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Kaynan Duarte is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Pederneiras, Sao Paulo. Born on January 24, 1998, Duarte trains under Andre Galvao and represents the San Diego-based Atos team. He is the 2019 ADCC champion in the +99kg division.

  1. Nicholas Meregali's Most Intriguing Potential Matchups At ADCC 2022

    Nicholas Meregali's Most Intriguing Potential Matchups At ADCC 2022

    Aug 10, 2022

    Nicholas Meregali has impressed at every turn in his 2022 no-gi experiment.
  2. 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.
  3. Record Breakers & History Makers | Records Broken At The 2022 IBJJF Worlds

    Record Breakers & History Makers | Records Broken At The 2022 IBJJF Worlds

    Jun 16, 2022

    This year's IBJJF World Championships was one of the most highly anticipated of all time. And it delivered, with amazing matchups, budding rivalries, and hours of great jiu-jitsu. In retrospect, it was also a historic year for the event. The 26th edition of IBJJF Worlds saw records broken and history made across the black belt divisions. Here are some of the most notable superlatives now in the history books.
  4. Live Updates & Results | 2022 IBJJF World Championships Finals

    Live Updates & Results | 2022 IBJJF World Championships Finals

    Jun 5, 2022

    The semifinal matchups have been drawn, and the athletes are ready to take their shot for the top of the IBJJF World podium. Follow along with us here as the best gi competitors in the world try to climb to the no.1 spot.
  5. Tye & Mica On A Collision Course, Meregali In Absolute Final | Worlds 2022

    Tye & Mica On A Collision Course, Meregali In Absolute Final | Worlds 2022

    Jun 5, 2022

    The first day of black belt competition at the 2022 IBJJF World Championships is wrapped up, and the final rounds of each division are set. This year, the brackets were whittled down to the final four men and the final two women in each division, meaning we now know which athletes will take the podium. All that is left is to decide who takes which medal.
  6. Yes-Gi! The ADCC Competitors in Action at IBJJF Worlds

    Yes-Gi! The ADCC Competitors in Action at IBJJF Worlds

    Jun 2, 2022

    The worlds of gi and no-gi will collide at the IBJJF World Championships in Long Beach, California.
  7. The Ultimate Guide: The 2022 IBJJF World Championships Black Belt Divisions

    The Ultimate Guide: The 2022 IBJJF World Championships Black Belt Divisions

    May 31, 2022

    The most anticipated gi tournament of the year returns to the iconic Walter Pyramid in just a few days time, and it is no exaggeration to say that this is one of the most competitive editions of the tournament in its rich 25-year history.
  8. Grappling Bulletin: Fight Sports Dominates Trials, Sends Four To ADCC

    Grappling Bulletin: Fight Sports Dominates Trials, Sends Four To ADCC

    Feb 7, 2022

    The roster for the 2022 ADCC World Championships is beginning to take shape, as three of the eight qualifying trials are now complete, and one more is coming in Brazil on Saturday, February 12.
  9. Gordon, Pena, Nicky Rod & FIVE Champs: Will +99kg Steal The Show At ADCC?

    Gordon, Pena, Nicky Rod & FIVE Champs: Will +99kg Steal The Show At ADCC?

    Jan 26, 2022

    As we said a few weeks ago, Felipe Pena is so sick of Gordon Ryan's trash talk he made the unusual request to go up from his usual weight class to the +99kg division.
  10. Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Poised To Take Over MMA in 2022

    Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Poised To Take Over MMA in 2022

    Jan 17, 2022

    Jiu-jitsu has always played a vital role both in and out of the ring, providing athletes with a path to glory and financial reward, while reminding the world that the most sophisticated grappling art is an indispensable part of any fighter’s arsenal.
  11. Grappling Bulletin: 2022 Is The Year of ADCC

    Grappling Bulletin: 2022 Is The Year of ADCC

    Jan 10, 2022

    2022 promises to be one of the most exciting years in grappling history. We can expect the return of the IBJJF season, with major events in Europe, South America and the USA. WNO will continue to host high-level no-gi grappling events that feature the most exciting competitors in compelling matches.
  12. Vote NOW For 2021 Male Grappler Of The Year

    Vote NOW For 2021 Male Grappler Of The Year

    Jan 10, 2022

    Voting is now open for the 2021 FloGrappling Awards. Read below to find out which six men have been nominated for Male Grappler Of The Year, and click here to cast your ballot.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.