After a highly-successful run in 2015,CommercenterAlabang once again partners with Triumvirate Fighting for Artesuave Manila, the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event of its kind staged in the Philippines. Slated on October 29-30, 2016, this year’s most-anticipated local BJJ competition and lifestyle expo will gather fighters and coaches from different BJJ and MMA clubs and teams, as well as martial arts enthusiasts and groups all over Metro Manila and neighboring areas.


ArteSuave is a Portuguese term that stands for “gentle art”- a colloquial Brazilian term for jiu-jitsu.

The event is also the first to introduce superfights in BJJ competitions, with a stacked fight card headlined by URCC and Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) alums like CJ “The Golden Boy” de Tomas, Bernard “The Hitman” Soriano, Gab “Dy Incredible” Dy, and Drex “The T-Rex” Zamboanga. Assembled by former URCC Matchmaker Alfred Johannes Gealogo, the elite MMA fighters battled it out in heart-stopping ten-minute all-submission bouts.


“Artesuave Manila is a league by fighters, for fighters,” shares Franco Rulloda, co-founder of event producer Triumvirate Fighting and himself a Purple Belt under DEFTAC-Ribeiro Jiu-JItsu Philippines. Continuing with its mission growing the sport through competition, the event will now welcome Purple Belts. “The sport is growing in the country really fast, and so we’re expecting to see high-level jiu-jitsu displayed on the mats again this year.”


Registration will begin on September 10, 2016 and will continue until October 23, 2016. The fee of Php1,500.00 per competitor already covers both gi and no-gi events. A 4+1 Group Rate will be offered from September 10 to October 7. For 2016, the event will also introduce an “OG Division” for male competitors aged 35 and over.

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