The brackets for the black belt absolute division of the Worlds 2010 have just been set.

36 athletes signed up for the category.

Of the big names at the Worlds expected in the open weight class, Márcio Pé de Pano and Ricardo Demente were absent.

Marcelo Garcia was not part of the duo from Alliance.

The winners of Bracket 1 and Bracket 2 will make up one semifinal, and the winners of brackets 2 and 4 will make up the other semifinal to determine the absolute black belt finalists.

Through on bys in each bracket are Roger Gracie (1), Gabriel Vella (2), Xande Ribeiro (3) and Rômulo Barral (4).

Check out the brackets below.

Chave 1
Frost MurrayElite Bruno BastosNova União
Sebastian MunozGH USA Jeff MeszarosN. Vancouver
Roger GracieGracie Barra
Petrus MelloWild Bufallo Oka KouchirovOka Team
Diego HerzogGracie Florianopolis Tarsis HumphreysAlliance
Chave 2
Marco GiudiceBarbosa JJ Rodrigo CavacaCheck Mat
Ben BaxterRibeiro JJ Uematsu NaoyaCross Point
Gabriel VellaGracie Elite
Leonel MarraDeo Michael WilsonPeter De Been
Roberto AbreuNova União Rafael Lovato JrGH
Chave 3
Paulo AzambujaC. Gracie Team Alexandre de SouzaG. Floripa
Irik AkihisaLeginun Matt BakerJean Jaques Machado
Alexandre RibeiroGH
Chris LovatoParagon JJ Flavio MeierATT
Nivaldo OliveiraCheck Mat Antônio Braga NetoEvolve Gordo
Chave 4
Leonardo NevesC. Mat Alexandro CeconiGracie Elite
João MoncayoPablo Popovitch Karel PravecRenzo Gracie
Rômulo BarralGB
Andrew DuderraiDark Horse Jordan RivasElite
Murilo SantanaBarbosa JJ Bernardo FariaAlliance