Gabriel Almeida is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from the city of Niteroi, near Rio de Janeiro. Born on June 4, 1992, Almeida is a black belt under Checkmat co-founder Rico Vieira. He trains at the Checkmat HQ in Signal Hill, California under Leo Vieira. Almeida is an ADCC veteran, having qualified for the 2019 World Championships by winning the 88kg division at the Brazilian Trials. He is the 2020 IBJJF American National No-Gi champion in the absolute division.
Ryan Aitken Storms Through SOS VIII; 3 Regulation Submissions For $5k Prize
Nov 7, 2022In the eighth edition of Submission Only Series, Ryan Aitken of 10th Planet Atlanta tore through a tough 16-man bracket to take home the $5,000 grand prize. A Combat Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, Aitken impressively submitted all four of his opponents, including an ADCC veteran. While Aitken no doubt stole the show, Derek Rayfield and Kenta Iwamoto also displayed impressive submission skills, Rayfield finding a Dead Orchard finish in the opening round.
Top ADCC Trials Performers Coming To The ADCC Las Vegas Open
Sep 14, 2022Tomorrow’s ADCC Las Vegas Open will feature more than 100 divisions spanning from kids, teens and masters to the adult pro divisions. It will be a great opportunity for athletes of all ages to experience the unique ruleset of ADCC; and for current and aspiring pros hoping to earn a spot in a future ADCC World Championship, that experience will be invaluable.
The Pros & Legends Registered For The 2022 IBJJF World Master Championships
Aug 28, 2022Between the 2022 IBJJF World Master Championships, and the closely-related adult tournament, the 2022 IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Con just down the hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, there will be thousands of grapplers competing in Vegas this week.
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: ADCC West Coast Trials Will be The Biggest In History
Mar 7, 2022Registrations are filling up fast for the ADCC West Coast Trials, which will take place in Las Vegas on April 2-3, 2022. These will be the biggest ADCC Trials in history by a landslide, and competitors are being urged to sign up while they still can as organizers will place caps on the largest divisions. How big are we talking exactly? Let’s find out.
The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts
Dec 28, 2021The black belt class of 2021 is a who's who of top notch competitors, many of whom are likely to grace the top of black belt podiums in the coming months. Below are the athletes who earned the rank of black belt in December.
Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2
Dec 10, 2021Day 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.
Grappling Bulletin: Diego Pato Is Making His Case For Grappler Of The Year
Oct 25, 2021An IBJJF Pans title, gold medals at No-Gi Pans and No-Gi Worlds, third place at the WNO Championship, and this weekend, the EUG 155 lb title. Diego “Pato” Oliveira is undoubtedly having the year of his career.
The Top-Performing Athletes, Teams & Nationalities At No-Gi Worlds
Oct 14, 2021The 14th edition of the IBJJF No-Gi World Championships is wrapped up. Now it’s time to open up the history books to make note of the athletes, teams and nationalities who left the tournament with the greatest accolades.
Who Can Topple The Returning Champs At The 2021 IBJJF Pans?
Aug 18, 2021The rosters for the 2021 IBJJF Pan Championship are stacked with returning champions, fan favorites, and rookies looking to break out. Some of the divisions have clear cut favorites to win gold, while others are harder to call. Here are our predictions for the favorites to reach the top of the podium, the dark horses who could steal the show, and the disruptors who could make things difficult for their division cohorts.
IBJJF American Nationals Brackets Released!
Jun 22, 2021The IBJJF has released the gi and no-gi brackets for the 2021 American National Championships. Check out the comprehensive list of divisions here.
Live Updates & Results | WNO: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo
Jun 18, 2021The wait is over. After two months' delay, Craig Jones and Tye Ruotolo are ready to square off in another installment of the storied rivalry between Atos and the Danaher Death Squad.
Official Weigh-In Results & Photos | WNO: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo
Jun 17, 2021All 18 athletes are weighed in and ready for FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo.
Grappling Bulletin: Andre Galvao Will Defend ADCC Superfight Title in 2022
Jun 7, 2021We asked what would happen to the ADCC superfight when word came that Gordon Ryan wasn't competing any more, but we didn't expect to get an update this quickly. Andre Galvao has confirmed his participation, the only question now is who will he face?
Betting Lines | The Best Value Bets For WNO: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo
Jun 7, 2021The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo.