Tim Spriggs Returns To Claim Final Invite To ADCC Heavyweight Division

spriggs no-gi 2.jpg

Out of action for almost a year and a half, Tim Spriggs will return in September to compete in the +99kg (218lb) division at the ADCC World Championship in Espoo, Finland. 

The Team Lloyd Irvin black belt takes the final invite in the division, which includes notable names such as 2015 champion Orlando Sanchez, past champs Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu, Vinny Magalhaes, and Jeff Monson, and of course Marcus "Buchecha" Almeida. 


The 25-year-old Spriggs had considerable success as colored belt, but his main achievement was in 2015 when he was crowned Five No-Gi Super League champion, beating Yuri Simoes, Bruno Bastos, and Lucas Rocha in the same day. 

Spriggs dropped off the radar after 2016 Pans, and his absence drew questions from fans and industry insiders. The black belt took to Instagram a few weeks ago to explain that he had taken time out to reevaluate his perspective and rediscover his fire for competition. 

Spriggs joins TLI teammates DJ Jackson (-77kg) and Mahamed Aly (-99kg) among the entries at ADCC Worlds. 

[instagram url="https://www.instagram.com/p/BU97ViZjY76/" hide_caption="0"]

Click here for the complete list of participants for the 2017 ADCC World Championship!

Weekend Recap: Erberth Santos Opens Own Gym In Sao Paulo

erberth gym.jpg

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

Chase Smith / FloGrappling Certificate photo.jpg

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

Michael Sears NY BJJ Pro keenan.jpg

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

renaro canuto no gi.jpg

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

Mike Calimbas 23732509_10104506712698796_901988154_o.jpg

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

Mike Calimbas Jaidyn Mueller.jpg

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

Mike Calimbas DJ Jackson F2Wpro54 3.jpg

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

Mike Calimbas f2w Alvin Robinson.jpg

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


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

Michael Sears Gianni Grippo by Michael Sears.jpg

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.