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  1. Fellipe Andrew Captures Double Gold At 2021 Pans: Day 5 Recap

    Fellipe Andrew Captures Double Gold At 2021 Pans: Day 5 Recap

    Sep 6, 2021

    Fellipe Andrew won his first double-gold in an IBJJF major putting 18 points on Gustavo Batista in the absolute division final.
  2. The Black Belt Finals Are Set At 2021 Pans: Day 4 Recap

    The Black Belt Finals Are Set At 2021 Pans: Day 4 Recap

    Sep 5, 2021

    Day four of the 2021 IBJJF Pan Championships is in the books, and the stage is set for the final rounds of the black belt tournament.
  3. 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.
  4. Grappling Bulletin: Mica Galvao, The 17yo Brand New Black Belt Superstar

    Grappling Bulletin: Mica Galvao, The 17yo Brand New Black Belt Superstar

    Jul 12, 2021

    Mica 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.
  5. Junny Will Look To Redeem Loss To Bebeto Oliveira At Fight To Win 176

    Junny Will Look To Redeem Loss To Bebeto Oliveira At Fight To Win 176

    Jul 5, 2021

    Fight to Win is in Denver, CO on Friday, July 9 for another night loaded with grappling matches. In the main event, Edwin "Junny" Ocasio will try to build on his nearly perfect Fight to Win record. He's 6-1 on the stage, and his only loss came to the heavier ADCC veteran, Kennedy Maciel.
  6. 2021 No-Gi Pans: Must Watch Early Round Matches

    2021 No-Gi Pans: Must Watch Early Round Matches

    May 13, 2021

    The 2021 No-Gi Pan Championships kick off on Saturday, May 15. The divisions are loaded with some of the biggest names in grappling. And this year, there's a new wrinkle in place; heel hooks and reaping are legal for black belts. New faces have come out in droves, and we could see the crowning of some first-time IBJJF No-Gi Pans champions. But those new faces will still have to get through some of the best in the world.
  7. Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa Looks To Build On Nearly Perfect Record At No-Gi Pans

    Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa Looks To Build On Nearly Perfect Record At No-Gi Pans

    May 12, 2021

    Four-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.
  8. Grappling Bulletin: A Landmark Moment For Women's Grappling

    Grappling Bulletin: A Landmark Moment For Women's Grappling

    Feb 1, 2021

    This week marks the start of a new era for Grappling Bulletin. Every Monday morning we will publish a new and improved news and recap article like you’re used to, and at 4:30pm Central Time we’ll debut the first episode of the Grappling Bulletin podcast! You can watch it live on the FloGrappling homepage and app as well as on YouTube and Facebook. 
  9. Five World Champs On Heavyweight Grand Prix Roster For BJJ STARS V

    Five World Champs On Heavyweight Grand Prix Roster For BJJ STARS V

    Jan 19, 2021

    BJJ Stars returns to FloGrappling with a Heavyweight Grand Prix which is sure to be electric. Eight of the most explosive Brazilian heavyweights will take their shots at a massive cash prize.
  10. Six Female World Champs Will Battle At Third Coast Grappling: Kumite VII

    Six Female World Champs Will Battle At Third Coast Grappling: Kumite VII

    Sep 22, 2020

    This weekend’s Third Coast Grappling event will feature some of the most prominent women in jiu-jitsu.
  11. 3CG Kumite VI Will Feature Several Grudge Matches

    3CG Kumite VI Will Feature Several Grudge Matches

    Sep 10, 2020

    Third Coast Grappling returns on September 12 for another installment of the Kumite series!
  12. Third Coast Grappling Is Back With A 180lb Eight Man Bracket For 10K

    Third Coast Grappling Is Back With A 180lb Eight Man Bracket For 10K

    May 17, 2020

    Third Coast Grappling is back! They just announced they will be hosting an eight-man tournament on June 6 in Houston, TX! 
  13. 2020 Official Gi Season Preview: Male Medium-Heavyweight

    2020 Official Gi Season Preview: Male Medium-Heavyweight

    Dec 28, 2019

    It’s about three weeks until the start of the 2020 gi season at the IBJJF European Championships. I’m over halfway done with division season previews at this points, and now it’s time to preview the medium-heavyweight division.
  14. Nicholas Meregali Mauls Competition To Win BJJ Stars

    Nicholas Meregali Mauls Competition To Win BJJ Stars

    Oct 20, 2019

    BJJ Stars held their second event on Saturday October 19th in Sao Paulo, Brazil. There were five superfights along with an eight-man heavyweight grand prix for R$100,000 (about $24,000). 
  15. HUGE Showdowns at Fight 2 Win 111: Gutemberg vs Erberth, Diniz vs Batista

    HUGE Showdowns at Fight 2 Win 111: Gutemberg vs Erberth, Diniz vs Batista

    May 1, 2019

    It has been a waiting game for the F2W heavyweight champ, Gutemberg Pereira.