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  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. Grappling Bulletin: 2022 IBJJF Worlds Will Be A Clash Of Generations

    Grappling Bulletin: 2022 IBJJF Worlds Will Be A Clash Of Generations

    May 16, 2022

    The 2022 IBJJF World Championships is just weeks away. For you hardcore no-gi fans, you may be surprised to see so many familiar faces dust off their gi for the biggest IBJJF tournament of the year– there will be a number of Trials winners in the mix, and a decent amount of invitees, too.
  3. The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    May 8, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  4. 7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022

    7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022

    Jan 7, 2022

    The 2022 Jiu-Jitsu season will soon erupt into full swing. A year that’s sure to be packed with twists and turns, upsets and breakthrough moments, 2022 is bound to be unpredictable.
  5. Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Jan 4, 2022

    The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
  6. Grappling Bulletin: Why This IBJJF Worlds Will Be Unlike Any Other

    Grappling Bulletin: Why This IBJJF Worlds Will Be Unlike Any Other

    Nov 29, 2021

    The most anticipated gi event of the year draws nearer. 10 days from now grapplers from around the world will convene in Anaheim, CA for the 2021 IBJJF World Championship.
  7. Grappling Bulletin: Worlds is Two Weeks Away, And It Could Be The Best Ever

    Grappling Bulletin: Worlds is Two Weeks Away, And It Could Be The Best Ever

    Nov 22, 2021

    The countdown is almost over– we are mere weeks away from the most anticipated jiu-jitsu event of the year. The IBJJF World Championships has not taken place since June of 2019, and there is a palpable sensation of excitement among fans and athletes as we draw closer to the tournament.
  8. Grappling Bulletin: ADCC Trials, A Major Team Fragments, Tonon's Title Shot

    Grappling Bulletin: ADCC Trials, A Major Team Fragments, Tonon's Title Shot

    Sep 13, 2021

    If there's one thing I was reminded of at Pans is that after a long time with no major tournaments, it was really, really good to see high level matches in the gi.
  9. Grappling Bulletin: Danaher Death Squad Announces Team Split

    Grappling Bulletin: Danaher Death Squad Announces Team Split

    Jul 26, 2021

    John Danaher released shocking news on his Instagram page yesterday, announcing the breakup of the Puerto Rico-based Danaher Death Squad.
  10. Legendary Xande Ribeiro To Face Fellipe Trovo At Fight To Win 178

    Legendary Xande Ribeiro To Face Fellipe Trovo At Fight To Win 178

    Jun 29, 2021

    Fight to Win will come to Phoenix, AZ on July 24 for another night of grappling superfights. In the main event, one of the longest active competitors in grappling history, Xande Ribeiro will take on Atos' Fellipe Trovo in a gi matchup.
  11. Xande Ribeiro Jumps Back Into The Fray At Fight To Win 145

    Xande Ribeiro Jumps Back Into The Fray At Fight To Win 145

    Jun 24, 2020

    A legend returns this Friday as Xande Ribeiro — one of jiu-jitsu’s most decorated fighters ever — steps back into competition for the first time in two years in a match against Gabriel Almeida.
  12. How The Six Blades Elite Black Belts Aim To Take Over Fight To Win

    How The Six Blades Elite Black Belts Aim To Take Over Fight To Win

    Jun 16, 2020

    Xande Ribeiro, Victor Hugo, and Rafael Lovato Jr... Three elite black belts, three main event superfights on three Fight to Win events. The Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu "6 Blades" squad is aiming for a takeover of Fight to Win in the month of June with back-to-back big matches. 
  13. WNO Highlights: Rafael Lovato Jr And Xande Ribeiro

    WNO Highlights: Rafael Lovato Jr And Xande Ribeiro

    May 22, 2020

    Rafael Lovato Jr is going to be fighting Arnaldo Maidana this weekend at F2W 141 in the main event. His mentor Xande Ribeiro joined us along with Rafael to discuss both mens return to competition, first here is the full episode - 
  14. How To Conquer Self Doubt & Mentally Break Your Opponents

    How To Conquer Self Doubt & Mentally Break Your Opponents

    Mar 31, 2020

    Last night, Rafael Lovato Jr. and Xande Ribeiro took turns interviewing each other on Instagram live. Interest spiked when both men explained the most important thing that Saulo Ribeiro has ever taught them.
  15. Who Is The No-Gi GOAT?

    Who Is The No-Gi GOAT?

    Oct 9, 2019

    The no-gi G.O.A.T. topic has been a hot conversation in the community for the last few weeks, ignited by the peak in no-gi interest around ADCC. For every one person who pops up in comments arguing that it’s an irrelevant topic, there are hundreds more ready to debate who they think is the all-time great without the kimono.