This Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT, the Eddie Bravo Invitational invades the Muscle Pharm HQ in Burbank, California for its 17thsubmission only event.
The event will feature EBI’s first ever 16 man combat jiu jitsu tournament at middleweight. A full list of the middleweight tournament competitors is below. You can stream the event on UFC Fight Passor go to EBIOfficial.com for the PPV, and limited tickets to attend live are still available here.
At EBI 11, Eddie introduced the first combat jiu jitsu bracket which consisted of four men at bantamweight and included JM Holland, Chad George, Nick Honstein and Sheridan Moran. Combat Jiu Jitsu rules allow for open hand palm strikes once one of the two competitors has hit the ground. EBI 12 and EBI 13 continued the pattern by each having a four person combat jiu jitsu bracket to crown the women’s flyweight and men’s welterweight combat jiu jitsu belts. Eventually, in November of 2017, Eddie premiered Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds, which included two brackets, one at bantamweight and one at lightweight, however there were eight men to each tournament bracket rather than four. Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds was also the first time where we saw a win by TKO due to the open palm strikes, when Vagner Rocha won the lightweight belt over Nate Orchard.
Andy Gonzalez is a coach at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. He has earned his BJJ Brown Belt under 2nd Degree Black Belt, Professor Mikal Abdullah. Follow Andy on Twitter at @GoGoGonzilla
Andy lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Amanda and their 3 beautiful children. Andy is also the father of a Marine who is honorably serving in the United States Marine Corps.