How Matheus Gabriel Entered Black Belt As A Rookie And Became A Champion

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"I dont care about the opponent, I go there to kill or die"

Matheus Gabriel has entered the blackbelt division with flair after taking the podium at Pans and Worlds in 2019. Now he has full confidence and remains unphased facing the most accomplished names in the featherweight division. After an incredible first year at blackbelt, all signs point to Matheus becoming a future superstar in grappling so we brought him in to recap his first year on the scene.

How Did It Feel To Win Your First World Title?

After receiving his blackbelt, one of Matheus' first matchups was against Marcio Andre at FTW 99. Although Matheus lost by referee decision, he would get revenge months later by defeating Andre in the finals of the 2019 IBJJF World Championship. Here Matheus shares his experience winning his first world title.

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How Do You Feel Facing The Most Accomplished Grapplers In The World?

Immediately following his promotion to blackbelt, Matheus was cast into the fire and was scheduled to face Paulo Miyao. Even though Matheus was aware of Paulo's impressive accomplishment, he was eager to test himself against one of the best featherweights in the world. This confidence in his abilities has only increased after winning pans and world, now Matheus is ready for all challengers.

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How Are You Training At Home And Staying Ready For Competition?

Competitors around the globe are having to find alternative training methods after the COVID-19 outbreak. This throws a major wrench into Matheus's training and workout schedule. After the quarantine comes to an end, Matheus may have to immediately defend his world title and has been working at home to stay sharp. Here he explains what he's doing to stay in front of his opponents.

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'I Was Wrong': Regretful Andre Galvao Apologizes To Jiu-Jitsu Community

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Andre Galvao made his first statement since his incident with Gordon Ryan at WNO last Friday. Speaking in an Instagram live stream, Galvao assumed responsibility for the altercation and apologized to the jiu-jitsu community. 

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Kade Ruotolo & Ethan Crelinsten To Run It Back At WNO On March 26

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Who's Number One (WNO) returns March 26th for another stacked event, with WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha! The pound-for-pound King is back for his fourth match at WNO where he'll be taking on the top middleweight grappler in the world in Vagner Rocha.

Maggie Grindatti To Face Rafaela Guedes At Who's Number One On March 26

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Two of the best women in the 145 lb division will face off on the main card at Who’s Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha on March 26. 

Vagner Rocha's Base Is Nearly Unsweepable | Stats Report

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Vagner Rocha has a reputation.

Mikey Musumeci Set To Make WNO Debut Against Marcelo Cohen March 26

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Who's Number One (WNO) returns March 26th for another stacked event with WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha! The pound-for-pound King is back for his fourth match at WNO where he'll be taking on the top middleweight grappler in the world in Vagner Rocha.

Buchecha Confirms MMA Debut, Faces Undefeated KO Artist

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Buchecha's long-awaited MMA debut has a date. The ADCC and IBJJF World champion will enter the ring with ONE Championship in Singapore on April 14. 

Nick Rodriguez And Yuri Simões To Meet At WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha

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Who’s Number One returns on March 26 for WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vanger Rocha. Both athletes in the main event are ADCC medalists, and they’ll be joined on the card by two more member of that exclusive club. In the co-main event, two-time ADCC gold medalist Yuri Simões will take on the Danaher Death Squad’s Nick Rodriguez.

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Four Major Takeaways From WNO: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior

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The backstage events at Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior, may have momentarily overshadowed some of the outstanding performances of the event.

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