The 6 Black Belts Currently Entered In The IBJJF's Next $40k Grand Prix
Aug 2, 2023One of the busiest IBJJF weeks of the year is fast-approaching, when the organization heads to Las Vegas, NV for the Masters World Championships, Jiu-Jitsu Con, and the IBJJF Absolute Grand Prix. The GP currently has six of eight athletes announced for the $40,000 grand prize, with some of the biggest names in the sport taking the mats on September 1, including 2023 world champions Victor Hugo and Fellipe Andrew.
Black Belt World Champions In IBJJF Action This Weekend At Phoenix Open
Jul 25, 2023The IBJJF calendar continues to roll on and this weekend the action will kick off in Phoenix, AZ. World-class athletes will be competing, staying sharp and getting competitive matches against tough opposition. The tournament isn't particularly big, but its proximity to Brazilian jiu-jitsu hotbeds like southern California and Austin, Texas makes it an ideal location for elite athletes to travel for a smaller event.
American Nationals Preview: 8 Things To Get Excited About
Jul 5, 2023Every year in early July, Americans come together and celebrate the nation with fireworks. I am, of course, referring to IBJJF American Nationals and the dynamic grappling action it brings, as the tournament continues to gain momentum as one of the best mid-majors of the calendar.
Fellipe Andrew: 2023 World Title Validated Default 2021 World Title
Jun 28, 2023Fellipe Andrew has been at the top of the gi competition world for a while. He has been ranked no.1 in the IBJJF rankings for four consecutive seasons. But despite achieving all of the major titles throughout his black belt career, he still lacked a true IBJJF Worlds title.
CheckMat At Worlds: Top Moments & Matches From CheckMat's 2023 IBJJF Worlds
Jun 10, 2023CheckMat always sends one of the strongest teams to the IBJJF World Championships, and in 2023 they delivered again with two champions in the black belt division. Jansen Gomes had the run of the tournament, beating two defending world champions on his way to gold, and Sam Nagai won his first world title at black belt by defeating two familiar foes. Relive all the best moments from CheckMat below.
The Top Matches & Moments From Alliance At 2023 IBJJF Worlds
Jun 10, 2023Alliance is one of the most historically successfully organizations in competitive Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and every year they crown champions and earn medals in the Pyramid. In 2023, Alliance saw strong results again with black belts like Fellipe Andrew, Melissa Cueto, and Isaac Doederlein, and colored belts like Eduardo Alves and Helena Crevar, bringing home accolades.
AOJ At Worlds: The Top Matches and Moments From AOJ At 2023 IBJJF Worlds
Jun 9, 2023Relive all of Art of Jiu Jitsu's best moments from the 2023 World Championships, with 4 black belt world champions, two more finalists, and impressive, technical skill shown from the entire team. Also hear from the athletes and coach Gui Mendes live from the tournament as they reflect in real time on the event and performances.
A Running List Of The 2023 Colored Belt World Champion Promoted In Rank
Jun 9, 2023Every year brings a new crop of colored belt world champions and medalists, a group that has won the toughest tournament possible at their current rank and proven ready for higher levels of challenge. Below is a list of the 2023 IBJJF World Champions that have been promoted to the next highest rank since winning their bracket. The list will be updated every few days for the next few months to reflect ongoing promotions.
Mica, Kaynan, Hugo Among Top Seeds | BJJ Stars 10 Bracket Format
Apr 14, 2023BJJ Stars 10: Battlefield is slated to have one of the most seismic and unpredictable open weight brackets in recent history. The event, which takes place on April 22 in São Paulo, Brazil, features a 16-man absolute bracket with $40,000 on the line.
11 Of Our Favorite Black Belt Matches From IBJJF Pans 2023
Mar 29, 2023The black belts came ready to put on a show at the 2023 IBJJF Pan Championships. Filled with some of the best matches of the year, Pans delivered a mix of submission thrills and gritty fights that went the distance. Here are 10 of the best bouts from Pans 2023:
Grappling Bulletin: Bodoni To Face Marinho For Tezos WNO Title On Feb. 25
Jan 16, 2023The 2022 ADCC 88kg World Champion Giancarlo Bodoni is getting his moment in the spotlight. On January 31, FloSports will release the feature length documentary, Becoming Dangerous: The Rise of Giancarlo Bodoni (more on that below). But first, breaking news about Bodoni, who has just signed to face the Tezos WNO light heavyweight champion Pedro Marinho in the co-main event at Tezos WNO: Ryan vs Pena II.
Grappling Bulletin: Will We See A Grand Slam In 2023?
Jan 9, 2023The IBJJF European Championships returns later this month, and with it, the 2023 IBJJF grand slam season. The four major events that make up the grand slam — Euros, Pans, Brasileiros and Worlds — are some of the most renowned in the jiu-jitsu universe. But to win each of them in the same year is a feat that few have ever managed, especially at the black belt level.
Andrew Shines, Pessanha Wins 4th, Al Katheeri Makes History At World Pro
Nov 21, 2022Zayed Al Katheeri made history on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, becoming the first UAE-born athlete to win gold in the black belt pro division at the Abu Dhabi World Pro.
Bahiense & Lebre Win The First IBJJF FloGrappling GP; Dalpra Shines
Oct 29, 2022Isaque Bahiense won the medium heavyweight IBJJF FloGrappling Grand Prix last night in Austin, TX, collecting the $10,000 prize and certifying his place at the top of the medium heavyweight rankings.
Live Updates & Results | IBJJF FloGrappling Grand Prix
Oct 28, 2022The athletes are weighted in and ready to go! Tonight, four men will square off to become the IBJJF FloGrappling medium heavyweight Grand Prix champion. Four women will take the mat trying to become the first ever female Grand Prix champion. The night also promises three high level superfights including many of the top ranked grapplers in the world.