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Oliver Taza is a jiu-jitsu black belt from Canada. Born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1993, Taza trains under John Danaher and represents New Wave Jiu-Jitsu. He is a two-time ADCC veteran (2017, 2019) and a European Trials winner. Taza received his black belt in late 2020 from John Danaher.

  1. The 2022 ADCC Award Winners Have Been Announced!

    The 2022 ADCC Award Winners Have Been Announced!

    Oct 20, 2022

    As the dust settles after the 2022 ADCC World Championships, ADCC has released the winners of their four prestigious awards given out at every ADCC Worlds. The awards are for best athlete, best takedown, best match and fastest submission.
  2. No-Gi Pans: Black Belt Live Updates

    No-Gi Pans: Black Belt Live Updates

    Oct 15, 2022

    The black belt divisions have begun at IBJJF No-Gi Pans! The women's divisions and men's absolute will run up to the finals on Saturday, and the men's weight divisions will run until the quarterfinals, with all divisions concluding on Sunday. Here are the results -
  3. No-Gi Pans Medium Heavyweight Is A Mishmash Of Styles, And We Love It

    No-Gi Pans Medium Heavyweight Is A Mishmash Of Styles, And We Love It

    Oct 11, 2022

    The IBJJF’s medium heavyweight division has always garnered some of the most fan friendly athletes. At 188-lbs, these competitors have the perfect blend of explosiveness and braun mixed with agility, technique and precision.
  4. Mo Jassim Returns As ADCC Head Organizer In 2024

    Mo Jassim Returns As ADCC Head Organizer In 2024

    Oct 10, 2022

    Great news for the grappling world as Mo Jassim has been selected as the Head Organizer for the ADCC World Championships in 2024. This event will again be held in Las Vegas with a targeted date of September 2024, with trials kicking off at the East Coast Trials in November 2023.
  5. The Top 4 European Performers At ADCC 2022

    The Top 4 European Performers At ADCC 2022

    Oct 6, 2022

    The European trials have often been considered one of the "easiest" methods by which an athlete can earn entry to ADCC, especially compared to North American and South American trials.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Ffion Davies Becomes First British ADCC Champion

    Ffion Davies Becomes First British ADCC Champion

    Sep 19, 2022

    Ffion Davies won ADCC gold in the -60kg division on her third appearance at the tournament, becoming the first British-born athlete to stand atop the ADCC podium.
  15. Kade Ruotolo Becomes Youngest Ever ADCC Champ; 100% Finish Rate

    Kade Ruotolo Becomes Youngest Ever ADCC Champ; 100% Finish Rate

    Sep 19, 2022

    Kade Ruotolo put his name forever in the ADCC history books in his 2022 ADCC campaign, collecting a gold medal in the 77kg division and becoming the youngest champion in ADCC history.