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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: 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. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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. 

  5. The Best Of American Jiu-Jitsu: Every American IBJJF & ADCC World Champion

    The Best Of American Jiu-Jitsu: Every American IBJJF & ADCC World Champion

    Dec 28, 2020

    Whether or not you believe in “American Jiu-Jitsu” exists separate from “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,” several individual Americans have made their marks on the world of submission grappling. If in no other way, Americans have at least impacted the history books.

  6. 2020 IBJJF No-Gi Pans Viewing Guide: Where And When To Watch The Big Names

    2020 IBJJF No-Gi Pans Viewing Guide: Where And When To Watch The Big Names

    Nov 19, 2020

    The IBJJF just released the brackets for the 2020 No-Gi Pan Championships. The event kicks off on Saturday, Nov 21, and the black belts take the mats on Sunday, Nov 22. Want to make sure you don’t miss any of the action from your favorite athletes? Here are the key players, and when to tune in to catch their opening-round matches.