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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: If Gordon Ryan's Career Is Over, What Happens Next?

    Grappling Bulletin: If Gordon Ryan's Career Is Over, What Happens Next?

    May 24, 2021

    Stop the press, Gordon Ryan's abrupt departure from all upcoming matches has thrown the no-gi grappling scene into disarray. What does Gordon do next if he can't compete? Who replaces him as the #1 in the world? And will professional grappling ever be the same without him?
  2. Murasaki vs Kennedy?! Fire First Round Matches At EUG 160lb 8-man Bracket

    Murasaki vs Kennedy?! Fire First Round Matches At EUG 160lb 8-man Bracket

    Apr 3, 2021

    Here's how to watch the EUG 160lb 8-man tournament on FloGrappling. EUG Promotions will make their debut on April 3 with a professional invite-only jiu-jitsu tournament with a $10,000 cash prize. 
  3. Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan Doesn't See The Future, He Makes It Happen

    Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan Doesn't See The Future, He Makes It Happen

    Mar 29, 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. 
  4. EUG To Host Stacked 8-Man Black Belt Invitational, And It's In the Gi

    EUG To Host Stacked 8-Man Black Belt Invitational, And It's In the Gi

    Mar 22, 2021

    EUG Promotions will their debut on April 3 with a professional invite-only jiu-jitsu tournament with a $10,000 cash prize. 
  5. Catching Up with Gianni Grippo Ahead of EUG Promotions

    Catching Up with Gianni Grippo Ahead of EUG Promotions

    Mar 22, 2021

    3-time IBJJF Pan champ Gianni Grippo is one of the best-known featherweights in the game. The berimbolo aficionado just turned 29 on March 20, and he will join in the stacked EUG 8-man black belt tournament on April 3 for a stacked 8-man winner-takes-all $10k tournament. Checking in on Grippo we found him busy as ever and he shows no signs of slowing down. 
  6. 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.