picture of Rafael Formiga Barbosa

Born in Rio de Janeiro on January 8, 1983, Rafael 'Formiga' Barbosa is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and champion grappler known for being a four-time IBJJF World Masters champion, having taken gold medals in 2014, 2015 and double gold (weight and absolute) in 2018. 

Jiu-Jitsu Is Back: IBJJF Returns

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Jiu-Jitsu Is Back: IBJJF Returns With Open Tournaments

Oct 6, 2020

The IBJJF Austin Open took place on September 19, 2020 and was the federation's first jiu-jitsu event since prior to the suspension of the IBJJF season in March. 

Competitors were thrilled to be able to compete once again, the event sold out and reached capacity soon after being announced as the community were excited to return to action. 

The jiu-jitsu was firing on the blue and yellow mats, with big names, up-and-coming stars, and even an IBJJF Hall of Famer entering the tournament.