Here is part 2 of the competitor list for the 170 lbs submission only 16-man tournament at EBI 3.on Sunday, March 22nd at the Orpheum Theatre in down town Los Angeles. This is by far the toughest and deepest tournament bracket ever seen at an EBI event. There are sure to be plenty of action packed matches as well as upsets in this bracket. In case you missed part 1, you can check it out by clicking here.
Here is the second half of the competitor’s list
Joey Hauss, Jean Jacques Machado: Former Marine and currently performs as a stand up comedian. Holds a Purple Belt under Jean Jacques Machado. Participated in the first EBI, losing in the first round to Paragon’s Lance Glynn.
Mike Padilla, Renzo Gracie: Promoted to Black Belt by Rich Latta in 2014. Trains out of Renzo Gracie Pennsylvania. Professional Grappling League title holder and has won Grapplers Quest tournaments at the Brown Belt level.
Eddie Cummings, Renzo Gracie: Recently promoted to Black Belt by John Danaher. Training partner of EBI Champion Garry Tonon. Instructor at Progressive Martial Arts in Brooklyn, New York. Has won numerous Grapplers Quest and PGL tournaments. Recorded several wins by foot lock in under 30 seconds.
Matt Bagshaw, Champion Creed: Trains out of Calgary, Alberta. Pro MMA fighter with a 7-3 record with 4 submission victories. Training partner of UFC fighter Nick Ring. Won numerous CBJJF titles and finished in 1st place at the 2011 FILA Grappling World Champion in Combat Grappling. Faced Garry Tonon in a super fight in 2014.
Lauri Karppinen, 10th Planet Tampere: Purple Belt under 10th Planet Stockholm head instructor Magnus Hansson. Is the head instructor at 10th Planet Tampere in Finland. Won his division at the 2013 ADCC Submission Fighting Finnish Championship.
Nathan Orchard, 10th Planet Portland: 10th Planet Black Belt under Eddie Bravo. Head instructor at 10th Planet Portland. Inventor of the Dead Orchard triangle/arm bar hold. Competed in the first two EBI tournaments, finishing in 2nd place at EBI 2 after an overtime loss to teammate Denny Propokos in the finals. Defeated Baret Yoshida in the semifinals at EBI 2 with the Dead Orchard. Won the Black Belt division at the 2014 Gracie Worlds.
Josh Valles, Gracie Barra Pasadena: Trains under Orlando Sanchez. 2014 NoGi Blue Belt Adult World Champion. Ranked #1 NoGi Blue Belt Adult Medium Weight in the World and #2 Gi Blue Belt Adult Medium Weight in the World. Recently finished 1st at the Abu Dhabi Pro in Santa Barbara and 2nd at the IBJJF European Open. Competed in the 1st EBI tournament, losing a controversial match against EBI 3 competitor Julio Cordova.
Josh Hinger, Atos: Black Belt under Andre Galvao. Finished 2nd in both the NoGi Black Belt Medium Weight and Open Weight divisions at the 2014 American Nationals. Defeated 2014 NoGi Adult Black Belt World Champion AJ Agazam at the American Nationals in a NoGi bout.