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Gianni Grippo is a jiu-jitsu black belt representing Alliance - Marcelo Garcia, and a no-gi world champion. In the colored belt ranks, and early in his black belt career, Grippo earned recognition for his skill with berimbolos and leg drags. Born on March 21, 1992 in New York, Grippo began training in his youth, and earned his black belt in 2013.

  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. Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Jan 4, 2022

    The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. World Pro Finals Recap: Galvao Submits Mathiesen, Becomes Youngest Champ

    World Pro Finals Recap: Galvao Submits Mathiesen, Becomes Youngest Champ

    Nov 19, 2021

    The 13th Edition of the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships came to a close this morning in Abu Dhabi. Eleven of the 12 titlists were Brazilians, including several newly-crowned champions.
  6. Grappling Bulletin: Is This Legal Ankle Lock A Heel Hook in Disguise?

    Grappling Bulletin: Is This Legal Ankle Lock A Heel Hook in Disguise?

    Nov 15, 2021

    Following Victor Hugo's big win in the final of the IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Heavyweight Grand Prix, questions have arisen over the legality of the attack due to the torque applied to both the knee and the ankle.
  7. New Blood, Bad Blood & More: The Highs and Lows of ADCC Trials

    New Blood, Bad Blood & More: The Highs and Lows of ADCC Trials

    Nov 9, 2021

    With 800 competitors and +500 matches over the course of two days, the ADCC 1st North American Trials was a frenzy of no-gi grappling action.
  8. Live Updates & Results | ADCC North American Trials Day 2

    Live Updates & Results | ADCC North American Trials Day 2

    Nov 7, 2021

    What started as nearly 800 registered competitors has been whittled down to 80. Day two of the 1st ADCC North American Trials leading to the 2022 world championships is underway.
  9. Live Updates & Results | ADCC North American Trials Day 1

    Live Updates & Results | ADCC North American Trials Day 1

    Nov 6, 2021

    The 1st North American ADCC Trials are underway. With nearly 800 competitors registered for the event, this is the largest event in the history of the ADCC trials. The two-day event has massive stakes: each of the five male winners will earn an invitation to the 2022 ADCC World Championships, while both female winners will get a free trip to the 2nd North American Trials.
  10. Exclusive: The Top Names Registered At 66 kg For The ADCC East Coast Trials

    Exclusive: The Top Names Registered At 66 kg For The ADCC East Coast Trials

    Oct 26, 2021

    More than 150 athletes have registered for the 66 kg division at the 1st North American ADCC Trials, the East Coast Trials taking place on November 6-7 in Atlantic City, NJ.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Early Round Matches You Won't Want To Miss At The 2021 IBJJF Pans

    Early Round Matches You Won't Want To Miss At The 2021 IBJJF Pans

    Aug 30, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF Pan Championship looks to be an action-packed event, filled with several highly-anticipated black belt matches. While many division finals and semifinals may still be difficult to determine, there are a few matches in the early rounds of each division which stand out as must-watch jiu-jitsu. Here are some of the most exciting matches in the opening two rounds.
  14. 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.
  15. Dante Leon vs Davi Ramos In Battle Of ADCC Veterans At Fight To Win 182

    Dante Leon vs Davi Ramos In Battle Of ADCC Veterans At Fight To Win 182

    Aug 21, 2021

    Fight to Win is back in San Francisco on Friday, August 28 for another night of grappling super fights. In the main event, ADCC standout and no-gi world champion Dante Leon will take on ADCC gold medalist and UFC veteran Davi Ramos. This matchup has all the makings of potential match of the year, as both men are known for fighting forward and attacking relentlessly.