Taken Out! The Biggest Upsets From The IBJJF 2017 Pans

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There were some HUGE upsets over the weekend, with more than a few big names falling out of the running on both Saturday and Sunday. 

The featherweight division saw two notable athletes lose to hungry up-and-comers. 

Alexandre Vieira of Brazilian Top Team beat Atos veteran Bruno Frazatto via choke from the back. Vieira has an unorthodox game and a lethal attacking sequence from the crucifix position. 

Watch Alexandre Vieira vs Bruno Frazatto 

Shane Jamil Hill Taylor of Team Lloyd Irvin beat Gianni Grippo via decision in a close match. Grippo is still under 25 but considered a veteran in the ranks, while Taylor only got his black belt last year. The youngster from Maryland impressed with a smart strategy throughout the day, advancing to the semi-finals and ultimately taking bronze. 

Watch Shane Jamil Hill Taylor vs Gianni Grippo

In the light featherweight division, European champion and last year's Pan roosterweight champion Michael Musumeci lost a decision to brand new black belt Cleber Sousa of Almeida Jiu-jitsu. Sousa only got promoted to black belt in December, along with teammate Bianca Basilio. This is the first tournament Musumeci has entered as a black belt where he has not made it to the podium. 

Watch Cleber Sousa vs Michael Musumeci 

Isaque Bahiense shocked the crowd when he defeated Romulo Barral in a hard-fought and contentious middleweight match. The Alliance youngster went after the Gracie Barra veteran and employed his trademark explosive style. Barral ended up injuring his arm with around three minutes left in the match but somehow managed to continue. Bahiense got his black belt in December and his win over Barral saw him go through to the final where he ultimately took silver. 

Watch Romulo Barral vs Isaque Bahiense


Watch the matches from the IBJJF 2017 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the archives, available now

Weekend Recap: Erberth Santos Opens Own Gym In Sao Paulo

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A top black belt opens his own gym, Eddie Bravo has plans to develop his combat jiu-jitsu and more. 

Ricardo De La Riva Promoted To Seventh Degree Red & Black Belt

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Jiu-jitsu innovator Ricardo de la Riva was promoted to seventh degree red and black belt today in an emotional ceremony that was attended by luminaries from the world of jiu-jitsu and MMA.

Keenan Continues Win Streak, TLI Take Team Trophy In NYC

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By Michael Sears | The 2017 IBJJF New York BJJ Pro provided plenty of action in big-time matchups and upsets, and showcased some of the young talent on the East Coast. 

Renato Canuto In For KASAI Pro Lightweight Championship

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KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (KASAI) has filled the final spot in its 155lb World Lightweight Championship tournament at KASAI Pro with the signing of highly touted jiu-jitsu prospect Renato Canuto, announced earlier today.

Titles Are Earned In Action-Packed Fight To Win 55

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The Fight To Win promotion returned to Denver tonight for its 55th submission-only event. The card was full of action and included four title matches that gave the Colorado crowd exactly what they came for. 

Weekly Viewing Guide: 11/13-19

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From the NCAA Cross Country Championships to NCAA basketball this weekend has a live event for every die-hard sports fan. Headlining the FloSports Weekly Viewing Guide is the 2017 NCAA Division I, II and III Cross Country Championships on FloTrack. If you have Apple TV 4 or Roku, watch these live events and more from the convenience of your home. Keep scrolling to see what else is happening across the FloSports Network.

FloGrappling Weekly Roll-Up: 11/13-17

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With a highlight video from ADCC 2017, epic events in Brazil, and MMA news, this week saw its fair share of diverse jiu-jitsu content. Here's what you may have missed. 

Five Grappling Standouts You Must Watch At Fight To Win Pro 55

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By Averi Clements | Fight to Win Pro 55 brings the promotion back home to Denver on Friday, Nov. 17, for the show that features a wide variety of talented and accomplished competitors.

Official Submission Underground 6 Lineup Released

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Chael Sonnen is bringing some serious heat to the table with the sixth edition of Submission Underground on Dec. 3 in Portland, OR!

Rematches & Opportunities For Revenge At NY BJJ Pro

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By Michael Sears | The IBJJF New York BJJ Pro on Saturday, Nov. 18, is the last BJJ Pro event of 2017 and also the final opportunity this year to earn cash prizes and double ranking points at an international open.