August 11 in California: Samurai Jiu-Jitsu Pro 2012
Samurai Pro was founded in 2011 by Lucas Pires, a Fabricio Werdum black belt, and is a small local promotion that holds Jiu Jitsu tournaments, Submission Grappling events, and Mixed Martial Arts fights. Samurai Pro was founded as a means to promote local, up and coming talent, as well as to hold high quality events showcasing the beauty and technical prowess of the martial arts. Samurai Pro held a very successful inaugural event on May 8th, 2011, that drew large crowds to the Long Beach Pyramid. Some of the best Jujitsu players in the world competed in a single day tournament.