Nine days from the start of the competition in Barcelona, nearly all the categories are filled. At the moment, only the under-99kg division awaits its last three names.
The list of stars to shine in Spain is immense, with beasts like Robert Drysdale and Ronaldo Jacare; Saulo Ribeiro and Jeff Monson; Alexandre Ribeiro and Márcio Pé de Pano; Tarsis Humphreys, André Galvão and Braulio Estima; Marcelo Garcia and Kron Gracie; Leo Vieira, Cobrinha and Rani Yahya all set for action.
Roger Gracie – surely the greatest absence of the event.
Gabriel Vella – 2009’s ultraheavweight world champion.
Antonio Braga Neto – 2008’s super heavyweight world champion
Leonardo Leite – Ultra heavyweight runner up in 2008.
Alexandre de Souza – world heavyweight world runner-up in 2009, European absolute champion of Jiu-Jitsu in 2008.
Roberto “Tussa” Alencar – world runner-up in 2007, third place at 2008 Worlds.
Alexandre Cacareco – heavy presence in last ADCCs, just missed several times, including in absolute.
Ricardo Arona – another one synonymous with the ADCC was confirmed and then canceled.
Romulo Barral – two-time medium heavyweight world champion 2007/2009. World absolute runner-up in 2007/2009.
Demian Maia – champion in 2007, his UFC obligations keep him from Barcelona.
Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares – a fracture kept the BTT star from Barcelona.
Sergio Moraes – middleweight world champion in 2008, middleweight world runner-up in 2009.
Renzo Gracie – ADCC legend who, should he participate in 2009, would be the only athlete in every edition of the event.
Lucas Leite – 2007’s middleweight world champion, 2009’s Pan-American world champion, third place at middleweight at 2009 Worlds.
Michael Langhi – Lightweight world champion in 2009
Celsinho Venicius – Lightweight world champion in 2008
Lucas Lepri – Lightweight world champion in 2007
Mike Fowler – Big surprise of 2007, beating Renzo and submitting Saulo.
Royler Gracie –Three-time ADCC champion who dropped out in 2003, but who is missed to this day. Who could say Royler wouldn’t do well in Barcelona?
Mario Reis – runner-up in 2007, third in 2008 and 2009 at featherweight.
Bruno Frazatto – third in 2007, runner-up in 2008 and 2009 at featherweight.
Robson Moura – light featherweight world champion in 2007.
Bruno Malfacine – two-time roosterweight champion in 2007 and 2009.
Juliana Borges – under 60kg and absolute ADCC champion 2005
Leticia Ribeiro – featherweight world champion in 2009, third in 2007 and 2009.
Michelle Nicolini – featherweight world champion in 2007, runner-up in 2009.
Bianca Barreto – two-time featherweight world champion in 2008, 2009.
Leka Vieira – under 60kg runner-up in 2005.
Ana Laura Cordeiro – medium heavyweight world champion in 2008.
Gabrielle Garcia – heavyweight world champion in 2008.
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