WATCH: Highlights From 2019 IBJJF Brasileiros

We sent our reporter Michael Sears to the 2019 IBJJF Brasileiros (Brazilian National Championships) to cover the action– here's what went down.

Scroll down for highlights of the best matches– click here to see all of the videos from Brasileiros! 

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Isaac Doederlein vs Paulo Miyao 2019 IBJJF Brasileiros Highlight

Doederlein became only the second ever American black belt to win Brasileiro gold, and he had to go through Paulo Miyao in the semifinal to do it.

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Nicholas Meregali vs Fellipe Andrew 2019 IBJJF Brasileiros highlight

It's not often you see Meregali under pressure and his comeback in this match was a highlight of the weekend. Submitting Pan champ Fellipe Andrew right before Worlds is a strong statement.

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Beatriz Mesquita 2019 IBJJF Brasileiros Absolute Final Highlight

Look out, Queen Bia is on a roll! 

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Ffion Davies vs Ana Carolina Schmitt 2019 IBJJF Brasileiros Featherweight Final Highlight

Ffion Daives becomes the first British black belt to win Brasileiro gold, and wins her third IBJJF major gold medal this year following wins at Euros and Pans. Worlds next for the Grand Slam? Smart money says yes.

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Nicholas Meregali vs Kaynan Duarte 2019 IBJJF Brasileiros Highlight

One of the most anticipated matches of the weekend saw Meregali meet the surging talent Kaynan Duarte. The result was one of the instant classic matches. Just see for yourself.

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Alexssandro Sodre vs Joao Miyao 2019 IBJJF Brasileiros Highlight

This is the first IBJJF major tournament this year where Joao Miyao didn't make it into the final, and he wasn't just beaten by Sodre– he had his guard passed! Not often we see this, take a look for yourself. 

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The Guide To Winning Decisions At ADCC

We're getting down to the nitty-gritty of the ADCC analysis pieces.

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Nicky Ryan Promoted To Brown Belt by John Danaher

At only 18 years old, Nicky Ryan is celebrating getting promoted to his brown belt by legendary jiu-jitsu coach John Danaher. Here's what Nicky had to say about his promotion:

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Who Is The No-Gi GOAT?

The no-gi G.O.A.T. topic has been a hot conversation in the community for the last few weeks, ignited by the peak in no-gi interest around ADCC. For every one person who pops up in comments arguing that it’s an irrelevant topic, there are hundreds more ready to debate who they think is the all-time great without the kimono.

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It Wasn't Just The Leglocks That Made Us Love Lachlan Giles at ADCC

As human beings we inherently root for the underdog. That’s just a quality that most people like to see. If you’re not rooting for the underdog, you’re a jerk! And when Lachlan Giles submitted the +99kg champion, Kaynan Duarte, the crowd flipped on its head. 

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Micael Galvao: The Next Big Thing In Jiu-Jitsu

Manaus has been a hotbed of jiu-jitsu over the last few years; the city in the northern state of Amazonas in Brazil has produced an abundance of talent recently. A disproportionate amount of top athletes in the sport originate from the city of 2.7 million people. 2019 black belt world champion Matheus Gabriel is from there, along with rising stars such as Thalison Soares, Fabricio Andrey, Diego Oliveira, and Meyram Alves.

Mo Jassim Announced as ADCC 2021 Host, World Championships Location Known

After hosting one of the best-received ADCC events of the last 20 years, FloGrappling can exclusively reveal that promoter Mo Jassim has been selected as host for the next ADCC World Championships in 2021. 

Grappling Bulletin: The Rise and Rise of Fight 2 Win

You remember ADCC from just over a week ago? Of course you do. How could you forget the best-looking ADCC in years. The lights, the music, the entrances... it was a level of production that ADCC had been crying out for, and set a new benchmark for what high level grappling events could (and should) look like.

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Days After ADCC Tireless Tanquinho Fends Off Matheus Gabriel For F2W Title

With his focus shifting to his MMA career, a new gym and a growing family, many underestimated the relevance of Tanquinho in the current grappling landscape. At last week’s ADCC he went in unranked in the division, but he came out the champion. If anyone doubted it after ADCC, Tanquinho solidified his spot at the top of the -66kg no-gi rankings with another win against Matheus Gabriel. 

ADCC 2019: Who Was The Best Team?

After the 2019 ADCC World Championships a question that I’ve heard often discussed is who was the most successful team at the event? With no official team scores like most tournaments, this question is up in the air and the debate could go either way depending which subjective criteria you value the most. Does Gordon’s double gold performance for Renzo Gracie outweigh three weight class titles for Atos? Does the submission rate of the Renzo athletes compared to the Atos squad give them the nod?

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Andre Galvao Confirms ADCC Legend Status, But Will He Come Back For Gordon?

Andre Galvao confirmed his ADCC legend status with a resounding win over Felipe Pena in the 2019 superfight. This extended Galvao's record-breaking run to a total of three ADCC superfight defenses, the most in history. 

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