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Johnatha Alves is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Born on January 12, 1999, Alves trains under Gui Mendes and represents Art Of Jiu-Jitsu. He is a 2020 IBJJF Pan Champion. Alves is best known for his pressure passing style, and for his high submission rate when he gets to his opponent's back.

  1. Murasaki Out, Alves In vs Levi Jones-Leary In IBJJF FloGrappling Grand Prix

    Murasaki Out, Alves In vs Levi Jones-Leary In IBJJF FloGrappling Grand Prix

    Jul 28, 2022

    Three-time IBJJF Pans champion Johnatha Alves will replace Andy Murasaki in the upcoming IBJJF FloGrappling Grand Prix in a superfight against 2019 IBJJF Pans and European Champion Levi Jones-Leary.
  2. 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.
  3. Levi Jones-Leary & Ronaldo Junior Atop The 8-Man EUG Grand Prix

    Levi Jones-Leary & Ronaldo Junior Atop The 8-Man EUG Grand Prix

    Jun 9, 2022

    EUG — Evolve Ur Game — will bring the gi back to Las Vegas for the promotion’s fourth installment, an eight man 180 lb Grand Prix featuring two of the world’s premiere middleweights.
  4. 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.
  5. Grappling Bulletin: Mica Galvao Subs Hulk & Beats Leandro, Wins BJJ Stars

    Grappling Bulletin: Mica Galvao Subs Hulk & Beats Leandro, Wins BJJ Stars

    May 2, 2022

    At only 18 years of age Mica Galvao is already one of the most-talked about athletes in jiu-jitsu. If you thought the attention he has received in any way unwarranted, last weekend's events would have put those doubts to bed.
  6. Forget The Closeouts, Pay Attention To These Deserving Pan Champs Instead

    Forget The Closeouts, Pay Attention To These Deserving Pan Champs Instead

    Apr 12, 2022

    Now the dust has settled on Pans I've had time to reflect on the events of the second-most important event on the IBJJF calendar.
  7. Live Updates & Results | 2022 IBJJF Pans Finals

    Live Updates & Results | 2022 IBJJF Pans Finals

    Apr 10, 2022

    The stacked black belt divisions have been whittled down to just eight men and just two women each. By the end of the day, nineteen IBJJF Pans black belt champions will be crowned. Follow the action here all day long as the fields narrow in each weight category. These are the latest results (updated by the minute) at the 2022 IBJJF Pan Championships.
  8. Pans Cheat Sheet: Top 15 Early Round Black Belt Matches, Mats & Times

    Pans Cheat Sheet: Top 15 Early Round Black Belt Matches, Mats & Times

    Apr 5, 2022

    Two days, 19 divisions, dozens of top-level athletes in the black belt division: it can be difficult to figure out exactly when to direct your attention to which mat during the 2022 IBJJF Pan Championships. We’ve got you covered.
  9. Everything You Need To Know Before Today's IBJJF World Championship Finals

    Everything You Need To Know Before Today's IBJJF World Championship Finals

    Dec 12, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF Worlds finals are set! The absolute divisions and the women’s divisions have been whittled down to a single remaining match to decide this year’s champions; and the male divisions have been narrowed to eight men each.
  10. IBJJF Worlds: All Male Black Belt Brackets And Seeds

    IBJJF Worlds: All Male Black Belt Brackets And Seeds

    Dec 8, 2021

    IBJJF Worlds is back for the first time since 2019, with the 2021 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship going down from December 9th to 12th. The black belts will be going on the weekend, with male divisions going up to the quarters on Saturday and then doing the final three rounds on Sunday.
  11. Worlds Brackets Released! See The 11 Most Interesting Early Round Matches

    Worlds Brackets Released! See The 11 Most Interesting Early Round Matches

    Dec 5, 2021

    The brackets for the 25th edition of the IBJJF World Championships are now official. Those brackets are available here via bjjcompsystem.com. The number of potentially exciting matchups is expansive, but there are a few matches guaranteed in the early rounds that you can’t miss. We’ve sifted through the black belt divisions to identify the best first round pairings — as well as likely second round matches — that are bound to provide some of the best jiu-jitsu action of the year.
  12. Early Look: Who's In For The 2021 IBJJF World Championships

    Early Look: Who's In For The 2021 IBJJF World Championships

    Nov 21, 2021

    Though registration remains open,  the black belt divisions are already loaded with heaps of talent for the IBJJF 2021 World Championships.  This edition is particularly interesting given the two-year gap in between World Championships - there are many new faces at the elite level, many of whom are more than evenly matched with their veteran counterparts.
  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. Fellipe Andrew Captures Double Gold At 2021 Pans: Day 5 Recap

    Fellipe Andrew Captures Double Gold At 2021 Pans: Day 5 Recap

    Sep 6, 2021

    Fellipe Andrew won his first double-gold in an IBJJF major putting 18 points on Gustavo Batista in the absolute division final.
  15. Early Round Matches You Won't Want To Miss At The 2021 IBJJF Pans

    Early Round Matches You Won't Want To Miss At The 2021 IBJJF Pans

    Aug 30, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF Pan Championship looks to be an action-packed event, filled with several highly-anticipated black belt matches. While many division finals and semifinals may still be difficult to determine, there are a few matches in the early rounds of each division which stand out as must-watch jiu-jitsu. Here are some of the most exciting matches in the opening two rounds.