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Paul Jacob "PJ" Barch is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Eddie Bravo who represents 10th Planet. Born on October 9, 1989, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Barch trains with Richie and Geo Martinez and is a professional no-gi competitor. Barch grew up in a wrestling family and has been on the mats since a young age. He switched to MMA and in 2011, switched to jiu-jitsu. He earned his black belt in 2016. Barch is 2x Onnit Invitational Champ, a Finishers Only Champ, and a Sapateiro Invitational Champ.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Ronaldo Junior Looks To Repeat At No-Gi Pans, But This May Be Taza's Year

    Ronaldo Junior Looks To Repeat At No-Gi Pans, But This May Be Taza's Year

    May 11, 2021

    The middleweight division will be one to watch closely at the 2021 IBJJF No-Gi Pans on May 15. More than 20 competitors have registered for this bracket, meaning the winner will have to scale through four or five rounds to reach the podium.
  4. Play-By-Play & Results | WNO: Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Gilbert Burns

    Play-By-Play & Results | WNO: Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Gilbert Burns

    Apr 30, 2021

    Who's Number One is back with yet another stacked card. In the main event, two MMA veterans and jiu-jitsu world champions will square off in a grappling matchup. Rafael Lovato Jr. has kept himself active in jiu-jitsu since stepping away from his Bellator title. Tonight, he'll look to keep it going against the UFC's no.1 welterweight contender, Gilbert "Durinho" Burns in a 15-minute no-gi match.
  5. Betting Lines | Standout Underdogs In Who's Number One: Lovato Jr. vs Burns

    Betting Lines | Standout Underdogs In Who's Number One: Lovato Jr. vs Burns

    Apr 26, 2021

    The online betting site F2Wbet has released money lines for Who’s Number One: Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Gilbert Burns.
  6. Grappling Bulletin: "Comeback Kid" Kennedy Maciel's Submission Of The Year

    Grappling Bulletin: "Comeback Kid" Kennedy Maciel's Submission Of The Year

    Apr 12, 2021

    Don't forget to watch the Grappling Bulletin podcast, every Monday at 3:30pm ET. Watch it on FloGrappling.com or the app, or catch it on YouTube or Facebook.