Blue Collar GP: Jimenez, Roosevelt, Bodoni, Porfirio and other stars in the running for $25,000

Blue Collar will award 25 thousand dollars to the winner of the GP. Art: VF Comunica

The Blue Collar Fight Club is holding an exciting event on September 1 in Fort Myers, Florida. The organization is promoting a grappling Grand Prix that will award the winner 25,000 dollars.

The tournament brings together eight top-level fighters with exciting styles. Seven of the participants are ADCC veterans and all have a winning record in the nogi.

Giancarlo Bodoni, Roosevelt Sousa, Roberto Jimenez, Elder Cruz, André Porfirio, Jacob Rodriguez and Andy Varela are the athletes confirmed to compete. Brazilian Vagner Rocha was due to fight in the GP, but pulled out of the tournament for unknown reasons. Blue Collar has yet to announce his replacement.

The GP fights will last ten minutes and the winner will only be known through a finish in regulation time. If neither fighter manages to score a finish during this period, the one who scores first in the golden score will win. 

Jiu-Jitsu black belt and event organizer Ben Kunzle said in an interview with VF Comunica that the athlete who excites the most is the one who fights without fear of defeat and provides electrifying duels.

“That’s what sells. There are people who can identify things that are different from the norm. We want to see action, you can’t be afraid,” said Ben.

The card also features a seminar by UFC star Gilbert Durinho and various grappling and no-gi matches. Don’t miss it!

Check out Ben Kunzle’s interview with VF Comunica in the video below.

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Written by Gabriel Almada

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