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IBJJF Pro League Details and Scoring System!

Recently the IBJJF announced further details on the IBJJF Pro League Scoring System.  For those not familiar with the IBJJF Pro League, Pro League will be held later this year (December 8th) the event will be held at the Long Beach Pyramid on the Cal State Long Beach Campus.

IBJJF Pro League:

The IBJJ Pro League has defined the criteria for choosing the athletes that will take part in its maiden event, December 8th, at the California State Walter Pyramid, in Long Beach, California. There will be four divisions and each one of the four divisions will have eight competitors. This first event is for male black belt, Gi only and will be webcasted for free over IBJJF TV ( The winner of each division will get a US $5,000 prize.

IBJJF Pro League Weight Divisions (with Gi)
Up to 64 kg (141lb) – includes Rooster weight and Light-feather weight athletes
Up to 76 kg (167.5lb) – includes Feather weight and Light weight athletes
Up to 88.3 kg (194.6lb) – includes Middle weight and Medium-heavy weight athletes
Over 88.3 kg (over 194.6lb) – includes Heavy weight, Super-heavy weight and Ultra-heavy weight athletes.
IBJJF Pro League Qualifying Criteria:
The IBJJF Pro League competitors up to 64 kg, up to 76 kg and up to 88.3 kg divisions will have six athletes qualified by the IBJJF competitors ranking and two other athletes qualified for winning their divisions at the 2012 Long Beach Fall International Open, which will take place at the same day and venue as the IBJJF Pro League.  The IBJJF Pro League competitors over 88.3 kg division will have five athletes qualified by the ranking and three athletes qualified for winning their divisions at the Long Beach Fall International Open.

IBJJF Pro League Rules and Regulations:
IBJJF Pro League fights will be ruled under the Official IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu rules. The brackets will work in a single elimination system. To avoid brackets close-outs between athletes from the same academy, the IBJJF Pro League decided that competitors from the same team will have to face each other before the final match of each category.

IBJJF Pro League Rankings:

The competitors ranking is built with the sum of points each athlete gathered in all the competitions he took part in and reached at least the third place since the 2010 European Open Championship until the 2012 London Open International. The points scored in each tournament have to go through the following mathematical formula (Please, refer to the picture):IBJJ PRO LEAGUE.
IBJJF Pro League
Examples of How to Count Points for IBJJF Pro League Rankings:
1st Place Medium-Heavy weight Worlds 2010 = 9 pts x 7 x 1 = 63 pts
2nd Place Absolute Pan Ams 2011 = 4.5 pts x 4 x 2 = 36 pts
3rd Place Light weight Houston Open 2012 = 1 x 1 x 3 = 3 ptsCurrent top 10 List of best ranked athletes by division (the final list of qualified athletes for the 2012 IBJJ Pro League will be released after the Asian Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship and London International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu
Championship results being processed).
Up to 64 kg (141lb)
1. Bruno Mafacine
2. Caio Terra
3. Guilherme Mendes
4. Ary Farias
5. Laércio Fernandes
6. Pablo da Silva Santos
7. Rafael Freitas
8. Carlos Vieira Holanda
9. Daniel Beleza de Andrade
10. José Thiago da Silva Barros
Up to 76 kg (167.5lb):
1. Rafael Mendes
2. Leandro Pereira do Nascimento
3. Michael Langhi
4. Bruno Frazatto
5. Samir Chantre
6. Lucas Lepri
7. Johathan Torres
8. Augusto Lopes Mendes
9. Rubens Charles Maciel
10. Gilbert Burns
Up to 88.3kg (194.6lb):
1. Otávio Sousa
2. Rômulo Barral
3. Claudio Calasans
4. Sergio Moraes
5. Rafael Barbosa
6. Bruno Antunes
7. Lucas Leite
8. Marcelo Garcia
9. Rodrigo Fajardo
10.Victor Estima
Over 88.3 kg (over 194.6lb):
1. Rodolfo Vieira
2. Bernardo Faria
3. Marcus Almeida
4. Leonardo Nogueira
5. Nivaldo Oliveira
6. Antônio Carlos Barbosa Jr.
7. Antônio Braga Neto
8. Alexander Trans
9. Rodrigo Cavaca
10. Alexandro Ceconi
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