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Gianni Grippo is a jiu-jitsu black belt representing Alliance - Marcelo Garcia, and a no-gi world champion. In the colored belt ranks, and early in his black belt career, Grippo earned recognition for his skill with berimbolos and leg drags. Born on March 21, 1992 in New York, Grippo began training in his youth, and earned his black belt in 2013.

  1. Live Updates & Results | ADCC West Coast Trials Finals

    Live Updates & Results | ADCC West Coast Trials Finals

    Apr 3, 2022

    More than 1,000 athletes have been reduced to just 160 at day one of the ADCC West Coast Trials. Today, we'll identify the seven stars who punch their tickets to the ADCC World Championships in September.
  2. Bracket Breakdown | See The Day 2 Favorites At ADCC West Coast Trials

    Bracket Breakdown | See The Day 2 Favorites At ADCC West Coast Trials

    Apr 3, 2022

    More than 1,000 competitors have been shaved down to just 160. With the first day of the 2022 ADCC West Coast Trials wrapped up, the final brackets are set for the final day of competition.
  3. Live Updates & Results | 2022 ADCC West Coast Trials

    Live Updates & Results | 2022 ADCC West Coast Trials

    Apr 2, 2022

    With eight mats, more than 1,000 competitors, and hundreds of grappling all stars, it's nearly impossible to stay on top of all the action from the 2022 ADCC West Coast Trials.
  4. Brackets Out! See The Top 16 Seeds In All ADCC West Coast Trials Divisions

    Brackets Out! See The Top 16 Seeds In All ADCC West Coast Trials Divisions

    Apr 2, 2022

    The brackets for the 2022 ADCC West Coast Trials have been released. With returning ADCC trials finalists, former ADCC qualifiers, and renowned ADCC hopefuls registered, this is set to be the largest ADCC trials in history.
  5. The ADCC Trials Veterans With The Best Chance At Winning West Coast Trials

    The ADCC Trials Veterans With The Best Chance At Winning West Coast Trials

    Mar 31, 2022

    Only a small fraction of the top-performers at the 2021 ADCC East Coast Trials were rewarded for their efforts with a ticket to the ADCC World Championship in September. The rest will have to try again this weekend in Las Vegas. This is their last opportunity to guarantee their spots, but they'll each be up against a field of talented opponents at the largest-ever ADCC trials.
  6. 8-Man Bracket Released For The Emerald City Invitational 155 lb Tournament

    8-Man Bracket Released For The Emerald City Invitational 155 lb Tournament

    Mar 10, 2022

    The bracket for the Emerald City Invitational lightweight tournament, with a grand prize of $10,000, has been released, and it promises to deliver some energetic matches with no shortage of submission attempts.
  7. Emerald City Lightweight Tournament Loaded With ADCC Trials Contenders

    Emerald City Lightweight Tournament Loaded With ADCC Trials Contenders

    Mar 7, 2022

    The fourth edition of the Emerald City Invitational is ready to launch on Saturday, March 12, in Atlantic City, NJ.The main event, an eight-man 155 lb bracket with a $10,000 grand prize, will feature EBI-rules veterans, ADCC West Coast Trials favorites, and the reigning Emerald City Invitational 145 lb champion.
  8. Early Look: The Biggest Names in for ADCC 2022 West Coast Trials

    Early Look: The Biggest Names in for ADCC 2022 West Coast Trials

    Mar 7, 2022

    The 2022 ADCC West Coast Trial is the last chance for athletes hailing from North and Central America to qualify for the ADCC World Championships. Trials winners will earn one of the coveted places in September’s mega event, and a record-breaking number of people have signed up for a chance to compete in the biggest event of the year.
  9. Grappling Bulletin: The Long-Awaited Return of Nicky Ryan

    Grappling Bulletin: The Long-Awaited Return of Nicky Ryan

    Feb 28, 2022

    251 days. That’s how long it will be from the time Nicky Ryan last stepped on the mat to compete until his upcoming match with Jacob Couch on March 25.
  10. Grappling Bulletin: 2022 Is The Year of ADCC

    Grappling Bulletin: 2022 Is The Year of ADCC

    Jan 10, 2022

    2022 promises to be one of the most exciting years in grappling history. We can expect the return of the IBJJF season, with major events in Europe, South America and the USA. WNO will continue to host high-level no-gi grappling events that feature the most exciting competitors in compelling matches.
  11. 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.
  12. Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2

    Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2

    Dec 10, 2021

    Day one of the IBJJF World Championships was filled with the action, submissions and incredible stories expected of an event of this caliber. Day two is sure to deliver as well, as the male purple and brown belts will take their place on the mats in search of the most coveted title in jiu-jitsu. With hundreds of competitors in search of just a few medals, we're guaranteed  thrilling action throughout the day.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Grappling Bulletin: Is This Legal Ankle Lock A Heel Hook in Disguise?

    Grappling Bulletin: Is This Legal Ankle Lock A Heel Hook in Disguise?

    Nov 15, 2021

    Following Victor Hugo's big win in the final of the IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Heavyweight Grand Prix, questions have arisen over the legality of the attack due to the torque applied to both the knee and the ankle.