Jackson Sousa Joins Pena, Jones, Spriggs & More at KASAI Pro 5

KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (KASAI) today confirms that Jackson Sousa will join Kaynan Duarte, Felipe Pena, Craig Jones, and Tim Spriggs at ‘KASAI Pro 5’ in the KASAI World Light-Heavyweight Championship on Saturday, April 6th at Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom. 

“We love the addition of Sousa to the tournament,” said KASAI President Rolles Gracie. “He has been at the top of the sport, and will add to the fireworks at this event.”

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 Jackson Sousa is a black belt under Rico Vieira, representing Checkmat Academy. He has cemented his status as one of the top athletes of his generation by claiming the following titles: IBJJF No-Gi World Champion, IBJJF Pan Am No-Gi Champion, IBJJF European Open Champion, and IBJJF World Champion (brown belt 2013). 

Jackson Sousa after taking home  Pan No-Gi Absolute title in 2017.

In addition to Jackson Sousa, Kaynan Duarte, Felipe Pena, Craig Jones, and Tim Spriggs competing in the eight-man World Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament at 205lbs, ‘KASAI Pro 5’ will also feature three superfights. The first match will be between Romulo Barral vs. Marcos Tinoco. Tickets for ‘KASAI Pro 5’ are on sale now via TICKETMASTER. 

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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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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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A New Lightweight Champion Will Be Crowned at 2019 IBJJF Pans

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There is a 100% chance we will see a new face take gold in the 2019 IBJJF Pan lightweight division, and the race boils down to three front runners. Watch it live or on demand only on FloGrappling.com this weekend. 

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9 Explosive First Round Matches To Watch at 2019 IBJJF Pans

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The brackets are out for the 2019 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship and as always the first thing we do is pour over them to identify the most promising first round matches scheduled to go down in the black belt divisions. 

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Mayssa Bastos vs Fiona Watson Finalizes KASAI Pro 5 Card

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