new kids did not disappoint, check the full results here.
Javier Vazquez, also known as “Showtime”, is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Medeiros, a rank he achieved in 2003, making him most likely the first Cuban black belt in the Brazilian grappling style. Javier is also a wrestler and a retired mixed martial artist with a successful career having competed at some of the top promotions in the world such as KOTC, WEC and the UFC . Javier Vazquez is also married to Rose Gracie, daughter of 9th degree jiu jitsu red belt Rorion Gracie, with whom he runs the “Gracie Tournaments” organization.
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