JitzKing Miami 2020 Preview

Jitzking Miami is happening on January 24th and is flying under the radar thanks to the upcoming IBJJF European Championships taking place on the same weekend. Regardless, the event is bringing a stacked card to Miami featuring some phenomenal grapplers and plenty of young fighters to keep an eye on for the future.

The main event sees Richie Martinez take on the three-time ADCC US Trials winner, Enrico Cocco, in what is guaranteed to be an exciting match at 185 lbs. Another US Trials winner, John Combs also features on the card against Combat Jiu-Jitsu Welterweight champion Kody Steele. MMA fighters are also out in force on the card with Gillian Robertson, Jessica Aguilar and Jim Alers all slated to compete.

Alongside the superfights, there’s also a 16-man invitational tournament with some of the best young Featherweight grapplers around right now. The favorite to take home the $5,000 prize here seems to be Ethan Crelinsten, the DDS member being one of the most experienced competitors in the field. There’s also the fact that the most vicious man in professional grappling, Vagner Rocha, will be in attendance cornering both of his children. His daughter Jasmine has a superfight against Dominika Malecka and his son Achilles will attempt to win the 4-man Teen -160lbs tournament.

JitzKing Miami Full Card

Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez vs Enrico Cocco 185 lbs
John Combs v Kody Steele 180 lbs
Renato Tavares vs Marlon Medeiros 155 lbs
Pam Boveda vs Gillian Robertson 145 lbs
Andre Porfirio vs Jarrod Anderson 225 lbs
Mariuxi Llaguno vs Jessica Aguilar 115 lbs
Lucas Araujo Gomes vs Jim Alers 165 lbs
Tyler Moore vs Marcelo Bruzzo 215 lbs
Jasmine Rocha vs Dominika Malecka 135 lbs
Jeremias Echevarria Suarez vs Benjamin Kunzle 165 lbs
Stephanie Leigh Kopacz vs Diane Portwood 155 lbs
Rafael Delgado vs Danny Diaz 145 lbs Teen
Gaby Caro vs Sofia Delgado 135 lbs Teen
Ethan Tran vs Carlos Sainz 100 lbs Teen

145 lbs 16-Man Tournament

Emilio Hernandez (Zenith Tennessee Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy) 
Adam Ferrera (GF Team/Beach BJJ) 
Spencer Mumme (Gracie Apollo Beach) 
Ethan Crelinstein (Renzo Gracie NYC)
Orlando Castillo (FightSports) 
Jay Ciotti (ATT Coconut Creek) 
Andrew Tackett (Checkmat)  
Colon Santana (Marcio Cruz BJJ) 
Corban Sainz (Team Alpha Miami)
Kevin Granados (Xcel Jiujitsu)
Gilherme Lima (Fabin Rosa) 
Aidan Collins (Marcelo Pereira Martial Arts)
Jose Cadavid (GF Team/Beach BJJ)
Cristian Guzman (Gracie Barra Texas)
Ricky Lule (10th Planet)
JM Holland (10th Planet)

Teen -160lbs Tournament

Mike Sainz (Team Alpha Miami) 
Achilles Rocha (Vagner Rocha Martial Arts) 
Enrico Said (American Top Team Weston)
Priam Shaffer (Rillion Gracie Panama City)

For tickets to the live event on January 24th in Miami, click here.

Alex Lindsey

Alex Lindsey is the managing editor here at Grappling Insider. Originally starting training in MMA in 2008, injuries and university slowed progress until he decided to put on a gi for the first time back in 2015.

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