1. Who's in Who's Out: The Returning Champs Set To Throw Down At Worlds

    Who's in Who's Out: The Returning Champs Set To Throw Down At Worlds

    May 18, 2022

    The IBJJF 2022 World Championships are nearly upon us, and with just a few days left in the registration, it’s worth reviewing the batch of returning World Champions that have decided to defend their crown.
  2. The Deepest Ultra Heavy Division In Years Coming To Worlds

    The Deepest Ultra Heavy Division In Years Coming To Worlds

    May 15, 2022

    The ultra heavyweight division at this year’s IBJJF World Championship is shaping up to be one of the most competitive in a long time. The division once dominated by Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida is now open to be taken by another dominant force; and several key competitors are lining up to put their stamp on the federation’s heaviest weight division.
  3. Three Women Poised To Conquer The IBJJF Grand Slam In 2022

    Three Women Poised To Conquer The IBJJF Grand Slam In 2022

    May 11, 2022

    The IBJJF Grand Slam refers to the four major IBJJF Championships that take place throughout the year and around the world. In order of occurrence they include: Europeans, Pan Americans, Brasileiros (or Brazilian Nationals) and finally, the IBJJF World Championships.
  4. The Purest Grappling Ruleset: No Time Limit Sub-Only Featured On Who's Next

    The Purest Grappling Ruleset: No Time Limit Sub-Only Featured On Who's Next

    May 11, 2022

    The sport of grappling has several rulesets, each of which has its own intricacies, strategies, strengths and weaknesses. But none are purer, or more central to the spirit of the martial art of jiu-jitsu than submission-only.
  5. Early Look: The DEEP Featherweight Division Coming To Worlds

    Early Look: The DEEP Featherweight Division Coming To Worlds

    May 6, 2022

    Though we are still in the early days of the registration period for the IBJJF 2022 World Championship, a quick scan of the competitor's list reveals that the black belt featherweight division is shaping up to be one of the toughest brackets of the tournament.
  6. The 7 Favorites To Win At The 2nd ADCC European Trials

    The 7 Favorites To Win At The 2nd ADCC European Trials

    May 3, 2022

    It’s the last chance for citizens of European, African, and Middle Eastern countries to qualify for the biggest event in submission wrestling history. Seven new ADCC competitors will earn their tickets to the big show in Poland on May 7 at the 2nd ADCC European Trials.
  7. After 30-Month Layoff, Felipe Pena Set To Make No-Gi Return At BJJ Stars 8

    After 30-Month Layoff, Felipe Pena Set To Make No-Gi Return At BJJ Stars 8

    Apr 26, 2022

    Felipe Pena is set to return to no-gi competition for the first time in two and a half years when he takes on Henrique Ceconi at BJJ Stars 8 on Saturday, April 30 in Sao Paulo.
  8. The Veterans & Next Gen Talents Coming To BJJ Stars 8 Middleweight GP

    The Veterans & Next Gen Talents Coming To BJJ Stars 8 Middleweight GP

    Apr 19, 2022

    Three IBJJF world champions will try to fend off some of the next generation’s fastest rising talent in the BJJ Stars 8 middleweight grand prix next weekend in Sao Paulo.
  9. The Fast-Rising Rookie Black Belts Making Their Pans Debuts

    The Fast-Rising Rookie Black Belts Making Their Pans Debuts

    Apr 7, 2022

    The 2022 IBJJF Pan Championships roster is filled with veterans, world champions, and black belt stars. But 10 rookies will be in the search for Pans gold, trying to earn their moment in the spotlight by defeating a sea of decorated opponents.
  10. The Standout Colored Belts Competing At The IBJJF Pan Championships

    The Standout Colored Belts Competing At The IBJJF Pan Championships

    Apr 6, 2022

    The IBJJF Pan Championships is underway, and over the first few days, hundreds of aspiring grapplers will try to prove that they are the next generation of world class talent. Any of the purple and brown belts could send that point home with an impressive showing of dominant jiu-jitsu at Pans, but there are a few who have already earned our attention.
  11. Pans Cheat Sheet: Top 15 Early Round Black Belt Matches, Mats & Times

    Pans Cheat Sheet: Top 15 Early Round Black Belt Matches, Mats & Times

    Apr 5, 2022

    Two days, 19 divisions, dozens of top-level athletes in the black belt division: it can be difficult to figure out exactly when to direct your attention to which mat during the 2022 IBJJF Pan Championships. We’ve got you covered.
  12. Bracket Breakdown | See The Day 2 Favorites At ADCC West Coast Trials

    Bracket Breakdown | See The Day 2 Favorites At ADCC West Coast Trials

    Apr 3, 2022

    More than 1,000 competitors have been shaved down to just 160. With the first day of the 2022 ADCC West Coast Trials wrapped up, the final brackets are set for the final day of competition.
  13. The ADCC Trials Veterans With The Best Chance At Winning West Coast Trials

    The ADCC Trials Veterans With The Best Chance At Winning West Coast Trials

    Mar 31, 2022

    Only a small fraction of the top-performers at the 2021 ADCC East Coast Trials were rewarded for their efforts with a ticket to the ADCC World Championship in September. The rest will have to try again this weekend in Las Vegas. This is their last opportunity to guarantee their spots, but they'll each be up against a field of talented opponents at the largest-ever ADCC trials.
  14. What You Need To Know Before Tezos WNO: Couch vs Ryan On March 25

    What You Need To Know Before Tezos WNO: Couch vs Ryan On March 25

    Mar 22, 2022

    After a series of lineup changes, Tesos WNO is now set to return to Frisco, TX on Friday, March 25, headlined by Gordon Ryan’s first grappling match in almost exactly one year.
  15. The Mike vs Geo Rivalry Explained

    The Mike vs Geo Rivalry Explained

    Mar 20, 2022

    Mikey Musumeci and Geo Martinez are slated to face off for the second time in the co-main event of Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Jacob Couch presented by Fat Tire. Their rivalry has been steadily growing since last June, when the first match was announced. From subtle jabs to heated commentary, this is how one of grappling's biggest feuds came to be.