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Full ADCC Barcelona Roster

cristiane-cyborgThe Abu Dhabi Combat Club is an invitation only no-gi grappling competition that is held once every two years. It is widely regarded as the submission fighting Olympics, with the very best grapplers from all areas of the globe being brought together to classify the most dangerous submission expert in each weight class.

The most recent edition of ADCC is set to take place in Barcelona, Spain, and will run through the dates of September 26-27.

While the event normally showcases a wide variety of mixed martial artists in pure submission competition, this season is easily the most star studded event in the promotion’s history.

Some of the male fighters you will easily recognize include names such as Urijah Faber, Ben Askren, Tom Lawlor, Dean Lister, Ricardo Arona, Vinny Magalhaes, Renato “Babalu” Sobral, Fabricio Werdum, Tom Erickson, Jeff Monson and Gabriel Gonzaga.

A couple of the notable female mixed martial artists participating at ADCC Barcelona include Cris Cyborg and Megumi Fuji.

The superfight of the event will be between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Robert Drysdale.

The full roster for ADCC Barcelona is listed below:


1. Rani Yahya. Brazil (ADCC World Champion)

2. Kouhei Yasumi. Japan (Asian Trials winner)

3. Rafael Mendes. Brazil (South American Trials winner)

4. Nicolas Renier. France (European Trials winner)

5. Timo-Juhani Hirvikangas. Finland (European Champion)

6. Ryan Hall. USA (North American east coast Trials winner)

7. David Marinakis. Australia (Pacific Trials winner)

8. Jayson Patino. USA (North American west coast Trials winner)

9. Rubens “Cobrinha” Chales. USA

10. Leo Vieira. Brazil

11. Baret Yoshida. USA

12. Jeff Glover. USA

13.Hiroshi “Iron” Nakamura. Japan

14.Justin Rader. USA

15. Jeff Curran. USA

16. Urijah Faber. USA


1. Marcelo Garcia. Brazil (ADCC World Champion)

2. K-taro Nakamura. Japan (Asian Trials winner)

3. Murilo Santana. Brazil (South American Trials winner)

4. Marcelo Azevedo. Italy (European Trials winner)

5. Toni Linden. Finland (European Champion)

6. Don Ortega. USA (North American east coast Trials winner)

7. Rodney Ellis. Australia (Pacific Trials winner)

8. Enrico Cocco. USA (North American west coast Trials winner)

9. Kron Gracie. USA

10. Pablo Popovich. USA

11. Yoshiyuki “Zenko” Yoshida. Japan

12. Milton Vieira. Brazil

13.Bill Cooper. USA

14.Ben Askren.USA

15.Gregor Gracie. Brazil

16.Leo Santos. Brazil


1.Tarsis Humphreys.Brasil

2. Kazuhiro Nakamura. Japan (Asian Trials winner)

3. André Galvão. Brazil (South American Trials winner)

4. Kassim Annan. France (European Trials winner)

5. Trond Saksenvik. Norway (European Champion)

6. Jason Selva. USA (North American east coast Trials winner)

7. Igor Praporshchikov. Australia (Pacific Trials winner)

8. Chris Weidman. USA (North American west coast Trials winner)

9. Gunnar Nelson. Iceland

10. Rafael Lovato jr. Usa

11. Daniel Tabera. Spain

12. Braulio Estima. Brazil

13.Bruno Bastos.Brazil

14.Tom Lawlor.USA

15. Jorge Santiago. Brazil

16.James Brasco. USA


1. Xande Ribeiro. Brazil (ADCC World Champion)

2. Yukiya Naito. Japan (Asian Trials winner)

3. Glover Teixeira. Brazil (South American Trials winner)

4. Radek Turek. Poland (European Trials winner)

5. Andreas Olsen. Norway (European Champion)

6. Rafael Davies. USA (North American east coast Trials winner)

7. Anthony Perosh. Australia (Pacific Trials winner)

8. Gerardi Rinaldi. USA (North American west coast Trials winner)

9. Dean Lister. USA

10. Ricardo Arona. Brazil

11.Vinny Magalhães. Brazil

12.Vesa Vuori.Finland

13. Renato “Babalu” Sobral. Brazil

14.Marcio “Ped de Pano” Cruz. Brazil

15.Ricco Rodrigez.USA


1. Fabricio Werdum. Brazil (ADCC World Champion)

2. Kouji Kanechika. Japan (Asian Trials winner)

3. Antoine Jaoude. Brazil (South American Trials winner)

4. Tomasz Janiszewski. Poland (European Trials winner)

5. Janne-Pekka Pietiläinen. Finland (European Champion)

6. Asa Fuller. USA (North American east coast Trials winner)

7. Denis Roberts. Australia (Pacific Trials winner)

8. Tom DeBlass. USA (North American west coast Trials winner)

9. John Olav Einemo. Norway

10. Saulo Ribeiro. Brazil

11. Rogent Lloret. Spain

12.Tom Erikson.USA

13.Jeff Monson.USA

14. Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. Brasil

15.Gabriel Gonzaga.USA

16.Karol Bedorf.Poland


Ronaldo Jacare vs Robert Drysdale. USA



1. Kyra Gracie. Brazil (ADCC World Champion)

2. Sayaka Shioda. Japan (ADCC World Champion)

3. Megumi Fujii. Japan (Asian & Pacific Trials winner)

4. Michelle Tavares. Brazil (South American Trials winner)

5. Laurence Cousin. France (European Trials winner)

6. Ina Steffensen. Denmark (European Champion)

7. Hillary Williams. USA (North American Trials winner)

8.Luanna Alzuguir. Brazil


1. Hannette Staack. USA (ADCC World Champion)

2. Penny Thomas. USA (ADCC World Champion)

3. Hitomi Hiraiwa. Japan (Asian & Pacific Trials winner)

4. Rosângela Conceição. Brazil (South American Trials winner)

5. Ida Hansson. Sweden (European Trials winner)

6. Shanti Abelha. Denmark (European Champion)

7. Lana Stephanac. USA (North American Trials winner)

8. Cris Cyborg. Brazil

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Ricco isnt in the +99 kg? I think either he went on a crazy diet or somebody got his weight mixed up.

  • edub says:

    I think they got his and pedepano mmixed up

  • xtreme_machine says:

    good roster

  • raoulduke4247 says:

    Surprised to see Gonzaga and Faber in there. I thought that Zuzza would not allow their fighters to fight in other events. Even if it is grappling only.

  • edub says:

    Why doesnt BJ ever compete?

  • Bullylover says:

    I’m surprised that lw like matt serra and bj aren’t competing. They both have great BJJ. what about Marcus aurelio dude is a 4th degree blackbelt and is great at submissions. It just doesn’t transfer well into his MMA.

  • Glad to see Baret Yoshida in this. The guy is awesome, hope he does well.

  • brad says:

    I cant wait to see Askren and this event will be ppv-able awesome i cant wait

  • dpk says:

    Nice to see the Zuffa guys here. I wish BJ, and GSP were in this, but I doubt Zuffa is going to let their champions do this, and i understand the decision. There are a few guys in this tourney, who could improve their MMA standings with a good showing. Rafael Davies comes to mind, he just came off a good win and a good showing here could help his prospects of getting picked up for the big time.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I would think Jake Shields would be on this list somewhere.


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