On March 12, the Emerald City Invitational (ECI) will return for its first event of the year. Recently, the promotion announced the additions of Gabriel Sousa, Damien Anderson, Pedro Serrano, and Jon Calestine to the upcoming 155-pound ECI.
Unlike previous events which featured a 16-man EBI-rules bracket, the upcoming card will feature an eight-man bracket loaded with some of the best no-gi grapplers in the world. All matches will continue to be conducted under the EBI ruleset.
An entertaining, ultra-aggressive guard passer, ZR Team’s Gabriel Sousa was one of the sport’s most active high-level competitors in 2021. He competed at the 145-pound ECI last year, losing by submission to fellow ECI 155-pound tournament competitor Damien Anderson in the second round. Sousa holds a notable 2021 submission win over Mikey Musumeci.
View the full and current Emerald City Invitational 155-pound line-up below:
Winner of ECI qualifier
How to watch: The Emerald City Invitational 155-pound tournament takes place on Saturday, March 12, and will air live on FloGrappling (subscription required).