Elisabeth Clay is a black belt competitor representing Ares BJJ. Born on June 10, 2000 in Katy, TX, Clay won the 2017 ADCC Trials as a 16-year-old blue belt although an injury forced her out of the World Championships. Coached by Samir Chantre and Osvaldo "Queixinho" Moizinho, Clay competes both gi and no-gi and is known for her fearsome leg attacks.
Grappling Bulletin: Meregali Set To Try For First IBJJF Pans Title
Mar 13, 2023A three-time IBJJF world champion and four-time Brasileiros champion has registered for the 2023 IBJJF Pan Championships, trying to add to his collection of major titles.
By The Numbers: Abundant Submissions In Female Divisions At No-Gi Worlds
Dec 14, 2022Some of the most talented female grapplers in the world took the mats at the 2022 IBJJF No-Gi World Championships last week. The top brown and black belts came to put on a show; they finished 54-percent of 106 matches by submission. In 13 of 18 divisions, more than half of all matches ended in submission.
Live Updates & Results | IBJJF No-Gi Worlds Black Belt Finals
Dec 11, 2022The Stage is set for the final day of the 2022 IBJJF No-Gi World Championships. Each of the male divisions narrowed down to the final eight yesterday, and the finalists were named in each of the female divisions.
Live Updates & Results | IBJJF No-Gi Worlds Black Belt Eliminators
Dec 10, 2022The first phase of the black belt rounds at the 2022 IBJJF No-Gi World Championships are underway. Today, the absolute finalists in the male and female divisions will earn their spots, as will the final eight athletes in each of the men's divisions, and the finalists in the women's divisions.
No-Gi Worlds Black Belt Absolute Divisions Are Complete!
Dec 10, 2022The registrations have closed for the adult black belt open class divisions at the 2022 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship. Both the male and female divisions should kick off at 9:30 am local time in Anaheim on Saturday.
By The Numbers: Female Submission Rates At No-Gi Pans
Oct 25, 2022Last weekend no-gi competitors once again showed the true nature of jiu-jitsu, a hunt for the submission, the most decisive way to win a match against another grappler. The women in the arena were no exception. Out of 66 brown and black belt matches, there were 42 submissions, an almost two-thirds submission rate. Almost no division was spared at least one win by submission, and many were overpowered by champions who submitted their way through their entire brackets.
The 2022 ADCC Award Winners Have Been Announced!
Oct 20, 2022As the dust settles after the 2022 ADCC World Championships, ADCC has released the winners of their four prestigious awards given out at every ADCC Worlds. The awards are for best athlete, best takedown, best match and fastest submission.
See The Athletes Who Qualified For The No-Gi Pans Finals
Oct 16, 2022Day 2 of the 2022 IBJJF No-Gi Pan Championships is in the books, meaning the final three black belt rounds, which will take place on Sunday, October 16, are set.
The Comprehensive List Of Female Favorites Coming To No-Gi Pans
Oct 12, 2022The IBJJF No-Gi Pans Championship on October 14-16 in Garland, TX will feature more than 30 of the top female black belt competitors of today. We expect to see the final brackets later tonight, (update: they're here!) but no matter how they take form, the favorites — women like Nathieley de Jesus, Ana Rodrigues and Elisabeth Clay — will remain the same. Here are the top women to watch this weekend.
Mo Jassim Returns As ADCC Head Organizer In 2024
Oct 10, 2022Great news for the grappling world as Mo Jassim has been selected as the Head Organizer for the ADCC World Championships in 2024. This event will again be held in Las Vegas with a targeted date of September 2024, with trials kicking off at the East Coast Trials in November 2023.
The Top-Tier Brown & Black Belt Women Coming To No-Gi Pans This Weekend
Oct 10, 2022Many familiar and unfamiliar names will enter their bid for the IBJJF No-Gi Pans Championships this weekend. While athletes may still move between divisions, whatever way the women’s divisions shape up is sure to deliver exciting matches in both brown and black belt divisions.
The Top 4 European Performers At ADCC 2022
Oct 6, 2022The European trials have often been considered one of the "easiest" methods by which an athlete can earn entry to ADCC, especially compared to North American and South American trials.
Amy Campo Made ADCC History, Becoming First-Ever American 60+ kg Champion
Oct 3, 2022Those who follow Amy Campo know that this season has been her breakout year, both in and out of the gi. In less than nine months, Campo racked up an outstanding victim list that brought her out of relative anonymity and increasingly into the competitive spotlight. She was runner-up at ADCC East Coast Trials (November 2021), brown belt double gold IBJJF World champion (December 2021), winner of ADCC West Trials (April 2022) and runner-up in the absolute division of her first IBJJF Worlds at Black Belt (June 2022).
ADCC Record: Four 2021-22 Trials Winners Became ADCC Champions
Sep 28, 2022The 2022 ADCC World Championships made history at every turn. It was the most well-attended ADCC of all time, during which several records were broken. Kade Ruotolo became the youngest-ever ADCC champ, Gordon Ryan became the first to hold titles in three different weight classes, Ffion Davies became the first Welsh Champion, Brianna Ste-Marie and Dante Leon shared honors as the first Canadian ADCC medalists.
Diogo Reis explica "modo Baby Shark" para vencer o ADCC 2022
Sep 27, 2022O ano de 2022 vai estar para sempre na memória de Diogo Reis. O Baby Shark tornou-se o novo campeão do ADCC, maior torneio de grappling do jiu-jitsu, aos 21 anos de idade em sua primeira participação. Ele não teve tarefa fácil, precisou vencer atletas duríssimos e um amigo de equipe durante sua jornada até o ouro na divisão 66kg.