Subversiv Team Tournament Line-Ups Announced; Atos, DDS, 10th Planet, More to Compete

On Saturday, May 1, the grappling promotion Subversiv will return to action with Subversiv 5. The event features a stacked line-up of teams for the three-on-three team grappling tournament, including top competitors from Atos, the Danaher Death Squat, Checkmat, 10th Planet, and more. Check out those line-ups, start times, betting odds, and superfight line-up below.

Team Atos sticks out as an early favorite, and for good reason. Fresh off his grand prix championship at Third Coast Grappling, Kaynan Duarte is likely the best overall grappler in the entire competition. His teammates are Rafaela Guedes, a 2020 no-gi Pans absolute winner that has looked dominant in recent wins over Maggie Grindatti and Ana Vieira, as well as Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa, a four-time no-gi world champion.

Checkmat is also fielding a strong team with Gabriel Almeida, Elder Cruz, and Nathalie “Tata” Ribeiro. They’ll first have to get by the Danaher Death Squad, though. That first-round team match-up features a rematch between Almeida and DDS representative Oliver Taza. The pair met at a recent Fight to Win event with Almeida taking a somewhat controversial decision.

Other notable competitors include ADCC veteran John Combs from Studio 84, no-gi absolute world champion Kendall Reusing representing Gracie Barra, and Gesias Cavalcante for Fight Sports.

How to watch: Subversiv 5 takes place on Saturday, May 1 at 4:00 PM ET and will live and exclusively 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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