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Cole Abate (born November 16, 2004) is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu gi and no-gi competitor based out of Costa Mesa, CA. He trains under Gui Mendes and represents the Art Of Jiu-Jitsu team. In 2021 he won the ADCC 1st North American Trials at the age of 16.

  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. 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.
  3. The Standout Blue, Purple & Brown Belts Vying For Worlds Gold

    The Standout Blue, Purple & Brown Belts Vying For Worlds Gold

    Jun 2, 2022

    Before the black belts take the mats at the Walter Pyramid, droves of blue, purple, and brown belts will have their opportunity to try and earn an IBJJF World Championship in the junior categories.
  4. The Standout Colored Belts Competing At The IBJJF Pan Championships

    The Standout Colored Belts Competing At The IBJJF Pan Championships

    Apr 6, 2022

    The IBJJF Pan Championships is underway, and over the first few days, hundreds of aspiring grapplers will try to prove that they are the next generation of world class talent. Any of the purple and brown belts could send that point home with an impressive showing of dominant jiu-jitsu at Pans, but there are a few who have already earned our attention.
  5. 4 Teenagers Who Could Become The Youngest-Ever ADCC Champion In September

    4 Teenagers Who Could Become The Youngest-Ever ADCC Champion In September

    Mar 1, 2022

    Season after season, the athlete roster for the ADCC World Championships has comprised of the best grapplers in the world. Every spot on the ADCC roster has been reserved for the most revered and the most deserving, the most dominant and the most cutting edge.
  6. See The Winners Of The 2021 FloGrappling Awards

    See The Winners Of The 2021 FloGrappling Awards

    Jan 22, 2022

    These athletes, and their actions stood out as some of the most exciting and successful in 2021. The year was loaded with amazing moments, thrilling moments and breakthrough athletes. But even among the best, these moments and competitors were the best of 2021.
  7. 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.
  8. Vote NOW For 2021 Breakthrough Grappler Of The Year

    Vote NOW For 2021 Breakthrough Grappler Of The Year

    Jan 10, 2022

    Voting is now open for the 2021 FloGrappling Awards. Read below to find out which six athletes have been nominated for Breakthrough Grappler Of The Year, and click here to cast your ballot.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. New Blood, Bad Blood & More: The Highs and Lows of ADCC Trials

    New Blood, Bad Blood & More: The Highs and Lows of ADCC Trials

    Nov 9, 2021

    With 800 competitors and +500 matches over the course of two days, the ADCC 1st North American Trials was a frenzy of no-gi grappling action.
  13. Live Updates & Results | ADCC North American Trials Day 2

    Live Updates & Results | ADCC North American Trials Day 2

    Nov 7, 2021

    What started as nearly 800 registered competitors has been whittled down to 80. Day two of the 1st ADCC North American Trials leading to the 2022 world championships is underway.
  14. Live Updates & Results | ADCC North American Trials Day 1

    Live Updates & Results | ADCC North American Trials Day 1

    Nov 6, 2021

    The 1st North American ADCC Trials are underway. With nearly 800 competitors registered for the event, this is the largest event in the history of the ADCC trials. The two-day event has massive stakes: each of the five male winners will earn an invitation to the 2022 ADCC World Championships, while both female winners will get a free trip to the 2nd North American Trials.
  15. Grappling Bulletin: Stars Will Be Born This Weekend At ADCC Trials

    Grappling Bulletin: Stars Will Be Born This Weekend At ADCC Trials

    Nov 1, 2021

    The 1st North American ADCC Trials, which is one of seven trials leading to the ADCC 2022 World Championships, is set to take place this weekend. It’s a record setting event, with the most registered athletes in the history of the ADCC Trials.