A List Of All Black Belts Signed Up For 2019 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship

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The wait is over and the deadline has passed – we now know who's signed up for No-Gi Worlds.

This is the first year that the IBJJF has required competitors to have ranking points to register. Any adult black belt must have 30 points to sign up, with the exceptions of previous black belt adult world no-gi champions, or brown belt champions in 2018. We've heard that this requirement caught out many competitors, who found themselves without sufficient points to enter. 

Only two of 2018's champs return in the male black belt divisions. Roosterweight Nobuhiro Sawada and light-featherweight Joao MIyao are back to defend their titles. In the women's divisions, only 2018 lightweight champ Catherine Perret of Checkmat is back for a second shot at gold. Mayssa Bastos was light-featherweight champion 2018 but has dropped to roosterweight this year. 

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Scroll down for the list of entrants.

MEN

BLACK / Adult / Male / Rooster


Taniel Santos de JesusAres BJJ
Kristian R. WoodmanseeAtos Jiu-Jitsu
Marko Tapani OikarainenHilti BJJ Turku
Thalison Vitorino Soares

PSLPB Cicero Costha

Rodnei Barbosa Gabriel JuniorQatar BJJ
Nobuhiro Sawada

Tri-Force Jiu-Jitsu Academy

David B. ZennarioUnity Jiu-jitsu
Total: 7

BLACK / Adult / Male / Light-Feather


Lucas dos Santos PinheiroAtos JJ USA
Rene Eduardo LopezBrasa CTA
Suraj Kumar BudhramFight Sports
Richard Alarcon

One Jiu-Jitsu USA

Francisco Jonas Borges Andrade

PSLPB Cicero Costha

Hiago George Santos Silva

PSLPB Cicero Costha

João R. Bordignon Miyao

PSLPB Cicero Costha

Edwin OcasioUnity Jiu-jitsu
Anthony Guy De Oliveira

Werdum Combat Team France

Total: 9

BLACK / Adult / Male / Feather


Samir José Chantre DahásAres BJJ
Gabriel Marangoni de OliveiraBrasa CTA
Alexssandro Pinto Sodré

Clube Feijão de Jiu-Jitsu

Orlando Fernando Castillo AndavizaFight Sports
Thomas James Halpin

Fight Sports International

Alejandro Carreras Lecoq

Focus Jiu-Jitsu Espanha

Thiago Cintra Vieira BritoG13 BJJ USA
Israel de Sousa AlmeidaGF Team
Silvio Duran de Barros SaraivaNova União
Thiago Augusto Araujo Macedo

Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ

Cole Thomas Franson

Tinguinha BJJ Academy

Thiago Aguiar AbudUnity Jiu-jitsu
Emilio Alejandro Hernandez-RodgriquezZenith BJJ
João Gabriel Batista de Sousa

ZR Team California

Total: 14

BLACK / Adult / Male / Light


Lachlan John Warne

Absolute MMA Australia

Fabio Murat CaloiAlliance
Frederico Augusto Alves Silva

Alliance Charlotte

Johnny Joachin Tama ApolinarioAlliance Ecuador
Athos Ribeiro de Miranda

Alliance Marcelo Garcia

Lucas de Araujo GomesAlliance RJ
Tomoshige SeraCarpe Diem
Kevin Melendrez

Caveirinha Jiu-Jitsu Family USA

Ygor dos Santos RodriguesCT MR
Issa Able

GD Jiu-Jitsu Association

Marcio Andre da Costa Barbosa JuniorNova União
Daniel Seth Davis

Open Mat Mixed Martial Arts

Matthew Henry Kocal

Open Mat Mixed Martial Arts

Natan Chueng Freitas

PSLPB Cicero Costha

Pedro Henrique Segura Veras

PSLPB Cicero Costha

Rodrigo Lamounier de Freitas

Rodrigo Freitas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Leonardo Domingos Costa BeneditoZenith BJJ
Total: 17

BLACK / Adult / Male / Middle


Jonathan T. Satava

Alliance Marcelo Garcia

Vinicius Lino Wong

Alliance San Diego

Guthierry Barbosa Nascimento Conceição

Carlson Gracie Team

Pedro Henrique de Oliveira e Silva RochaDouble Five
Rodrigo Lopes MartinsDouble Five
Sebastian Brosché

Frontline Academy

Dante LeonGF Team
Jaime Soares CanutoGF Team
Robert G. MalofGF Team Ohio
Otavio Ferreira de Sousa

Gracie Barra Huntington Beach

Oliver Johnathon Lovell

Gracie Barra Nottingham

Michael Ray Trasso

Gracie Humaita San Diego

Jaakko VilanderHilti BJJ Turku
Burak Z Sarman

Pedro Sauer - Team Canada

Marco Aurellio de Queiroz

Pirâmide Grappling Association

Enrique D. GalarzaSilver Fox BJJ
Felipe Cesar SilvaUnity Jiu-jitsu
Jeferson Guaresi

Unity Jiu-Jitsu International

Diego Dias Ramalho

ZR Team California

Total: 19

BLACK / Adult / Male / Medium-Heavy


Sergio Raimundo Rios da Silva

99 Nine Nine JJ - International

Edson Antonio de Oliveira FilhoAlliance SP
Lucas Jose Alves de OliveiraAlliance SP
Rafael Lopes PaganiniAlliance SP
Jonnatas Gracie Araujo da SilvaAtos Jiu-Jitsu
Nisar Amin LoynabAtos Jiu-Jitsu
Ronaldo Pereira de Souza JúniorAtos Jiu-Jitsu
Marcos Vinicius de Oliveira Martins

BARBOSA JIU-JITSU

Gabriel Salles Muniz AlmeidaCheckMat USA
Jose Mathias Macedo de Lira LunaCheckMat USA
Yuri A V SilvaFight Sports
Kenji Benjamin SetteGF Team France
Servio Tulio Cardoso Guimarães Junqueira

Gracie Barra Belo Horizonte-MG

Jake Michael WatsonMaracaba BJJ
Gustavo Oliveira de AndradeNova União
Manuel Ribamar V. de Oliveira Filho

Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ

Lucas Rocha de Freitas

ZR Team California

Total: 17

BLACK / Adult / Male / Heavy


Charles Kilyan Mcguire

American Top Team Junior Fernandes

Helton Jose Mendes da Silva JuniorAtos Jiu-Jitsu
Jackson Sousa dos SantosCheckMat
Adam Wardzinski

Checkmat Alan FinFou

Jorge Andres Escudero Barba

Connect BJJ BFT

Fellipe Ubaiz Trovo

Gracie Barra Belo Horizonte-MG

Roberto Camargo de Alencar

Gracie Barra New Mexico

Max Leon Bickerton

Inglorious Grapplers

Nicholas GreeneRalph Gracie
Todd Brandon Mueckenheim

Soca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Devhonte M. JohnsonUnity Jiu-jitsu
Murilo Silva Ferreira de SantanaUnity Jiu-jitsu
Total: 12

BLACK / Adult / Male / Super-Heavy


Vinicius Ferreira GazolaAlliance SP
Renato dos Santos TagliariBrasa CTA
Frederic Leonhard Vosgröne

Carlson Gracie UK

Arnaldo Maidana de Oliveira

Checkmat Northridge

Aaron Michael JohnsonFight Sports
Marcelo Gomide Oliveira

Gracie Barra Belo Horizonte-MG

Jan Victor Zander

Gracie Humaita International

Perttu Tapio Tepponen

Hilti BJJ Tampere

James Richard PuopoloRibeiro Jiu-Jitsu
Roberto TorralbasTeam Lloyd Irvin
Eliot Andrew Kelly

Yemaso Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Total: 11

BLACK / Adult / Male / Ultra-Heavy


Fernando Camôles Ribas

Demian Maia Jiu-Jitsu

Roberto de Abreu FilhoFight Sports
Vinicius de Barros

Gracie Barra Belo Horizonte-MG

Victor Hugo Costa MarquesRibeiro Jiu-Jitsu
Vinicius de Magalhães

Vinny Magalhaes BJJ

Total: 5


WOMEN

BLACK / Adult / Female / Rooster


Mayssa Caldas Pereira BastosGF Team
Amber Rymarz-freitas

Gracie Barra New Mexico

Total: 2

BLACK / Adult / Female / Light-Feather


Patrícia Magalhães Machado

Brazilian Top Team - ATX

Sofia Rosa AmaranteFight Sports
Amanda Monteiro CanutoGF Team
Fiona M. Watson

Notorious Mixed Martial Arts

Total: 4

BLACK / Adult / Female / Feather


Liwia Gluchowska

Absolute MMA Australia

Ana Talita de Oliveira Alencar

Alliance Los Angeles

Heather H. RafteryAtos Jiu-Jitsu
Gabriela Meireles FechterCheckMat
Karen Deisy Antunes Girotto BorgesCheckMat USA
Total: 5

BLACK / Adult / Female / Light


Jena Rae Bishop

Alliance San Diego

Nicole C. SullivanAtos Jiu-Jitsu
Kristin Mikkelson

Brazil 021 International

Catherine Fuhro PerretCheckMat USA
Nathalie Wan Soares Veras RibeiroCheckMat USA
Josephine Masiello

de Been 100% Jiu-Jitsu

Hannah SharpSilver Fox BJJ
Total: 7

BLACK / Adult / Female / Middle


Anna Sophia Maria NordenöBarum Jiu-Jitsu
Raquel Dayne Kaleialoha CanutoCheckMat
Jaqueline de Moraes Amorim RamosCheckMat USA
Gabrielle McComb Lima

Gracie Humaita South Bay

Hannah Katharina Rauch

Gracie Humaita South Bay

April L. ParksRCJ Machado
Amanda Loewen

SBG International (SBGI)

Total: 7

BLACK / Adult / Female / Medium-Heavy


Vedha Clemente Toscano

Checkmat New York

Julia Boscher Seixas Pinto

Double Five Tijuca

Andressa Mezari Cintra

Gracie Barra Texas

Thamara Ferreira Silva

PSLPB Cicero Costha

Total: 4

BLACK / Adult / Female / Heavy


Elizabeth Katherine Mitrovic

Cassio Werneck BJJ

Veronica Macedo Fernandez

Mako Team Paris

Talita Andrea NogueiraNs Brotherhood
Jessica Lynn Guedry

Soul Fighters Louisiana

Total: 4

BLACK / Adult / Female / Super-Heavy


Tammy M Griego

Gracie Barra New Mexico

Jessica D Flowers

Gracie Barra Pasadena

Kendall Marie Reusing

Gracie Barra Riverside

Total: 3

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