Five Grappling have been a staple of the US grappling scene for the past few years and have attracted some of the world’s best onto the mats in previous tournaments – including the likes of Mackenzie Dern and Edwin Najmi – but for their upcoming eight-man light-heavyweight tournament, they may have pulled off their best line up to date. 

Confirmed for the tournament that takes place on March 11 are the following:

Leandro Lo
Tarsis Humphreys
Ezra Lenon
Nick Schrock
Elliot Kelly
Joào Assis
Tanner Rice
Lucas Daniel Barbosa

On current form, the favourite would have to be Leandro Lo but Elliot Kelly, Joào Assis and Tarsis Humphreys are all more than capable of causing an upset in what will no doubt be a dramatic night of matches.