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Brown belt competitor, IBJJF European champion both gi and no-gi

  1. Purple Belt Joao Ribeiro The Only US Gold Medalist At 2021 ADWPJJC

    Purple Belt Joao Ribeiro The Only US Gold Medalist At 2021 ADWPJJC

    Nov 20, 2021

    Purple belt Joao Ribeiro was the only US representative to take first place in any adult division of this year’s 13th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships. The 120 kg champion of GF Team, Ribeiro won five matches — including two submission victories — on his road to gold.
  2. World Pro Finals Recap: Galvao Submits Mathiesen, Becomes Youngest Champ

    World Pro Finals Recap: Galvao Submits Mathiesen, Becomes Youngest Champ

    Nov 19, 2021

    The 13th Edition of the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships came to a close this morning in Abu Dhabi. Eleven of the 12 titlists were Brazilians, including several newly-crowned champions.
  3. World Pro Recap: Galvao Taps Levi; 2 Reigning Champs Headed To 69 kg Final

    World Pro Recap: Galvao Taps Levi; 2 Reigning Champs Headed To 69 kg Final

    Nov 18, 2021

    After an intense round of country qualifiers yesterday at the 13th Edition of the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships, the main brackets kicked off today. Some of the best competitors from all around the globe took the stage for a shot at World Pro gold, and thousands of dollars in prizes.
  4. Relentless Passing Game Propels Yuri Simoes To GP Victory At Raw Grappling

    Relentless Passing Game Propels Yuri Simoes To GP Victory At Raw Grappling

    Nov 16, 2021

    Yuri Simoes relied on his superior guard passing to win the eight-man grand prix at Raw Grappling Championships on Sunday, November 14. Simoes defeated Patrick Gaudio in the final via referee decision after an indecisive 12-minute submission only period followed by a scoreless two-minute overtime.
  5. Abu Dhabi World Pro Is Back! See Who's In & Who Still Needs To Qualify

    Abu Dhabi World Pro Is Back! See Who's In & Who Still Needs To Qualify

    Nov 11, 2021

    The 13th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Pro kicks off on Sunday, November 14 in the UAE. A truly international event with significant cash prizes at stake, the World Pro attracts decorated veterans and hopeful up and comers from across the globe. The title of World Pro Champion is one of the most coveted in all of jiu-jitsu; it’s accompanied by prestige, national pride, and thousands of dollars in prize money.
  6. Hulk, Gaudio, Wardzinski & More At Raw Grappling On November 14

    Hulk, Gaudio, Wardzinski & More At Raw Grappling On November 14

    Nov 11, 2021

    With two no-gi superfights featuring high caliber talent, and an eight-man bracket including multiple ADCC medalists, Raw Grappling Championships is sure to deliver.
  7. The Top-Performing Athletes, Teams & Nationalities At No-Gi Worlds

    The Top-Performing Athletes, Teams & Nationalities At No-Gi Worlds

    Oct 14, 2021

    The 14th edition of the IBJJF No-Gi World Championships is wrapped up. Now it’s time to open up the history books to make note of the athletes, teams and nationalities who left the tournament with the greatest accolades.
  8. Who Can Topple The Returning Champs At The 2021 IBJJF Pans?

    Who Can Topple The Returning Champs At The 2021 IBJJF Pans?

    Aug 18, 2021

    The rosters for the 2021 IBJJF Pan Championship are stacked with returning champions, fan favorites, and rookies looking to break out. Some of the divisions have clear cut favorites to win gold, while others are harder to call. Here are our predictions for the favorites to reach the top of the podium, the dark horses who could steal the show, and the disruptors who could make things difficult for their division cohorts.
  9. Grappling Bulletin: William Tackett Taps Ribamar, Now Wants The Big Names

    Grappling Bulletin: William Tackett Taps Ribamar, Now Wants The Big Names

    Mar 15, 2021

    If you tuned into Fight to Win 166 on Saturday evening you would have seen four badass black belt matches back to back. Nothing new for Fight to Win, who consistently make competitive and entertaining matches, but this particular event stood out for one big reason. 
  10. Vagner Rocha's Rock-Solid Leg Lock Defense, Explained | Technique Showcase

    Vagner Rocha's Rock-Solid Leg Lock Defense, Explained | Technique Showcase

    Dec 20, 2020

    Jon “Thor” Blank attacked [person: Vagner Rocha] with a barrage of leg lock attempts at Who’s Number One: Duarte vs Vieira. For the most part, Rocha kept out of danger through the 15-minute match.
  11. Grapplefest 8: How To Watch Ruotolos, Wardzinski, Dante Leon In Sub-Only

    Grapplefest 8: How To Watch Ruotolos, Wardzinski, Dante Leon In Sub-Only

    Feb 27, 2020

    Grapplefest 8 goes down on Saturday, February 29, in Liverpool, UK. Now established as one of Europe’s premier professional grappling shows, they’re bringing international names to the UK including Dante Leon, the Ruotolo brothers, Adam Wardzinski, and Jon Blank.
  12. Ruotolo Bros Shine And Craig Jones Stuns With Quick Sub At Grapplefest

    Ruotolo Bros Shine And Craig Jones Stuns With Quick Sub At Grapplefest

    Nov 25, 2019

    Report by Brett Baker
  13. 4 Key Matches To Watch at Grapplefest 7: Craig Jones, Dante Leon & More

    4 Key Matches To Watch at Grapplefest 7: Craig Jones, Dante Leon & More

    Nov 6, 2019

    Grapplefest will be returning to FloGrappling for their seventh show on November 23. The event will be streamed live from Liverpool, England, and contains a number of exciting no-gi matches featuring ADCC veterans.
  14. Abu Dhabi World Pro Finals Are Set: Langaker, Miyaos, Amjahid, More

    Abu Dhabi World Pro Finals Are Set: Langaker, Miyaos, Amjahid, More

    Apr 25, 2019

    The finals are all set: here are the gold medal matches for 2019 Abu Dhabi World Pro black belt, which will take place on April 26. 
  15. UAEJJF Rankings Race Nearly Settled

    UAEJJF Rankings Race Nearly Settled

    Jan 31, 2018

    As we enter the final leg of the UAEJJF 2017-2018 season, the final standings for the black belt rankings and $25,000 cash prize have begun to take shape.