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Gabriel Almeida is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from the city of Niteroi, near Rio de Janeiro. Born on June 4, 1992, Almeida is a black belt under Checkmat co-founder Rico Vieira. He trains at the Checkmat HQ in Signal Hill, California under Leo Vieira. Almeida is an ADCC veteran, having qualified for the 2019 World Championships by winning the 88kg division at the Brazilian Trials. He is the 2020 IBJJF American National No-Gi champion in the absolute division.

  1. The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    Dec 28, 2021

    The black belt class of 2021 is a who's who of top notch competitors, many of whom are likely to grace the top of black belt podiums in the coming months. Below are the athletes who earned the rank of black belt in December.
  2. Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2

    Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2

    Dec 10, 2021

    Day one of the IBJJF World Championships was filled with the action, submissions and incredible stories expected of an event of this caliber. Day two is sure to deliver as well, as the male purple and brown belts will take their place on the mats in search of the most coveted title in jiu-jitsu. With hundreds of competitors in search of just a few medals, we're guaranteed  thrilling action throughout the day.
  3. Grappling Bulletin: Diego Pato Is Making His Case For Grappler Of The Year

    Grappling Bulletin: Diego Pato Is Making His Case For Grappler Of The Year

    Oct 25, 2021

    An IBJJF Pans title, gold medals at No-Gi Pans and No-Gi Worlds, third place at the WNO Championship, and this weekend, the EUG 155 lb title. Diego “Pato” Oliveira is undoubtedly having the year of his career.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. IBJJF American Nationals Brackets Released!

    IBJJF American Nationals Brackets Released!

    Jun 22, 2021

    The IBJJF has released the gi and no-gi brackets for the 2021 American National Championships. Check out the comprehensive list of divisions here.
  7. Live Updates & Results | WNO: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo

    Live Updates & Results | WNO: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo

    Jun 18, 2021

    The wait is over. After two months' delay, Craig Jones and Tye Ruotolo are ready to square off in another installment of the storied rivalry between Atos and the Danaher Death Squad.
  8. Official Weigh-In Results & Photos | WNO: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo

    Official Weigh-In Results & Photos | WNO: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo

    Jun 17, 2021

    All 18 athletes are weighed in and ready for FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo.
  9. Grappling Bulletin: Andre Galvao Will Defend ADCC Superfight Title in 2022

    Grappling Bulletin: Andre Galvao Will Defend ADCC Superfight Title in 2022

    Jun 7, 2021

    We asked what would happen to the ADCC superfight when word came that Gordon Ryan wasn't competing any more, but we didn't expect to get an update this quickly. Andre Galvao has confirmed his participation, the only question now is who will he face?
  10. Betting Lines | The Best Value Bets For WNO: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo

    Betting Lines | The Best Value Bets For WNO: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo

    Jun 7, 2021

    The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo.
  11. Andrew Wiltse vs Gabriel Almeida In Middleweight Showdown At WNO On June 18

    Andrew Wiltse vs Gabriel Almeida In Middleweight Showdown At WNO On June 18

    May 31, 2021

    Andrew 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.
  12. Updates & Results | Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    Updates & Results | Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    May 28, 2021

    FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One is back in Austin, TX for another star-studded event. Tonight, Checkmat’s world champion heavyweight, Luiz Panza, will face Craig Jones, who is filling in for Gordon Ryan.
  13. Official Weigh-In Results | Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    Official Weigh-In Results | Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    May 27, 2021

    All 18 athletes are weighed in and ready to go for FloGrappling’s no-gi grappling event, Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza.
  14. Betting Lines | Value Bets At Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    Betting Lines | Value Bets At Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    May 24, 2021

    The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza.
  15. Grappling Bulletin: Andy Murasaki's Black Belt Debut Was Just About Perfect

    Grappling Bulletin: Andy Murasaki's Black Belt Debut Was Just About Perfect

    Apr 5, 2021

    Don't forget to watch the Grappling Bulletin podcast, every Monday at 3:30pm ET. Watch it on FloGrappling.com or the app, or catch it on YouTube or Facebook.