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Patricia Fontes, aka Pati, is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and multiple time IBJJF World No-Gi champion. Born on November 9, 1990 and originally from Niteroi, Brazil, she lives in Los Angeles, CA and represents the Checkmat team.

  1. The Top-Performing Athletes, Teams & Nationalities At No-Gi Worlds

    The Top-Performing Athletes, Teams & Nationalities At No-Gi Worlds

    Oct 14, 2021

    The 14th edition of the IBJJF No-Gi World Championships is wrapped up. Now it’s time to open up the history books to make note of the athletes, teams and nationalities who left the tournament with the greatest accolades.
  2. 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.
  3. 115-lb Division Released! Check Out The Best Women's Bracket Of All Time

    115-lb Division Released! Check Out The Best Women's Bracket Of All Time

    Jul 29, 2021

    The women’s 115-lb division for the WNO Championship has finally been revealed! On September 25-26, these eight women will compete for $30,000, and the title of WNO Strawweight Champion.
  4. Updates & Results | Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    Updates & Results | Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    May 28, 2021

    FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One is back in Austin, TX for another star-studded event. Tonight, Checkmat’s world champion heavyweight, Luiz Panza, will face Craig Jones, who is filling in for Gordon Ryan.
  5. Betting Lines | Value Bets At Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    Betting Lines | Value Bets At Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    May 24, 2021

    The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza.
  6. Strawweight Showdown: Jessa Khan vs Pati Fontes At WNO On May 28

    Strawweight Showdown: Jessa Khan vs Pati Fontes At WNO On May 28

    May 6, 2021

    Two of the best strawweights in the world will square off at FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One on May 28 when Jessa Khan takes on Patricia Fontes.
  7. The Women's Strawweight Division Is Suddenly Stacked With Talent

    The Women's Strawweight Division Is Suddenly Stacked With Talent

    May 1, 2021

    Who’s Number One: Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Gilbert Burns featured two thrilling matches including some of the top-ranked talent in the women’s strawweight division. Three of the four women in those matches were ranked; and the fourth has made a case that she deserves to be considered in the top 10.
  8. Grace Gundrum Lives Up To The Hype With Submission In Black Belt Debut

    Grace Gundrum Lives Up To The Hype With Submission In Black Belt Debut

    Oct 24, 2020

    10th Planet’s Grace Gundrum had a lot to prove in the main event at Fight to Win 155. She’s worn the title of “next big thing” since she was 12 years old. After earning her black belt in July, she finally had an opportunity to live up to that hype.
  9. Official FloGrappling Predictions: Fight To Win 155

    Official FloGrappling Predictions: Fight To Win 155

    Oct 23, 2020

    Another weekend in Philadelphia means another weekend of East Coast competitors itching to get back on stage. Fight to Win will make its second consecutive appearance in PA, for Fight to Win 155. In the main event, the 10th Planet prodigy, Grace Gundrum, will make her Fight to Win debut — and also her black belt debut — against Pati Fontes.
  10. 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.