1. Leg Locks Trends At Tezos WNO | Ruotolo's Kneebar Was His Fastest To Date

    Leg Locks Trends At Tezos WNO | Ruotolo's Kneebar Was His Fastest To Date

    Jan 25, 2022

    Leglocks, like all submissions, are an important component of Tezos WNO. They have counted for a large portion of the match ending moves on the WNO mats, and many athletes have relied heavily — or repeatedly fallen victim to — lower body submissions.
  2. Vote NOW For 2021 Match Of The Year

    Vote NOW For 2021 Match Of The Year

    Jan 10, 2022

    Voting is now open for the 2021 FloGrappling Awards. Read below to find out which six matches have been nominated for Match Of The Year, and click here to cast your ballot.
  3. Six Fascinating Facts From The 2021 WNO Season | Grappling By The Numbers

    Six Fascinating Facts From The 2021 WNO Season | Grappling By The Numbers

    Dec 30, 2021

    The most recent year of WNO produced some of the most exciting jiu-jitsu matches in history. Champions were crowned, stars were made, rivalries were born, and submissions were made popular on the WNO mats. With the 2021 season complete, and the first event of the 2022 season just a few weeks away, now is our chance to look back on the past season and identify which teams, athletes, divisions and techniques stood out most.
  4. The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    Dec 28, 2021

    The black belt class of 2021 is a who's who of top notch competitors, many of whom are likely to grace the top of black belt podiums in the coming months. Below are the athletes who earned the rank of black belt in December.
  5. Worlds 2021 Crowned Most First Time Champions In 17 Seasons

    Worlds 2021 Crowned Most First Time Champions In 17 Seasons

    Dec 21, 2021

    All year, the 2021 jiu-jitsu season has shown signs that it could bring the changing of the guard, the rise of the next generation. Throughout the year, we’ve seen legacy champions fall to the young up-and-comers; we’ve seen new styles and strategies overthrow the more traditional ones.
  6. Purple Belt Joao Ribeiro The Only US Gold Medalist At 2021 ADWPJJC

    Purple Belt Joao Ribeiro The Only US Gold Medalist At 2021 ADWPJJC

    Nov 20, 2021

    Purple belt Joao Ribeiro was the only US representative to take first place in any adult division of this year’s 13th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships. The 120 kg champion of GF Team, Ribeiro won five matches — including two submission victories — on his road to gold.
  7. World Pro Finals Recap: Galvao Submits Mathiesen, Becomes Youngest Champ

    World Pro Finals Recap: Galvao Submits Mathiesen, Becomes Youngest Champ

    Nov 19, 2021

    The 13th Edition of the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships came to a close this morning in Abu Dhabi. Eleven of the 12 titlists were Brazilians, including several newly-crowned champions.
  8. World Pro Recap: Galvao Taps Levi; 2 Reigning Champs Headed To 69 kg Final

    World Pro Recap: Galvao Taps Levi; 2 Reigning Champs Headed To 69 kg Final

    Nov 18, 2021

    After an intense round of country qualifiers yesterday at the 13th Edition of the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships, the main brackets kicked off today. Some of the best competitors from all around the globe took the stage for a shot at World Pro gold, and thousands of dollars in prizes.
  9. World Pro Recap: Mica Galvao Submits 2 Of 3 In First Black Belt Appearance

    World Pro Recap: Mica Galvao Submits 2 Of 3 In First Black Belt Appearance

    Nov 17, 2021

    The main brackets for the 13th Edition of the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship are now finalized, as each of the country qualifiers have concluded. Many of the Brazilian athletes hoping to represent their country in the main brackets had to fight through deep divings among some of the most reputable opposition in the entire roster just to earn a spot in the World Pro tournament.
  10. Relentless Passing Game Propels Yuri Simoes To GP Victory At Raw Grappling

    Relentless Passing Game Propels Yuri Simoes To GP Victory At Raw Grappling

    Nov 16, 2021

    Yuri Simoes relied on his superior guard passing to win the eight-man grand prix at Raw Grappling Championships on Sunday, November 14. Simoes defeated Patrick Gaudio in the final via referee decision after an indecisive 12-minute submission only period followed by a scoreless two-minute overtime.
  11. Victor Hugo & Tainan Dalpra Submit Opponents in IBJJF Grand Prix Finals

    Victor Hugo & Tainan Dalpra Submit Opponents in IBJJF Grand Prix Finals

    Nov 14, 2021

    Less than one month out from the first IBJJF World Championship since 2019, eight invited athletes had an opportunity to compete in a high-stakes event in Las Vegas. The winner would take home $20,000 and no doubt enjoy a huge confidence boost going into Worlds.
  12. New Blood, Bad Blood & More: The Highs and Lows of ADCC Trials

    New Blood, Bad Blood & More: The Highs and Lows of ADCC Trials

    Nov 9, 2021

    With 800 competitors and +500 matches over the course of two days, the ADCC 1st North American Trials was a frenzy of no-gi grappling action.
  13. Grappling Bulletin: Stars Will Be Born This Weekend At ADCC Trials

    Grappling Bulletin: Stars Will Be Born This Weekend At ADCC Trials

    Nov 1, 2021

    The 1st North American ADCC Trials, which is one of seven trials leading to the ADCC 2022 World Championships, is set to take place this weekend. It’s a record setting event, with the most registered athletes in the history of the ADCC Trials.
  14. Grappling Bulletin: Diego Pato Is Making His Case For Grappler Of The Year

    Grappling Bulletin: Diego Pato Is Making His Case For Grappler Of The Year

    Oct 25, 2021

    An IBJJF Pans title, gold medals at No-Gi Pans and No-Gi Worlds, third place at the WNO Championship, and this weekend, the EUG 155 lb title. Diego “Pato” Oliveira is undoubtedly having the year of his career.
  15. 3 Submissions, 3 New Champs | WNO Recap, Stats & Facts

    3 Submissions, 3 New Champs | WNO Recap, Stats & Facts

    Oct 22, 2021

    Beatriz Mesquita, Ffion Davies, and Mikey Musumeci became the newest WNO champions with their victories at WNO: The Return Of Gordon Ryan on Wednesday, October 20.