1. Iwamoto Wins Welterweight Strap, Mapa Takes Bantamweight Belt At SOGI Pro

    Iwamoto Wins Welterweight Strap, Mapa Takes Bantamweight Belt At SOGI Pro

    Dec 5, 2022

    Kenta Iwamoto tore through the  16-man, $2,000 Welterweight Championship bracket at SOGI Pro this weekend, submitting three of his four opponents, including two in regulation. Meanwhile, Chelsea Mapa was crowned the SOGI Women’s Bantamweight Champion with a submission in overtime. Twenty-four of the 33 matches resulted in a submission finish, with only nine bouts decided by ride time in EBI OT.
  2. Porfirio, Harjo Win Midwest Finishers Absolute Titles With 100% Sub Rates

    Porfirio, Harjo Win Midwest Finishers Absolute Titles With 100% Sub Rates

    Dec 5, 2022

    This Saturday eight women and eight men squared off for the women’s absolute belt and the men’s 205 lb belt at the 11th edition of Midwest Finishers in Lombard, IL. Out of 14 bracket matches, only three went to overtime, and every match ended in submission. Both the men and women’s matches showcased wrestling, traditional styles of passing and guardwork, along with both opportunistic and manufactured leg locks.
  3. Toro Cup 23 Tallies 73% Submission Rate, Raises $3,000 For Charity

    Toro Cup 23 Tallies 73% Submission Rate, Raises $3,000 For Charity

    Dec 5, 2022

    In the promotion’s 23rd edition, Toro Cup returned to Durham, NC, pitting some of the Tarheel State’s top talent head-to-head in a 30-bout superfight card. The event employed a ruleset similar to ADCC, where the first five minutes of each non-championship bout serve as a sub-only period, with points counting in the final five minutes of each bout. In the main event, black belts Maia Matalon and Lydia Bergamasco clashed, but Malton dominated. The event promoters donated half of the ticket sale revenue; Toro Cup 23 raised $3,110 for its charitable efforts.
  4. O'Flanagan Downs Couch For Title, Walsh & Maele Crowned At Grapplefest 14

    O'Flanagan Downs Couch For Title, Walsh & Maele Crowned At Grapplefest 14

    Dec 4, 2022

    Grapplefest returned to Fusion Nightclub, Liverpool, on December 3rd for a showcase of top European grappling talent, joined on the mats by several American athletes. ADCC breakout star Eoghan O’Flanagan defeated rampant brown belt Jacob Couch of Pedigo Submission Fighting to defend the u90kgs Grapplefest Title, while Rosa Walsh and Julia Maele also earned championship titles on the card.
  5. Maldonado Wins 135 lb Tourney, Rosentral Defends 145 lb Strap At Rise 10

    Maldonado Wins 135 lb Tourney, Rosentral Defends 145 lb Strap At Rise 10

    Nov 29, 2022

    Grappling returned to Long Island, New York for an action-packed RiSE Invitational 10. In the co-main event, reigning champion Frank Rosenthal defended his featherweight belt with an impressive submission victory, while Mateo Maldonado was crowned Bantamweight Champion after coming out on top of an 8-man submission-only bracket.
  6. Kneebars & Hindulotines: Submission Hunter Pro 80 Recap

    Kneebars & Hindulotines: Submission Hunter Pro 80 Recap

    Nov 22, 2022

    Last Friday in Duncanville, Texas, at Submission Hunter Pro 80, Jared Chaffee of Carlson Gracie Houston reeled off his third kneebar finish on the SHP stage.  Scoring the submission in37 seconds, Chaffee took out a game competitor in Phillip Bulloch with extreme precision.  Highlighting a card filled with submissions, Abel Barrocel put his opponent out cold with a rare Hindulotine submission.
  7. The Breakout Stars of Finisher's 17: A November to Remember

    The Breakout Stars of Finisher's 17: A November to Remember

    Nov 22, 2022

    This past weekend at Finisher’s HQ in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the 17th edition of Finisher’s Submission Only featured two riveting women’s title fights and a 16-man, $2,000 cash prize lightweight bracket.
  8. Andrew Shines, Pessanha Wins 4th, Al Katheeri Makes History At World Pro

    Andrew Shines, Pessanha Wins 4th, Al Katheeri Makes History At World Pro

    Nov 21, 2022

    Zayed Al Katheeri made history on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, becoming the first UAE-born athlete to win gold in the black belt pro division at the Abu Dhabi World Pro.
  9. Atos Atlanta Takes Home 2 Titles, Corbe Wins 155 lb Tourney At Finishers 17

    Atos Atlanta Takes Home 2 Titles, Corbe Wins 155 lb Tourney At Finishers 17

    Nov 21, 2022

    This weekend's Finishers Sub Only 17 hosted two action filled women’s matches for the 105 lb and 135 lb belts, as well as a men’s lightweight bracket. Faye Cherrier of Atos Atlanta took home the first ever 105 lb belt, while her teammate Alex Enriquez defended the 135 lb strap. Deandre Corbe, a veteran on the Finishers circuit, won the 155 lb bracket with four submissions in four matches.
  10. Duarte's Flawless Positional Game Earns Victory At IBJJF Absolute GP

    Duarte's Flawless Positional Game Earns Victory At IBJJF Absolute GP

    Nov 19, 2022

    Kaynan Duarte won the $40,000 prize at the IBJJF Absolute Grand Prix, demonstrating pressure and positional control along with instances of clinically precise movement to outscore three decorated opponents.
  11. Kaynan raspa Gutemberg e fatura 40 mil dólares no GP Absoluto da IBJJF

    Kaynan raspa Gutemberg e fatura 40 mil dólares no GP Absoluto da IBJJF

    Nov 19, 2022

    Na madrugada deste sábado, dia 19 de novembro, a comunidade do Jiu-Jitsu do Brasil foi dormir bem tarde para acompanhar o maior GP do ano feito pela IBJJF, em Costa Mesa, na Califórnia. No Grand Prix Absoluto, brilhou a estrela de Kaynan Duarte, faixa-preta da equipe Atos Jiu-Jitsu.
  12. Roosevelt Sousa passa a guarda; Andy derruba e Gracie vence por pontos

    Roosevelt Sousa passa a guarda; Andy derruba e Gracie vence por pontos

    Nov 19, 2022

    A IBJJF está investindo alto no Jiu-Jitsu. Além do Grand Prix Absoluto, os fãs foram contemplados com cinco superlutas também na madrugada deste sábado, dia 19 de novembro, em Costa Mesa, na Califórnia. 10 atletas da elite do esporte se colocaram à prova em desafios de alto nível com recompensa digna.
  13. Wardzinski, Christodolou Win Absolute Titles At No-Gi Euros

    Wardzinski, Christodolou Win Absolute Titles At No-Gi Euros

    Nov 15, 2022

    Several of the biggest European stars left their mark this weekend in one the biggest IBJJF No-Gi European Championship in history, while a number of new faces shone.
  14. Couch, Crelinsten, Griffith & Chen Secure Submissions At Tezos WNO

    Couch, Crelinsten, Griffith & Chen Secure Submissions At Tezos WNO

    Nov 13, 2022

    The submission specialists were out in full force at Tezos WNO: Ste-Marie vs Bastos presented by Fat Tire. Half of the eight matches on the card in Frisco, TX on November 11 ended in submission, and each of them within ten minutes.
  15. Fabricio Andrey é finalizado; Mayssa perde por decisão no WNO

    Fabricio Andrey é finalizado; Mayssa perde por decisão no WNO

    Nov 13, 2022

    Brianna Ste-Marie, Jacob Couch e Ethan Crelinsten brilharam na madrugada de sábado, dia 12 de novembro, em Austin, no Texas, pelo Who’s Number One da Flograppling. Ste-Marie, Jacob e Ethan venceram, esses dois últimos finalizaram, os brasileiros Mayssa Bastos, Fabricio Andrey e Bruno Matias em sequência.