On Saturday, July 17, Austin, TX will play host to one of the most anticipated grappling events of the year. A collaboration between FloGrappling and the ADCC, The Road to ADCC features a main event between 2019 ADCC champions Matheus Diniz and Kaynan Duarte, as well as five other matches with the best and most exciting talent in grappling right now, all competing under the ADCC ruleset. Below is the full card line-up, betting odds, and preview.
Under the main event are a number of compelling match-ups. Making his fourth no-gi appearance of the year and his first time ever competing in the ADCC ruleset, Mikey Musumeci will look to continue his undefeated streak when he takes on 10th Planet standout and three-time ADCC veteran Geo Martinez. Nicky Ryan returns to action to take on no-gi world champion Dante Leon, and submission ace Elisabeth Clay faces veteran and four-time IBJJF world champion Ana Carolina Viera.
Rounding out the card are a pair of injury replacement match-ups. Stepping in (again) for an injured Craig Jones, Brazilian Fight Factory black belt William Tackett will take on Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa. Also, Kade Ruotolo replaces an injured Andrew Wiltse to face Roberto Jimenez in what could be one of the year’s most entertaining matches.
Stay tuned on Grappling Insider for match previews and results from this event.
How to watch: The Road to ADCC takes place on Saturday, July 17, and will air live on FloGrappling (subscription required) at 8 PM EST.