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  1. Grappling Bulletin: 2022 Is The Year of ADCC

    Grappling Bulletin: 2022 Is The Year of ADCC

    Jan 10, 2022

    2022 promises to be one of the most exciting years in grappling history. We can expect the return of the IBJJF season, with major events in Europe, South America and the USA. WNO will continue to host high-level no-gi grappling events that feature the most exciting competitors in compelling matches.
  2. 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.
  3. Everything You Need To Know Before Today's IBJJF World Championship Finals

    Everything You Need To Know Before Today's IBJJF World Championship Finals

    Dec 12, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF Worlds finals are set! The absolute divisions and the women’s divisions have been whittled down to a single remaining match to decide this year’s champions; and the male divisions have been narrowed to eight men each.
  4. Grappling Bulletin: The World Championships That Will Go Down In History

    Grappling Bulletin: The World Championships That Will Go Down In History

    Dec 6, 2021

    After a very long and very eventful two and a half years, the IBJJF World Championships finally returns for its 25th edition. The long-awaited tournament is now mere days away and brackets just dropped.
  5. Grappling Bulletin: Why This IBJJF Worlds Will Be Unlike Any Other

    Grappling Bulletin: Why This IBJJF Worlds Will Be Unlike Any Other

    Nov 29, 2021

    The most anticipated gi event of the year draws nearer. 10 days from now grapplers from around the world will convene in Anaheim, CA for the 2021 IBJJF World Championship.
  6. With No Buchecha at 2021 IBJJF Worlds, Who Wins The Absolute?

    With No Buchecha at 2021 IBJJF Worlds, Who Wins The Absolute?

    Nov 23, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF World Championships returns after a two-year hiatus, and one of the biggest questions from jiu-jitsu fans, followers and analysts is about who will win the absolute division.
  7. Purple Belt Joao Ribeiro The Only US Gold Medalist At 2021 ADWPJJC

    Purple Belt Joao Ribeiro The Only US Gold Medalist At 2021 ADWPJJC

    Nov 20, 2021

    Purple belt Joao Ribeiro was the only US representative to take first place in any adult division of this year’s 13th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships. The 120 kg champion of GF Team, Ribeiro won five matches — including two submission victories — on his road to gold.
  8. 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.
  9. Grappling Bulletin: The New Wave of Grapplers is Making The Gi Cool Again

    Grappling Bulletin: The New Wave of Grapplers is Making The Gi Cool Again

    Oct 4, 2021

    You may have guessed that we really, really like no-gi here at FloGrappling. From working with the best no-gi tournament in the world (ADCC) to investing in our own ongoing series of events (WNO), we're all about making this spectator-friendly subset of jiu-jitsu a go-to for grappling fans all over the world.
  10. The Ultimate WNO Championship Results, Stats & Recap Hub

    The Ultimate WNO Championship Results, Stats & Recap Hub

    Sep 25, 2021

    FloGrappling's WNO Championship has shaped up to be one of the biggest events in grappling history. With forty athletes, five championship belts, and more than $250,000 in total prizes on the line, there will be no shortage of exciting matches and memorable submissions.
  11. Grappling Bulletin: Coral Belt Yvonne Duarte Makes Jiu-Jitsu History

    Grappling Bulletin: Coral Belt Yvonne Duarte Makes Jiu-Jitsu History

    Aug 23, 2021

    One of the best-known slogans in grappling is "jiu-jitsu for everyone". This is the motto of Gracie Barra, the world's largest network of Brazilian jiu-jitsu gyms, and it reflects their mission of getting all kinds of people onto the mats and practicing this amazing art we all love so much.
  12. The Standout Rookie Black Belts Registered For The 2021 IBJJF Pans

    The Standout Rookie Black Belts Registered For The 2021 IBJJF Pans

    Aug 11, 2021

    The IBJJF Pan Championships is going down from September 1-5, 2021 and we're streaming all of the action. Below is a list of athletes who will be competing at Pans for the first time as fresh black belts.
  13. Official Weigh-In Results & Photos | FloGrappling's Road To ADCC

    Official Weigh-In Results & Photos | FloGrappling's Road To ADCC

    Jul 16, 2021

    All 12 athletes are weighed in and ready for FloGrappling’s Road To ADCC.
  14. Grappling Bulletin: IBJJF No-Gi Pans Big Winners & Taza's Disappointing DQ

    Grappling Bulletin: IBJJF No-Gi Pans Big Winners & Taza's Disappointing DQ

    May 17, 2021

    Some champions were ruthless in their pursuit of victory, catching nothing but submission at the 2021 IBJJF No-Gi Pans. Others were more content with barely doing enough to win gold. In this edition of the Grappling Bulletin we discuss the biggest winners from the 2021 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship, and we highlight a destructive and disappointing trend that is starting to affect the no-gi competition scene.
  15. Paulo Miyao & Junny Ocasio Are The Light Feather Frontrunners At No-Gi Pans

    Paulo Miyao & Junny Ocasio Are The Light Feather Frontrunners At No-Gi Pans

    May 13, 2021

    The light featherweight division at the 2021 No-Gi Pan Championships will feature some of the best 135 pound-ers, and several more looking to break into the top-10. Paulo Miyao will be the likely favorite here. He hasn’t won a no-gi title since winning Pan No-Gi in 2015, and he had a rough go in 2020, losing each of his only two matches. Still, he’s one of the hardest to beat on the IBJJF platform.