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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Who Can Topple The Returning Champs At The 2021 IBJJF Pans?

    Who Can Topple The Returning Champs At The 2021 IBJJF Pans?

    Aug 18, 2021

    The rosters for the 2021 IBJJF Pan Championship are stacked with returning champions, fan favorites, and rookies looking to break out. Some of the divisions have clear cut favorites to win gold, while others are harder to call. Here are our predictions for the favorites to reach the top of the podium, the dark horses who could steal the show, and the disruptors who could make things difficult for their division cohorts.
  5. Grappling Bulletin: Gianni Grippo Grips and Rips Heel Hook But Was It Cool?

    Grappling Bulletin: Gianni Grippo Grips and Rips Heel Hook But Was It Cool?

    Aug 9, 2021

    Welcome to FloGrappling's Grappling Bulletin. We'll cover the biggest moments from a week of jiu-jitsu that saw Gianni Grippo win the Emerald City Invitational 16-man 145lb no-gi tournament (and create a sizable controversy in the process), Team USA shut out Team UK/Ireland at Polaris Squads, gi tournaments by AJP Tour and IBJJF took place in Miami and Kansas, and Baret Yoshida hit a possible submission of the year at Fight to Win 180.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Grappling Bulletin: Danaher Death Squad Announces Team Split

    Grappling Bulletin: Danaher Death Squad Announces Team Split

    Jul 26, 2021

    John Danaher released shocking news on his Instagram page yesterday, announcing the breakup of the Puerto Rico-based Danaher Death Squad.
  9. 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?
  10. 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. 
  11. 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. 
  12. 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. 
  13. 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. 
  14. 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. 
  15. 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.