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Andre Galvao is a jiu-jitsu black belt and champion grappler with ADCC and IBJJF World Championship titles. Co-founder of the Atos team, Galvao is head coach at the San Diego Atos HQ to many world champions. His athletes have also gone on to win the ADCC World Championships, and the IBJJF World Championships. The Atos team is considered one of the top teams in the world of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

  1. Amy Campo Made ADCC History, Becoming First-Ever American 60+ kg Champion

    Amy Campo Made ADCC History, Becoming First-Ever American 60+ kg Champion

    Oct 3, 2022

    Those who follow Amy Campo know that this season has been her breakout year, both in and out of the gi. In less than nine months, Campo racked up an outstanding victim list that brought her out of relative anonymity and increasingly into the competitive spotlight. She was runner-up at ADCC East Coast Trials (November 2021), brown belt double gold IBJJF World champion (December 2021), winner of ADCC West Trials (April 2022) and runner-up in the absolute division of her first IBJJF Worlds at Black Belt (June 2022).
  2. ADCC Record: Four 2021-22 Trials Winners Became ADCC Champions

    ADCC Record: Four 2021-22 Trials Winners Became ADCC Champions

    Sep 28, 2022

    The 2022 ADCC World Championships made history at every turn. It was the most well-attended ADCC of all time, during which several records were broken. Kade Ruotolo became the youngest-ever ADCC champ, Gordon Ryan became the first to hold titles in three different weight classes, Ffion Davies became the first Welsh Champion, Brianna Ste-Marie and Dante Leon shared honors as the first Canadian ADCC medalists.
  3. Diogo Reis explica "modo Baby Shark" para vencer o ADCC 2022

    Diogo Reis explica "modo Baby Shark" para vencer o ADCC 2022

    Sep 27, 2022

    O ano de 2022 vai estar para sempre na memória de Diogo Reis. O Baby Shark tornou-se o novo campeão do ADCC, maior torneio de grappling do jiu-jitsu, aos 21 anos de idade em sua primeira participação. Ele não teve tarefa fácil, precisou vencer atletas duríssimos e um amigo de equipe durante sua jornada até o ouro na divisão 66kg.
  4. Yuri Simões: 'Dedicação ao máximo para vencer' contra Gordon no ADCC 2024

    Yuri Simões: 'Dedicação ao máximo para vencer' contra Gordon no ADCC 2024

    Sep 26, 2022

    Yuri Simões está no seleto grupo de campeões do ADCC, além de ter conquistado a medalha de ouro em três categorias diferentes. Yuri foi campeão até 88kg em 2015, depois até 99kg em 2017 e, agora em 2022, é o novo rei do absoluto mais disputado do planeta.
  5. Road To Gold: How 8 New ADCC Champs Took Over

    Road To Gold: How 8 New ADCC Champs Took Over

    Sep 24, 2022

    Last week, eight athletes wrote their names into the ADCC history books, becoming champions of the 2022 edition of the tournament and the biggest grappling tournament in history. See the champions, the context, and each of their matches en route to gold below.
  6. Ffion Davies faz história e se torna a primeira campeã britânica do ADCC

    Ffion Davies faz história e se torna a primeira campeã britânica do ADCC

    Sep 20, 2022

    Em sua terceira participação no maior torneio de Grappling do mundo, Ffion Davies conquistou o ouro do ADCC na categoria até 60kg, tornando-se a primeira atleta nascida na Grã-Bretanha a subir no lugar mais alto pódio do ADCC. Davies, que é do País de Gales, derrotou Brianna Ste-Marie na final da divisão por 10 a 0.
  7. Kade Ruotolo é o campeão mais jovem da história do ADCC

    Kade Ruotolo é o campeão mais jovem da história do ADCC

    Sep 20, 2022

    Kade Ruotolo cravou seu nome para sempre na história do ADCC. Em sua campanha na edição 2022, Ruotulo conquistou a medalha de ouro na categoria até 77kg após finalizar todos os seus adversários e, aos 19 anos, se tornou o campeão mais jovem da história do ADCC.
  8. Gordon Ryan é o primeiro a vencer o ADCC em 3 categorias de peso diferentes

    Gordon Ryan é o primeiro a vencer o ADCC em 3 categorias de peso diferentes

    Sep 20, 2022

    Gordon Ryan gravou seu nome nos livros de história do ADCC com sua vitória por finalização sobre Nick Rodriguez na final acima de 99kg, tornando-se o primeiro atleta da história a conquistar títulos em três categorias de peso diferentes no evento. No último final de semana, Ryan venceu a categoria acima de 99kg e a super luta contra André Galvão para se consagrar pentacampeão do evento.
  9. Live Updates & Results | 2022 ADCC World Championships

    Live Updates & Results | 2022 ADCC World Championships

    Sep 17, 2022

    After three years of waiting, the 2022 ADCC World Championships are upon us.  Live from Las Vegas, Nevada at the Thomas and Mack Center, a chance at making history beckons for the 96 athletes who have ventured from around the into the Mojave Desert.  Follow along here for updates on finals action!
  10. The Ultimate Guide To ADCC 2022 | Everything You Need To Know

    The Ultimate Guide To ADCC 2022 | Everything You Need To Know

    Sep 16, 2022

    After three years of anticipation, the biggest submission wrestling event ever has arrived. The 2022 ADCC World Championships goes down in Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept 18, after a long season of preparation, qualification and grueling training.
  11. The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

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

    Sep 14, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  12. The Biggest Teams Coming To ADCC 2022

    The Biggest Teams Coming To ADCC 2022

    Sep 14, 2022

    ADCC 2022 is just a few days away, and while some teams are sending one or two athletes to the event — a feat, itself — others are sending armies. These are the largest teams headed to ADCC in Las Vegas this weekend:
  13. Safe Bets, Value Picks & Sleepers | ADCC Betting Lines Released

    Safe Bets, Value Picks & Sleepers | ADCC Betting Lines Released

    Sep 9, 2022

    Anything can happen at ADCC, which makes Las Vegas the perfect place to host the most anticipated and talent-heavy iteration of the 24-year old tournament. With five male divisions packed with 16 competitors each, and two more loaded with eight decorated female grapplers, there’s plenty of betting action for this mega event.
  14. Watch Every Match From The 2009, 2011, & 2015 ADCC World Championships

    Watch Every Match From The 2009, 2011, & 2015 ADCC World Championships

    Jul 18, 2022

    The ADCC World Championship has served as the ultimate proving ground for submission grapplers since its inception in 1998.
  15. Grappling Bulletin: Galvao & Gordon Return, What Did We Learn?

    Grappling Bulletin: Galvao & Gordon Return, What Did We Learn?

    Mar 28, 2022

    The two protagonists of the upcoming ADCC superfight both returned to action after lengthy layoffs. Gordon Ryan appeared in the main event of Tezos WNO against up-and-comer Jacob Couch, while Andre Galvao took a grappling match on ONE Championship against their middleweight champion Reinier de Ridder. We’ll dive into what those matches looked like and examine what it could mean for their encounter later this year.