When it comes to nogi, there is no event more important than ADCC! Held once every two years, this year's edition did not disappoint. Held at a sold out Thomas and Mac arena in Las Vegas, this was the largest and most grand event in the tournament's history.
Representing CTA this year were 2 time ADCC champion Yuri Simoes, and Brazilian National Champion, Mason Fowler. Both of them were strong favorites in their division and everyone at CTA was excited.
No one could have expected day 1 to end the way it did. Both Mason and Yuri were knocked out before the semi finals and everyone was in disbelief. Not deterred, Professor Caio refocused the team and got them ready for Day 2 and the possibility of the invitation-only absolute division.
After a meeting with all the competitors, the field was narrowed down from 30+ to 16 and Yuri more than earned the right to be there.
Professor Caio dialed in the game plan and Yuri put his trust in him, fighting non-stop till the end. In the end, Yuri wrote his name in history and became a 3-time ADCC champion winning in 3 different weight categories!! Even more amazing was that throughout the entire tournament, no one scored a single point against him. Congrats to Yuri Simoes on his amazing run and look forward to your super fight with Gordon Ryan in 2024.