Road to Double Gold: Andy Murasaki Lightweight & Absolute Pan Champion

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Andy Murasaki knows how to perform when he’s put to the challenge. He’s now proven that in three major brackets this year. He already had a gold medal from 2020 Europeans walking into Pans.

At Pans, he won two more in amazing style. He burned through the lightweight division, submitting all four of his opponents without conceding a single point. He was equally impressive in the open-weight division. He was the lightest entrant in the bracket. He submitted his opponents in all but his final match against Mason Fowler. Fowler was the only person to score on Murasaki all day, totalling two-points.

Despite the shortened calendar, Mursasaki has had a monster year. And it isn’t over yet, He expects to enter the UAEJJF World Pro in November. With this performance, he’s made it known: Andy Murasaki the man to beat in the brown belt lightweight division.

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Must Watch Early-Round Matches At Subversiv 4

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The official brackets for Subversiv 4 have been released! Sixteen teams of three competitors will square off in this squad vs squad showdown under the Fight to Win submission-only ruleset. 

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Five No-Gi Pans Competitors Could Make History | Grappling By The Numbers

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There are 14 ADCC veterans registered for the 2020 No-Gi Pans in November. 

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ADCC 2021: A Very Early Look At 77KG

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Last week I started the process of a series of articles speculating what the ADCC 2021 divisions will end up looking like, you can read the 66KG article here. While 66kg looks like it will be thin in terms of athletes who clearly deserve an invite, there os an abundance of established talent at 77kg, leaving few spots open and making the trials even more important at this weight.

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New 2020 Worlds & Masters Worlds Dates Announced!

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The IBJJF has announced that it will hold the 2020 Masters Worlds tournament in December. The 25th edition of the IBJJF World Championships is also pending, and the IBJJF said it will announce whether Worlds will occur by November 10.

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The Most Exciting Teams Coming To Subversiv 4

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Usually a once-annual show, Subversiv is back for the second time in 2020, and this time, it’s on the East Coast.

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How Rising Star Grace Gundrum Of 10th Planet Lives Up To Her Nickname

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In her debut at black belt, 18-year-old Grace "The Silent Assassin" Gundrum made quick work of her opponent, Pati Fontes. At Fight to Win 155 last weekend, Grace pulled Fontes into her butterfly guard, worked into closed guard and then climbed her legs up to a Dead Orchard: a popular position in the 10th Planet system which frames both of the defender’s arms inside a closed triangle.

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Garry Tonon Returns To MMA Nov 20. With Fight In Singapore

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Garry Tonon returns to action on November 20 with a fight against Koyomi Matsushima of Japan.

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ADCC 2021: A Very Early Look At The 66KG Division

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After ten years dominated by Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles and Rafael Mendes, the 66kg division was wide open in 2019. Not only did Cobrinha not return to compete (instead giving his spot to his son Kennedy), but 2017 silver medalist AJ Agazarm also pulled out to focus on MMA.

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Grace Gundrum Lives Up To The Hype With Submission In Black Belt Debut

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10th Planet’s Grace Gundrum had a lot to prove in the main event at Fight to Win 155. She’s worn the title of “next big thing” since she was 12 years old. After earning her black belt in July, she finally had an opportunity to live up to that hype.

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Official FloGrappling Predictions: Fight To Win 155

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Another weekend in Philadelphia means another weekend of East Coast competitors itching to get back on stage. Fight to Win will make its second consecutive appearance in PA, for Fight to Win 155. In the main event, the 10th Planet prodigy, Grace Gundrum, will make her Fight to Win debut — and also her black belt debut — against Pati Fontes.

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