LONG BEACH, Calif. — The inaugural 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo takes place today at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. The event will host six BJJ superfights featuring some of the world’s top grapplers including current UFC welterweight Nick Diaz vs. Braulio Estima.
ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) is on the scene in Long Beach for the event and will bring back several video interviews and photos for your enjoyment. We will also provide live results for each of tonight’s superfights.
A live stream of the bouts can be ordered at www.mobileblackbelt.tv for $9.95.
Fights will be decided by submission or if it goes the distance it will be decided on points. The point system works like this:
2 pts – takedown
2 pts – sweep
3 pts – knee on belly for 3 seconds
3 pts – passing the guard
4 pts – mounting
4 pts – taking the back (both hooks inside)
BJJ Superfight quick results:
- (No Gi) Kyra Gracie def. Alexis Davis (points 5-0)
- (Gi) Bill Cooper def. Nino Schembri (Ref decision after tie in points)
- (Gi) Rafael Lovato def. Lucas Leite (points 2-0)
- (Gi) Kron Gracie def. Victor Estima (points – advantage)
- (Gi) Jeff Glover def. Caio Terra (points 10-6)
(No Gi) Nick Diaz vs. Braulio Estima
So, Nick Diaz no-showed. When it came time for the main event Braulio Estima came out onto the mat and waited. Nick Diaz never came out. It was then announced that Diaz would not be fighting. No reason was given.
Estima came from the U.K. for this fight with Diaz and he made weight. He was extremely disappointed Diaz would not fight and addressed the crowd, saying if Nick would not fight him in BJJ, he would fight him in MMA.
This is a major disappointment as tons of fans came out to watch the fight, not to mention all the people that bought the live stream online. Nick Diaz continues to alienate himself from the fans and the sport.
Cesar Gracie, Nick’s manager, simply Tweeted:
“Nick is out.”
Stay tuned for updates and we will still have plenty of video interviews from the Expo.