313Bjj, an organization founded by Marcelo Garcia black belt Fabio Lima is set to host their inaugural pro show this friday night (9/24/21) at the historical Masonic Temple in Detroit Michigan. The event, dubbed “Grapple in the Temple” features a main event matchup between Mateus Diniz and David Garmo.
The promoter, Fabio Lima, is no stranger to the mats. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1981, he came to New York City in 1993 and started Jiu Jitsu under Renzo Gracie in 2004. In 2009 He started training with Marcelo Garcia until 2015 when he moved to Detroit to the only Marcelo Garcia Association in Michigan. Fabio is a Marcelo Garcia black belt and has competed in many competitions on the national and International stage.
I reached out to Fabio to get his thoughts on this event and the organizational process. This is afterall the first event of its kind to be put on in Detroit.
“I started The Spirit of 313 tournament to help fund the ultimate goal which was Grapple In The Temple. I feel that Michigan has world class Jiu-jitsu Academies, but people around the USA don’t really know about it. So, I want to showcase Michigan’s JJ through GITT. We have some really tough competitors and I’m sure that the viewers both at the event and at home that will watch the event via Flo Grappling will not be disappointed on September 24th.
The important thing I learned with running smaller events is organization. Prior to the event everything has to be well organized. If you don’t have everything in order the event will not run smoothly.”
The ruleset of the event is similar to that of Fight2Win in that the judging process is based on competitor aggression.
Here are the matchups from top to bottom
Matheus Diniz vs David Garmo
Alex Ecklin (Masterskya BJJ) vs Alex Hodi (Roots Jiu-Jitsu)
Brian Fornasiero (TBD) vs Anthony Wong (Caique Jiu-Jitsu)
Emil Fisher (Brasa / Strong Style MMA) vs John Toth (Formula Jiu-Jitsu)
Nick McCann (Ronaldo Candido Atos Academy) vs Torryn Heffelfinger
Thaddeus McCormick (Alliance Port Huron) vs Brandon Wilson (Assembly Jiu-Jitsu)
Zach Mabey (313 BJJ) vs Christopher Carpenter (Black Tie Jiu-Jitsu)
Byron Barnard (313 BJJ) vs David Siekierka (Caique Jiu-Jitsu)
Jesh Marsh (Black Tie Jiu-Jitsu) vs Alex Alexander (Voyage Martial Arts)
Steven Pauley (313 BJJ) vs Erick Necker (Assembly Jiu-Jitsu)
Andrey Douthard (313 BJJ) vs David Johannes (Allegiance Jiu-Jitsu)
Saad Shajira (313 BJJ) vs Matthew Burrell (Allegiance Jiu-Jitsu)
Ramsey Beard (313 BJJ) vs Anthony Chudler (Detroit BJJ)
Anna Edwards (Warrior Way) vs Kaitlyn Dunaway (Top Level Martial Arts)
Ahed Anbari (313 BJJ) vs Elliot Humphrey (Black Tie Jiu-Jitsu)
Tickets and other information can be found at https://www.seetickets.us/event/Grapple-In-The-Temple/424688 use the last name of your favorite competitor as the “promo code” to make sure they get credit. This event will be livestreamed at Flograppling.com