International Fight Week 2022 will end on Sunday with the second UFC Fight Pass Invitational.
The UFC Fight Pass Invitational 2 will be a four-team Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament with elimination rules. Teams will consist of four competitors, with the winning team receiving a cash prize of $25,000.
UFC Fight Pass Invitational 2 will air live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 3 at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT.
Rules and Regulations
The teams will start the competition in pairs against another team in a semi-final format. Two men from each team will grapple with the winner remaining on the mat to face another member of the other team. In the event of a tie, where no submission is completed after eight minutes, both grapplers are eliminated. If both teams have an equal number of competitors at the end of the round, the judges will render a decision for the winner. The last team standing will advance to the championship round where the same rules will apply.
Each team will include a captain, each representing a regional MMA affiliate: UFC Hall of Famer Urie Faber of A1 Combat, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis by UFC veteran Anthony Pettis Fighting Championship (APFC) James Krause of the Fighting Alliance Championship (FAC) and first UFC BMF champion Jorge Masvidal from Jorge Masvidal’s iKon MMA. Faber and Krause will be among the four competitors on their team in addition to having captain status.
Sunday’s invite will also feature three grappling matches separate from the main competition between current and veteran notables and jiu-jitsu practitioners. UFC Featherweight Andre Fili is ready to face the second degree black belt Shane Shapiro. Brother Jerry Shapiroa full second-degree black belt and IBJJF black belt champion will face the current No. 5-ranked UFC flyweight Brandon Royval. Retired Women’s MMA Legend Roxanne Modafferi is also scheduled to compete against the black belt Michele Oliveira.
UFC Fight Pass Invitational 2 Lists
The teams are made up as follows:
iKon MMA by Jorge Masvidal
- Jorge Masvidal (captain)
- Bo Nickal
- Craig Jones (replaced by Jay Rod)
- Enrico Cocco
- P. J. Barch
Anthony Pettis Fighting Championship
- Anthony Pettis (Captain)
- Christos Papadelos
- Daniel Manasoiu
- Giancarlo Bodini
- Olivier Taza
- Urijah Faber (Captain) (replaced by Rafael Domingos)
- Eliot Kelly
- Ryan Loder
- Song Yadong
Fighting Alliance Championship
- James Krause (Captain)
- Andy Varela
- Joe Solecki
- Kyle Boehm
* – Participants subject to change
UFC Fight Pass Invitational 2 Results
Semi-Final – APFC vs FAC
Oliver Taza (APFC) v Kyle Boehm (FAC) ends in a timed draw
Daniel Manasoiu (APFC) defeated. Joe Solecki (FAC) via Submission (Toe Hold) at 6:38
Daniel Manasoiu (APFC) defeated. James Krause (CAF) via Submission (RNC) at 6:08
Daniel Manasoiu (APFC) v Andy Varela (FAC) ends in a timed draw
* – Anthony Pettis Fighting Championship progresses
Semi-final – A1 against iKON
Eliot Kelly (A1) v Bo Nickal (iKON) ends in a timed draw
Jay Rod (iKON) defeated. Song Yadong (A1) via Submission (RNC) at 3:33
Rafael Domingos (A1) v Jay Rod (iKON) ends in a timed draw
Enrico Cocco (iKON) v Ryan Loder (A1) ends in a timed draw
* – Jorge Masvidal’s iKON FC progress
Shane Shapiro vs Andre Fili
Jerry Shapiro vs. Brandon Royval
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Michele Oliveira