2016 Abu Dhabi World Pro Looks Set To Be The Biggest BJJ Tournament Ever

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It looks like 2016 is set to be a big year for jiu-jitsu, as the Abu Dhabi World Pro has announced that their upcoming 10-day tournament will feature a record-breaking number of competitors. 

In an announcement on Facebook, the UAEJJF said they expect more than 5,000 competitors from 100 countries to appear at the eighth edition of the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship. 

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The year started big with a record-breaking event from the IBJJF in January, when the 2016 European Championships featured over 3500 competitors from 70 countries.

Must Watch Early-Round Matches At Subversiv 4

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The official brackets for Subversiv 4 have been released! Sixteen teams of three competitors will square off in this squad vs squad showdown under the Fight to Win submission-only ruleset. 

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Five No-Gi Pans Competitors Could Make History With Gold

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There are 14 ADCC veterans registered for the 2020 No-Gi Pans in November. 

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ADCC 2021: A Very Early Look At 77KG

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Last week I started the process of a series of articles speculating what the ADCC 2021 divisions will end up looking like, you can read the 66KG article here. While 66kg looks like it will be thin in terms of athletes who clearly deserve an invite, there os an abundance of established talent at 77kg, leaving few spots open and making the trials even more important at this weight.

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New 2020 Worlds & Masters Worlds Dates Announced!

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The IBJJF has announced that it will hold the 2020 Masters Worlds tournament in December. The 25th edition of the IBJJF World Championships is also pending, and the IBJJF said it will announce whether Worlds will occur by November 10.

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The Most Exciting Teams Coming To Subversiv 4

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Usually a once-annual show, Subversiv is back for the second time in 2020, and this time, it’s on the East Coast.

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How Rising Star Grace Gundrum Of 10th Planet Lives Up To Her Nickname

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In her debut at black belt, 18-year-old Grace "The Silent Assassin" Gundrum made quick work of her opponent, Pati Fontes. At Fight to Win 155 last weekend, Grace pulled Fontes into her butterfly guard, worked into closed guard and then climbed her legs up to a Dead Orchard: a popular position in the 10th Planet system which frames both of the defender’s arms inside a closed triangle.

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Garry Tonon Returns To MMA Nov 20. With Fight In Singapore

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Garry Tonon returns to action on November 20 with a fight against Koyomi Matsushima of Japan.

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ADCC 2021: A Very Early Look At The 66KG Division

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After ten years dominated by Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles and Rafael Mendes, the 66kg division was wide open in 2019. Not only did Cobrinha not return to compete (instead giving his spot to his son Kennedy), but 2017 silver medalist AJ Agazarm also pulled out to focus on MMA.

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Grace Gundrum Lives Up To The Hype With Submission In Black Belt Debut

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10th Planet’s Grace Gundrum had a lot to prove in the main event at Fight to Win 155. She’s worn the title of “next big thing” since she was 12 years old. After earning her black belt in July, she finally had an opportunity to live up to that hype.

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Official FloGrappling Predictions: Fight To Win 155

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Another weekend in Philadelphia means another weekend of East Coast competitors itching to get back on stage. Fight to Win will make its second consecutive appearance in PA, for Fight to Win 155. In the main event, the 10th Planet prodigy, Grace Gundrum, will make her Fight to Win debut — and also her black belt debut — against Pati Fontes.

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