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  1. Ten In The 16-Man Emerald City Invitational Bracket Are Ranked Top-10

    Ten In The 16-Man Emerald City Invitational Bracket Are Ranked Top-10

    Aug 2, 2021

    Emerald City Invitational proved to be one of the most exciting events on the scene in their first edition in April, and is back with an explosive featherweight bracket for their second event on August 7.
  2. Grappling Bulletin: Lucas Barbosa Unleashes The Hulk To Win BJJBet GP

    Grappling Bulletin: Lucas Barbosa Unleashes The Hulk To Win BJJBet GP

    Aug 2, 2021

    With Leandro Lo, Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa, Micael Galvao, Rousimar Palhares and William Tackett, BJJBet’s middleweight no-gi Grand Prix was one of the most anticipated events of the summer. The show also featured a number of IBJJF World champions in gi superfights, with Matheus Gabriel, Tayane Porfirio and Nicholas Meregali all stepping onto the mat.
  3. 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.
  4. No.3 LW Ethan Crelinsten Takes On No.4 FW Gabriel Sousa At Fight To Win 175

    No.3 LW Ethan Crelinsten Takes On No.4 FW Gabriel Sousa At Fight To Win 175

    Jun 26, 2021

    Fight to Win is back again on Friday, June 26 for another night of grappling superfights. In the main event, Danaher Death Squad's Ethan Crelinsten will face the no.4-ranked featherweight, Gabriel Sousa in a no-gi match. Sousa has been clawing his way toward the top of the rankings, and will meet a heavier opponent in Crelinsten, the no.3-ranked lightweight.
  5. Must Watch Early-Round Matches | 2021 IBJJF American Nationals

    Must Watch Early-Round Matches | 2021 IBJJF American Nationals

    Jun 22, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF American National Championships begin on Thursday June 24. The black belts take the mats on Friday, June 25, and switch into no-gi attire on Saturday, June 25. We could see any number of potential matches in the semifinals and finals, but we're promised some exciting matches even earlier in the tournament. Here are our favorite first and second round matchups.
  6. Grappling Bulletin: Is It Too Soon To Ask For Victor Hugo vs Gordon Ryan?

    Grappling Bulletin: Is It Too Soon To Ask For Victor Hugo vs Gordon Ryan?

    Mar 22, 2021

    The Grappling Bulletin podcast will go live at the earlier time of 3:30pm ET today, Monday March 22. Watch it on FloGrappling, and also on our Facebook and YouTube. 
  7. Official FloGrappling Predictions: Fight To Win 167

    Official FloGrappling Predictions: Fight To Win 167

    Mar 20, 2021

    Fight To Win 167 features Victor Hugo vs Tim Spriggs, Osvaldo Queixinho Moizinho vs Gabriel Sousa, Pedro Marinho vs Jake Watson, and more. As usual, the FloGrappling team has given their picks for who is set to come out with the w from the top matches on the card. 
  8. How to Watch Fight to Win 167, Victor Hugo vs Tim Spriggs

    How to Watch Fight to Win 167, Victor Hugo vs Tim Spriggs

    Mar 16, 2021

    Here's how to watch Fight to Win 167 on FloGrappling.
  9. How to Watch: 2021 American National IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championships

    How to Watch: 2021 American National IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championships

    Mar 10, 2021

    The biggest IBJJF gi event in the U.S. to date this year, the IBJJF American National Championships is set to kick off on Thursday, June 24 in Las Vegas. Some of the biggest names in jiu-jitsu will make their return to the blue and yellow mats, including 2020 Pan champs, Thiago Macedo, Ronaldo Junior, Fellipe Andrew, Nathalie Ribeiro and more.
  10. Grappling Bulletin: The First Heel Hook in IBJJF History

    Grappling Bulletin: The First Heel Hook in IBJJF History

    Mar 8, 2021

    The long-anticipated debut of heel hooks in the IBJJF no-gi format has finally arrived. The Dallas No-Gi Open went down on Sunday, March 7. It was a historic event as the first tournament in the history of the IBJJF to allow heel hooks for adult brown and black belts. 
  11. Grappling Bulletin: Lauded by Joe Rogan, Vagner Is On An Unstoppable Run

    Grappling Bulletin: Lauded by Joe Rogan, Vagner Is On An Unstoppable Run

    Feb 22, 2021

    Vagner Rocha has been on a tear and though he brings out the haters every time he competes he has fans in high places, including none other than Joe Rogan.
  12. Vagner Rocha Takes On Two-Time ADCC Champ Yuri Simoes at Fight to Win 164

    Vagner Rocha Takes On Two-Time ADCC Champ Yuri Simoes at Fight to Win 164

    Feb 17, 2021

    Fight to Win will see two no-gi grappling titans face off on Friday, February 19, 2021 as Vagner Rocha moves up in weight to take on two-time ADCC champion Yuri Simoes in the main event of Fight to Win 164. 
  13. Kennedy Maciel To Face Diego Pato in Title Defense at Fight to Win 163

    Kennedy Maciel To Face Diego Pato in Title Defense at Fight to Win 163

    Feb 10, 2021

    The biggest party in grappling will kick off a three-week visit to Dallas on Saturday, February 13 with Fight To Win 163, featuring three high-profile matches, including a gi featherweight title fight. Diego “Pato” Oliveira will try to take Kennedy Maciel’s title in the main event. Before that, brown belt submission hunter Pedro Marinho will face Matheus Luna, and Aaron Tex Johnson will take on Max Gimenis.
  14. 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. 
  15. Cyborg & Pato Win Decisions, Tex Johnson Taps Maidana At Fight To Win 161

    Cyborg & Pato Win Decisions, Tex Johnson Taps Maidana At Fight To Win 161

    Jan 23, 2021

    Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu defeated Tim Spriggs in the main event of Fight to Win 161 tonight. Cyborg won by unanimous decision in the 10-minute no-gi match.