Meet The Team: Soul Fighters Get Ready For IBJJF Worlds

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Meet the Soul Fighters team as they get ready for IBJJF Worlds: Joao Gabriel, Nate Mendelsohn, Diogo Moreno, Hugo Marques, coach 'Tanque' Mendes and more!

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Joao Gabriel Talks Fighting The Best: 'I Want To Beat Lo, Buchecha, All The Best Guys'

Just one year removed from his devastating cancer diagnosis Joao Gabriel returned to the mats and took home bronze in his weight class at the 2016 IBJJF World Championships. Now with his health issues in the past the Soul Fighters Super Heavyweight has his sights set on double gold at the World Championships. And he doesn't want an easy route to get there.



With Six Months Sobriety, Nathan Mendelsohn Is The Best He's Ever Been

Nathan Mendelsohn has wanted to be an elite competitor ever since he was a kid attending local tournaments. Now at 27 years of age the Claudio Franca black belt is finally hitting his stride. After quitting drinking and refocusing his competition efforts Nate Mendelsohn is having a breakout year and hopes to parlay his recent success with a podium spot at the World Championships.


'Tank' Mendes: Our Goal Is To Be The #1 Team In The World

Quietly in Dallas Texas Bruno Mendes is building an elite team of black belt competitors from the ground up. Soul Fighters formed in 2009 with goals of becoming the biggest neighborhood team but now with a star studded roster that includes Joao Gabriel Rocha, Tanner Rice, Diogo Araujo and more the next stop is to become the most successful competition team in the world.



Brazilian Brown Belt Hugo Marques Is Ready To Claim World Gold

Hugo Marques won every competition he entered in 2016 except two, the IBJJF World Championship and the IBJJF No-Gi World Championships. This year however this are going to be different according to the standout brown belt. With his sights set on fighting the best of the best Marques is betting on himself to come home with gold.



Diogo Araujo Talks Competition Mindset And Putting It All Together

One of Soul Fighters original black belts Diogo Araujo has been training for over 20 years and competing at the elite ranks for seven years. After making it to the World Championship finals in 2012 Moreno is looking to reclaim his spot among the sports best after moving to Dallas and working fulltime with Bruno Mendes.



Join us for the FloGrappling Road To IBJJF 2017 Worlds

Soul Fighters - Dallas, Texas
Gustavo Dantas Academy - Phoenix, Arizona
Lucas Lepri Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Charlotte, North Carolina
Atos Jiu-Jitsu - San Diego, California
Cobrinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Los Angeles, California
CheckMat HQ - Signal Hill, California
More to come...

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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.