Third Coast grappling rebrands and new format unveiling, featuring former UFC title challenger


Third Coast Grappling From its inaugural exhibition on January 12, 2019, the core of the professional jiu-jitsu circuit is. The Houston, Texas-based campaign is currently preparing for its 8 p.m.Th The event, this time moving the show from its base in Texas to Phoenix, Arizona. Previous 3CG events were a mix of super fights, tournaments and special rules matches. However, this event has a different nature.

3GC8: Underdogs take place on Saturday October 23rdRd And include a 180-pound tournament. The event combines the top eight grapplers of the game with Phoenix’s eight best local grapplers. Third Coast President Ryan McGuire plans to bring the format across the US in 2022, with an event in a different city each month.

Seven elite competitors have been confirmed so far. UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns was originally scheduled to compete but was later dropped. His replacement will be former UFC title challenger Jake Shields. Other confirmed contenders include Andy Varela, Bruno Mathias, Renato Canuto, Jefferson Guareci, Oliver Taazza and Pat Downey. Overall, these elite competitors have won awards in MMA, NCAA wrestling, ADDC, IBJJF, Kasai and other professional promotions. The difference in styles between these competitors will surely make for interesting and action packed match ups.

“Underdogs” include Aaron Wilson, Thiago Aso, Eric Alequin, Geno Morelli, Kemoy Anderson and Eric Anderson.

With the change of format, the branding will change as the Third Coast name is created based on the event’s Houston, Texas location. Coast to Coast Grappling is the new umbrella company under which East Coast Grappling, West Coast Grappling and Third Coast Grappling now reside. In mid-July, CEO of Fight to Win Seth Daniels announced that Third Coast President Ryan McGuire was the new Fight to Win Matchmaker. This partnership has led to more third-party coastal fighting events and better production.

Look for the third coast to come to your nearest city in 2022. You can watch 3GC 8: The Underdogs live on Saturday October 23rd at Fite.tv

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