How To Watch The 2019 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

The 2019 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship is THE most important jiu-jitsu event of the year, with the best jiu-jitsu competitors from all over the world coming together to see who is number one. 

Worlds goes down from May 30 to June 2, 2019 and you can watch every match LIVE or On Demand ONLY on FloGrappling. 

Watch the 2019 IBJJF World Championships 

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Worlds has always been the focus of every competitor– it's the dream of any serious jiu-jitsu athlete to be crowned world champion, regardless of their belt color. Worlds is the most prestigious and difficult tournament to win, with many top athletes skipping other major tournaments to focus entirely on the challenge that will face them at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California. 

With over 20 years of history, the IBJJF World Championships has seen some of the most memorable matches and moments in jiu-jitsu history. Who can forget Buchecha's epic absolute-winning performances with showdowns against Joao Gabriel Rocha, Leandro Lo and others, or great champions such as Hall of Famers Lucas Lepri, Romulo Barral, Rafael Mendes and many more. 

Important Dates

Schedule release date May 27, 2019 

Brackets release date May 27, 2019 

Pre-schedule (Published May 23 2019)

Thursday – May 30th:

White Adult (Weight divisions)

White Masters (Weight divisions)

Blue Adult Male and Female (Weight divisions and Open Class)

Purple Adult Female (Rooster to Feather)

Friday – May 31st:

Blue and Purple Juvenile (Weight divisions and Open Class)

Purple Adult Male (Weight divisions and Open Class)

Purple Adult Female (Light to Open Class)

Brown Adult Male (Rooster and Light Feather)

Saturday – June 1st:

Brown Adult Female (Weight divisions  and Open Class)

Brown Adult Male (Feather to Open Class)

Black Adult (Weight divisions and Open Class)

Sunday – June 2nd:

Black Adult (Weight divisions and Open Class)

How to Watch

If you can’t make it out to Long Beach, California for this once-a-year event then you’ll be able to watch all of the unmissable action from the comfort of your own home or even on the go via a mobile device. 

Watch on your desktop 

Every mat will be streamed live on Our player allows you to switch between all 12 mats, meaning you can search out the best divisions and best matches and watch them live. 

Every match is automatically recorded and uploaded to our archive, meaning you can go back and look for you favorite athletes or the most talked-about matches. 

Watch on mobile

By downloading the FloSports IOS app fans everywhere can watch live events, access breaking news and articles, and view highlights across the entire digital network of sports sites, including wrestling, MMA, basketball, football, track and more. 

You can even get notifications when key events are about to start, meaning you won't miss out on any of the action. 

Download the app here

Watch on the big screen 

The Flsports apps on Roku and Apple TV gives you direct access to live events as well as our premium documentaries and more. 

FloSports apps are free to download and include both free and premium content– subscribers can view live events on their TV screens from the comfort of their living room. 

When to watch

The 2019 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship will take place in Long Beach, California, and matches start every day at 9am local time. 

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 Thu 9:00 AMThu 11:00 AMThu 12:00 PMThu 1:00 PMThu 5:00 PMThu 8:00 PMFri 1:00 AM

Mobile app users will get notifications when the event starts, and we'll announce the start of each day on our Facebook and Instagram pages. 

How to follow the action

The IBJJF publish all brackets and a live-updated running order for every mat. You can filter by division, gender and even search for specific athletes. We will post the link when published. 

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