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

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

    Jul 19, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  2. Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan vs Pedro Marinho Will Be For WNO HW Title

    Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan vs Pedro Marinho Will Be For WNO HW Title

    Jul 5, 2022

    America’s birthday weekend doesn’t get as much attention in other parts of the world. While fireworks went off in the Land of the Free, there were two major events in Europe: London played host to RAW grappling and Honor Submission Challenge took place in Italy.
  3. The 7 Favorites To Win At The 2nd ADCC European Trials

    The 7 Favorites To Win At The 2nd ADCC European Trials

    May 3, 2022

    It’s the last chance for citizens of European, African, and Middle Eastern countries to qualify for the biggest event in submission wrestling history. Seven new ADCC competitors will earn their tickets to the big show in Poland on May 7 at the 2nd ADCC European Trials.
  4. Grappling Bulletin: ADCC West Coast Trials Will be The Biggest In History

    Grappling Bulletin: ADCC West Coast Trials Will be The Biggest In History

    Mar 7, 2022

    Registrations 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.
  5. 7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022

    7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022

    Jan 7, 2022

    The 2022 Jiu-Jitsu season will soon erupt into full swing. A year that’s sure to be packed with twists and turns, upsets and breakthrough moments, 2022 is bound to be unpredictable.
  6. Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Jan 4, 2022

    The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
  7. Six Fascinating Facts From The 2021 WNO Season | Grappling By The Numbers

    Six Fascinating Facts From The 2021 WNO Season | Grappling By The Numbers

    Dec 30, 2021

    The most recent year of WNO produced some of the most exciting jiu-jitsu matches in history. Champions were crowned, stars were made, rivalries were born, and submissions were made popular on the WNO mats. With the 2021 season complete, and the first event of the 2022 season just a few weeks away, now is our chance to look back on the past season and identify which teams, athletes, divisions and techniques stood out most.
  8. Tye Ruotolo Will Try For 2nd WNO Title vs Levi Jones-Leary On January 21

    Tye Ruotolo Will Try For 2nd WNO Title vs Levi Jones-Leary On January 21

    Dec 28, 2021

    The reigning WNO middleweight champion, Tye Ruotolo, will try to become WNO’s first two-division champion when he faces Unity’s Levi Jones-Leary in Dallas, TX on Friday, January 21, 2022.
  9. 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.
  10. Grappling Bulletin: The World Championships That Will Go Down In History

    Grappling Bulletin: The World Championships That Will Go Down In History

    Dec 6, 2021

    After a very long and very eventful two and a half years, the IBJJF World Championships finally returns for its 25th edition. The long-awaited tournament is now mere days away and brackets just dropped.
  11. Grappling Bulletin: Worlds is Two Weeks Away, And It Could Be The Best Ever

    Grappling Bulletin: Worlds is Two Weeks Away, And It Could Be The Best Ever

    Nov 22, 2021

    The countdown is almost over– we are mere weeks away from the most anticipated jiu-jitsu event of the year. The IBJJF World Championships has not taken place since June of 2019, and there is a palpable sensation of excitement among fans and athletes as we draw closer to the tournament.
  12. Grapplefest 10 Features Both Ruotolos, Plus Dante Leon vs Oliver Taza

    Grapplefest 10 Features Both Ruotolos, Plus Dante Leon vs Oliver Taza

    Nov 17, 2021

    The UK-based Grapplefest will make its long awaited return on FloGrappling this Saturday, November 20.
  13. 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.
  14. 3 Submissions, 3 New Champs | WNO Recap, Stats & Facts

    3 Submissions, 3 New Champs | WNO Recap, Stats & Facts

    Oct 22, 2021

    Beatriz Mesquita, Ffion Davies, and Mikey Musumeci became the newest WNO champions with their victories at WNO: The Return Of Gordon Ryan on Wednesday, October 20.
  15. Live Updates, Results & Analysis | WNO: The Return Of Gordon Ryan

    Live Updates, Results & Analysis | WNO: The Return Of Gordon Ryan

    Oct 20, 2021

    Tonight, Gordon Ryan returns from his seven month hiatus to the WNO mats, taking on the UFC veteran Philly Fresh, Philip Rowe. in a special exhibition match. Gordon has promised to experiment during the match, and to show the newest components of his game, as the match will not end — but instead reset from a neutral standing position — in the event of a submission.