Full 2022 ADCC World Championship brackets released

The 2022 ADCC World Championships take place on September 17-18, live from Las Vegas, NV. Ahead of the big tournament, Grappling Insider will be previewing each division.
 Read a preview of the men’s 66 kg. division here, the 77 kg. division here, the 88 kg. division here, the 99 kg. division here, the 99+ kg. division here, the women’s 60 kg. division here, and the women’s 60+ kg. division here.

The most prestigious tournament in grappling is set to go down this weekend, live from Las Vegas, NV. On Friday night, FloGrappling the ADCC released the complete brackets for the 2022 ADCC World Championships.

Watch the entire bracket reveal show below.

Below are the first round match-ups for each division:

60 kg. quarterfinal match-ups:

  • Bianca Basilio vs. Julia Maele
  • Elvira Karppinen vs. Brianna Ste-Marie
  • Ffion Davies vs. Adele Fornarino
  • Bia Mesquita vs. Mayssa Bastos

60+ kg. quarterfinal match-ups:

  • Gabi Garcia vs. Nikki Lloyd-Griffiths
  • Amy Campo vs. Elisabeth Clay
  • Rafaela Guedes vs. Eleftheria Christodoulou
  • Kendall Reusing vs. Giovanna Jara

66 kg. round of 16 match-ups:

  • Garry Tonon vs. Sam McNally
  • Josh Cisneros vs. Ethan Crelinsten
  • Cole Abate vs. Fabricio Andrey
  • Diogo Reis vs. Ash Williams
  • Kennedy Maciel vs. Geo Martinez
  • Keith Krikorian vs. Diego Oliveira
  • AJ Agazarm vs. Jeremy Skinner
  • Gabriel Sousa vs. Ruan Alvarenga

77 kg. round of 16 match-ups:

  • JT Torres vs. Kenta Iwamoto
  • Tommy Langaker vs. PJ Barch
  • Kade Ruotolo vs. Lachlan Giles
  • Roberto Jimenez vs. Andy Varela
  • Dante Leon vs. Magid Hage
  • William Tackett vs. Matheusz Szczecinski
  • Mica Galvao vs. Oliver Taza
  • Nicky Ryan vs. Renato Canuto

88 kg. round of 16 match-ups:

  • Matheus Diniz vs. Roberto De Frias
  • Giancarlo Bodoni vs. Isaque Bahiense
  • Xande Ribeiro vs. Eoghan O’Flanagan
  • Mason Fowler vs. Alexandre De Jesus
  • Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa vs. Santeri Lilius
  • Josh Hinger vs. Tye Ruotolo
  • Vagner Rocha vs. Izaak Michell
  • Pedro Marinho vs. Jay Rodriguez

99 kg. round of 16 match-ups:

  • Kaynan Duarte vs. Owen Livesy
  • Patrick Gaudio vs. Elder Cruz
  • Rafael Lovato Jr. vs. Perttu Tepponen
  • Vinicius “Trator” Ferreira vs. Paul Ardila
  • Craig Jones vs. Joao Costa
  • Devhonte Johnson vs. Kyle Boehm
  • Yuri Simoes vs. Luke Griffith
  • Nicholas Meregali vs. Henrique Ceconi

99+ kg. round of 16 match-ups:

  • Gordon Ryan vs. Heikki Jussila
  • Victor Hugo vs. Dan Manasoiu
  • Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu vs. Haisam Rida
  • Joao Rocha vs. Roosevelt Sousa
  • Felipa Pena vs. Josh Saunders
  • Orlando Sanchez vs. Max Gimenis
  • Nick Rodriguez vs. Damon Ramos
  • Vinny Magalhaes vs. John Hansen

After waiting a full three years since the last ADCC World Championships (thanks to a postponement caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic), grappling fans are now salivating over what is being hailed as the biggest and best ADCC ever.

The first two rounds of the men’s divisions and the first round of the women’s divisions will take place on Saturday, with the semifinals, consolation finals, divisional finals, and absolute division taking place on Sunday.

The ADCC superfight is arguably the most anticipated match in submission grappling history, as Gordon Ryan, the reigning 99 kg. and absolute division ADCC champion, will take on four-time ADCC superfight champion Andre Galvao. The match is years in the making after the two have traded words on social media and engaged in an infamous backstage confrontation in which Ryan slapped Galvao.

How to watch: The 2022 ADCC World Championships take place on September 17-18 and will air live on FloGrappling (subscription required).

Ben Coate

Ben has been involved with grappling, whether through wrestling or Brazilian jiu-jitsu, essentially his entire life. After wrestling throughout his childhood, Ben found Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a young adult and quickly fell in love. He has been training for over ten years and currently holds the rank of brown belt, and remains involved in both the MMA and BJJ scene. Ben has been writing about combat sports since 2017. He has interviewed and profiled some of MMA's biggest stars, including multiple UFC champions.

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