The Eddie Bravo Invitational returns with its third tournament of 2020- the Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds 2020: The Lightweights. This event comes live from the beautiful Majestic Resorts in Cancun, Mexico.
For those unfamiliar with EBI tournaments, the rules are simple. There are no points or advantages, with a winner only determined with a submission. If no winner is determined during the 10-minute regulation time, there is are three overtime rounds. Much like Submission Underground, each fighter will be given a starting position in either an armbar position or back control. The fighter that gets a submission from their position quickest is declared the winner. If there is no submission, the grappler with the longest ride time will win the match.
Combat Jiu Jitsu adds an extra wrinkle to the rules- open palm strikes. The strikes can only be made to the body and head once both fighters are grounded. This adds the TKO as a potential method of victory.
The tournament features sixteen lightweight competitors, including tournament favorites Nathan Orchard, Jordan Holy, and PJ Barch, along with Danny Collazo, who picked up a decision victory in MMA with Titan FC just a week ago.
The event will also feature three special non-tournament bouts. They feature former Bellator prospect Cris Lencioni facing JM Holland, Derek Rayfield against Elias Anderson, and Keith Krikorian battling Ivan Rodriguez.
Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds 2020: The Lightweights Results
Kade Ruotolo def. PJ Barch via submission (buggy choke), 3:33 of regulation
Keith Krikorian def. Ivan Rodriguez via TKO (palm strikes from back mount), 3:36 of regulation
Derek Rayfield def. Elias Anderson via submission (rear-naked choke) with no submission from Anderson, Overtime Round 1
Cris Lencioni def. JM Holland via submission (rear-naked choke) with no submission from Holland, Overtime Round 1
Kade Ruotolo def. Jordan Holy via submission (guillotine choke), 0:54 of regulation
PJ Barch def. Nathan Orchard via submission (rear-naked choke) with no submission from Orchard, Overtime Round 3
*Jordan Holy def. Thomas Fisher via submission (rear-naked choke), 1:41 of refulation
Kade Ruotolo def. Danny Collazo via control time, after Overtime Round 3
PJ Barch def. Kim Terra via submission (rear-naked choke), 2:55 of regulation
Nathan Orchard def. Todd Walling via submission (wrist lock), 1:48 of regulation
*Fisher replaces Bobby Emmons due to Emmons injury
Jordan Holy def. Samson Phommabout via submission (arm triangle choke) 3:28 of regulation
Bobby Emmons def. Thomas Fisher via submission (triangle armbar), 2:46 of regulation
Danny Collazo def. Mikey Gonzalez via submission (rear-naked choke), 5:46 of regulation
Kade Ruotolo def. Laird Anderson via submission (kneebar), 2:54 of regulation
PJ Barch def. David Weintraub via submission (rear-naked choke), 1:51 of regulation
Kim Terra def. Paulo Marmund via submission (toe hold), 4:56 of regulation
Todd Walling def. Cody Owens via submission (toe hold), 5:00 of regulation
Nathan Orchard def. Michael Esquivel via submission (rear-naked choke), 0:46 of regulation