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John Combs is a professional grappler and black belt under Amal Easton. Combs was born on April 7, 1991 and raised in California. He rose to prominence representing Easton BJJ out of Boulder, CO. Part of the Renzo Gracie network, he teaches and trains at Studio 84 AJJ & MMA in Cream Ridge, New Jersey. Combs is an ADCC West Coast Trials winner and IBJJF American No-Gi Nationals champion. He is known for his signature guillotine attack, nicknamed "the Combatine". He competes in the middleweight division (181.6lbs). 

  1. Grappling Bulletin: Worlds is Two Weeks Away, And It Could Be The Best Ever

    Grappling Bulletin: Worlds is Two Weeks Away, And It Could Be The Best Ever

    Nov 22, 2021

    The countdown is almost over– we are mere weeks away from the most anticipated jiu-jitsu event of the year. The IBJJF World Championships has not taken place since June of 2019, and there is a palpable sensation of excitement among fans and athletes as we draw closer to the tournament.
  2. Live Updates & Results | ADCC North American Trials Day 1

    Live Updates & Results | ADCC North American Trials Day 1

    Nov 6, 2021

    The 1st North American ADCC Trials are underway. With nearly 800 competitors registered for the event, this is the largest event in the history of the ADCC trials. The two-day event has massive stakes: each of the five male winners will earn an invitation to the 2022 ADCC World Championships, while both female winners will get a free trip to the 2nd North American Trials.
  3. How Winning ADCC North American Trials is A Step Toward Stardom

    How Winning ADCC North American Trials is A Step Toward Stardom

    Nov 5, 2021

    Everybody knows how tough it is to get into ADCC. The biggest and most prestigious no-gi event in the world, participation is limited to an exclusive few who qualify one of three ways. First, podium finishers get invited back. Second, a handful of invites are reserved for standout names from the world of grappling, with only elite caliber athletes getting the call.
  4. Grappling Bulletin: Stars Will Be Born This Weekend At ADCC Trials

    Grappling Bulletin: Stars Will Be Born This Weekend At ADCC Trials

    Nov 1, 2021

    The 1st North American ADCC Trials, which is one of seven trials leading to the ADCC 2022 World Championships, is set to take place this weekend. It’s a record setting event, with the most registered athletes in the history of the ADCC Trials.
  5. Six Of The Biggest Stars Returning To The East Coast Trials At 77 kg

    Six Of The Biggest Stars Returning To The East Coast Trials At 77 kg

    Oct 27, 2021

    More than 200 athletes are registered for the 77 kg division at the 2021 North American ADCC Trials, making it one of the deepest brackets in trials history.
  6. Black Belt Updates & Results: 2021 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championships

    Black Belt Updates & Results: 2021 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championships

    May 15, 2021

    The IBJJF 2021 Pan No-Gi Championships is underway. The black belt divisions begin at 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, May 15, and run all day long. We'll be updating the biggest news and most important results, and linking to the most exciting matches on this page all day. Keep this page refreshed throughout the day to remain up to date.
  7. 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.
  8. Andrew Wiltse Could Find Three Rematches In Try For Second No-Gi Pans Gold

    Andrew Wiltse Could Find Three Rematches In Try For Second No-Gi Pans Gold

    May 11, 2021

    Andrew Wiltse had a relatively seamless ascent to his first black belt title, earning No-Gi Pans gold in 2020, winning his first two matches by points before winning a third via penalty. He didn’t give up a point in three matches, but the returning champ is unlikely to have such an easy route to the top in the medium heavyweight bracket in this go-around.
  9. How to Watch The Emerald City Invitational

    How to Watch The Emerald City Invitational

    Apr 5, 2021

    Here's how to watch the 2021 Emerald City Invitational on FloGrappling.
  10. 4 Ranked Athletes Headline The 170 lb Emerald City Invitational Tournament

    4 Ranked Athletes Headline The 170 lb Emerald City Invitational Tournament

    Apr 1, 2021

    **Updated: Oliver Taza was previously included on this list. As of Monday, April 5, he has pulled out of the bracket.
  11. Guillotine Masterclass, Featuring Hinger, Combs & More | Technique Showcase

    Guillotine Masterclass, Featuring Hinger, Combs & More | Technique Showcase

    Jan 22, 2021

    Few techniques carry a personal stamp the way guillotines do. Guillotine artists have often found ways to put their own spin on the front headlock, and to make their variations integral to their personal brands.
  12. Tackett, Marinho, Jonnatas Victorious at Fight to Win 160

    Tackett, Marinho, Jonnatas Victorious at Fight to Win 160

    Jan 17, 2021

    [p: William Tackett] beat [p: John Combs] in the main event of [e: Fight to Win 160] tonight. In a no-gi match that went the distance, Tackett won via split decision.
  13. Can Tackett Avenge His Last Submission Loss vs John Combs?

    Can Tackett Avenge His Last Submission Loss vs John Combs?

    Jan 12, 2021

    [p: John Combs] is one of very few black marks on [p: William Tackett]’s professional grappling record. Combs is the only person who has submitted Tackett in regulation since at least 2019.
  14. William Tackett Will Challenge Fellipe Andrew At Third Coast Grappling 5

    William Tackett Will Challenge Fellipe Andrew At Third Coast Grappling 5

    Dec 16, 2020

    Here's how to watch Third Coast Grappling 5 on FloGrappling.
  15. The Top 6 Matches From The 2020 IBJJF American Nationals, Day Two

    The Top 6 Matches From The 2020 IBJJF American Nationals, Day Two

    Dec 7, 2020

    The final day of the 2020 IBJJF American Nationals was loaded with breakout performances. The middleweight and absolute divisions were full of submission-hunting competitors who put it all on the line in every match. Here were our favorite black belt matches to watch on day two of American Nationals.