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Heavyweight grappler representing Checkmat. A student of Ricardo Vieira and a product of the Fight Zone gym in Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Jackson Sousa dos Santos hails from the nearby favela Cantagalo, home to many great jiu-jitsu fighters.

  1. Grappling Bulletin: Coral Belt Yvonne Duarte Makes Jiu-Jitsu History

    Grappling Bulletin: Coral Belt Yvonne Duarte Makes Jiu-Jitsu History

    Aug 23, 2021

    One of the best-known slogans in grappling is "jiu-jitsu for everyone". This is the motto of Gracie Barra, the world's largest network of Brazilian jiu-jitsu gyms, and it reflects their mission of getting all kinds of people onto the mats and practicing this amazing art we all love so much.
  2. GrappleFest 9: Tayane & Ffion To Tangle In Openweight Affair

    GrappleFest 9: Tayane & Ffion To Tangle In Openweight Affair

    Jul 2, 2020

    Professional grappling comes home to the UK on July 4 as GrappleFest returns with their ninth event! 
  3. FloGrappling Official Seeding Predictions For 99KG

    FloGrappling Official Seeding Predictions For 99KG

    Sep 25, 2019

    We are less than a week out from the 2019 ADCC World Championships. The ‘Olympics of Grappling” is almost upon us and fans, athletes, and most certainly the FloGrappling team are speculating what the brackets might end up looking like. As we will not know until the day before the event, much time has been spent at the FloSports HQ drawing up seeds and potential brackets.
  4. Four Must-See First-Round Matches At The Marianas Open

    Four Must-See First-Round Matches At The Marianas Open

    Apr 17, 2018

    Guam is set to become the center of the jiu-jitsu world this Sunday at the 11th edition of the Marianas Open.
  5. Miyao, Canuto, Bahiense Earn Gold At Abu Dhabi London Grand Slam

    Miyao, Canuto, Bahiense Earn Gold At Abu Dhabi London Grand Slam

    Mar 11, 2018

    By Michael Sears The fifth and final Grand Slam of the 2017-2018 UAEJJF season came to a close on Sunday night in London, with over $125,000 in cash prizes on the line and up to 200 ranking points. The Copper Box Arena at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park hosted two days of nonstop action, culminating in the black belt finals. The UAEJJF season wraps up at the Abu Dhabi World Pro on April 24-28. Here is a recap of the men’s final matches.
  6. Abu Dhabi London Grand Slam Black Belt Previews

    Abu Dhabi London Grand Slam Black Belt Previews

    Mar 11, 2018

    By Michael Sears