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• 2016 IBJJF brown belt gi and no-gi World champion

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

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

    Jun 21, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  2. The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    Dec 28, 2021

    The 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.
  3. Worlds 2021 Crowned Most First Time Champions In 17 Seasons

    Worlds 2021 Crowned Most First Time Champions In 17 Seasons

    Dec 21, 2021

    All year, the 2021 jiu-jitsu season has shown signs that it could bring the changing of the guard, the rise of the next generation. Throughout the year, we’ve seen legacy champions fall to the young up-and-comers; we’ve seen new styles and strategies overthrow the more traditional ones.
  4. Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF World Championships Finals

    Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF World Championships Finals

    Dec 12, 2021

    The 2021 World Championships final rounds are set. Today, the IBJJF will crown its first new champions in more than two years at the 25th edition of Worlds.
  5. Everything You Need To Know Before Today's IBJJF World Championship Finals

    Everything You Need To Know Before Today's IBJJF World Championship Finals

    Dec 12, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF Worlds finals are set! The absolute divisions and the women’s divisions have been whittled down to a single remaining match to decide this year’s champions; and the male divisions have been narrowed to eight men each.
  6. 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.
  7. Worlds Brackets Released! See The 11 Most Interesting Early Round Matches

    Worlds Brackets Released! See The 11 Most Interesting Early Round Matches

    Dec 5, 2021

    The brackets for the 25th edition of the IBJJF World Championships are now official. Those brackets are available here via bjjcompsystem.com. The number of potentially exciting matchups is expansive, but there are a few matches guaranteed in the early rounds that you can’t miss. We’ve sifted through the black belt divisions to identify the best first round pairings — as well as likely second round matches — that are bound to provide some of the best jiu-jitsu action of the year.
  8. Victor Hugo & Tainan Dalpra Submit Opponents in IBJJF Grand Prix Finals

    Victor Hugo & Tainan Dalpra Submit Opponents in IBJJF Grand Prix Finals

    Nov 14, 2021

    Less than one month out from the first IBJJF World Championship since 2019, eight invited athletes had an opportunity to compete in a high-stakes event in Las Vegas. The winner would take home $20,000 and no doubt enjoy a huge confidence boost going into Worlds.
  9. Four Titans Set To Collide at IBJJF Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Four Titans Set To Collide at IBJJF Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Nov 4, 2021

    The IBJJF has announced the completed heavyweight Grand Prix coming to jiu-jitsu con on Nov 13, and it’s certainly a clash of the titans.
  10. Murasaki Out, Gracie In For The IBJJF 2021 Middleweight Grand Prix

    Murasaki Out, Gracie In For The IBJJF 2021 Middleweight Grand Prix

    Oct 27, 2021

    The IBJJF Middleweight GP has fully taken shape with four incredible athletes set to throw down for the cash prize of use $20,000.
  11. Grappling Bulletin: Diego Pato Is Making His Case For Grappler Of The Year

    Grappling Bulletin: Diego Pato Is Making His Case For Grappler Of The Year

    Oct 25, 2021

    An 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.
  12. Keep Your Eyes On Levi & The Middleweight Division At No-Gi Worlds

    Keep Your Eyes On Levi & The Middleweight Division At No-Gi Worlds

    Oct 1, 2021

    Forty athletes are registered for the male black belt middleweight division at No-Gi Worlds, making it the deepest of the tournament. That roster includes six ADCC veterans, three returning IBJJF no-gi world champs, and one Levi Jones-Leary looking to make his no-gi debut as a black belt.
  13. 2021 No-Gi Pans: Must Watch Early Round Matches

    2021 No-Gi Pans: Must Watch Early Round Matches

    May 13, 2021

    The 2021 No-Gi Pan Championships kick off on Saturday, May 15. The divisions are loaded with some of the biggest names in grappling. And this year, there's a new wrinkle in place; heel hooks and reaping are legal for black belts. New faces have come out in droves, and we could see the crowning of some first-time IBJJF No-Gi Pans champions. But those new faces will still have to get through some of the best in the world.
  14. Ronaldo Junior Looks To Repeat At No-Gi Pans, But This May Be Taza's Year

    Ronaldo Junior Looks To Repeat At No-Gi Pans, But This May Be Taza's Year

    May 11, 2021

    The middleweight division will be one to watch closely at the 2021 IBJJF No-Gi Pans on May 15. More than 20 competitors have registered for this bracket, meaning the winner will have to scale through four or five rounds to reach the podium.
  15. Top 10 Matches From Pans Black Belt Final Rounds

    Top 10 Matches From Pans Black Belt Final Rounds

    Oct 13, 2020

    There were more than 60 black belt matches on the final day of the 2020 Pan Championships. While you may not be able to watch them all, there are a few matches that you absolutely must see. Some of these contests were 10-minute firefights. Others were one-sided fights that defied expectations. Here are the top 10 matches from the black belt finals.