The Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) superstar Craig Jones just made the announcement that he will be fighting at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational 6, which is slated to take place on March 3. This means that Jones will have a very busy schedule these next few months.
Rafael Lovato Jr., a former Bellator middleweight champion and an undefeated fighter with a perfect record of 11-0, will be the opponent for the Australian.
In light of the fact that Lovato Jr. has won many gold medals at the IBJJF Gi and No-Gi World Championships, as well as a gold medal at the 2011 ADCC World Championship (92-kilogram division), Jones need to be prepared for a challenging competition from him.
It is expected that Jones will be included on the card alongside his colleague Nicky Rodriguez, who is slated to compete against Roberto Jimenez.
In order to make the announcement of his fight, the two-time ADCC silver medalist posted the following update on Instagram:
“Nose beers invitational 6 live on @ufcfightpass”
The following is a post by Craig Jones:
The grappling contest between Jones and Philip Rowe, who is a welterweight in the UFC, is scheduled to take place at Pit Submission Series. This match will take place less than two weeks before Jones competes against Rafael Lovato Jr. at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational 6.
Philip Rowe promises to put on a show against Craig Jones
There will be a no-gi submission grappling event on February 23, and Craig Jones and Philip Rowe are scheduled to compete against each other. Given that Jones is currently considered to be one of the most accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the world, “The Fresh Prince” will need to perform at his very best in order to prevail against the Australian.
Because Jones is Alexander Volkanovski’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teacher and because he has trained with other stars like Israel Adesanya and Leon Edwards, he is no stranger to rolling with UFC competitors.
However, Rowe is not accustomed with competing against the most talented individuals in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. ‘The Fresh Prince’ has previously competed against Gordon Ryan, the greatest no-gi submission grappler of all time, at a WNO event in 2019, when he was defeated by a decision.
In order to disseminate information regarding his forthcoming grappling match with Craig Jones, the UFC welterweight took to Instagram and posted the following:
“On February 23rd, the most captivating fighter on the planet and the most fascinating man in the entirety of grappling world! An unforgettable main event at the Superfight! I can assure you that you will be amused, that much is certain! @craigjonesbjj never fails to put up a show and is absolutely incredible when he’s on the mic! Whenever I pull up, I make a show of myself! There won’t be any changes on February 23rd. A total of almost 30 million people viewed the most recent event in Las Vegas, which had 17 million views on Facebook and 500,000 views on YouTube. Participate if you want your brand to be exposed to a large number of people!!!