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One of the toughest and most talented young grapplers in the game, Felipe Pena is a Copa Podio champion, IBJJF champion and ADCC silver medallist know for his well-rounded game and incredible technical ability.

  1. Grappling Bulletin: Danaher Death Squad Announces Team Split

    Grappling Bulletin: Danaher Death Squad Announces Team Split

    Jul 26, 2021

    John Danaher released shocking news on his Instagram page yesterday, announcing the breakup of the Puerto Rico-based Danaher Death Squad.
  2. Big Deal Pro 3 Will Shake Up The Ultra Heavyweight Rankings

    Big Deal Pro 3 Will Shake Up The Ultra Heavyweight Rankings

    Jul 2, 2021

    The Brazil-based Big Deal Pro is set to launch its first card on FloGrappling for Big Deal Pro 3 on July 10.
  3. BJJBet No-Gi Grand Prix Will Feature Grappling Legends & Future Stars

    BJJBet No-Gi Grand Prix Will Feature Grappling Legends & Future Stars

    Jul 1, 2021

    Nicholas Meregali is in the main event of BJJBet alongside Rider Zuchi, who is replacing Felipe Pena on short notice.
  4. Grappling Bulletin: How Hulk Beat Diniz Even Though He Got Choked Out Cold

    Grappling Bulletin: How Hulk Beat Diniz Even Though He Got Choked Out Cold

    Jun 28, 2021

    Nobody could have predicted the end of the no-gi match between Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa and Matheus Diniz at BJJ Stars VI. A candidate for the most surprising, complicated and controversial finish to a grappling match in living memory, Diniz put Barbosa to sleep with a choke but it was deemed to have been applied after time had run out. Below, I’ll attempt to clarify what happened and you can even see my analysis of the video to determine whether the choke was legit or not.
  5. BJJ Stars Returns: Pena vs Gaudio, Hulk vs Diniz & More! | How To Watch

    BJJ Stars Returns: Pena vs Gaudio, Hulk vs Diniz & More! | How To Watch

    Jun 1, 2021

    Here's how to watch the upcoming BJJ Stars event on FloGrappling.
  6. Grappling Bulletin: If Gordon Ryan's Career Is Over, What Happens Next?

    Grappling Bulletin: If Gordon Ryan's Career Is Over, What Happens Next?

    May 24, 2021

    Stop the press, Gordon Ryan's abrupt departure from all upcoming matches has thrown the no-gi grappling scene into disarray. What does Gordon do next if he can't compete? Who replaces him as the #1 in the world? And will professional grappling ever be the same without him?
  7. Five Major Takeaways From BJJ Stars V: Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Five Major Takeaways From BJJ Stars V: Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Feb 8, 2021

    We had a lot of questions going into BJJ Stars V. Some concerned the favorites, Felipe Andrew and Nicholas Meregali, both of whom had relatively inactive 2020 seasons. Other questions revolved around the underdogs and dark horses, rookies and veterans who would have a tough climb in a bracket with four world champs.
  8. Grappling Bulletin: Felipe Pena Wins Brazil's Biggest Pro Jiu-Jitsu Event

    Grappling Bulletin: Felipe Pena Wins Brazil's Biggest Pro Jiu-Jitsu Event

    Feb 8, 2021

    Felipe Pena cruised to victory at the BJJ Stars Heavyweight Grand Prix but it was a night of surprises and upsets. Find out what you need to know in this week's Grappling Bulletin. Don't forget to watch the live Grappling Bulletin show at 4:30pm CT on the FloGrappling site, app, YouTube channel and Facebook pages. 
  9. Live Updates & Results | BJJ Stars V: Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Live Updates & Results | BJJ Stars V: Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Feb 6, 2021

    BJJ Stars is back on FloGrappling for the Heavyweight Grand Prix. If you're outside of Brazil, you can watch it here on Saturday, Feb. 6 starting at 4 p.m. CT. 
  10. Look At The Best First Round Matches At BJJ Stars V: Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Look At The Best First Round Matches At BJJ Stars V: Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Feb 5, 2021

    The BJJ Stars Heavyweight Grand Prix is official now that the drawing for first round matches is complete. The two favorites, Nicholas Meregali and Felipe Pena have been placed on opposite sides of the bracket. If this highly-anticipated rematch comes to pass, it will be for the title of Grand Prix Champion.
  11. Longtime Rivals On Collision Course at BJJ Stars Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Longtime Rivals On Collision Course at BJJ Stars Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Feb 2, 2021

    BJJ STARS V: Heavyweight Grand Prix is bound to stir up some old grudges and add new layers to the deeply interwoven heavyweight divisions. The eight-man bracket will feature some of the most consistently top-performing heavyweights and super heavyweights of the last five years. 
  12. Grappling Bulletin: A Landmark Moment For Women's Grappling

    Grappling Bulletin: A Landmark Moment For Women's Grappling

    Feb 1, 2021

    This week marks the start of a new era for Grappling Bulletin. Every Monday morning we will publish a new and improved news and recap article like you’re used to, and at 4:30pm Central Time we’ll debut the first episode of the Grappling Bulletin podcast! You can watch it live on the FloGrappling homepage and app as well as on YouTube and Facebook. 
  13. Five World Champs On Heavyweight Grand Prix Roster For BJJ STARS V

    Five World Champs On Heavyweight Grand Prix Roster For BJJ STARS V

    Jan 19, 2021

    BJJ Stars returns to FloGrappling with a Heavyweight Grand Prix which is sure to be electric. Eight of the most explosive Brazilian heavyweights will take their shots at a massive cash prize.
  14. 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.
  15. ADCC Champs Predict: Kaynan vs Rodolfo

    ADCC Champs Predict: Kaynan vs Rodolfo

    Dec 1, 2020

    For the second straight event, Who's Number One (WNO) will feature a clash of ADCC champions in the main event. After Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz in October, this time around we are bringing you 2019 99+kg champ Kaynan Duarte vs 2015 99kg champ Rodolfo Vieira in no-gi, submission only action.