Kron Gracie vs Philipe Della Monica (5th AZ Open)

Making its debut as an International event, the 5th Arizona Open welcomes two more Black Belt competitors with Worldwide recognition. 2009 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Runner-Up and 2009 European Champion, Kron Gracie (Rickson Gracie), is set to compete against 2009 US National No-Gi Champion, GRACIEMAG #2 Fighter to Watch in 2010, and Gracie Barra Stand-Out, Philipe Della Monica (Gracie Barra), in a Middleweight match.



Very cool TTT


Regarding the Gracie Mag rankings.  I really don't see how De La Monica was rated so high.  He has competed a lot at black belt, but has always been stopped by the same guys at lightweight - Lepri and Langhi.  I really don't see him beating the top of middleweight either.  You have Cooper, Leite, Finfou, Garcia, Santana, and Moraes - and I would favor all of these guys.  

De La Monica is super good, but I just don't see how he edged out guys like Ary and Maxwell who have won EVERYTHING at the colored belts.  

ttt for Gustavo

best gi tournament for your money in Arizona!