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  1. Vote NOW for the 2020 Female Grappler of the Year | FloGrappling Awards

    Vote NOW for the 2020 Female Grappler of the Year | FloGrappling Awards

    Dec 30, 2020

    There were significantly fewer opportunities for competitors to perform in 2020 than in years prior. Still, several competitors found ways to set themselves apart, and to impress us in ways few other athletes can.

  2. What's Next For The Athletes From WNO: Kaynan vs Rodolfo?

    What's Next For The Athletes From WNO: Kaynan vs Rodolfo?

    Dec 13, 2020

    With the dust settled from WNO: Kaynan Duarte, it's time to look towards the future and what potential matches make sense for the competitors. As the official matchmaker for the event, I'm tasked with deciding the next steps for the athletes on the sports premier superfight event, and there are no shortage of options available.

  3. 14 Facts From WNO: Duarte Vs Vieira | Grappling By The Numbers

    14 Facts From WNO: Duarte Vs Vieira | Grappling By The Numbers

    Dec 12, 2020

    Who’s Number One: Duarte vs Vieira was bound to be an action packed event, and it delivered at every turn. Kaynan Duarte’s submission victory over Rodolfo Vieria may have propelled him toward the next level of the sport. He, and several other competitors on the card, achieved noteworthy milestones. Check out those, and other interesting statistics from Who’s Number One.

  4. Results & Match Links | Who's Number One: Kaynan Duarte Vs Rodolfo Vieira

    Results & Match Links | Who's Number One: Kaynan Duarte Vs Rodolfo Vieira

    Dec 12, 2020

    Who’s Number One is back for one of the most anticipated grappling cards of the year! In the main event, one of most iconic grappling figures of the last decade, Rodolfo Vieira, will return to the grappling mats to take on Kaynan Duarte.

  5. Betting Lines Released! Who's Number One: Kaynan Duarte vs Rodolfo Vieira

    Betting Lines Released! Who's Number One: Kaynan Duarte vs Rodolfo Vieira

    Dec 7, 2020

    The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for Who’s Number One: Duarte vs Vieira. 

  6. Is Mayssa Bastos On Track To Be One Of The All-Time Greats?

    Is Mayssa Bastos On Track To Be One Of The All-Time Greats?

    Dec 6, 2020

    23 year old Mayssa Bastos of GF Team has already conquered nearly every possible title in the sport, even with losing most of her second year at black belt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently ranked first at strawweight in no-gi and roosterweight in the gi, Mayssa is a Worlds and Pans champion at black belt in both gi and no-gi competition.

  7. WNO: Kaynan Duarte vs Rodolfo Vieira Official Event Preview

    WNO: Kaynan Duarte vs Rodolfo Vieira Official Event Preview

    Nov 28, 2020

    Who's Number One (WNO) will return on Friday, December 11th, for yet another massive card at WNO: Kaynan Duarte vs Rodolfo Vieira. The event will feature six no-gi matches, all 15 minutes in length and under WNO submission only rules. As always, the best in the world will collide on the WNO mat, establishing who is truly number one in the no-gi scene today.

  8. No-Gi Rankings Reboot Explained!

    No-Gi Rankings Reboot Explained!

    Nov 17, 2020

    I made some drastic changes to the FloGrappling Official No-Gi Rankings this week, with the end result being three additional weight classes and a women's pound-for-pound ranking.

  9. 10th Planet Phenom Grace Gundrum Takes On #1 Mayssa At WNO!

    10th Planet Phenom Grace Gundrum Takes On #1 Mayssa At WNO!

    Nov 13, 2020

    Who's Number One (WNO) returns on December 11th for it's fifth installment, WNO: Kaynan vs Rodolfo. While two goliath's will do battle in the main event, two of the best women from the sports lightest weight class will meet in a match that may implicate who takes over the future of women's 115lb grappling. 

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Top 10 Matches From Pans Black Belt Final Rounds

    Top 10 Matches From Pans Black Belt Final Rounds

    Oct 13, 2020

    There were more than 60 black belt matches on the final day of the 2020 Pan Championships. While you may not be able to watch them all, there are a few matches that you absolutely must see. Some of these contests were 10-minute firefights. Others were one-sided fights that defied expectations. Here are the top 10 matches from the black belt finals.

  13. 2020 Official Gi Season Preview: Female Rooster/Light-Feather

    2020 Official Gi Season Preview: Female Rooster/Light-Feather

    Dec 23, 2019

    It is just a few short weeks until the 2020 gi season kicks off at the IBJJF European Championship. Once the tournament starts in Lisbon, it’s going to be five months of nonstop gi action, running up to the IBJJF World Championship on May 27.

  14. 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.

  15. Who Is The Queen Of The Mat? New Pro Event for Female Jiu-Jitsu Athletes

    Who Is The Queen Of The Mat? New Pro Event for Female Jiu-Jitsu Athletes

    Oct 25, 2019

    The women of the sport jiu-jitsu community have long been calling for equality – in representation, in pay, and in opportunities.