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Lo, Barbosa, Assis and others round out talented field

Leandro Lo celebrates after a win over Keenan Cornelius
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Five Grappling Super League is back this weekend with another big event that features prominent names in the field. This event is set for March 11 and will include an eight-man, submission-only tournament.

The field for that tournament brings together some of the best competitors for one of the promotion’s biggest events. Leandro Lo and Lucas “The Hulk” Barbosa round out the field that isn’t short on talent. Joao Assis, Tanner Rice, Eliot Kelly, Nick Schrock, Ezra Lenon, Tarsis Humphreys are also a part of this showcase.

Many will consider Lo the favorite to win the event, as he’s riding a wave of recent success. Lo is a five-time world champion in three different weight classes. He’s coming off of an impressive performance at the IBJJF Euro Open where he won double-gold. His appearance in the light heavyweight pro invitational is sure to capture the attention of many grappling fans.

“The Hulk” will represent Team Atos and also brings his own legacy of success in the sport. He is a multiple time IBJJF champion, where he’s won two No-Gi titles in 2015 and 2016 along with a Gi title as a brown belt in 2015. Assis is a former ADCC champion and another face to watch during this event. He burst on to the grappling scene back in 2010 when he submitted Jeff Monson. The entire field consists of men that could surprise the betting favorites making this a “must see” event for grappling aficionados.

The light heavyweight tournament isn’t the only reason to tune in as the show will also include a number of super fights on the undercard. The entire card is as follows:

Pro Invitational Under Card

Catherine Perret vs Gabi Mcomb

Michael Liera Jr vs Bill “The Grill” Cooper

Tammi Musumeci vs Jena Bishop

Sinistro Iturralde vs Magid Hage

Bia Mesquita vs Talita Alencar


Sean Roberts vs Sergio Rios

Hector Carrillo vs Fabricio “Morango” Camoes

Baret Yoshida vs Ron Henderson

Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez vs Fernando Machado

Shannon Gugerty vs Gabe Ruediger

Alfredo Barum vs Sergio Hernandez

Tim Pablo vs Noah Tillis

Ricardo “Pantcho” Feliciano vs Morgan Mainz

Nathan Murphy vs Brent Buskirk

Ricardo Rea vs Mike Khatchikian

Carl Boudro vs Ric Centron

Kylie Baker vs Taylor Rupert

Marko Martinez vs Carl Reyes

Hassan Alexander vs TBA -

Xavier Silva vs Bailey Lopp