JT Torres, Yoshida, & Woodmansee To Take The Stage At F2W 90

We've got excellent news: You get to watch JT Torres in action this weekend.  

Plus Baret Yoshida. And Kristian Woodmansee. Yes, with two black belt titles on the line Fight 2 Win 90 is going to be a most excellent affair. 

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JT Torres (Essential BJJ) vs Dylan Royce (Precision Jiu Jitsu) - Welterweight Gi title

We’re freaking pumped for this one. JT Torres returns to the F2W stage and will be competing in the gi! He’s taking on the 6-0 and three-time submission of the night winner Dylan Royce for the welterweight gi title. F2W CEO Seth Daniels has said that "this what Fight 2 win is all about – get a chance to face a legend, and if you beat them, become one yourself!"

We expect Torres' impeccable technique to be full display, but the wild card factor and Fight 2 Win ruleset have managed to surprise us more than once.  


Kristian Woodmansee (Roots) vs Baret Yoshida (Baret Submissions) - Bantamweight No-gI title

We’re always eager to watch Baret Yoshida in action, and this weekend he'll take on the Andre Galvao black belt Kristian Woodmansee. Operating out of Philly, Woodmansee has steadily been building up his academy, Roots jiu-jitsu, and established the gym as a growing base for high-level jiu-jitsu on the East Coast.  

New fans should know that Baret Yoshida is a legend – two-time ADCC silver medalist and crucifix expert (the man simply gets the position from anywhere) – Yoshida has been fighting at the elite level for over twenty years. Woodmansee's game could be described as open-ended and opportunistic; he has a well-honed DLR and R-DLR guard, and excellent passing skills to boot.  

There's no clear advantage for either athlete in this match and we expect a high-volume, submission-heavy bout to play out.

WATCH: Baret Yoshida Highlights!


Live Updates: 2019 IBJJF Pans Black Belt Finals

It's the final day of the 2019 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championships and I'll be running live updates from matside. 

11 Must-See Black Belt Matches from Pans

The first day of black belt competition at the 2019 Pan Championships delivered the kind action expected of such a high caliber event. 

IBJJF Pan Championship: Live Updates of Black Belt Absolute Division

The 2019 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship black belt absolute division will run on Mats 5-8, with men on 5 & 8 and women on 6 & 7. Watch the live stream here. 

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Pans Black Belt Live Updates: Saturday Morning Opening Rounds

Follow along as I recap the opening rounds of the male black belt weight divisions. The black belts start at 9.00am sharp with qualifying rounds and they'll work through to the quarterfinals (which go down tomorrow, Sunday March 23). 

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PANS 2019: Women's Absolute Black Belt Brackets OUT NOW

The women’s black belt absolute has 14 competitors signed up and is remarkable for the fact that Gabi Garcia makes her return to gi jiu-jitsu. 

Pan Black Belt Absolute Division Brackets OUT NOW

The brackets are out for the Pan black belt absolute division! Get a look at them right here.

IBJJF 2019 Pan Male Purple Belt Standouts: Munis, Tainan, Meyram & More

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The men’s purple belt divisions lit up the opening day of the 2019 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Irvine, CA. Of the 10 available gold medals, nine were claimed by Brazilians while the Japanese grappler Hiryu Niwa took top spot in the roosterweight division. 

Road to Pans Gold: Pedro Machado (Gordo Jiu-Jitsu)

The medium-heavy purple belt division was filled to the brim with rising talents from around the world, but none performed more beautifully today then Gordo Jiu-Jitsu representative Pedro Machado.

Middleweight: The Most Competitive Black Belt Division at 2019 IBJJF Pans

The largest black belt division at this year’s Pans, middleweight also has a ridiculous amount of athletes with a legit shot of challenging for the title.  

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Lo, Kaynan, Gaudio: Why Heavyweight Is The Most Intriguing Division at Pans

The heavyweight division always offers plenty of entertainment, but this year we should see a three way race to gold between powerhouse athletes Leandro Lo, Patrick Gaudio and Kaynan Duarte. 

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