Brown Belt Phenom Gabi Pessanha Beat Nathiely de Jesus Once Again

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Big news from the latest Abu Dhabi Grand Slam is that 18-year-old brown belt Gabrieli Pessanha took another win over the two-time black belt world champion Nathiely de Jesus. 

Pessanha won gold at the 2019 ADGS Abu Dhabi, winning the female brown-black 90kg division. 

This is the second time Pessanha has beat Nathiely this season, having most recently defeated her at the ADGS Los Angeles in September of 2018. 

Pessanha was promoted to brown belt in June of 2018 after winning the IBJJF World Championships. Since then, she has competed in every Abu Dhabi Grand Slam event of the 2018-2019 season – Tokyo, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and now Abu Dhabi – never taking less than gold. 

Next stop for Pessanha is the ADGS London in March, the last ADGS of the season before the Abu Dhabi World Pro returns in April. 

Should Pessanha win those, she will become the first woman to have won gold at every major UAEJJF event in a season.

Pessanha remains undefeated as a brown belt. 

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Proof That Rodolfo Vieira Is The Most Dangerous Grappler in MMA (Seriously)

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Once in a generation an athlete will appear and do the unthinkable. Barriers will be broken, records will be set and names will be written into history books. 

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ADCC Champs Predict: Kaynan vs Rodolfo

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For the second straight event, Who's Number One (WNO) will feature a clash of ADCC champions in the main event. After Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz in October, this time around we are bringing you 2019 99+kg champ Kaynan Duarte vs 2015 99kg champ Rodolfo Vieira in no-gi, submission only action.

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How to Watch IBJJF American Nationals, Ronaldo Junior, Doederlein & More

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The IBJJF returns this weekend for the 2020 American Nationals, a two-day event which will include gi and no-gi tournaments.

WNO: Kaynan Duarte vs Rodolfo Vieira Official Event Preview

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Who's Number One (WNO) will return on Friday, December 11th, for yet another massive card at WNO: Kaynan Duarte vs Rodolfo Vieira. The event will feature six no-gi matches, all 15 minutes in length and under WNO submission only rules. As always, the best in the world will collide on the WNO mat, establishing who is truly number one in the no-gi scene today.

Jacob Couch Is The Hillbilly Hammer of Jiu-Jitsu

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Jacob Couch, aka 'The Hillbilly Hammer', claimed instant fame when he first appeared on the documentary, Daisy Fresh: An American Jiu-Jitsu Story in Episode 3. 

Garry Tonon Returns To MMA Dec. 4. With Fight vs Koyomi Matsushima

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Garry Tonon returns to action on December 4 with a fight against Koyomi Matsushima of Japan.

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John Danaher And The Entire DDS Will Join Gordon Ryan In Puerto Rico!

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After the big news last week about how Gordon Ryan is moving to Puerto Rico, everyone wondered what the training situation would be like for the P4P #1 grappler on earth. It sounds like after Gordon, Nicky, Nat and Big Gord linked up with Mo Jassim down in Dorado, the entire Danaher Death Squad will be joining them shortly.

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Five Biggest Takeaways From The 2020 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championships

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Major events such as No-Gi Pans always offer huge lessons about the top competitors, and the major developments in jiu-jitsu at large. This edition was no different. While the cream of the crop reminded us why they have remained dominant over the years, several new black belts could soon be on the rise.

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10 Must-See Black Belt Submissions From The 2020 IBJJF No-Gi Pans

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The black belt divisions of No-Gi Pans were full of submissions. Here are some of the fastest, most unusual, and most dominant match-enders from the entire day!

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Road To Double-Gold: Igor Feliz Wins Lightweight And Absolute At Brown Belt

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Lightweight Igor Feliz had a breakout performance at the Atlanta open on Saturday, capturing gold with two submission victories. He followed that up on Sunday with an even more significant double-gold outing, winning three matches in his weight class before collecting four more victories in the open weight division.

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