Roberto Jimenez is a jiu-jitsu black belt under his father Raul "Gaucho" Jimenez. He was often called as a prodigy in his teens, winning the World Championships twice at the juvenile ranks, then as a purple belt. He is best known for his skill at taking his opponents' backs.
The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship
Jul 19, 2022We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
Record Breakers & History Makers | Records Broken At The 2022 IBJJF Worlds
Jun 16, 2022This year's IBJJF World Championships was one of the most highly anticipated of all time. And it delivered, with amazing matchups, budding rivalries, and hours of great jiu-jitsu. In retrospect, it was also a historic year for the event. The 26th edition of IBJJF Worlds saw records broken and history made across the black belt divisions. Here are some of the most notable superlatives now in the history books.
Ronaldo Junior Shines At, EUG 4 Middleweight Grand Prix
Jun 15, 2022On the heels of his 2022 IBJJF World Championships bronze medal, Ronaldo Junior collected a big cash prize at EUG 4. Coming out on top of an eight-man black belt grand prix at Evolve Ur Game 4, the Atos black belt secured the $10,000 grand prize defeating Shane Shapiro, Alexandre Jesus, and 2019 Pans and European champion Levi Jones-Leary in the process.
Levi Jones-Leary & Ronaldo Junior Atop The 8-Man EUG Grand Prix
Jun 9, 2022EUG — Evolve Ur Game — will bring the gi back to Las Vegas for the promotion’s fourth installment, an eight man 180 lb Grand Prix featuring two of the world’s premiere middleweights.
Yes-Gi! The ADCC Competitors in Action at IBJJF Worlds
Jun 2, 2022The worlds of gi and no-gi will collide at the IBJJF World Championships in Long Beach, California.
The Ultimate Guide: The 2022 IBJJF World Championships Black Belt Divisions
May 31, 2022The most anticipated gi tournament of the year returns to the iconic Walter Pyramid in just a few days time, and it is no exaggeration to say that this is one of the most competitive editions of the tournament in its rich 25-year history.
7 Non-Brazilians Black Belts Who Could Win IBJJF Worlds In 2022
May 23, 2022Only one of the ten men’s black belt champions at 2021 Worlds represented a country other than Brazil. The lone non-Brazilian champion was 4x black belt gi world champion Mikey Musumeci (USA), who won his fourth title defeating Bruno Malfacine 6-0 by points. This year, a slew of veterans and rookies alike are lined up for their shot at gold, and the roster of non-Brazilians is showing signs that this year’s podiums could be the most nationally diverse in history.
25-Second Sub Proves Gutemberg Pereira Will Be A Podium Contender At ADCC
May 2, 2022Gutemberg Pereira was on a hot streak coming into his superfight against Fellipe Andrew at BJJ Stars 8. He went 4-0 at the 2nd South American ADCC Trials with a 100% submission rate; and he followed that up with back to back silver medal weekends in the gi, catching five submissions in five matches there.
Grappling Bulletin: Mica Galvao Subs Hulk & Beats Leandro, Wins BJJ Stars
May 2, 2022At only 18 years of age Mica Galvao is already one of the most-talked about athletes in jiu-jitsu. If you thought the attention he has received in any way unwarranted, last weekend's events would have put those doubts to bed.
BJJ Stars 8 GP Bracket Have Been Released, And They're Everything We Wanted
Apr 29, 2022BJJ Stars just announced the official bracket for tomorrow's middleweight grand prix live on Instagram, and there will be no need to wait for some of the best possible matches.
After 30-Month Layoff, Felipe Pena Set To Make No-Gi Return At BJJ Stars 8
Apr 26, 2022Felipe Pena is set to return to no-gi competition for the first time in two and a half years when he takes on Henrique Ceconi at BJJ Stars 8 on Saturday, April 30 in Sao Paulo.
Demian Maia To Compete In First Grappling Match in 15 Years At BJJ Stars
Apr 25, 2022After fighting in the UFC for nearly 15 years, Demian Maia returns to grappling competition at BJJ Stars 8 on April 30 where he will face current UFC welterweight Alex 'Cowboy' Oliveira in a no-gi match as the main event of the evening.
The Veterans & Next Gen Talents Coming To BJJ Stars 8 Middleweight GP
Apr 19, 2022Three IBJJF world champions will try to fend off some of the next generation’s fastest rising talent in the BJJ Stars 8 middleweight grand prix next weekend in Sao Paulo.
Pans Cheat Sheet: Top 15 Early Round Black Belt Matches, Mats & Times
Apr 5, 2022Two days, 19 divisions, dozens of top-level athletes in the black belt division: it can be difficult to figure out exactly when to direct your attention to which mat during the 2022 IBJJF Pan Championships. We’ve got you covered.
Grappling Bulletin: A New Wave of No-Gi Grapplers Is Changing The Game
Mar 14, 2022Every sport undergoes regular generational change. The careers of athletes are finite, and the window for high-performance is often very short. That means there is an ever-changing cast of characters who compete for the top spot. In recent months we have seen the arrival of a few significant names – and this means the no-gi scene is looking better than ever as we head into ADCC 2022.