ADCC Shuffle Continues: Luiz Panza & Kit Dale Out; Replacements Announced

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In another bit of news that is equal parts disappointing and intriguing, Checkmat all-star Luiz Panza announced that he is withdrawing from ADCC due to a knee injury.

Taking his place in the -99kg division is Tex Johnson, who will be moving down one division from the +99kg category. Johnson's addition to the -99kg division gets him out of the oven and into the frying pan, trading potential opponents like Buchecha and Orlando Sanchez for Gordon Ryan, Patrick Gaudio, and Keenan Cornelius, but that's why it's ADCC: There are no easy fights! 

Tex Johnson Hunts for a Leglock at KASAI.


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Replacing Text at +99 is none other than American grappler Eliot Marshall. Marshall is a UFC veteran and regular face on the F2W circuit. 


Kit Dale Dropping Out Due to Elbow Injury


ADCC Veteran Kit dale also announced earlier this week that an elbow injury is forcing him out of the competition this year; he is set to be replaced by Brazilian trials silver medalist and Fight Sports competitor Valdir "BB Monster" Araujo.

Besides his silver medal at the trials, BB Monster also had an excellent showing at KASAI Pro 5 in matches against Felipe Pena and Tex Johnson, and though he wasn't able to get the win, he proved that was certainly as tough as they come.

Tackett, Marinho, Jonnatas Victorious at Fight to Win 160

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William Tackett beat John Combs in the main event of Fight to Win 160 tonight. In a no-gi match that went the distance, Tackett won via split decision.

Dates, Locations Announced For ADCC Trials In 2021

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If you want to compete at the 2022 ADCC World Championships then you need to know the dates for the ADCC Trials scheduled for 2021. Invites are extremely limited and highly exclusive, meaning it is nearly essential to enter a qualifying event to guarantee your place at the biennial ADCC World Championships. 

The New IBJJF Rules For Heel Hooks And Leg Reaping in 2021

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The IBJJF has released its updated rules for 2021, which include rules legalizing the application of heel hooks and leg reaping techniques for some competitors.

FloSports Announces Partnership with Dollamur Sport Surfaces

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AUSTIN, TX  - January 12, 2021 - FloSports, the innovator in live sports streaming and original content, announced it has entered into a multi-year partnership with Dollamur Sport Surfaces to become the Official Mat of FloSports.

Can Tackett Avenge His Last Submission Loss vs John Combs?

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John Combs is one of very few black marks on William Tackett’s professional grappling record. Combs is the only person who has submitted Tackett in regulation since at least 2019.

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FloGrappling Awards: Results For Best Match, Submission, Grapplers Of 2020

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2020 has come to a close, and the fans have voted for the best moments and athletes of the year. There are hundreds of competitors and thousands of grappling matches every year across an array of formats. Even to be nominated is a major achievement. 

Gordon & Nicky Ryan, Tye Ruotolo Set Who's Number One Records In 2020

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In 2020, FloGrappling launched Who’s Number One, a series of superfights featuring the many of the best grapplers in the world. With the inaugural year of WNO now in the books, here are some of the athletes, trends, and noteworthy statistics from the mega event series in 2020.

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2020 FloGrappling Awards: Vote For The Best Athletes, Submission, Match

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2020 has come to a close, which means it’s time to vote for the best moments and athletes of the year. The fifth annual FloGrappling Awards is open for voting from Jan. 1 through Jan. 8. There are hundreds of competitors and thousands of grappling matches every year across an array of formats. Even to be nominated is a major achievement. 

Vote NOW for the 2020 Male Grappler of the Year | FloGrappling Awards

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To state the obvious, 2020 was an unusual year for competitive jiu-jitsu. Still, several competitors found ways to set themselves apart, and to impress us in ways few other athletes can.

Vote NOW for the 2020 Female Grappler of the Year | FloGrappling Awards

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There were significantly fewer opportunities for competitors to perform in 2020 than in years prior. Still, several competitors found ways to set themselves apart, and to impress us in ways few other athletes can.