Grappling Bulletin: ADCC Trials, A Major Team Fragments, Tonon's Title Shot
Sep 13, 2021If there's one thing I was reminded of at Pans is that after a long time with no major tournaments, it was really, really good to see high level matches in the gi.
Men's Heavyweight WNO Championship Division Released!
Aug 25, 2021The final division for the FloGrappling WNO Championship has been released! On September 25-26, these eight heavyweights will try to fight through the bracket for $30,000 and the title of WNO Heavyweight Champion.
Who Can Topple The Returning Champs At The 2021 IBJJF Pans?
Aug 18, 2021The 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.
Women's Heavyweight WNO Championship Division Released!
Aug 12, 2021All eight names in the Women’s heavyweight division in the FloGrappling WNO Championship have finally been released! On September 25-26, each of these women will take their shot at $30,000 and the title of WNO Heavyweight Champ.
The Standout Rookie Black Belts Registered For The 2021 IBJJF Pans
Aug 11, 2021The 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.
185-lb Division Dropped! See The Most Stacked WNO Championship Division
Aug 5, 2021Update (Sept 14) — Craig Jones is out with an injury, making way for New Wave's Oliver Taza, who is 1-1 on the WNO mats. Andrew Wiltse has also pulled out due to injury, and will be replaced by Pedro Marinho, of Gracie Barra.
Grappling Bulletin: Mica Galvao, The 17yo Brand New Black Belt Superstar
Jul 12, 2021Mica Galvao isn’t the first teenager to ever be promoted to black belt, but from what we’ve been able to gather he is one of the youngest ever. Save for a handful of members of the Gracie family, we believe Galvao is in rare company in that he wears a black belt before his 18th birthday. Does this mean Galvao will still be able to compete? Scroll down for the answer. All this and much more in this week’s Grappling Bulletin.
Grappling Bulletin: The Return of Leandro Lo
Jul 6, 2021It's been a long time since we've seen Leandro compete without the gi– nearly four years, in fact. Leandro has lined up a couple of events in coming weeks, starting with a gi superfight and culminating in one of the toughest and most anticipated no-gi tournaments of the year.
Must Watch Early-Round Matches | 2021 IBJJF American Nationals
Jun 22, 2021The 2021 IBJJF American National Championships begin on Thursday June 24. The black belts take the mats on Friday, June 25, and switch into no-gi attire on Saturday, June 25. We could see any number of potential matches in the semifinals and finals, but we're promised some exciting matches even earlier in the tournament. Here are our favorite first and second round matchups.
Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa Looks To Build On Nearly Perfect Record At No-Gi Pans
May 12, 2021Four-time no-gi world champ Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa won his first Pan No-Gi gold in 2020, and he’s slated to return this year to defend that title. Hulk has proven nearly unbeatable in no-gi matches in the IBJJF format; he’s 35-1 as a black belt in the federation’s no-gi tournaments. But he hasn’t yet competed in the new IBJJF no-gi ruleset, which allows heel hooks and reaping. And though he’s never lost via heel hook in his career, the new metagame could give him a new test in this 12-man heavyweight division.
Vagner Rocha Takes On Two-Time ADCC Champ Yuri Simoes at Fight to Win 164
Feb 17, 2021Fight 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.
Road To Gold: Jordan Vaisman Dominates At Light-Feather
Nov 21, 2020Jordan Vaisman is one of Gracie Barra's fastest rising stars from the brown belt ranks. Based in Houston, Texas, Vaisman made the quick trip to Atlanta to soundly defeated the competition over the course of two mtches on his way to light-featherweight gold.
The Most Exciting Teams Coming To Subversiv 4
Oct 27, 2020Usually a once-annual show, Subversiv is back for the second time in 2020, and this time, it’s on the East Coast.
WNO Highlights: The Legendary Braulio Estima!
May 5, 2020Braulio Estima is always a great conversation; he called in for a second time on the WNO Podcast this week for episode 55. We covered a lot of Braulio's epic career. Here are the highlights: