9 Must-Watch Purple & Blue Belt Matches From Euros

The goal posts for competitive lower belts seem to move to new and higher positions every competition season, and that observation certainly remains true in Lisbon this week.

Top prospects like Tainan Dalpra continued to impress, but there were also some breakout performances from athletes we had yet to be acquainted with, such as Eleftheria Chistodoulou who took out division favorite Elisabeth Cay in the very first round. Though there were an absurd amount of highly competitive matches, we think this nine truly standout.  


Lucas Protasio vs Andy Murasaki

Purple Belts Protasio & Murasaki Show Spirit

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Eleftheria Chistodoulou vs Elisabeth Clay

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Robson Chaves vs Gabriel Sergio

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Thalys Pontes vs Maxim Sorokin

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Andy Murasaki vs Nicholas Werner

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Yaroslav Blazhko vs Wesley Possamai

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Camila Roque vs Barbara Cariani

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Rayron Gracie vs Mike Virolan

Gracie Wins Wildest Euros Blue Belt Match

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Leandro Silva vs Rafael Alberto

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KASAI Pro 6: Live Updates & Results

It's finally here! 

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Latest ADCC Updates: Romulo Out At -99kg; Replacement Announced

Today marks yet another shakeup to the divisions at the 2019 ADCC Worlds as Romulo Barral pulls out of the -99kg division and to be replaced with 2015 ADCC Absolute Champion Claudio Calasans.

Big Names & Up-And-Comers: Who To Watch On The KASAI Undercard

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How Will Lapela's Crafty Half Guard Deal With Tanquinho's Heavy Pressure?

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Every Name Invited/Qualified For ADCC 2019 World Championship (Updated)

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The Veteran Black Belt Stars Ready To Shine At Master Worlds

We have already discussed some of the names at master one here, but this is an idea of who to watch at Master 2 (35 years of age) and up in the male black belt divisions.

The KASAI 135lb Tournament Groups Are Out And They're FIRE

The stacked KASAI 135lb tournament goes down on August 17 and we finally know how the 4-man round-robin groups will look! 

KASAI Superfight Gets A New Look: Gaudio Steps In To Face Kaynan

GF Team standout Patrick Gaudio will look to settle a score with Kaynan Duarte in the main event of KASAI Pro 6 on August 17. 

A Look Back at Beatriz Mesquita's 100% Submission Rate ADCC Conquest

Beatriz Mesquita is the GOAT of women’s jiu-jitsu. No, seriously– we crunched the numbers, and it's indisputable. 

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History Made As Statue of Jiu-Jitsu Pioneer Carlson Gracie Unveiled In Rio

On Monday, August 12th, a statue was unveiled in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil of grandmaster Carlson Gracie. The statue is an homage to his contributions to the community in the Copacabana neighborhood where Carlson’s legendary academy was located.