The inaugural World Jiu-Jitsu Expo will take place later this evening (Sat., May 12, 2012) at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. The grappling event will feature a live pay-per-view (PPV) webcast of the entire slate of jiu-jitsu superfights.
The event will be headlined by a Brazilian jiu-jitsu "super fight" between former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz -- a Cesar Gracie black belt -- and Braulio Estima -- a second degree black belt under Carlson Gracie.
There will also be plenty of other elite grapplers on display, including a trio of Gracies and Rafael Lovato, perhaps the most accomplished American grappler. Even the ladies will get involved as Kyra Gracie will take on Strikeforce bantamweight Alexis Davis.
The HD stream, produced by Mobile Black Belt and available for purchase on mobileblackbelt.tv for $9.95, will begin with a pre-show at 9:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. PT) and the first fight will take place at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT).
Check out our complete World Jiu-Jitsu Expo results and play-by-play after the jump:
BJJ Fight Card
Nick Diaz vs. Braulio Estima (No-Gi)(Diaz no-showed)
Rafael Lovato def. Lucas Liete via points (Gi)
Kron Gracie def. Victor Estima via advantage points (Gi)
Bill Cooper def. Nino Schembri via referee decision(Gi)
Kyra Gracie def. Alexis Davis via points (No-Gi)
Jeff Glover def. Caio Terra via points (No-Gi)
Nick Diaz vs. Braulio Estima (No-Gi)
Diaz has no-showed. Estima addresses the crowd, saying he'd fight Diaz in an MMA fight.
Man this sucks for everyone that paid to watch this stream. What a joke. He was doing this for charity. Nick Diaz should be embarrassed with himself.
Final Result: Braulio Estima wins via actually showing up (flying in from the UK even)
Caio Terra vs. Jeff Glover (No-Gi)
Glover turns his back, taunting and Terra lunges forward and takes his back. Terra is all over him early and working for the mount but it looks like Glover is retaining his defenses. Glover sits up and it appears Terra gained an advantage point for nearly securing the dominant position.
Terra rolls and tries to gain an advantage and he scores a sweep for two points. Glover is trying to attack from the deep half guard and Glover uses it to nearly pass him. Glover scores a pass to gain two points right before a reset to fix their belts. Both men scramble and Terra scores a sweep to gain a two point advantage but Glover scrambles and gets a sweep right back.
They're tied 4-4 right now but Terra has two advantage points to none so he's winning.
90 seconds left and both men tie each other up and Terra steps over with a guard pass to gain two points. Glover rolls and nearly takes Terra's back and he gets both hooks in to score some points and he's attacking with a choke. Glover has Terra in some serious trouble here and he releases the choke right as time expires. That last scramble won him the fight for sure.
Final Result: Jeff Glover defeats Caio Terra via points (10-6)
Victor Estima vs. Kron Gracie (Gi)
Estima pulls guard standing early and drops down for an arm. Estima has Gracie's leg locked up and is thinking about a potential triangle choke but he can't secure it. Gracie now is working to pass but Estima has his legs tied up. Gracie drops down for a foot and Estima grabs onto a leg himself as both men attack with ankle locks and toe holds. Gracie gives up on his toe hold and Estima is now on top position.
Estima gains two points for the sweep plus an "advantage" point for attacking with the leg lock first.
Gracie attacks an arm and scores a nice sweep to get on top to gain an advantage point plus two regular points. Estima turns and gets back to his feet and Estima pulls guard, wrapping up Gracie's left leg. The position is a bit stalemated again
Estima scores a sweep to gain two more points but Gracie latches on a triangle/omaplata. Gracie gets an "advantage" point and both men are wrapped up into a pretzel now. Estima has a leg and Gracie sits up on his knees and he transitions to top which gives him two points for a sweep.
Two minutes remaining in the match and neither man can gain an advantage. Estima has his left leg up around Gracie's head and Gracie is thinking about a pass but hasn't done it yet. 15 seconds left and Estima needs a last minute score or he's going to lose. Estima can't sweep and it's over. There's some poor sportsmanship and a little bit of shoving after Gracie gets his hand raised.
Final Result: Kron Gracie defeats Victor Estima via advantage points (4-4 overall, 2-1 in "advantage")
Lucas Leite vs. Rafael Lovato (Gi)
Lovato pulls guard early and Leita tries to pass but Lovato puts both legs up and creates leverage to keep him at bay. Leite tries to rotate free but Lovato is still working with his legs, showcasing his flexibility. Leita postures up looking to pass and he nearly gets to side control but he's still stuck in half guard.
Over halfway through this fight and they're both in the same position so the referee breaks them up so they can readjust their belts. They reset in the same position and Leite tries to stack Lovato up and nearly gets swept but he's still trying to work from top position. Lovato brings his left leg up and he's threatening with a potential triangle but Lovato turtles during a scramble which gives Leite an "Advantage" point. They reach the edge of the mat and reset in the center.
90 seconds left and Lovato has his spider guard going. Lovato brings his legs around, semi-omaplatas Leite's shoulder and sweeps him and now Lovato is on top which earned him two points. Leite latches onto an arm and is thinking about a Kimura sweep but he gives up on it and Lovato pushes him onto the edge of the mat working for a takedown. 39 seconds left and Leite is working Lovato's right leg hoping to knock him off balance from bottom. He's got a deep half guard and Leite switches to a takedown but Lovato hits the switch during the takedown which ensures his victory.
Final Result: Rafael Lovato defeats Lucas Leite via points (2-0)
Nino Schembri vs. Bill Cooper (Gi)
Schembri pulls guard and has a closed guard and Cooper is on top. Schembri breaks Cooper's posture and he's thinking about a guillotine but gives up on it. Schembri has Cooper in trouble here with no room to breathe for now. Schembri attacks with an armbar and Cooper stands up and escapes it.
Sorry, internet went out for a second. I come back and Cooper is in a deep half guard on bottom. Both men have swept each other once so the score is 2-2.
Five minutes left and Cooper is all tied up, pulling on Schembri's lapel from bottom and tying him up. Schembri tries to pass but gets denied. Cooper now has some spider guard and a big grip on both wrists and Schembri sits down. Cooper tries to scramble but is back in his full guard. There's three minutes left and Cooper is working for a sweep. He transitions by sitting up and attacking with a single leg and both of them scramble.
Schembri gets his arms in deep looking for a choke but he gives up on it. Cooper gained an "advantage" point for his attack there so he'll win if they end in a tie. Schembri is running out of time and he needs to do something aggressive if he wants to win. Schembri has a grip on Cooper's foot and Cooper turns to his side.
One minute left and Schembri almost gets swept by Cooper. Schembri's belt is loose and Cooper is fending off all his guard pass attempts. Schembri attacks with a foot lock but Cooper has a grip on his lapel and it prevents Schembri from falling back for the submission. For his aggression, Schembri also scores an "advantage" point so it'll come down to a referee decision.
Final Result: Bill Cooper defeats Nino Schembri via referee decision
Kyra Gracie vs. Alexis Davis (No-Gi)
Gracie shoots for a double but gets stuffed. They hand fight for a bit and Gracie jumps guard. Davis passes to half guard immediately and Gracie is working for wrist control from bottom. Gracie sits up, retains her full guard and is threatening Davis' leg. Gracie tries to sweep and Davis latches on an armbar and she's cranking on Gracie's arm! This would be a huge upset if she can pull it off! Gracie stacks Davis up and she appears safe for now. They're in a stalemate and have been stuck here for over two minutes now. Gracie uses her other arm to create leverage and free her arm and now she's on top.
Gracie goes for a pass but gets shut down by Davis and Davis is attacking now with a Kimura. Gracie is in half guard on top and is thinking about passing. Davis is again in a stalemate and she's working for the Kimura but Gracie seems to be in no danger. There's four minutes left in the match and Davis briefly attempts a sweep but can't get it. Gracie passes to side control and now she's got 5 points for the position. Gracie rides out in side control until time expires and she's going to win on points.
Final Result: Kyra Gracie defeats Alexis Davis via points (5-0)