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Kaynan Duarte is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Pederneiras, Sao Paulo. Born on January 24, 1998, Duarte trains under Andre Galvao and represents the San Diego-based Atos team. He is the 2019 ADCC champion in the +99kg division.

  1. The Competitors Confirmed For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    The Competitors Confirmed For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    Jan 18, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  2. Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Poised To Take Over MMA in 2022

    Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Poised To Take Over MMA in 2022

    Jan 17, 2022

    Jiu-jitsu has always played a vital role both in and out of the ring, providing athletes with a path to glory and financial reward, while reminding the world that the most sophisticated grappling art is an indispensable part of any fighter’s arsenal.
  3. Grappling Bulletin: 2022 Is The Year of ADCC

    Grappling Bulletin: 2022 Is The Year of ADCC

    Jan 10, 2022

    2022 promises to be one of the most exciting years in grappling history. We can expect the return of the IBJJF season, with major events in Europe, South America and the USA. WNO will continue to host high-level no-gi grappling events that feature the most exciting competitors in compelling matches.
  4. Vote NOW For 2021 Male Grappler Of The Year

    Vote NOW For 2021 Male Grappler Of The Year

    Jan 10, 2022

    Voting is now open for the 2021 FloGrappling Awards. Read below to find out which six men have been nominated for Male Grappler Of The Year, and click here to cast your ballot.
  5. 7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022

    7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022

    Jan 7, 2022

    The 2022 Jiu-Jitsu season will soon erupt into full swing. A year that’s sure to be packed with twists and turns, upsets and breakthrough moments, 2022 is bound to be unpredictable.
  6. Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Jan 4, 2022

    The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
  7. The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    Dec 28, 2021

    The black belt class of 2021 is a who's who of top notch competitors, many of whom are likely to grace the top of black belt podiums in the coming months. Below are the athletes who earned the rank of black belt in December.
  8. Worlds 2021 Crowned Most First Time Champions In 17 Seasons

    Worlds 2021 Crowned Most First Time Champions In 17 Seasons

    Dec 21, 2021

    All year, the 2021 jiu-jitsu season has shown signs that it could bring the changing of the guard, the rise of the next generation. Throughout the year, we’ve seen legacy champions fall to the young up-and-comers; we’ve seen new styles and strategies overthrow the more traditional ones.
  9. Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF World Championships Finals

    Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF World Championships Finals

    Dec 12, 2021

    The 2021 World Championships final rounds are set. Today, the IBJJF will crown its first new champions in more than two years at the 25th edition of Worlds.
  10. Everything You Need To Know Before Today's IBJJF World Championship Finals

    Everything You Need To Know Before Today's IBJJF World Championship Finals

    Dec 12, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF Worlds finals are set! The absolute divisions and the women’s divisions have been whittled down to a single remaining match to decide this year’s champions; and the male divisions have been narrowed to eight men each.
  11. IBJJF Worlds: Black Belt Absolute Bracket Is Out!

    IBJJF Worlds: Black Belt Absolute Bracket Is Out!

    Dec 11, 2021

    The IBJJF Worlds is back, and the absolute division kicks off Saturday at 9:30 am PT! Nicholas Meregali, Felipe Pena, Fellipe Andrew, Kaynan Duarte and Victor Hugo have all entered the absolute division.
  12. Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2

    Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2

    Dec 10, 2021

    Day one of the IBJJF World Championships was filled with the action, submissions and incredible stories expected of an event of this caliber. Day two is sure to deliver as well, as the male purple and brown belts will take their place on the mats in search of the most coveted title in jiu-jitsu. With hundreds of competitors in search of just a few medals, we're guaranteed  thrilling action throughout the day.
  13. IBJJF Worlds: All Male Black Belt Brackets And Seeds

    IBJJF Worlds: All Male Black Belt Brackets And Seeds

    Dec 8, 2021

    IBJJF Worlds is back for the first time since 2019, with the 2021 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship going down from December 9th to 12th. The black belts will be going on the weekend, with male divisions going up to the quarters on Saturday and then doing the final three rounds on Sunday.
  14. With No Buchecha at 2021 IBJJF Worlds, Who Wins The Absolute?

    With No Buchecha at 2021 IBJJF Worlds, Who Wins The Absolute?

    Nov 23, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF World Championships returns after a two-year hiatus, and one of the biggest questions from jiu-jitsu fans, followers and analysts is about who will win the absolute division.
  15. Early Look: Who's In For The 2021 IBJJF World Championships

    Early Look: Who's In For The 2021 IBJJF World Championships

    Nov 21, 2021

    Though registration remains open,  the black belt divisions are already loaded with heaps of talent for the IBJJF 2021 World Championships.  This edition is particularly interesting given the two-year gap in between World Championships - there are many new faces at the elite level, many of whom are more than evenly matched with their veteran counterparts.