ADCC 2013 – Beijing October

Fabricio Werdum

Fabricio Werdum

ADCC 2013 will take place in Beijing, China in October!

Unfortunately, Marcelo Garcia is taking a break from the event this year.

Roger Gracie, Robert Drysdale and Gunnar Nelson have declined the invitation as they are concentrating on MMA.

But some MMA tops are coming back!

– Fabricio Werdum

Vinny Magalhães

Vinny Magalhães

– Vinny Magalhaes

(these two had one of the most exciting ADCC matches ever)

Other names confirmed are current champions:

– Rafael Mendes

– Gabriel Garcia

Some new invitees:

– Octavio de Souza

– Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes

According to Kid Peligro: “In keeping up with ADCC’s desire to avoid teammates competing against each other (and not putting forth 100% effort) in the event, current BJJ World Absolute champion Marcus Buchecha Almeida was invited along with his coach Rodrigo Cavaca but only if they agreed to compete in different divisions. Cavaca accepted to fight in the Under 99 Kg division while Buchecha will compete in the Over 99 Kg.”


Marcio Cruz

pedepanoMarcio-CruzNickname: Pé de Pano
Born in 1978
Home: Brasil
Style: BJJ/Submission Figthing
Team: Gracie Fusion
Division: under 98.9 Kg

ADCC Record:
2001 – Runner up
2003 – 1st place at over 99 kg division and 4th place at Absolute
2005 – Runner up
2007 3rd place at over 99 kg division

MMA Record: 6 – 2 – 0Susumu Nagao's Photograph

Márcio “Pé de Pano” Cruz (born April 24, 1978 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Third Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Carlos Gracie Jr.. He is also a professional mixed martial arts fighter and a world class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor. His nickname “Pé de Pano” was given to him by his friends at the Gracie Barra academy in Rio. The name “Pé de Pano” is the Portuguese version of the name of the Woody Woodpecker’s horse, Sugarfoot. As a MMA professional fighter, Marcio has fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, defeating former champion Frank Mir by TKO at UFC 57. He also holds a win over Keigo Kunihara at UFC 55. He lost a split decision to Jeff Monson at UFC 59, even tough he has defeated Monson 2 times before at grappling tournaments, one time at ADCC in 2003 and at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic in Columbus, Ohio in 2005. Marcio second MMA loss was to Andrei Arlovski at UFC 66, in December 2006, by first round knockout. On June 2007 at IFL he defeated Rafael Feijao when Feijao used an illegal kick 18 seconds before the end of the 3rd and final round; Many spectators say that Marcio was winning all 3 rounds by unanimous decision. In June 2008 Marcio defeated Mu Bae Choi at Sengoku Third Battle via Submission (Triangle Armbar). In April 2009 He defeated UFC veteran Dan Christison by unanimous decision. Marcio says that his MMA career has just started, and now he is looking to go to the light heavy weight division and fight against the best 205lbs MMA fighters. Marcio’s accomplishments as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor are amazing. He is a 6 times Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, 5 times Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Champion, 8 times Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pan-American Champion and the 2003 ADCC World Champion. He has also defeated many top athletes in grappling competitions, some of them being Ricco Rodriguez, Mike Van Arsdale, Roger Gracie, Gabriel Gonzaga, Paulo Filho, Fabricio Werdum, Xande Ribeiro, Marcelo Garcia, Saulo Ribeiro, Fernando “Terere” Augusto, Fernado “Margarida” Pontes and many others. Since Marcio started his Mixed Martial Arts career, he has been training MMA with Roberto “Gordo” Correa and he fights under Gracie Fusion team. Marcio last fight was in August 22, 2009 when he beat Tom Sauer via TKO in the second round. With this victory he won the World Fighting Organization heavyweight belt, being now the current WFO heavyweight champion.

Fabricio Werdum

fabricio werdumNickname: “Vai Cavalo!”
Born in 1977
Home: Porto Alegre – Brasil
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Team: Chute Boxe
Division: over 99 Kg

ADCC record:
-ADCC 2007  over 99 Kg: 1st place
-ADCC 2005  over 99 Kg: 3rd place
-ADCC 2003 over 99 kg: 2nd place
-ADCC 2003 Absolute: 3rd place

MMA record:
11 – 4 – 1
(45% of victories by submission)

fabricio Werdum

BJJ record:
– World Jiu Jitsu Champion 2004
– World Jiu Jitsu Champion 2003
– World JJ Champion 2000 (weight and absolute)
– World Jiu Jitsu Cup Champion 2004
– 3 times Panamerican JJ Champion (2000, 2001, 2002)
– 5 times European Champion (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
– US Open 2003 Champion

Werdum started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after a recommendation from his ex-girlfriend. He trained with Marcio Corletta at the Porto Alegre Academy (Sylvio Behring’s). After success in competitive BJJ and submission wrestling, he started his career in MMA. Some years before he went to Spain, to join his mother who had moved to the city of Madrid. At the age of 17, soon after his arrival to Spain, still purple belt, Fabricio started teaching the art of BJJ in Madrid and other cities of Spain. Despite training with just white and blue belts, he became BJJ World Champion, being promoted to the rank of black belt by Sylvio Behring 3 years later. He has therefore made a great contribution in spreading BJJ in Spain where many of his former students keep spreading the art of BJJ nowadays. Since 2002 he devoted himself to MMA, becoming a Pride star after fighting in events like Millenium London and Jungle Fight.

Previous ADCC (2007) Final Results

The Abu Dhabi Combat Club World Championship is organized each 2 years.

Here are the results from the finals of the previous editions, ADCC 2007, in New Jersey, USA

roger olav



Roger Gracie defeated Olav Einemo (Norway)

Absolute division

Robert Drysdale (USA) defeated Marcelo Garcia

Over 99 Kg

Fabricio Werdum defeated Rolles Gracie

Under 99 Kg

Alexandre “Xande” Ribeiro defeated Braulio Estima

Under 87 Kg

Demian Maia defeated Flavio Cachorrinho

Under 76 Kg

Marcelo Garcia defeated Pablo Popovich

Under 65 Kg

Rani Yahya defeated Leo Vieria



Under 55 Kg

Sayaka Shioda (Japan) defeated Felicia Oh (USA)

Under 60 Kg

Kyra Gracie defeated Tara LaRosa (USA)

Under 67 Kg

Hanette “Staack” Quadros defeated Kelly Paul (USA)

Over 67 Kg

Penny Thomas (South Africa) defeated Lana Stefanac (USA)