Pinheiro Defeats Gamonal In Calculated Battle At Fight To Win Pro 46

Mike Calimbas guardpulljesus.jpg

Diego Gamonal and Rodrigo Pinheiro, two leaders in the Texas jiu-jitsu community, met tonight in San Antonio for Fight To Win Pro 46.

Both men have storied careers and numerous accolades, including previous victories on the Fight To Win Pro stage -but tonight, only one could walk away the victor.

null

The match was measured from the bell; Pinheiro pushed the pace with takedown attempts, but was unable to take the fight to the ground for the first 7 minutes.  Gamonal sought to change things up in the final moments of the fight and pulled guard, but was unable to secure the sweep. Ultimately, the judges agreed that Pinheiro was pushing the pace throughout the match and was awarded the victory.

Fight To Win is heading to Houston, TX next week with an excellent line up of local talent.  The promotion will be donating all proceeds for the second show in a row to harvey relief efforts.

Amanda Monteiro Looks Set To Be GF Team's Next Black Belt Champion

Michael Sears amanda 1.jpg

The Grappling Fight Team (GFT) headquarters in Rio de Janeiro has consistently produced some of the top talent in the jiu-jitsu world, and now GFT founder Julio Cesar is ready to unleash his newest weapon on the jiu-jitsu world, featherweight Amanda Monteiro.

2018 IBJJF European Championships: Purple Belt Viewing Guide

Michael Sears thalison soares ORIG.jpeg

Wednesday marks the beginning of competition in the men’s adult purple belt divisions at the 2018 IBJJF European Championships in Lisbon, Portugal. 

IBJJF 2018 Euros Stats Show International Spread Of Jiu-Jitsu

Michael Sears untitled-2751.jpg

The numbers tell a very interesting story when it comes to the international spread of jiu-jitsu, as we highlight which countries are sending the most competitors to the 2018 IBJJF European Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, this week. 

7 Explosive First-Round Matches At 2018 IBJJF Europeans!

Chase Smith / FloGrappling bb.jpg

The brackets for the black belt divisions at the 2018 IBJJF European Championship are out and they are explosive! Here is a quick rundown of seven of the most intriguing matches we can expect to see go down in Lisbon, Portugal, this weekend. 

Kyra Gracie Announces Women-Only Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

kyra.jpg_large

Female jiu-jitsu icon Kyra Gracie has broken new ground for women everywhere by announcing a female-only tournament. 

2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam: Black Belt Results

Chase Smith Igor Silva

The second day of competition at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam on Saturday saw the conclusion of the black belt finals. There were upsets, submissions, and more than one referee's decision. Here’s how it all played out.

Rocha Bests Akbari In Sacramento At F2W Pro 58

Mike Calimbas 26853288_10104638014548836_1991539802_o.jpg

The Fight To Win 2018 season kicked off in Sacramento, CA, with Vagner Rocha beating Dustin Akbari by ref's decision in the main event of the evening.

Overview: Day One Of The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam

Chase Smith / FloGrappling Joao Miyao Hero.jpg

A thrilling first day of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam wrapped up Friday with many of the organization's top-ranked competitors taking to the mats at the Mubadala Arena.

Who Are The Top 15 Biggest Teams at 2018 IBJJF European Championship?

Chase Smith / FloGrappling checkmat.jpg

We pulled the data for the upcoming IBJJF European Championships to find out who’s bringing the biggest team to Lisbon, Portugal, next week.

Analyzing The New Wave Of Women’s Black Belts At 2018 Euros

Guardeiras / Jimena Diez fem BB.jpeg

There are a huge number of new black belts competing at the 2018 IBJJF European Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, next week, and a big shot of fresh blood to the black belt ranks has made up for the absence of some of the better-known names we saw last year.