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  1. Grappling Bulletin: Keenan Out of WNO, Johnatha Beats Mica Galvao

    Grappling Bulletin: Keenan Out of WNO, Johnatha Beats Mica Galvao

    Jun 14, 2021

    Johnatha Alves was able to stop the surging Mica Galvao and claimed $10,000 in the process. Keenan Cornelius has pulled out of WNO but one of his black belts has stepped up to replace him, and a well-known champion from the women’s divisions will make her MMA debut. All this and more in this week’s Grappling Bulletin,.
  2. Kendall Reusing and Talita Nogueira To Square Off At Fight To Win 173

    Kendall Reusing and Talita Nogueira To Square Off At Fight To Win 173

    May 27, 2021

    Fight to Win returns to Dallas, TX for another night of grappling on Friday, June 11. In the main event, 2021 No-Gi Pan champ Kendall Reusing, will face Talita Nogueira. Earlier in the evening, the top ranked roosterweight, Lucas Pinheiro will take on multiple time world champ Paulo Miyao.
  3. Crucial Details From The Best K-Guard Players | Technique Showcase

    Crucial Details From The Best K-Guard Players | Technique Showcase

    Nov 7, 2020

    The K-guard has become a favorite position for backtake specialists and leg lockers alike over the last few years. Sometimes called the keymaster guard or shallow X-guard, the position is best recognized as the root of the illustrious matrix backtake. 
  4. Keys To Pressure Passing For Lighter Grapplers | Technique Showcase

    Keys To Pressure Passing For Lighter Grapplers | Technique Showcase

    Nov 1, 2020

    The elite competitors of the lightest weight divisions are often revered for their impassible guards and their abilities to take their opponents’ backs from anywhere. Roosterweights, light featherweights, and featherweights like Mikey Musumeci, Paulo Miyao, and Mayssa Bastos are back attack artists who rely on intricate guards and techniques to get behind their opponents.
  5. An Early Look At The Standout Black Belts at 2020 IBJJF No-Gi Pans

    An Early Look At The Standout Black Belts at 2020 IBJJF No-Gi Pans

    Oct 21, 2020

    It did not take long for registration to close for No-Gi Pans. The IBJJF announced the Pan No-Gi Championships and it has reached capacity very quickly. Here are the key names to watch in each black belt division.
  6. Paulo Miyao Leaves Unity Jiu-Jitsu

    Paulo Miyao Leaves Unity Jiu-Jitsu

    Jun 23, 2020

    Stunning news from Instagram today, as Paulo Miyao made a post in Portuguese announcing his exit from Unity Jiu-Jitsu, the team he has called home for the last five years. His post was followed soon after by another from Joao Miyao, making it look like both brothers are on their way out of Unity. Here is the Paulo Miyao post: 
  7. 2020 Official Gi Season Preview: Male Light-Feather

    2020 Official Gi Season Preview: Male Light-Feather

    Dec 19, 2019

    The 2020 gi season is just around the corner, with the Euros kicking off on January 21. There’s an immense amount of topics to cover heading into next year, and I’m going to get out ahead of it with some early division previews.
  8. No-Gi Worlds: Must-See First Round Matches

    No-Gi Worlds: Must-See First Round Matches

    Dec 11, 2019

    The IBJJF World No-Gi Brackets are out, and they are available here. The black belt adult divisions will be competing on Saturday and Sunday. Of course, there are some crazy first-round matches.
  9. No-Gi Worlds: Black Belt Division Reactions

    No-Gi Worlds: Black Belt Division Reactions

    Dec 5, 2019

    December 12-15, the IBJJF will be hosting their 12th edition of the World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship at the Anaheim Convention Center. While a few factors (ADCC burnout, points requirements and fear of the daunting first ever USADA tests at No-Gi Worlds) have led to sparsely filled black belt divisions, there are still quite a few juggernauts of the sport registered along with a solid group of newcomers doing their first major tournament at black belt.
  10. A List Of All Black Belts Signed Up For 2019 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship

    A List Of All Black Belts Signed Up For 2019 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship

    Dec 5, 2019

    The wait is over and the deadline has passed – we now know who's signed up for No-Gi Worlds.
  11. Dominant Miyao Bros, Sneaky Imanari Submit Opponents at At Grapplefest

    Dominant Miyao Bros, Sneaky Imanari Submit Opponents at At Grapplefest

    Sep 7, 2019

    Grapplefest 6 is coming to you from Liverpool, England. The settings appears to be in some sort of bar/nightclub environment with booths just a few feet from the mat. All three of the main matches are 70kg and no-gi. Up first will be Ben Eddy vs Masakazu Imanari, then Paulo Miyao vs Kamil Wilks, followed by the main event of Joao Miyao vs Frank Rosenthal.
  12. Abu Dhabi World Pro Finals Are Set: Langaker, Miyaos, Amjahid, More

    Abu Dhabi World Pro Finals Are Set: Langaker, Miyaos, Amjahid, More

    Apr 25, 2019

    The finals are all set: here are the gold medal matches for 2019 Abu Dhabi World Pro black belt, which will take place on April 26. 
  13. UAEJJF Rankings Race Nearly Settled

    UAEJJF Rankings Race Nearly Settled

    Jan 31, 2018

    As we enter the final leg of the UAEJJF 2017-2018 season, the final standings for the black belt rankings and $25,000 cash prize have begun to take shape.
  14. Miyao Brothers Set To Fight Side By Side At Abu Dhabi Grand Slam

    Miyao Brothers Set To Fight Side By Side At Abu Dhabi Grand Slam

    Jan 8, 2018

    For the first time since September 2016, Paulo Miyao is joining his brother, Joao, in open competition. 
  15. Spyder Pulling Out All The Stops For 2018 Event Series

    Spyder Pulling Out All The Stops For 2018 Event Series

    Dec 22, 2017

    Spyder, the Korean jiu-jitsu promotion that’s been making waves in the Asian professional jiu-jitsu scene, is coming out guns blazing with its opening event of 2018.