CONFIRMED: Order Given To Submit Jiu-Jitsu As An Olympic Sport

News emerged today that a major international sporting body overseeing grappling has ordered its member federations to prepare for Olympic accreditation. 

The news was first reported by jiu-jitsu commentator Mohammed Al Housani, who is an analyst and presenter for Abu Dhabi TV. 

Al Housani wrote on his Instagram page, ​​"Breaking News: The President of the Jiu-Jitsu International Federation issues instructions to prepare a file in which all conditions are met in preparation for submission to the International Olympic Committee for accreditation to participate in the 2024 Olympics."

Update: Al Housani took to social media today to confirm the news and clarify matters with this message: 


"It's actually the President of the UAEJJF, HE Abdulmonem Al Hashemi, who has directed the local federation to go ahead with preparing the Olympic File in association with the JJIF.

"HE Abdulmonem Al Hashemi is also the President of the Ju-Jitsu Asian Union (JJAU) and Senior Vice President of the Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF)." 

More can be seen at this link (Arabic language press release).

What is 'Ju-Jitsu?'

Ju-jitsu has been featured at competitions such as the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. The World Games is huge yet little-known event that takes place once every four years, just like the Olympics. Around 3,500 athletes convene to compete in 30 sports not seen in the Olympics or Commonwealth Games, such as kickboxing, roller hockey, powerlifting, sumo, and lacrosse. 

What is the JJIF?

The Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) was formed in 1977 and oversees three different styles or disciplines of the martial art: 
• Fighting system, a hybrid martial art that combines strikes as in karate with takedowns and throws and limited ground fighting.
• Duo system, where pairs of contestants are judged by demonstrating pre-rehearsed "self-defense" techniques. 
• Newaza ju-jitsu, which the JJIF recognizes is also referred to as Brazilian jiu-jitsu. 

Their "Newaza' style will be very familiar to practitioners of jiu-jitsu. It features takedowns, throws, chokes, strangles and joint locks. Points are awarded for takedowns and control positions. Matches are six minutes long. 

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Action from Newaza competition of the ​2017 World Games. Photo: Bartosz Mokrzycki

How is it different from IBJJF or UAEJJF?

Apart from the spelling of "ju-jitsu," it's not that different. UAEJJF officials have had a lot of input in the development of the JJIF Newaza rules, and you can even see some of the well-known officials in the JJIF rulebook (click here -- PDF opens in new window).

One big difference is that competitors are not divided into categories by belt, only by weight class. At the 2017 World Games, the weight classes were: 
Men: -62kg, -69kg, -77kg, -85kg, -94kg, +94kg, Openweight
Women: -55kg, Openweight 

Athletes represent their country, and not a team. 

How long before ju-jitsu gets into Olympics?

2024 would be the absolute earliest, but this is unlikely. The Olympics is the gold standard of all international sporting events, and the number of sports that feature at the Games is tightly controlled and hard-fought for. 

Preparing for submission for Olympic accreditation is more of a long-term move to inspire regional and national federations to adequately prepare for important international tournaments, which could eventually mean (but does not guarantee) the Olympics. 

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​Winners from the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. Photo: Bartosz Mokrzycki 

What does this mean?

Organizations such as the IBJJF are private companies and not governing bodies. That excludes them from government funding or support. 

The JJIF is comprised of four continental federations (Asian, African, European, and Pan American Federations). What exactly is required by them to prepare for submission for Olympic accreditation is unclear but would likely involve initiatives such as development of federations for individual countries, anti-doping measures, and so on. 

Just because the JJIF are seeing Olympic accreditation will not stop other tournaments from operating. Unless there are changes in local laws (as we've seen in Canada) organizations like the IBJJF will be free to host competitions when and where they like. 

What happens next?

The next Olympics is in Tokyo in 2020, with the 2024 Olympic Games to take place in Paris. What exactly the JJIF needs to do and how likely it is to get ju-jitsu included in the Olympics is unknown at this point. Nothing is likely to change in the immediate future, but we will be keeping a close eye on any developments that may affect the global grappling community.

Who Were The 2020 IBJJF European Champs?

The 2020 IBJJF Europeans delivered a perfect start to the year: an explosive tournament that crowned new champions, delivered huge upsets, and set records. 

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The 2020 IBJJF Europeans delivered a perfect start to the year: an explosive tournament that crowned new champions, delivered huge upsets, and set records. 

Some quick facts: 

  • There were 12 first-time Euros winners, with four of those being rookie black belts.
  • Brazilians claimed 10 gold medals, with the remaining nine being shared by five other countries (USA, UK, Japan, Norway, Belgium).
  • More matches ended via submission than any other method. There were 7 submissions, 5 wins via points, 4 via advantages, 2 decisions, 1 closeout, and 1 DQ. 

Here is a rundown of each final, with a description of how the match went and a link to watch the video. 

Adult / Male / Black / Rooster – watch final

Tomoyuki Hashimoto of Japan was extremely close to getting the submission win over standout rookie Thalison Soares of Brazil. The youngster was caught dead to rights in a deep triangle, but maneuvered his way out of bounds and was DQ'd as a result. 

Silver medalist in 2019, Hashimoto earned his first European gold medal this year and it will sit next to his previous Pan and World No-Gi gold medals. 

Adult / Male / Black / Light-Feather – watch final

Much has been said of Michael Musumeci Jr's wild weekend in Lisbon, but his final with Jonas Andrade of Cicero Costha was one of the least-talked about matches the American grappler fought in. Maybe the exertions of the weekend were catching up with him, or maybe Andrade didn't want to get submitted like his teammate Diego Pato, but the final was a technical affair with little to report on. Musumeci won via decision in a match best remembered for the inconsistent ref's calls that drove Caio Terra crazy. 

Adult / Male / Black / Feather – watch final

Bronze in 2018, silver in 2019, and now gold in 2020. Isaac Doederlein is the perfect example of hard work delivering results. The Alliance black belt has steadily grown into one of the best featherweight black belts in the world, and this was confirmed with his win over the legendarily-tough Leo Saggioro in the final. A good start for 2020 for Doederlein, who will certainly be one of the main contenders in this division for the big prizes this year. 

Adult / Male / Black / Light – watch final

The only rookie black belt to win gold at the 2020 Euros, Jonnatas Gracie had to face off with the extremely tough veteran Vitor Oliveira of GF Team in the final of the loaded lightweight division. The match was close and the Atos black belt edged it via decision, but he had looked solid right up until that point, even taking a submission win over former Euro champ Luan Carvalho in the earlier rounds. 

Adult / Male / Black / Middle – watch final

Tommy Langaker’s submission win in the final against Pedro Ramalho practically blew the roof off the venue. Even though Ramalho is the local hero, there were enough fellow Scandinavians in the crowd to make a noise when one of their own took black belt gold for the first time. It was Tommy’s second big win of the weekend following his triangle submission of Ronaldo Junior in the semifinal. 

Adult / Male / Black / Medium-Heavy – watch final

Manuel Ribamar felt terrible going into the 2020 Euros and was battling a fever and a rattling cough, but you’d never have known it to watch him compete. Testing himself in the absolute division first he had a tough match with Fellipe Trovo, and the match served as a warmup for the weight division where Ribamar shone. He crushed Espen Mathiesen in the opening round, beat Rafael Paganini and Jakub Zajkowski by points, and then went on to submit Bruno Lima in the final. All in all, Ribamar went un-scored on all weekend and racked up a total of 38 points. What a performance. 

Adult / Male / Black / Heavy – watch final

The last time Keenan Cornelius and Adam Wardzinski faced off at Euros, it was a lot less competitive. Keenan scored a quick submission win over Wardzinski back in 2018, but the Checkmat black belt has evolved a lot since then and looked like a completely different grappler in this heavyweight final. Wardzinski took the worm lord to the limit, avoiding falling deep into the lapel wormhole and going sweep for sweep with the American. 

Adult / Male / Black / Super-Heavy – watch final

In terms of shock value, Patrick Gaudio's kneebar of Fellipe Andrew was second only to Andrew himself submitting Keenan Cornelius in the absolute. Gaudio's underrated technique saw him spin under and take a match-ending kneebar. It was fast, it was clean, and it gave him his first-ever gold medal at Euros at any belt level. 

Adult / Male / Black / Ultra-Heavy – watch final

Few people were able to overcome the sheer challenge that Seif-Eddine Houmine presents, given that he stands around 6-foot-5 and weighs north of 350 pounds. Igor Schneider of NS Brotherhood, aka "Tigrao," showed zero hesitation in repeatedly pulling guard against the big man, finally managing to sweep and come on top for the reversal. It was a near kamikaze effort, but it paid off– Schneider was able to ride out the match from top and earn his first Euros gold medal. 

Adult / Male / Black / Open Class – watch final 

Fellipe Andrew made history by becoming the first person to tap out Keenan Cornelius in the gi. Let that sink in for a second– Keenan had never been submitted in the gi, ever. Not once in nearly seven years as a competitive black belt. But there is a first time for everything, and Fellipe Andrew was the man to claim that honor. It was a pretty simple triangle armbar from double sleeve control that did it. Andrew has an infamously dangerous triangle, and he shot it up like a cobra strike. Keenan was caught out of position for a split-second and paid the price. Andrew's win sealed his position as one of the top-ranked super-heavyweights in the sport. 


Adult / Female / Black / Rooster – watch final

Mayssa Bastos and Serena Gabrielli have fought something like six times now, and the result always goes the same way. That didn't change at the roosterweight final at Euros, with Bastos winning the title for the second year via points. 

Adult / Female / Black / Light-Featherwatch final

Ana Rodrigues and Talita Alencar are Alliance teammates, but that didn't stop them from competing. Rookie black belt Rodrigues was able to win via one advantage to claim her first major IBJJF title. 

Adult / Female / Black / Featherwatch final

Amal Amjahid won her second straight European gold medal with a close points win over the dangerous Larissa Campos. Amjahid is from Belgium, and the raucous crowd cheered and whistled as she was declared winner. The best news from the weekend is that her father finally received his US visa and she will be able to compete once again at the IBJJF Worlds after a two-year absence. 

Adult / Female / Black / Lightwatch final

The first of Ffion Davies's gold medals at the 2020 Euros came thanks to a submission win against Charlotte von Baumgarten of Germany in the lightweight final. Ffion had moved up a division from 2019, avoiding a depleting weight cut and looking strong as a result (also see her absolute gold medal for evidence).  

Adult / Female / Black / Middlewatch final

Thamara Ferreira's nickname is the "Queen of the Armlock," but she switched tactics and went for the legs against Danielle Alvarez, using a kneebar to submit the American and win her first European title as a black belt. Ferreira is a string contender for World champ this year– keep an eye out for her. 

Adult / Female / Black / Medium-Heavywatch final

Sábatha Laís submitted Maggie Grindatti with a triangle in the medium-heavy final, welcoming the rookie American to the black belt ranks. 

Adult / Female / Black / Heavywatch final

An all-European affair in the heavyweight final saw new black belt Laura Barker of the UK beat Magdalena Loska in a close contest that ended 2-0. This was the Gracie Barra's first European Championships as a black belt. 

Adult / Female / Black / Open Classwatch final

Ffion Davies became the lightest woman in history to win the absolute division at the European Championships, beating Jessica Flowers in the final. It was her speed that allowed her to overcome the Gracie Barra black belt's size advantage. Davies latched onto the back and outscored her opponent to take home the double gold. 

Crelinsten Returns To Win Jitzking 16-Man Tournament

Ethan Crelinsten dominates the 16-man tournament to become the 145-pound JitzKing, runner-up Andrew Tackett proves he’s worth the hype, and John Combs and Enrico Cocco take home submission victories in their superfights.

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Ethan Crelinsten dominates the 16-man tournament to become the 145-pound JitzKing, runner-up Andrew Tackett proves he’s worth the hype, and John Combs and Enrico Cocco take home submission victories in their superfights.


JitzKing hosted their second event last weekend. The Florida-based professional jiu-jitsu promotion stacked the event with superfights and a 16-man invitational for 145lb-ers comprised of some of the best grapplers, blue through black belt. 

Leading up to the tournament the Danaher Death Squad representative, Ethan Crelinsten stood out as a favorite, while juvenile blue belt Andrew Tackett caught our eye as a potential dark horse. Both made it to the finals, with some impressive wins on the way. 

Watch the full event replay of Jitzking

After qualifying for ADCC at the East Coast trials an injury kept Ethan Crelinsten away from competition for about six months. This was his first appearance back since the leave of absence, and despite feeling “rusty,” he dominated the bracket with two submissions and two points victories. 

Crelinsten started the night by securing the fastest submission of the tournament with a heel hook over Guilherme Lima. After scoring another submission over Florida-based brown belt, Spencer Mumme, Crelinsten was given the biggest challenge by Jose Cadavid in the semis. Cadavid’s relentless passing and a near back take had Crelinsten in the most vulnerable positions of the entire tournament. But Crelinsten’s gumby guard and incredible escapes kept him in the game. When the match reached sudden death overtime the Canadian brown belt was able to lock in a takedown, sending him to the finals where he would face juvenile blue belt, Andrew Tackett, younger brother to standout William. 


Despite being the youngest and technically “lowest-ranked” competitor, Tackett had a flawless run to finals. He submitted all of his opponents in regulation, including first-degree black belt Rodrigo Francioni of Fight Sports. With an unorthodox game, he was able to crawl around his opponents, securing sneaky back takes and going for the kill. He had an answer for everything thrown at him. Even in the finals against Crelinsten his composure, athleticism, and skill were tit for tat with the eventual champion. 

Interview: Ethan Crelinsten Wins Jitzking After six Months Out Injured

Crelinsten's experience paid off and he was able to wrestle his way up from guard to score two points on the Texas-based phenom in the last minute to become the champ. 

He also had the benefit of the amazing training camp in Miami put together by ADCC promoter Mo Jassim, which brought together talents as diverse as JT Torres, the Ruotolo brothers, Mike Perez, Craig Jones, and Kaynan Duarte, not to mention of course Crelinsten's teammate Gordon Ryan. 


Combs vs Steele, Cocco vs Martinez


In the co-main event John Combs took on Kody Steele. Both guys are coming into 2020 hungry. As anticipated it was a scrappy match, but Combs came in on another level. Combs successfully forced his game on Steele, eventually landing a takedown, back take, and finishing it with a rear-naked choke.


The main event between Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez and Enrico Cocco showcased a completely different style of grappling. During regulation Boogeyman was able to successfully utilize his unconventional guard to keep Cocco at bay. Once overtime hit Cocco was quick to change strategies. Instead of trying to figure out how to get around the labyrinth of Boogey’s guard, he went straight into it, opening up a leg battle and coming out on top with a heel hook submission victory.

Watch the full event replay of Jitzking 


John Combs Happy With Solid Performance And Submission vs Kody Steele

Enrico Cocco on Defeating Richie Martinez at Jitzking

Euro Stars: Medal Breakdown by Country At 2020 IBJJF Euros

The IBJJF European Championships is one of the most diverse and well-represented tournaments of the year.

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The IBJJF European Championships is one of the most diverse and well-represented tournaments of the year.

There is a traditional Brazilian dominance that exists so clearly in most other major events. That's been less and less the case at Euros in recent years, with a number of international champions crowned and even more non-Brazilians making it to the podium. 

Due to a number of factors, fewer of the big Brazilian names tend to sign up for Euros. One of the reasons is the proximity of the competition to the end-of-year holiday period, a traditional time where many Brazilians will return to their home country for an extended vacation of up to a month in duration. 

This isn't to try and say that the tournament is any less competitive – there are always plenty of tough athletes in the divisions who are ready to disrupt the status quo – but Euros has historically allowed non-Brazilian athletes a chance to shine. 

At the 2020 Euros, non-Brazilian athletes were able to claim nine of 19 possible black belt gold medal (male and female combined). This was a huge improvement compared to 2019, when Brazilians took 15 of the 19 golds. 

Compare that to 2019 Pans and Worlds, where non-Brazilians were nearly shut out; they claimed only two of the available 19 golds at each tournament. 

With a vastly different roster of athletes and a truly international flavor, Euros offers something different. What it lacks in depth of talent it makes up for in diversity and the ability to showcase emerging talents. 

2020 Euros gave a look at a wide array of international athletes who went on to win gold. Here is a breakdown of the gold and silver medals by country at the 2020 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship. 

GOLD 

BRAZIL10
USA3
UNITED KINGDOM3
JAPAN1
NORWAY1
BELGIUM1


SILVER 

BRAZIL8
USA4
PORTUGAL2
POLAND2
FRANCE1
ITALY1
GERMANY1


Adult / Male / Black / Rooster – watch final

Tomoyuki Hashimoto JPN def Thalison Soares BRA

Adult / Male / Black / Light-Feather – watch final

Michael Musumeci Jr. USA def Jonas Andrade BRA

Adult / Male / Black / Feather – watch final

Isaac Doederlein USA def Leonardo Saggioro BRA

Adult / Male / Black / Light – watch final

Jonnatas Gracie BRA def Vitor Oliveira BRA 

Adult / Male / Black / Middle – watch final

Tommy Langaker NOR def Pedro Ramalho POR

Adult / Male / Black / Medium-Heavy – watch final

Manuel Ribamar BRA def Bruno Lima POR

Adult / Male / Black / Heavy – watch final

Keenan Cornelius USA def Adam Wardzinski POL

Adult / Male / Black / Super-Heavy – watch final

Patrick Gaudio BRA def Fellipe Andrew BRA 

Adult / Male / Black / Ultra-Heavy – watch final

Igor Schneider BRA def Seif-Eddine Houmine USA 


Adult / Female / Black / Rooster – watch final

Mayssa Bastos BRA def Serena Gabrielli ITA 

Adult / Female / Black / Light-Featherwatch final

Ana Rodrigues BRA def Talita Alencar BRA 

Adult / Female / Black / Featherwatch final

Amal Amjahid BEL def Larissa Campos BRA

Adult / Female / Black / Lightwatch final

Ffion Davies GBR def Charlotte von Baumgarten GER

Adult / Female / Black / Middlewatch final

Thamara Ferreira BRA def Danielle Alvarez USA

Adult / Female / Black / Medium-Heavywatch final

Sábatha Laís BRA vs Maggie Grindatti USA

Adult / Female / Black / Heavywatch final

Laura Barker GBR def Magdalena Loska GER

Adult / Female / Black / Super-Heavycloseout

Jessica Flowers BRA closeout Kendall Reusing USA

Adult / Female / Black / Open Classwatch final

Ffion Davies GBR def Jessica Flowers BRA

Road To Gold: Manuel Ribamar, 2020 IBJJF Euro Black Belt Medium Heavy Champ

Manuel Ribamar picked up his first IBJJF major title less than a month ago at No-gi Worlds, causing fans and media alike to wonder if 2020 is going to be the year of “Riba"?

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Manuel Ribamar picked up his first IBJJF major title less than a month ago at No-gi Worlds, causing fans and media alike to wonder if 2020 is going to be the year of “Riba"?

Well, If the European Championships are any kind of accurate predictive tool, we very might have our answer, as things could have not gone better for the RPBJJ competitor. 

Manuel Ribamar racked up 38 unanswered points in his run to the medium-heavyweight title, picking up big wins over names like Espen Mathiesen, Rafael Paganini, and Bruno Lima in the process. Executing a flawless game from top and bottom, Ribamar made a statement that he is the man to be in the medium-heavyweight division going in the rest of the year. 

Watch Manuel Ribamars Road To Gold Below


WATCH: Ribamar Doesn't Give Up A Point For Euro Gold



Road To Gold: Fellipe Andrew, 2020 Euro Black Belt Absolute Champ

Fellipe Andrew has been featured on our various "dark horses and spoilers" articles since we can remember, but the Zenith black belt might have to move to the list of frontrunners after his epic performance in the absolute division at Europeans this weekend.

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Fellipe Andrew has been featured on our various "dark horses and spoilers" articles since we can remember, but the Zenith black belt might have to move to the list of frontrunners after his epic performance in the absolute division at Europeans this weekend.

The Zenith black belt opened his absolute campaign with a submission win over Santeri Lilus on Saturday and followed that up by steamrolling through names like Patrick Gaudio and Fellipe Trovo.

Andrew’s championship run came to a close with a stunning submission over Keenan Cornelius in the final – the first time the Legion American Jiu-Jitsu team leader has been submitted in the gi at black belt

Watch Fellipe Andrew's Road To Absolute Gold


Robert Drysdale Discusses  Fellipe Andrew's Potential 



Road To Gold: Tommy Langaker, 2020 Euro Middleweight Black Belt Champ

Tommy Langaker has been on the bubble of earning a major IBJJF title since earning his black belt 2017; the Norwegian earned second at Europeans in 2019 and second at Worlds in 2018, among other solid performances.

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Tommy Langaker has been on the bubble of earning a major IBJJF title since earning his black belt 2017; the Norwegian earned second at Europeans in 2019 and second at Worlds in 2018, among other solid performances.

Persistence and years of hard work finally paid off at the 2020 European Championships, when the Viking beast stormed through the middleweight division.

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WATCH: Experience Carries Tommy To Gold



Euros: Finals Day Real-Time Results & Updates

It's the final day of competition at the European Championships, and what a week of action it's been! 

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It's the final day of competition at the European Championships, and what a week of action it's been! 

Included the numerous stories we saw unfold in Lisbon, we witnessed Mikey Musumeci take on monsters in the absolute division, Keenan wrap up Mahamed Aly in the absolute semi-final;  in the women's ranks Ffion Davies has been on fire all weekend and the colored belts have provided high-level entertainment for several days on end. 

Sunday marks the conclusion of the 2020 championships. Follow the tournament along in real-time below. 

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Women's Final Results

  • Roosterweight: Mayssa Bastos def. Serna Gabrelli [2-0] (Watch Match)
  • Light-Feather: Anna Rodrigues def. Talita Alencar 0-0 [1-0 advs) (Watch Match)
  • Featherweight: Amal Amajahid def. Larissa Campos  2-2 [3-1 advs] (Watch Match)
  • Lightweight: Ffion Davies def. Charlotte Von Baumgarten  via bow & arrow choke (Watch Match)
  • Middleweight: Thamara Silva def. Danielle Alverez via kneebar (Watch Match
  • Medium-Heavy: Sabatha Lais def. Maggie Grindatti via triangle (Watch Match)
  • Heavy: Laura Barker def. Magdelana Loska [2-0] (Watch Match)
  • Super-Heavy:  Jessica Flowers def. Kendall REusing via closeout (No Match)
  • Absolute: Ffion Davies def. Jessica Flowers [4-0] (Watch Match)

Men's Final Results

  • Rooster: Tomoyuki Hashimoto def. Thalison Soares via DQ (Watch Match)
  • Light-Feather: Mikey Musumeci def. Jonas Andrade via decision (Watch Match)
  • Feather Issac Doederlein def. Leonardo Saggioro 2-2 [1 adv] (Watch Match)
  • Lightweight: Jonnatas Gracie def. Vitor Oliveira via decision [2-2] (Watch Match)
  • Middleweight: Tommy Langaker def. Pedro Ramalho via bow and Arrow Choke (Watch Match)
  • Medium-Heavy: Manuel Ribamar def. Bruno Lima via submission (Watch Match)
  • Heavyweight: Keenan Cornelius def. Adam Wardzinski 4-4 [2advs] (Watch Match)
  • Super-Heavy: Patrick Gaudio def. Fellipe Andrew via Kneebar (Watch Match)
  • Ultra-Heavy: Igor Schnider def.Seif Houmine [5-0] (Watch Match)
  • Absolute:  Fellipe Andrew def. Keenan Cornelious via Triangle Armbar


Roosterweight

  • Tomoyuki Hashimoto def. Nobuhiro Sawada via points [adv - 0]  - (Watch Match)
  • Thalison Soares def. Bruno Malfacine 4-4 [2adv-1] (Watch Match)
  • Semi-Final: Thalison Soares def. Koji Shibamoto 8-6 (Watch Match)
  • Semi-Final:  Tomoyuki Hashimoto def. Celber Sousa 8-6 (watch Match)

Fina; Thalison Soares vs Tomoyuki Hashimoto

Light-Feather

  • Diego Pato def. Pedro Dias via triangle - (Watch Match)
  • Alexssandro Sodre def. Israel Sousa via decision [8-8] (Watch Match)
  • Carlos Bebeto def. Rene Lopez 16-2  (Watch Match)
  • Mikey Musumeci def. Suraj Budhram via submission (Watch Match
  • Semi-final: Jonas Andrade def. Carlos Bebeto (Watch Match)
  • Semi-Final: Mikey Musumeci def. Diego Pato via ankle lock (Watch Match

Final: Mikey Musumeci vs Jonas Andrade

Featherweight

  • Isaac Doederlein def. Guilherme Borges via footlock (Watch Match)
  • Leo Saggioro def. Gabriel Marangoni 2-0 (Watch Match)
  • Gabriel Sousa def. Deandre Villarama [4-4 1adv] (Watch Match)
  • Semi-Final: Isaac Doederlein def.  Alexxsandro Sodre via decision [3-3 advs]  (Watch Match)
  • Semi-Final: Leo Saggioro def Gabriel Sousa via decision (Watch Match)

Final: Issac Doederlein vs Leo Saggioro

Lightweight

  • Vitor Oliveira def. Guthierry Barbosa via Submission (Watch Match)
  •  Pedro Henrique def. Jeremy Jackson Via Decision (Watch Match)
  •  Luan Carvalho def. Italo Moura via decision [2-2 advs] (Watch Match)
  • Jonnatas Gracie def. Leon Loic  via paper cutter choke (Watch Match
  • Semi-Final: Vitor Oliveira def. Pedro Henrique 2-2 (3 advs) (Watch Match)
  • Semi-Final: Jonnatas Gracie vs Luan Carvalho via Submission (Watch Match)

Final: Jonnatas Gracie vs Vitor Oliveira

Middleweight

  • Tommy Langaker def. Mathias Luna 6-6 [1 penalty point for Luna] (Watch Match)
  • Pedro Ramalho def. Igor Oliveira via submission (Watch Match)
  • Alexandre Joaquim def. Max Lindblad via decision (Watch Match)
  • Ronaldo Junior def. Lucas Valle 4-2 (Watch Match)
  • Semi-Final: Tommy Langer Def. Ronaldo Junior triangle (Watch Match)
  • Semi-Final: Pedro Ramalho def. Alexandre Joaquim

Final: Tommy Langaker vs Pedro Ramalho

Medium-Heavy

  • Bruno Lima def. Gabriel Almeida 10-6 (Watch Match)
  • Santeri Lilus def. Angel Cicero 6-0 (Watch Match)
  • Jakub Zakjowski def. Felipe Pimental (Watch)
  • Manuel Ribamar def Rafael Paganini [12-0] (Watch Match)
  • Semi-final: Manuel Ribamar def. Jakub Zakjowski [2-0] (Watch Match)
  • Semi-Final: Bruno Lima def. Santeri Lilus 0-0 [1 adv] (Watch Match)

Final: Manuel Ribarmar vs Pedro Lima

Heavyweight

  • Jackson Sousa def. Fabiano Alano [4-0] (Watch Match)
  • Dimitious Souza def. Hygor Brito 2-2 [1adv] (Watch Match)
  • Keenan Cornelius def. Felipe Mauricio [6-2] (Watch Match)
  • Adam Wardzinski def Gabriel Arantes via sub (Watch Match)
  • Semi-Final: Keenan Cornelius def. Jackson Sousa [4-2] (Watch Match)
  • Semi-final: Adam Wardzinski def. Dimitrius Souza sub (Watch Match)

Final: Keenan Cornelius vs Adam Wardzinski

Super-Heavy

  • Patrick Gaudio def. Fellipe Trovo Watch (Match)
  • Semi-Final: Fellipe Andrew def.  Gerard Labinksi [7-0] (Watch Match)
  • Guadio advances Directly to final - opponents pulled out of semi

Final: Patrick Gaudio v Fellipe Andrew

Ultra-Heavy


Euros Sunday Watch Guide!

The action is wrapped up for Saturday at the 2020 IBJJF European Championships, the women are in the finals and the men will start in the quarterfinals on Sunday morning.

2020 IBJJF Euros Brown Belt Absolute Division Results & Match Videos

Here are the results (with links to watch the match videos) for the brown belt absolute division from the 2020 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship. 

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Here are the results (with links to watch the match videos) for the brown belt absolute division from the 2020 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship. 

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Here are the brackets as from the IBJJF website: 


Opening round

Tacio Alves vs Erich Munis | Munis wins 6-0 | watch match 

Gabriel Costa vs Gerald Pietrosemoli | Gabriel wins via decision | watch match 

Euclides Ferreira vs Lucas Protasio | Protasio wins 2-0 | watch match

Eric Bergman vs Yaroslav Blazhko | Bergman wins via choke from the back | watch match

Luiz Paulo vs Daniel Amorim | Luiz wins 2-0 | watch match

Adam Bradley vs Pedro Machado | Pedro wins via decision | watch match 

Quarterfinals

Pedro Machado vs Tarik Hopstock | Tarik wins via footlock | watch match 

Leonardo Lemos vs Leonardo Lemos | TBD | watch match  

Erich Munis vs Gabriel Costa | Munis wins 3-0 | watch match

Lucas Protasio vs Eric Bergman | Bergman wins via armbar | watch match 

Semifinals

Luiz Paulo vs Tarik Hopstock | Tarik wins via tarikoplata | watch match 

Erich Munis vs Eric Bergman | Munis wins via triangle | watch match

Final 

Tarik Hopstock vs Erich Munis | Munis wins 3-0 | watch match 

2020 Euros Women's Black Belt Absolute Division Results & Match Videos

Here are the results (with links to watch the match videos) for the women's black belt absolute division matches from the 2020 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship. 

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Here are the results (with links to watch the match videos) for the women's black belt absolute division matches from the 2020 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship. 

Watch the action live here

Here are the brackets as from the IBJJF website: 


Round 1

Katherine Hall vs Margaret Grindatti | Maggie wins 3-0 | watch video

Round 2

Jessica Flowers vs Magdalena Loska | Jessica wins via armbar | watch video

Amal Amjahid vs Nicole Sullivan | Amal wins via armbar | watch video

Sabatha Lais vs Vedha Toscano | Vedha wins 2-0 | watch video

Venla Luukkonen vs Claire France-Thevenon | Venla wins 7-2 | watch video

Margaret Grindatti vs Bianca Basilio | Bianca wins via footlock | watch video

Larissa Campos vs Clara Dufau | Larissa wins via armbar | watch video

Ffion Davies vs Patricia Ramos | Ffion wins via armbar | watch video

Charlotte von Baumgarten vs Kendall Reusing | Charlotte wins via armbar | watch video

Quarterfinals 

Jessica Flowers vs Amal Amjahid | Jessica wins 6-0 | watch video

Vedha Toscano vs Venla Luukkonen | Vedha wins via toehold | watch video

Bianca Basilio vs Larissa Campos | Larissa wins via DQ | watch video

Ffion Davies vs Charlotte von Baumgarten | Ffion wins via choke | watch video

Semifinals

Jessica Flowers vs Vedha Toscano | Jessica wins 2-0 | watch video

Larissa Campos vs Ffion Davies | Ffion wins 2-2, 1-0 adv | watch video 


The final between Jessica Flowers and Ffion Davies will take place on mat 3 at 6:18 pm local time (1:18pm EST) un Sunday, January 26.