10 Must-See Black Belt Submissions From The 2020 IBJJF No-Gi Pans

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The black belt divisions of No-Gi Pans were full of submissions. Here are some of the fastest, most unusual, and most dominant match-enders from the entire day!



Kaynan Duarte Hits His Second Of Four Rear-Mount Triangles Against Tex Johnson

Kaynan Duarte may have found a new favorite technique. In four of his five matches, Kaynan took his opponents' backs and then established a triangle position. He finished several variation of the technique on the day, but he looked equally confident in the position each time. This one, against Tex Johnson, was in the Super heavyweight final.

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David Garmo Goes On The Attack Against Andre Nascimento

David Garmo knows how to push the pace when he smells blood. Once he set his initial guillotine against Andre Nascimento, he transitioned smootly from attack to attack until he got the tap in a standing position.

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Rafaela Guedes Hits An Unusual Submission On Tara White

Rafaela Guedes was on the hunt from the moment she got to Tara White's back. But she had to give up the dominant position to get the finish. She transitioned to an omoplata, then hit a strange submission, cranking on Whites far arm for the finish.

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Nathalie Ribeiro Chokes Nicole Sullivan For Gold

Nathalie Ribeiro took control of this match from the jump. She dove to mount as Sullivan pulled guard, then progressed to Sullivan's back, where she earned the tap, and lightweight gold.

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Lucas Hulk Barbosa Sinks In An Arm Triangle Against Joseph Watson

Hulk put on several dominant performances at No-Gi Pans in both the heavyweight and open weight brackets. But this was his quickest submission on the day. He locked up his iconic bodylock pass, and began setting in the arm triangle before he got through Watson's guard. By the time he completed the pass, his choke was set.

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Willis Da Mota Nunes Catches Washington Lima With A Guillotine

Willis Nunes had two matches against Washington Lima in the round-robin roosterweight division. He submitted Lima in both, but this was the more impressive of the two. Nunes snatched a headlock as Lima shot in, and insisted on finishing the guillotine, even as the match ventured out of bounds.

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Giancarlo Bodoni Submits John Hansen In Less Than A Minute

Giancarlo Bodoni came up with three submission victories in his black belt debut. This one, in the open weight division, was his clenest on the day. He found a secure grip around John Hansen's neck and earned the tap in 40 seconds.

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Giancarlo Bodoni Submits Ronnie Trey

In his heavyweight opener, Bodoni made his way to Ronnie Trey's back, where he sunk in a choke for the finish. Bodoni went on to take silver in the heavyweight division.

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Tex Johnson Submits Arnaldo Maidana With A High Ankle Lock

Tex Johnson is reputed for being able to break baseball bats with his forearms. That work seems to have paid off for him. In this match against Arnaldo Maidana, Tex finds a grip, not on Maidana's ankle, but high on his shin. He applied breaking pressure to it nonetheless, and got the tap.

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Pedro Henrique Rocha Submits Juan Pio De Souza

Guillotines were a trending technique at No-Gi Pans. In this medium heavyweight semifinal, Pedro Rocha attempted a stack pass on Juan Pio De Souza. As Souza rolled through to defend, Rocha grabbed a headlock and followed through for a quick finish, earning a spot in the final.

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Cyborg & Pato Win Decisions, Tex Johnson Taps Maidana At Fight To Win 161

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Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu defeated Tim Spriggs in the main event of Fight to Win 161 tonight. Cyborg won by unanimous decision in the 10-minute no-gi match.

Guillotine Masterclass, Featuring Hinger, Combs & More | Technique Showcase

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Few techniques carry a personal stamp the way guillotines do. Guillotine artists have often found ways to put their own spin on the front headlock, and to make their variations integral to their personal brands.

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WNO Returns On February 26th!

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Who's Number One (WNO) returns for its sixth installment on February 26th, once again in the FloSports home city of Austin, Texas. This will be another fanless event, with no tickets for sale to spectators. We have seven matches signed, big announcements coming soon!

Five World Champs On Heavyweight Grand Prix Roster For BJJ STARS V

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BJJ Stars returns to FloGrappling with a Heavyweight Grand Prix which is sure to be electric. Eight of the most explosive Brazilian heavyweights will take their shots at a massive cash prize.

Tim Spriggs Goes Into The Lion's Den To Face Cyborg at Fight to Win 161

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What do you get when you put one of the grittiest no-gi grapplers in America against the 2020 Male Grappler of the Year? Hopefully fireworks! ADCC Trials winner and IBJJF World No-Gi champion Tim Spriggs will go up in weight to challenge the living legend Roberto Cyborg Abreu at Fight to Win 161. 

Grappling Bulletin: You Shouldn't Be Mad About The IBJJF Heel Hook Rules

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Hello grappling fans, welcome to 2021. We can’t forget 2020 but we can move on as quickly as possible. I’m sure you feel the same in hoping that 2021 will be an easier ride and things return to some semblance of normal. 

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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.