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Ronaldo Souza Junior is a jiu-jitsu black belt representing Atos. He is a gi and no-gi IBJJF Pan champion. Nicknamed "The Human Highlight Reel," Ronaldo is known for his explosive and fan-friendly jiu-jitsu characterized by dynamic guard passing. 

  1. Grappling Bulletin: Lucas Barbosa Unleashes The Hulk To Win BJJBet GP

    Grappling Bulletin: Lucas Barbosa Unleashes The Hulk To Win BJJBet GP

    Aug 2, 2021

    With Leandro Lo, Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa, Micael Galvao, Rousimar Palhares and William Tackett, BJJBet’s middleweight no-gi Grand Prix was one of the most anticipated events of the summer. The show also featured a number of IBJJF World champions in gi superfights, with Matheus Gabriel, Tayane Porfirio and Nicholas Meregali all stepping onto the mat.
  2. IBJJF American Nationals Brackets Released!

    IBJJF American Nationals Brackets Released!

    Jun 22, 2021

    The IBJJF has released the gi and no-gi brackets for the 2021 American National Championships. Check out the comprehensive list of divisions here.
  3. Grappling Bulletin: Keenan Out of WNO, Johnatha Beats Mica Galvao

    Grappling Bulletin: Keenan Out of WNO, Johnatha Beats Mica Galvao

    Jun 14, 2021

    Johnatha Alves was able to stop the surging Mica Galvao and claimed $10,000 in the process. Keenan Cornelius has pulled out of WNO but one of his black belts has stepped up to replace him, and a well-known champion from the women’s divisions will make her MMA debut. All this and more in this week’s Grappling Bulletin,.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Josh Hinger To Make WNO Debut Against No.1 Middleweight, Vagner Rocha

    Josh Hinger To Make WNO Debut Against No.1 Middleweight, Vagner Rocha

    May 5, 2021

    The no.1-ranked middleweight, Vagner Rocha, is set to return to FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One in May 28 when he takes on three-time No-Gi World Champion and 2019 ADCC bronze medalist, Josh Hinger.
  7. How to Watch: 2021 American National IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championships

    How to Watch: 2021 American National IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championships

    Mar 10, 2021

    The biggest IBJJF gi event in the U.S. to date this year, the IBJJF American National Championships is set to kick off on Thursday, June 24 in Las Vegas. Some of the biggest names in jiu-jitsu will make their return to the blue and yellow mats, including 2020 Pan champs, Thiago Macedo, Ronaldo Junior, Fellipe Andrew, Nathalie Ribeiro and more.
  8. Full Recap & Results | Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior

    Full Recap & Results | Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior

    Feb 27, 2021

    The 2021 season of Who’s Number One is underway, as WNO: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior is almost underway.
  9. Betting Lines Released For Who's Number One: Craig Jones Vs Ronaldo Junior

    Betting Lines Released For Who's Number One: Craig Jones Vs Ronaldo Junior

    Feb 22, 2021

    The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior.
  10. WNO: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior Official Event Preview

    WNO: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior Official Event Preview

    Feb 17, 2021

    Who's Number One (WNO) is back with another stacked card on February 26th, with WNO: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior. The action will kick off at 8:00 ET, with two free prelim matches streamed on the FloSports app, Facebook and Youtube. WNO always brings together the best no-gi talent in the world, and this event is no exception.
  11. Grappling Bulletin: Felipe Pena Wins Brazil's Biggest Pro Jiu-Jitsu Event

    Grappling Bulletin: Felipe Pena Wins Brazil's Biggest Pro Jiu-Jitsu Event

    Feb 8, 2021

    Felipe Pena cruised to victory at the BJJ Stars Heavyweight Grand Prix but it was a night of surprises and upsets. Find out what you need to know in this week's Grappling Bulletin. Don't forget to watch the live Grappling Bulletin show at 4:30pm CT on the FloGrappling site, app, YouTube channel and Facebook pages. 
  12. Geo Martinez Takes On Junny Ocasio At WNO On February 26th!

    Geo Martinez Takes On Junny Ocasio At WNO On February 26th!

    Feb 1, 2021

    Who's Number One (WNO) returns for it's first event of 2021 on February 26th, with WNO: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior! As always, WNO showcases the most exciting talent in the no-gi competition scene, a mix of established veterans and the up and comers from the next generation. 
  13. Craig Jones vs Atos: Craig Speaks On Potential Matches

    Craig Jones vs Atos: Craig Speaks On Potential Matches

    Jan 30, 2021

    With the announcement of Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior as the main event of our next, it has predictably stirred the pot and team members from both sides are firing shots on social media. Gordon Ryan, Andre Galvao, everyone has joined in the discussion of who is the best team in no-gi grappling currently. Here is a brief recap of this weeks festivities - 
  14. Gabi Garcia Is Looking For Revenge Against Nathiely At WNO On Feb 26th!

    Gabi Garcia Is Looking For Revenge Against Nathiely At WNO On Feb 26th!

    Jan 30, 2021

    Who's Number One (WNO) returns on February 26th, for WNO: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior! We've already announced the main and co main events, but we have a great one for you to announce now as well. Four-time ADCC champion Gabi Garcia will be looking for revenge against Nathiely de Jesus, who could become the first woman to defeat Gabi in both gi and no-gi competition. 
  15. How to Watch WNO: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior, Feb 26

    How to Watch WNO: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior, Feb 26

    Jan 28, 2021

    Who's Number One returns and Craig Jones will face Ronaldo Junior in the main event. Here's how to watch it live or on demand.