2021 Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship

Black Belt Updates & Results: 2021 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championships

Black Belt Updates & Results: 2021 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championships

Check in here all day on May 15 for the most recent news, stories, results and match links from the IBJJF 2021 Pan No-Gi Championships.

May 15, 2021 by Corey Stockton
Black Belt Updates & Results: 2021 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championships

The IBJJF 2021 Pan No-Gi Championships is underway. The black belt divisions begin at 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, May 15, and run all day long. We'll be updating the biggest news and most important results, and linking to the most exciting matches on this page all day. Keep this page refreshed throughout the day to remain up to date.

9:58 p.m. ET

Lucas Barbosa beat Giancarlo Bodoni 4-0, and Mike Perez defeated Antonio Zuazo on points. The Atos teammates closed out the open weight division.

9:31 p.m. ET

Lucas Barbosa defeated Joe Dierkishing 3-0 in the quarterfinal. He will face Giancarlo Bodoni in the semifinal. This will be a rematch from the heavyweight final, which Bodoni won via decision.

On the other side of the bracket, Mike Perez defeated Pedro Palhares, and will face Antonio Zuazo in the semifinal.

9:25 p.m. ET

Elisabeth Clay hit her sixth submission on the day to take the absolute title. She finished Kendall Reusing with an arm crush from guard. She completed the submission during the sweep to mount. Watch it here.

9:11 p.m. ET

Mike Perez will face Pedro Monteiro Palhares in the quarterfinals. He finished Daniel Aquino with a guillotine to get there. (Watch here)

Antonio Zuazo has made it to the semifinals.

9:04 p.m. ET

Giancarlo Bodoni attacked a heel hook to earned a last minute advantage in his absolute quarterfinal against Bruno Matias. Bodoni is the first to make it to the male open weight semifinals. (Watch here)

9:00 p.m. ET

Lucas Hulk Barbosa defeated Oliver Taza 11-0 in an absolute qualifier. (Watch Here)

Kendall Reusing defeated Mayara Monteiro in the women's absolute semifinal, and will face Lis Clay in the final.

8:44 p.m. ET

Lis Clay is in the final of the women's absolute after another heel hook victory, her fifth leg lock victory of the day. Watch it here.

8:30 p.m. ET

The female absolute semifinals are set. Lis Clay will face Maria Malyjasiak. Kendall Reusing will face Mayara Monteiro.

Oliver Taza won a revenge victory in the open weight division over Rodrigo Gotari. Taza lost to Gotari via disqualification in the first black belt match of the day in the middleweight class.

8:20 p.m. ET

Elisabeth Clay is in the absolute semifinal after back to back heel hook victories. Her first was against Bridget Mceliece, and her second was over Vanessa Griffin.

7:45 p.m. ET

The black belt absolute divisions have begun. Stay posted for results soon.

6:51 p.m. ET

Vanessa Griffin earned a submission in the final minute of her middleweight final against Erin Johnson, winning her first Pan No-Gi title. Watch the final here.

6:42 p.m. ET

Estevan Martinez scored a heel hook late in his final against Roiter Lima, securing gold in the roosterweight division. Watch the match here.

6:28 p.m. ET

Victor Hugo rode a two penalty advantage over Tex Johnson to win the ultra heavyweight final, securing his first No-Gi Pans gold.

6:12 p.m. ET

Devhonte Johnson defeated Arnaldo Maidana 4-0 in the super heavyweight final, winning his first major black belt title.

5:57 p.m. ET

Kendall Reusing defeated Mayara Monteiro via submission in the super heavyweight final. Watch the final here.

5:42 p.m. ET

Paulo Miyao defeated Bebeto Oliveira in the light featherweight final, winning his second No-Gi Pans title four days after his 30th birthday. Watch the final here.

5:23 p.m. ET

Giancarlo Bodoni earned redemption, defeating Lucas Hulk Barbosa via referee decision, and winning his first black belt No-Gi Pan title. Bodoni lost in the final to Hulk in 2020 No-Gi Pans final. Watch the full match here.

5:10 p.m. ET

Mayssa Bastos defeated Sofia Amarante in the light featherweight final. (Watch here)

Maria Malyjasiak submitted Maggie Grindatti with a kneebar in the women's heavyweight final. (Watch here)

Aaron Tex Johnson will face Victor Hugo in the ultra heavyweight final.

4:57 p.m. ET

Nathalie Ribeiro won the lightweight Pan No-Gi title, defeating Sheliliah Lindsey in the final, 4-0.

Bebeto Oliveira defeated Junny Ocasio in the light featherweight semifinal. He'll face Paulo Miyao in the final.

4:40 p.m. ET

Devhonte Johnson won a referee decision over Diego Ramalho, and will move to the super heavyweight final, where he'll face the winner of Arnaldo Maidana and Eliot Kelly.

Paulo Miyao defeated Richard Alarcon in the light featherweight semifinal. He'll face the winner of Bebeto Oliveira vs Junny Ocasio.

4:30 p.m. ET

Mayssa Bastos submitted Jessa Khan in the final six seconds of the light featherweight semifinal. Jessa had an early lead, and had Bastos in submission trouble, but she couldn't sustain it. (Watch here)

Bastos will face Sofia Amarante in the final.

4:11 p.m. ET

Lucas Barbosa defeated Bruno Matias 12-0 in the heavyweight semifinals. (Watch here)

He will face Giancarlo Bodoni in the final.

3:56 p.m. ET

Lucas Barbosa will face Bruno Matias in the heavyweight semifinal. Giancarlo Bodoni will face Yuri Paiva in the semi on the other side of the bracket.

3:44 p.m. ET

In the upset of the day, Diego Pato Oliviera defeated Josh Cisneros in the featherweight final. Pato caught a kneebar from 50-50 inside of the first minute, earning his first No-Gi Pans title. Pato had a stellar day, winning three of his four matches via submission. Watch the final here.

3:40 p.m. ET

Jessa Khan submitted Lavinia Barbosa in the featherweight quarterfinals, and is slated to face Mayssa Bastos in the semis. (Watch here)

3:05 p.m. ET

Josh Cisneros and Diego Oliviera will face off in the featherweight final. Each of them are two for three on submissions in their matches today.

Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa will face Bruno Matias in the heavyweight semifinals. Barbosa finished an arm triangle in his opening match.

2:43 p.m. ET

Josh Cisneros hit his second submission of the day, earning a semifinal berth in the featherweight division. He'll face Thiago Abud. Orlando Castillo and Diego "Pato" Oliveira will face off in the other featherweight semi.

2:37 p.m. ET

Jeferson Guaresi defeated Jaime Canuto via decision, and Andrew Wiltse defeated John Combs by two advantages. They will face in the medium heavyweight final.

2:15 p.m. ET

The medium heavyweight semifinals are set. Andrew Wiltse will face John Combs. Jaime Canuto will face Jeferson Guaresi.

2:11 p.m. ET

Gianni Grippo won his third Pan No-Gi title, defeating Johnny Tama in the lightweight final in a 4-2 victory. Watch the final here.

1:54 p.m. ET

Matheus Gabriel wins his first major IBJJF no-gi title, and in the middleweight division. He defeated a no-gi world champ, Hugo Marques, in the final.

1:45 p.m. ET

John Combs and Valdir Araujo delivered the match of the day, a takedown battle that went down to the wire. Araujo scored a late takedown, but Combs stole the victory with a backtake in the closing minute. Combs will head to the medium heavyweight semifinals. (watch here)

1:37 p.m. ET

Jeferson Guaresi defeated David Garmo on points, and will move on to face Jaime Canuto in the medium heavyweight semifinals.

1:28 p.m. ET

Andrew Wiltse won his opening match of the day via submission in the final minute of the match, securing a rear naked choke for the win. (Watch here)

1:26 p.m. ET

Johnny Tama defeated Kieran Kichuk in the lightweight semifinal (watch here). Tama will face Gianni Grippo in the final.

1:15 p.m. ET

Hugo Marques finished Joshua Bacallao in the middleweight semifinal with a guillotine and will face Matheus Gabriel in the final. Watch the guillotine here.

1:05 p.m. ET

Valdir Araujo beat a medium heavyweight division favorite, Pedro Rocha in a match that went down to the wire. Rocha took Araujo's back with two seconds left, but it wasn't enough time to score, and he did not surmount the 2-0 deficit. Araujo will face John Combs next.

1:00 p.m. ET

Gianni Grippo is in the lightweight final, and will face the winner of Johnny Tama and Kieran Kichuk. Matheus Gabriel earned a middleweight final berth after submitting Michael Trasso in the semis. (Watch here)

12:54 p.m. ET

Kieran Kichuk secured his third submission of the day in the lightweight quarterfinal, winning via inside heel hook in 40 seconds. He'll face Johnny Tama in the lightweight semifinals. (Watch here)

12:51 p.m. ET

John Combs won a 30-2 victory over the dangerous leglocker Stanley Rosa. Rosa attacked often in the beginning, but  couldn't keep up with Combs' pace.

12:27 p.m. ET

The middleweight semifinals are set. Matheus Gabriel will face Michael Trasso and Hugo Marques will face Joshua Bacallao.

12:11 p.m. ET

Matheus Gabriel is in the midleweight semifinals after a victory over Felipe Cesar Silva. Johnny Tama is in the lightweight semis after a win over Charles Murdock.

Joshua Cisneros hit an explosive triangle in his opening match at featherweight. (Watch here)

David Garmo won his opening round at medium heavyweight with an armbar. (Watch here)

11:42 a.m. ET

Kieran Kichuk scored another submission in the lightweight division, this time a heel hook over Paulo Gabriel Martins to move into the quarterfinals. (Watch here)

11:32 a.m. ET

Hugo Marques is in the middleweight quarterfinals after an impressive triangle victory in his opening match. (Watch here)

11:29 a.m. ET

Johnny Tama is in the lightweight quarterfinal after a quick submission win over Hidar Abbas. (Watch here)

11:27 a.m. ET

Middleweight update: Matheus Gabriel moved ahead after a 2-0 victory over Enrique Galarza. PJ Barch lost a 2-0 match to Joshua Bacallao.

11:05 a.m. ET

Kieran Kichuk scored a first round guillotine in the lightweight division. (Watch here)

10:52 a.m. ET

Featherweight world champion Matheus Gabriel won his first round match in the middleweight division over Leonardo Guimares. He'll face Enrique Galarza next. (Watch here)

10:44 a.m. ET

PJ Barch won by submission in his opening round match against Eduardo Avelar. He scored an early takedown, then established back control and took the rear naked choke victory. (Watch here)

10:40 a.m. ET

Oliver Taza was disqualified in his opening round match against Rodrigo Gortari. Taza was down 2-0, but had gotten to Gortari's back. He was disqualified for puting his hands to Gortari's face, attempting a to restrict his breathing. (Watch here)