Over the past 12 months ACB Jiu Jitsu has been posting photos of several notable Jiu Jitsu competitors signing contracts on their social media pages, but with no announcement on when we would get to see them in action. Until now.

The promotion have announced the brackets for their middleweight and lightweight Grand Prix tournaments which are to take place on February 25 in California. Both tournaments contain multiple world and ADCC champions and some highly competitive match making in the first rounds, with big scalps sure to miss out after the first round.

Names to watch out for in the Middleweight Grand Prix:

Gabriel Arges – Currently on a tear and is looking to be the most in form black belt in the world not named Leandro Lo.

Claudio Calasans – Former world and ADCC champion, Calasans regularly makes the finals of IBJJF competitions, most recently at the Europeans, losing out to Leandro Lo.

Otavio Souza – Gracie Barra stand out and former world champion, Souza will be desperate to add to his impressive resume and will be a dangerous opponent for anyone looking to make the final.

The brackets are as follows:

Names to watch in the lightweight Grand Prix:

AJ Agazarm – The biggest heel in Jiu Jitsu has had a tough time of it in recent sub only competitions, but Agazarm shines in the tournament format and is a durable competitor who is no walkover for anyone at this weight.

Davi Ramos – Ramos is an ADCC champion who shocked the world with his submission win over Lucas Lepri at the 2015 ADCC and is a devastating finisher when given the opportunity.

Edwin Najmi – Najmi is a world champion and the Fight To Win Pro champ, and has recently successfully defended his title for the promotion. Possesses a deadly flying triangle which he uses to great effect, Najmi will be one to watch.

Michael Langhi – Possessing one of the greatest guards of his generation, Langhi is a four-time world champion and is one of the greatest lightweights to ever step foot on the mat. Langhi has the best resume going in to this Grand Prix and is arguably the toughest competitor to beat across both brackets.

The brackets are as follows: