Murasaki Out, Alves In vs Levi Jones-Leary In IBJJF FloGrappling Grand Prix
Jul 28, 2022Three-time IBJJF Pans champion Johnatha Alves will replace Andy Murasaki in the upcoming IBJJF FloGrappling Grand Prix in a superfight against 2019 IBJJF Pans and European Champion Levi Jones-Leary.
Record Breakers & History Makers | Records Broken At The 2022 IBJJF Worlds
Jun 16, 2022This year's IBJJF World Championships was one of the most highly anticipated of all time. And it delivered, with amazing matchups, budding rivalries, and hours of great jiu-jitsu. In retrospect, it was also a historic year for the event. The 26th edition of IBJJF Worlds saw records broken and history made across the black belt divisions. Here are some of the most notable superlatives now in the history books.
Ronaldo Junior Shines At, EUG 4 Middleweight Grand Prix
Jun 15, 2022On the heels of his 2022 IBJJF World Championships bronze medal, Ronaldo Junior collected a big cash prize at EUG 4. Coming out on top of an eight-man black belt grand prix at Evolve Ur Game 4, the Atos black belt secured the $10,000 grand prize defeating Shane Shapiro, Alexandre Jesus, and 2019 Pans and European champion Levi Jones-Leary in the process.
Levi Jones-Leary & Ronaldo Junior Atop The 8-Man EUG Grand Prix
Jun 9, 2022EUG — Evolve Ur Game — will bring the gi back to Las Vegas for the promotion’s fourth installment, an eight man 180 lb Grand Prix featuring two of the world’s premiere middleweights.
Live Updates & Results | 2022 IBJJF World Championships Finals
Jun 5, 2022The semifinal matchups have been drawn, and the athletes are ready to take their shot for the top of the IBJJF World podium. Follow along with us here as the best gi competitors in the world try to climb to the no.1 spot.
Tye & Mica On A Collision Course, Meregali In Absolute Final | Worlds 2022
Jun 5, 2022The first day of black belt competition at the 2022 IBJJF World Championships is wrapped up, and the final rounds of each division are set. This year, the brackets were whittled down to the final four men and the final two women in each division, meaning we now know which athletes will take the podium. All that is left is to decide who takes which medal.
23 Rookies To Keep Your Eye On To At The 2022 IBJJF World Championships
May 27, 2022There are nearly two dozen first year black belts registered for the 2022 IBJJF World Championship. This year's will be one of the most stacked Worlds in recent memory, but the rookies should not be counted out. In some divisions, they may even be the favorites to win the whole thing.
7 Non-Brazilians Black Belts Who Could Win IBJJF Worlds In 2022
May 23, 2022Only one of the ten men’s black belt champions at 2021 Worlds represented a country other than Brazil. The lone non-Brazilian champion was 4x black belt gi world champion Mikey Musumeci (USA), who won his fourth title defeating Bruno Malfacine 6-0 by points. This year, a slew of veterans and rookies alike are lined up for their shot at gold, and the roster of non-Brazilians is showing signs that this year’s podiums could be the most nationally diverse in history.
Who's in Who's Out: The Returning Champs Set To Throw Down At Worlds
May 18, 2022The IBJJF 2022 World Championships are nearly upon us, and with just a few days left in the registration, it’s worth reviewing the batch of returning World Champions that have decided to defend their crown.
The Deepest Ultra Heavy Division In Years Coming To Worlds
May 15, 2022The ultra heavyweight division at this year’s IBJJF World Championship is shaping up to be one of the most competitive in a long time. The division once dominated by Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida is now open to be taken by another dominant force; and several key competitors are lining up to put their stamp on the federation’s heaviest weight division.
Three Women Poised To Conquer The IBJJF Grand Slam In 2022
May 11, 2022The IBJJF Grand Slam refers to the four major IBJJF Championships that take place throughout the year and around the world. In order of occurrence they include: Europeans, Pan Americans, Brasileiros (or Brazilian Nationals) and finally, the IBJJF World Championships.
Early Look: The DEEP Featherweight Division Coming To Worlds
May 6, 2022Though we are still in the early days of the registration period for the IBJJF 2022 World Championship, a quick scan of the competitor's list reveals that the black belt featherweight division is shaping up to be one of the toughest brackets of the tournament.
BJJ Stars 8 GP Bracket Have Been Released, And They're Everything We Wanted
Apr 29, 2022BJJ Stars just announced the official bracket for tomorrow's middleweight grand prix live on Instagram, and there will be no need to wait for some of the best possible matches.
The Veterans & Next Gen Talents Coming To BJJ Stars 8 Middleweight GP
Apr 19, 2022Three IBJJF world champions will try to fend off some of the next generation’s fastest rising talent in the BJJ Stars 8 middleweight grand prix next weekend in Sao Paulo.
Forget The Closeouts, Pay Attention To These Deserving Pan Champs Instead
Apr 12, 2022Now the dust has settled on Pans I've had time to reflect on the events of the second-most important event on the IBJJF calendar.