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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The Most Anticipated Quarterfinal Matches At 2020 Pans

    The Most Anticipated Quarterfinal Matches At 2020 Pans

    Oct 11, 2020

    Day one of the black belt tournament at 2020 Pans is in the books. But the show is just getting started. The quarters, semis and finals go down on Sunday. We've been hoping for some of these matches all year, and they're finally being delivered. While there are many potential matchups in the later rounds, we're guaranteed of few of these right off the bat. Here are the most exciting matchups we'll see in the quarterfinal round.
  5. Official FloGrappling Predictions: Kumite V

    Official FloGrappling Predictions: Kumite V

    Aug 7, 2020

    The highly touted Kumite series is back with its fifth installment this weekend, featuring 8 of the very best 170lb no-gi grapplers on the planet. 
  6. WNO Mixtape: This Weeks Greatest Hits!

    WNO Mixtape: This Weeks Greatest Hits!

    May 2, 2020

    We had an epic lineup on the WNO Podcast this week, with Marcelo Garcia, Leo Vieira, Augusto "Tanquinho" Mendes, Renato Canuto, and Ffion Davies calling in. I'll highlight the best parts in this article — first here are the full episodes: