It seems that Takanori Gomi will indeed be making his return to ADCC competition, as he is among the names on an initial list of competitors for the 2011 ADCC Asia Trials. Former ADCC competitor Tetsu Suzuki is set to compete as well. Suzuki finished fourth in the 66kg. division at the 2007 ADCC World Championship, losing to Leo Vieira in the semifinals and again to Baret Yoshida in the third place match. DEEP x Real King grappling tournament winner Kohei Yasumi and 2010 143lb. Shooto Rookie champion Yuta Sasaki are also among the list of competitors announced. Promoted to the Front Page by Anton Tabuena HT: Nightmare of Battle
Times for this weekend's matches via ADCC Official Saturday, Sept. 26 First fight: 11 AM local (5 AM ET / 2 AM PT) Last fight: 6 PM local (12 noon ET / 9 AM PT) Sunday, Sept. 27 Finals: 12 noon local (6 AM ET / 3 AM PT)
ADCC Brazil executive secretary Wagner Gomes confirmed to Gracie Mag that Ricardo Arona will not participate in ADCC 2009 (September 26-27 in Barcelona, Spain) due to his commitment to the September 12th Bitetti Combat card in Brazil. Arona (13-5) will return to the MMA ring against Marvin Eastman (16-9-1); it will be his first fight since being knocked out by Sokoudjou at PRIDE 34 over two years ago.