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William Tackett is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt from Austin, TX. Born on May 14, 2001, Tackett represents the Checkmat team. A top-10 ranked 185lb grappler, he is the older brother of Andrew Tackett and trains under coach Rodrigo Cabral at the Brazilian Fight Factory gym.

  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 4, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  2. Five Standout Performances From ADCC West Coast Trials

    Five Standout Performances From ADCC West Coast Trials

    Apr 6, 2022

    The second and final North American Trials went down over the weekend, and the biggest ADCC in history certainly did not disappoint. Over 1,000 competitors threw down in the Westgate Hotel and Casino and the end result was some of the most exciting grappling of all time.
  3. Live Updates & Results | ADCC West Coast Trials Finals

    Live Updates & Results | ADCC West Coast Trials Finals

    Apr 3, 2022

    More than 1,000 athletes have been reduced to just 160 at day one of the ADCC West Coast Trials. Today, we'll identify the seven stars who punch their tickets to the ADCC World Championships in September.
  4. Bracket Breakdown | See The Day 2 Favorites At ADCC West Coast Trials

    Bracket Breakdown | See The Day 2 Favorites At ADCC West Coast Trials

    Apr 3, 2022

    More than 1,000 competitors have been shaved down to just 160. With the first day of the 2022 ADCC West Coast Trials wrapped up, the final brackets are set for the final day of competition.
  5. Live Updates & Results | 2022 ADCC West Coast Trials

    Live Updates & Results | 2022 ADCC West Coast Trials

    Apr 2, 2022

    With eight mats, more than 1,000 competitors, and hundreds of grappling all stars, it's nearly impossible to stay on top of all the action from the 2022 ADCC West Coast Trials.
  6. Brackets Out! See The Top 16 Seeds In All ADCC West Coast Trials Divisions

    Brackets Out! See The Top 16 Seeds In All ADCC West Coast Trials Divisions

    Apr 2, 2022

    The brackets for the 2022 ADCC West Coast Trials have been released. With returning ADCC trials finalists, former ADCC qualifiers, and renowned ADCC hopefuls registered, this is set to be the largest ADCC trials in history.
  7. The ADCC Trials Veterans With The Best Chance At Winning West Coast Trials

    The ADCC Trials Veterans With The Best Chance At Winning West Coast Trials

    Mar 31, 2022

    Only a small fraction of the top-performers at the 2021 ADCC East Coast Trials were rewarded for their efforts with a ticket to the ADCC World Championship in September. The rest will have to try again this weekend in Las Vegas. This is their last opportunity to guarantee their spots, but they'll each be up against a field of talented opponents at the largest-ever ADCC trials.
  8. Early Look: The Biggest Names in for ADCC 2022 West Coast Trials

    Early Look: The Biggest Names in for ADCC 2022 West Coast Trials

    Mar 7, 2022

    The 2022 ADCC West Coast Trial is the last chance for athletes hailing from North and Central America to qualify for the ADCC World Championships. Trials winners will earn one of the coveted places in September’s mega event, and a record-breaking number of people have signed up for a chance to compete in the biggest event of the year.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Six Of The Biggest Stars Returning To The East Coast Trials At 77 kg

    Six Of The Biggest Stars Returning To The East Coast Trials At 77 kg

    Oct 27, 2021

    More than 200 athletes are registered for the 77 kg division at the 2021 North American ADCC Trials, making it one of the deepest brackets in trials history.
  13. Hollywood Mike's WNO Match Rankings: Middleweight

    Hollywood Mike's WNO Match Rankings: Middleweight

    Oct 4, 2021

    The Who’s Number One (WNO) events have always been about shining a light on the most exciting competitors in the game, and the WNO Championship ended up being one of the most action packed events of all time. In the end, five champions were crowned and over $275,000 in prize money was given out to athletes.
  14. Hollywood Mike's WNO Match Rankings: Strawweight

    Hollywood Mike's WNO Match Rankings: Strawweight

    Oct 1, 2021

    The strawweight division quickly became the most exciting weight class in women's jiu-jitsu over the last year, and the matches at the WNO Championship only further cemented this division in that place.
  15. Hollywood Mike's WNO Match Rankings: Lightweight

    Hollywood Mike's WNO Match Rankings: Lightweight

    Sep 30, 2021

    WNO is all about putting on the most exciting matches possible, and the WNO Championship surely didn't disappoint. The lightweight divsion was absolutely bonkers, every match on the front side or the back side was insane and could have been the best match on a normal card.