Live Updates: The Ultra Heavyweight Division

All eyes are on Gordon Ryan at the 2018 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship as he matches up against Mahamed Aly, Yuri Simoes, Cyborg and more in the Ultra Heavyweight division. We'll be uploading top matches from this division in real-time until a king is crowned on the final day of competition. 


MAHAMED ALY vs JOHN LESLIE HANSEN 

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Aly cruised through his opening-round match vs. John Hansen. The win here moves him into the quarterfinals and sets up a much-anticipated rematch vs. ADCC champion, Gordon Ryan. 


MAX GIMENIS vs MARCUS SALERNO

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Max Gimenis dominates in his opening-round match to move into the quarterfinals vs. ADCC Trials winner, Tex Johnson.


GORDON RYAN vs EVANGELOS MOUMTZIS

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Gordon frickin' Ryan! The ADCC champ puts 47 points on the board before landing the armbar submission vs. Evangelos Moumtzis. The win moves him into the quarterfinals where he'll face defending IBJJF champ, Mahamed Aly. 



UPDATE: Mahamed Aly hurt his ribs in his opening-round match vs. John Hansen and will not be able to compete further into the tournament. The scratch gives Gordon Ryan the victory by default, which will move him into the semifinals vs. the winner of the Yuri Simoes vs. Jared Dopp match.



MAX GIMENIS vs AARON "TEX" JOHNSON

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Holy cow, Max Gimenis is on a tear! He runs right through ADCC Trials winner, Tex Johnson, and is now expected to face the Cyborg/Gustavo Elias winner in the Ultra Heavyweight semifinals. 


ROBERTO "CYBORG" ABREU vs GUSTAVO ELIAS

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What a match! A single advantage gets Cyborg past a game Gustavo Elias in the Ultra Heavyweight quarterfinals. He'll be taking on an "on-fire" Max Gimenis next in the semifinals. A superfight vs. the Gordon Ryan/Yuri Simoes-winner looms... 


SITUATION AFTER DAY 1

Winning fighters bolded in black.


ROBERTO "CYBORG" ABREU vs MAX GIMENIS

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Oh my gosh, powerful indeed. Cyborg goes full BEAST MODE here with the takedown and forceful mat returns before eventually passing Gimenis' guard late in the fight. He'll take on Gordon Ryan in the Ultra Heavyweight finals in one of the most-anticipated no-gi fights of the year. 


GORDON RYAN vs YURI SIMOES

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Gordon Ryan over Yuri Simoes, 11-0. The dude's on a different freaking level. 


ROBERTO "CYBORG" ABREU vs GORDON RYAN 

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Long live the king. Gordon Ryan reigns supreme in the Ultra Heavyweight division. 


FINAL RESULTS


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)

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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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2019 IBJJF Pan Championship Purple Belt Viewing Guide

It's the eve of the IBJJF 2019 Pan Championships, and as per tradition, the event is set to run the adult purple belt divisions over the first two days of competition, bringing the sport's budding talents to the fore. 

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