1. Amanda Bruse Looking To Polish Off Breakout Year At No-Gi Worlds

    Amanda Bruse Looking To Polish Off Breakout Year At No-Gi Worlds

    Nov 29, 2022

    Though 2022 has raised Amanda Bruse’s profile, her consistency and tenacity in no-gi competition at the highest levels are nothing new. She plowed through the featherweight division at purple belt No-Gi Worlds in 2019, submitting four of her five opponents (including Jessie Crane in the final) and only conceding two points in her entire run in her weight class—which she answered with a choke from the back.
  2. Jessa Khan Has Arrived In 2022, Dominant Outing In Absolute GP Superfight

    Jessa Khan Has Arrived In 2022, Dominant Outing In Absolute GP Superfight

    Nov 21, 2022

    Last Friday, Jessa Khan had a dominant performance against black belt Kaori Hernandez at her IBJJF GP superfight. She started the match by coming up from the guard with crazy dog passing grips, passing immediately and worked her way quickly to mount, putting 17 points on the board before the first half of the match expired. The rest of the match was one way traffic, and Khan eventually snagged a triangle armbar while maintaining full control of the mat.
  3. From Midland, TX To Tezos WNO: Emily Fernandez Is On The Rise

    From Midland, TX To Tezos WNO: Emily Fernandez Is On The Rise

    Nov 14, 2022

    With a stellar record preceding her and a dominant debut at Tezos WNO, there’s reason to believe Bruno Bastos’ homegrown rookie black belt is just getting started.
  4. Janaina Defies Odds With Historic Win At First Female IBJJF FloGrappling GP

    Janaina Defies Odds With Historic Win At First Female IBJJF FloGrappling GP

    Nov 1, 2022

    If you didn’t know who Janaina Lebre was prior to last weekend’s IBJJF FloGrappling Grand Prix in Austin, TX, you probably weren’t the only one.
  5. Success & Showmanship: Ronaldo Wants To Share The Beauty Of His Jiu-Jitsu

    Success & Showmanship: Ronaldo Wants To Share The Beauty Of His Jiu-Jitsu

    Oct 25, 2022

    Ronaldo Junior’s sole IBJJF Pans title doesn’t tell the full story.
  6. By The Numbers: Female Submission Rates At No-Gi Pans

    By The Numbers: Female Submission Rates At No-Gi Pans

    Oct 25, 2022

    Last weekend no-gi competitors once again showed the true nature of jiu-jitsu, a hunt for the submission, the most decisive way to win a match against another grappler. The women in the arena were no exception. Out of 66 brown and black belt matches, there were 42 submissions, an almost two-thirds submission rate. Almost no division was spared at least one win by submission, and many were overpowered by champions who submitted their way through their entire brackets.
  7. Standard Jiu-Jitsu Hits Big At No-Gi Pans

    Standard Jiu-Jitsu Hits Big At No-Gi Pans

    Oct 21, 2022

    Standard Jiu-Jitsu has seemingly flown under the radar for years.
  8. ADCC Record: Four 2021-22 Trials Winners Became ADCC Champions

    ADCC Record: Four 2021-22 Trials Winners Became ADCC Champions

    Sep 28, 2022

    The 2022 ADCC World Championships made history at every turn. It was the most well-attended ADCC of all time, during which several records were broken. Kade Ruotolo became the youngest-ever ADCC champ, Gordon Ryan became the first to hold titles in three different weight classes, Ffion Davies became the first Welsh Champion, Brianna Ste-Marie and Dante Leon shared honors as the first Canadian ADCC medalists.
  9. How Pedro Marinho's 2021 Surge Earned Him A WNO Title Shot vs Craig Jones

    How Pedro Marinho's 2021 Surge Earned Him A WNO Title Shot vs Craig Jones

    Jan 12, 2022

    Pedro Marinho was just a purple belt in 2019 the first time he faced Craig Jones at Kasai 5. The rising star from Gracie Barra took Jones to a draw in the April event in New York, part of the eight-man 205 lb tournament.
  10. The Best Matches In WNO History

    The Best Matches In WNO History

    Sep 13, 2021

    Since the change to our current format, Who’s Number One (WNO) has put on six events and taken the grappling world by storm, quickly become the premier superfight event in the no-gi world.
  11. The Best Submissions In WNO History

    The Best Submissions In WNO History

    Sep 13, 2021

    Who’s Number One (WNO) has emerged in the last 12 months as the premier no-gi superfight event in the world, and the WNO rules result in not only exciting matches but some of the best submission finishes in the sport.
  12. Hollywood Mike's WNO Match Ratings

    Hollywood Mike's WNO Match Ratings

    Jun 22, 2021

    Who’s Number One (WNO) has always been about putting on the most exciting grappling matches possible. This is reflected in the athletes we try to use on the cards, athletes known for caring about putting on a show and entertaining the fans. Our ruleset is designed to favor those who consistently attack and aggressive athletes have been the most successful by far.
  13. The History of Heel Hooks

    The History of Heel Hooks

    Jun 2, 2021

    If you haven’t yet seen the most recent episode of the Joe Rogan podcast with John Danaher, download it and listen to it immediately after you’ve read this article. It’s an incredible insightful and interesting three-hour conversation that ranges from John’s coaching methods and thoughts on the growth of professional jiu-jitsu to Gordon’s medical issues and much, much more.
  14. PJ Barch Will Be The First Competitor To Face Gordon & Nicky Ryan

    PJ Barch Will Be The First Competitor To Face Gordon & Nicky Ryan

    Apr 7, 2021

    More than five years after his match with Gordon Ryan, PJ Barch is now slated to face the younger Nicky Ryan at FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo later this month on April 30.
  15. Understand The Counters To Common Berimbolo Defenses | Technique Showcase

    Understand The Counters To Common Berimbolo Defenses | Technique Showcase

    Mar 20, 2021

    In the last decade, the berimbolo has grown from a specialist technique to a must-have, especially among competitors in the lower weight classes.