Confirmed: The Final List of Every Black Belt Competitor at No-Gi Worlds

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The deadline for sign-ups has passed and we now know the full list of confirmed black belts for the IBJJF 2018 World No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship. 

No-Gi Worlds will run over three days from Dec 14-16, with black belts on both Saturday and Sunday. The men's black belt weight divisions will go up to the quarterfinals on Saturday with the semifinals and finals on Sunday. 

The absolute divisions and the women's divisions also take place on Saturday, with the finals taking place on Sunday. 

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There are 167 adult male black belts signed up and 34 adult women. The male middleweight division is the biggest with a whopping 36 entrants. Except for rooster with 5, the smallest division will be super-heavyweight with 11. Even ultra-heavy– traditionally a smaller bracket– has 15 men signed up. 

Brackets will drop on Thursday Dec 13, and we'll announce the biggest matches to watch when they become available. 

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Here is the final list of black belt competitors for the IBJJF 2018 World No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship. 

Black Belt Men

BLACK / Adult / Male / Rooster
Ares BJJ BrasilCícero Lívio Ribeiro Saldanha Paiva
Atos Jiu-JitsuKristian R. Woodmansee
CheckMatRonald Stephen Henderson Jr.
Team RedzovicPerez R. Figueroa Jr.
Tri-Force Jiu-Jitsu AcademyNobuhiro Sawada
Total: 5


BLACK / Adult / Male / Light-Feather
AllianceGuilherme Angelus Montenegro de Carvalho
Atos Jiu-JitsuCleber de Sousa Fernandes
Atos Jiu-JitsuLucas dos Santos Pinheiro
Carpe DiemTomoyuki Hashimoto
CheckMatWindson Ramos da Silva
Cicero Costha InternacionalHiago George Santos Silva
Cicero Costha InternacionalJoão Ricardo Bordignon Miyao
Fabio Santos BJJGeoffrey Villarreal
MasterskyaAlex Ecklin
Paragon BJJ AcademyJacob Robert Sandoval
Renato Tavares AssociationSuraj Kumar Budhram
Soul Fighters BJJJoão Pedro Oliveira Rodrigues
Zenith BJJ - Las VegasBendy Casimir
Total: 13


BLACK / Adult / Male / Feather
10th Planet Jiu JitsuMarvin Castell
AllianceKennedy Leonardo Maciel
Ares BJJSamir José Chantre Dahás
Atos Jiu-JitsuPablo Mantovani Dutra
Brasa CTACharles Denny Murdock
Brasa CTAGabriel Marangoni de Oliveira
Brazilian Top TeamAlexandre de Souza Vieira
Brazilian Top TeamIghor Luis Alvim Horta
Carpe DiemTomoshige Sera
CFC TeamSergio Calderon Gonzalez
CheckMatGilson Nunes De Oliveira Neto
CheckMatMatheus Gabriel Pinheiro Barros
CheckMatRichard Santos Alvarez
Clark Gracie Jiu Jitsu AcademyBrandon Woodly Walensky
Fifty/50 Jiu-JitsuAdam Benayoun
GF Team OhioAdam Paul Ferrara
GF Team OhioJacob Michael Ferrara
Gracie BarraKaio Cesar Abrantes Fonseca
Heroes Martial ArtsEdward Nicholas Borbon
Renzo Gracie AcademyFrank Rosenthal
Rodrigo Freitas Brazilian Jiu-JitsuIan Phyllip Sanders
Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJThiago A. A. Macedo
SBG IrelandJoseph Robert Breslin
Tinguinha BJJ academyCole Thomas Franson
Vitor Shaolin BJJSilvio Duran de Barros Saraiva
Total: 25


BLACK / Adult / Male / Light
10th Planet Jiu JitsuJeremiah Leroy Vance
AllianceGianni Paul Grippo
AllianceJohnny Joachin Tama Apolinario
Alliance InternationalCaio Rigante Nunes
Alliance InternationalFelipe Linhares Arruda
Alliance JJFrederico Augusto Alves Silva
Ares BJJDustin Baradaran Akbari
Brasa CTAJoshua Aaron Bacallao
Carpe DiemMasahiro Iwasaki
Cascão Jiu Jitsu BRFilipe Rodrigues da Cunha
Del Mar Jiu-Jitsu ClubFrancisco Antonio Iturralde Lara
Easton BJJJohn Taylor Combs
GF TeamGialysson Adão Silva Freitas
GF Team InternationalVinicius Wingerter de Lima
Gracie FighterCody James Orrison
Lotus Club InternationalFrancisco Cuneo
Nova UniãoMarcio Andre da Costa Barbosa Junior
Open Mat Mixed Martial ArtsDaniel Seth Davis
Rodrigo Freitas Brazilian Jiu-JitsuRodrigo Lamounier de Freitas
SBG International (SBGI)Scott Richard Thometz
SF Empire Jiu-JitsuJoe Hisataka Frederick Chiaki Scovel
Zenith BJJ - Las VegasRafael Domingos Benedito
Total: 22


BLACK / Adult / Male / Middle
Absolute MMA AustraliaLachlan S. Giles
AllianceAthos Ribeiro de Miranda
AllianceIsaque Bahiense Braz
American Top Team AtlantaSergio C. Ardila-Ibarra
Ares BJJIssa Able
Atos Jiu-JitsuMichael Anthony Perez
Atos Jiu-JitsuMichael Remigio Liera Jr.
Brasa CTAJeremy S. Jackson
Brazilian Top TeamRyan C. Loria
Carpe DiemSotaro Yamada
David Jacobs Jiu-Jitsu TeamSamir Abdolkader
Detroit Jiu-Jitsu AcademyDavid Garmo
Detroit Jiu-Jitsu AcademyKhalil Fadi Fadlallah
ECJJADarragh O'Conaill
Fernando Terere Jiu-JitsuPierpaolo Chiappe
Fight SportsEnrico Daniel Cocco
GF TeamDante Leon
GF TeamJaime Soares Canuto
GF Team FranceKenji Benjamin Sette
GF Team OhioRobert G. Malof
GF Team OhioVitor Henrique Silva Oliveira
Gracie BarraFernando Isai Cabrera
Gracie BarraVictor Silverio Santos
Gracie HumaitaMichael Ray Trasso
LEAD BJJRennick Keolani Kama Jr.
Nashville MMAEric Thomas Ingram
Omar Salum Jiu-JitsuWilliams Silva Lima
Pirâmide Grappling AssociationMarco Aurellio de Queiroz
Renzo Gracie AcademyStanley E. Rosa Valerio
Silver Fox BJJEnrique D. Galarza
Soul Fighters BJJHugo Doerzapff Marques
Start Brazilian Jiu-JitsuLucas Benévolo Valle
Team Royce GracieAlvin Robinson
Unity Jiu-jitsuFelipe Cesar Silva
Unity Jiu-jitsuManuel Ribamar V. de Oliveira Filho
ZR Team AssociationLucas Rocha de Freitas
Total: 36


BLACK / Adult / Male / Medium-Heavy
AllianceMarcos Vinícius da Silva Tinoco
AllianceMatheus Oliveira Diniz
Atos Jiu-JitsuJoshua Roy Hinger
Brasa CTADanilo Borovic
Brazilian Top TeamAbner Soares de Souza
Brazilian Top TeamGabriel Procópio da Fonseca
Cavalo TeamEzra Zendt Lenon
CheckMatFabricio Machado da Silveira
CheckMatGabriel Salles Muniz Almeida
Easton BJJIsiah Olajide Wright
Fight SportsKalil Muriel Da Silva Nascimento
Fight SportsValdir Araujo de Lima Júnior
GF Team OhioMauricio de Oliveira Santos Neto
Gracie BarraGabriel Arges de Sousa
Gracie BarraServio Tulio Cardoso Guimarães Junqueira
Gracie Barra BJJAshur Sami Darmo
Inglorious GrapplersViking Wai Chun Wong
Marcelo Cavalcanti BJJVictor Matheus de Lima Rodrigues
Maromba Academia InternationalKit James Dale
OXYVegard Arentz Randeberg
Ralph GracieNicholas Greene
Soul Fighters BJJDiogo Sampaio Araujo
TAC Team BJJNicholas Patrick Calvanese
Unity Jiu-jitsuMurilo Silva Ferreira de Santana
Zenith BJJAlika K. Angerman
Total: 25


BLACK / Adult / Male / Heavy
Atos Jiu-JitsuThomas Alban Jules Loubersanes
Brazilian Top TeamFernando Henrique T. Halfeld
CheckMatArnaldo Maidana de Oliveira
CheckMatJackson Sousa dos Santos
CheckMatJason Rene Selva
CheckMatSebastian Black
CheckMatThiago Sá Fortes Silva
Fight SportsJames Richard Brasco
Gracie BarraFellipe Ubaiz Trovo
Maromba Academia InternationalBenjamin William Hodgkinson
Ribeiro Jiu-JitsuNick Schrock
Roy Dean InternationalBenjamin Mark Dyson
Stallion GymNicolas E. Penzer
Team Lloyd IrvinTimothy-Michael Spriggs
Unity Jiu-jitsuDevhonte M. Johnson
Total: 15


BLACK / Adult / Male / Super-Heavy
American Top Team BJJCharles Kilyan Mcguire
Atos Jiu-JitsuKaynan Casemiro Duarte
Atos Jiu-JitsuLucas Daniel Silva Barbosa
CheckMatJorge Andres Escudero Barba
CheckMatLuiz Fernando de Azevedo Panza
GF TeamPatrick Pontes Moura Santos Gaudio
Gracie BarraFrancisco Carlos de Leon
Netto Brazilian Jiu-JitsuRuben Araújo Fonseca
Ribeiro Jiu-JitsuJames Richard Puopolo
Team Lloyd IrvinRoberto Torralbas
Yemaso Brazilian Jiu-JitsuEliot Andrew Kelly
Total: 11


BLACK / Adult / Male / Ultra-Heavy
AllianceJared Lynn Dopp
Brasa CTAYuri Costa Simões M. da Silva
CheckMatZachary George Darroch
Fight SportsRoberto de Abreu Filho
GF TeamMax dos Santos Gimenis
GF TeamWilson de Sousa Almeida
Gracie BarraEvangelos Moumtzis
Gracie BarraMarcus Antonio Guedes Salerno
Paraestra TokyoSatoshi Ishii
Renzo Gracie AcademyGordon F. Ryan III
Ribeiro Jiu-JitsuGustavo Dias Elias
Rickson Gracie Jiu-JitsuKevin Barryman Jr Casey
Rodrigo Vaghi BJJJohn Leslie Hansen
Team Lloyd IrvinMahamed Aly Santos da Silva
Unity Jiu-jitsuAaron Michael Johnson
Total: 15


Black Belt Women

BLACK / Adult / Female / Light-Feather


Absolute MMA Australia

Liwia Gluchowska

CheckMat

Patrícia Maria N. Fontes dos Santos

Elite Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Redmond

Miriam Cardoso Cerqueira

Fight ClubFiona M. Watson
Fight Sports

Sofia Rosa Amarante

GF Team

Mayssa Caldas Pereira Bastos

Gracie Humaita South Bay

Rita Lynne Gribben

Total: 7


BLACK / Adult / Female / Feather


Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Heather H. Raftery

CheckMat

Nathalie Wan Soares Veras Ribeiro

ECJJA

Ffion Eira Davies

Elite Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Redmond

Jessica Cristina C. A. dos Santos

GF Team

Amanda Monteiro Nogueira

Total: 5


BLACK / Adult / Female / Light


Brasa CTA

Tammi Alana Musumeci

Brazil 021 InternationalKristin Mikkelson
CheckMat

Catherine Fuhro Perret

CheckMat

Michelle Zonato Nicolini

Gracie Humaita Las Vegas

Talia Marie Vaughan

Gracie Humaita San Diego Competition Team

Jena Rae Bishop

Gracie Humaita South Bay

Gabrielle McComb Lima

Total: 7


BLACK / Adult / Female / Middle


GF Team

Ana Carolina Vieira Srour

Gracie Humaita

Beatriz de Oliveira Mesquita

New School BJJLeoni Munslow
Pacific Top Team

Sarah Elizabeth Kaufman

Total: 4


BLACK / Adult / Female / Medium-Heavy


Alliance

Luanna Alzuguir Marton Moraes

De La Riva JJ

Claudia Fernanda Onofre Valim Doval

Gracie Barra

Andressa Mezari Cintra

Hilti Fight Center

Anna Sophia Maria Nordenö

SBG International (SBGI)Amanda Loewen
Total: 5


BLACK / Adult / Female / Heavy


AllianceAndresa Correa
Unity Jiu-jitsu

Nathiely Karoline Melo de Jesus

Zenith BJJMaria Malyjasiak
Total: 3


BLACK / Adult / Female / Super-Heavy


Carlson Gracie Team

Alejandra Gonzalez

Gracie Barra

Jessica D Flowers

Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu

Nivia de Souza Moura

Total: 3


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