The Top-Performing Athletes, Teams & Nationalities At No-Gi Worlds
Oct 14, 2021The 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.
Keep Your Eyes On Levi & The Middleweight Division At No-Gi Worlds
Oct 1, 2021Forty athletes are registered for the male black belt middleweight division at No-Gi Worlds, making it the deepest of the tournament. That roster includes six ADCC veterans, three returning IBJJF no-gi world champs, and one Levi Jones-Leary looking to make his no-gi debut as a black belt.
Fellipe Andrew Captures Double Gold At 2021 Pans: Day 5 Recap
Sep 6, 2021Fellipe Andrew won his first double-gold in an IBJJF major putting 18 points on Gustavo Batista in the absolute division final.
The Black Belt Finals Are Set At 2021 Pans: Day 4 Recap
Sep 5, 2021Day four of the 2021 IBJJF Pan Championships is in the books, and the stage is set for the final rounds of the black belt tournament.
Pans Black Belt Absolute Brackets Released! See The Open Weight Divisions
Sep 4, 2021The 2021 IBJJF Pan Championships absolute division begins today. The male and female open class division will run through several rounds until the finalists have been determined. Watch the absolute brackets on FloGrappling today, and the finals tomorrow.
Big Deal Pro 3 Will Shake Up The Ultra Heavyweight Rankings
Jul 2, 2021The Brazil-based Big Deal Pro is set to launch its first card on FloGrappling for Big Deal Pro 3 on July 10.
Andrew Wiltse vs Gabriel Almeida In Middleweight Showdown At WNO On June 18
May 31, 2021Andrew Wiltse is set to make his third appearance on FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One mats, this time taking on a ranked middleweight in Gabriel Almeida on June 18.
2021 No-Gi Pans: Must Watch Early Round Matches
May 13, 2021The 2021 No-Gi Pan Championships kick off on Saturday, May 15. The divisions are loaded with some of the biggest names in grappling. And this year, there's a new wrinkle in place; heel hooks and reaping are legal for black belts. New faces have come out in droves, and we could see the crowning of some first-time IBJJF No-Gi Pans champions. But those new faces will still have to get through some of the best in the world.
Paulo Miyao & Junny Ocasio Are The Light Feather Frontrunners At No-Gi Pans
May 13, 2021The light featherweight division at the 2021 No-Gi Pan Championships will feature some of the best 135 pound-ers, and several more looking to break into the top-10. Paulo Miyao will be the likely favorite here. He hasn’t won a no-gi title since winning Pan No-Gi in 2015, and he had a rough go in 2020, losing each of his only two matches. Still, he’s one of the hardest to beat on the IBJJF platform.
Victor Hugo, Devhonte Johnson & More: The Top SHWs and UHWs At Pan No-Gi
May 12, 2021The super heavyweight division at No-Gi Pans is up for grabs, as the 2020 champion, Kaynan Duarte, is not returning to defend. That leaves this division open for several long-time contenders to slide in and collect a title.
The Featherweight Division At No-Gi Pans Is Full Of Wild Cards
May 12, 2021The 19-man featherweight division at the 2021 No-Gi Pan Championships has more wildcards than outright favorites, as leg lock specialists have flocked to the tournament in droves following the new IBJJF rules sanctioning heel hooks and reaping attacks.
Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa Looks To Build On Nearly Perfect Record At No-Gi Pans
May 12, 2021Four-time no-gi world champ Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa won his first Pan No-Gi gold in 2020, and he’s slated to return this year to defend that title. Hulk has proven nearly unbeatable in no-gi matches in the IBJJF format; he’s 35-1 as a black belt in the federation’s no-gi tournaments. But he hasn’t yet competed in the new IBJJF no-gi ruleset, which allows heel hooks and reaping. And though he’s never lost via heel hook in his career, the new metagame could give him a new test in this 12-man heavyweight division.
Andrew Wiltse Could Find Three Rematches In Try For Second No-Gi Pans Gold
May 11, 2021Andrew Wiltse had a relatively seamless ascent to his first black belt title, earning No-Gi Pans gold in 2020, winning his first two matches by points before winning a third via penalty. He didn’t give up a point in three matches, but the returning champ is unlikely to have such an easy route to the top in the medium heavyweight bracket in this go-around.
Ronaldo Junior Looks To Repeat At No-Gi Pans, But This May Be Taza's Year
May 11, 2021The middleweight division will be one to watch closely at the 2021 IBJJF No-Gi Pans on May 15. More than 20 competitors have registered for this bracket, meaning the winner will have to scale through four or five rounds to reach the podium.
Where And When To Watch Cyborg, Lovato, Hinger, Gracie At Masters Worlds
Dec 16, 2020In many ways, the 2020 edition of the IBJJF Masters World Championships will be like no other. It's in a new arena at a different time of year under different circumstances. But like previous installments, this year's Masters Worlds will feature icons of the sport, including World Champions, Hall of Famers and fan favorites.