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  1. Matheus Gabriel Wins BJJ Stars 9 GP In Event Honoring Leandro Lo

    Matheus Gabriel Wins BJJ Stars 9 GP In Event Honoring Leandro Lo

    Oct 24, 2022

    Matheus Gabriel defeated Meyram Maquine in the BJJ Stars 9 Lightweight GP final, capturing the $19,000 grand prize in an event honoring the memory of Leandro Lo.
  2. Bracket Released: See The BJJ Stars 9 Lightweight GP Lineup!

    Bracket Released: See The BJJ Stars 9 Lightweight GP Lineup!

    Oct 20, 2022

    The athletes have weighed in, and the nine superfights coming to BJJ Stars 9 tomorrow night are official.
  3. Matheus Gabriel, Meyram Alves & The Lightweight GP Coming To BJJ Stars 9

    Matheus Gabriel, Meyram Alves & The Lightweight GP Coming To BJJ Stars 9

    Oct 11, 2022

    BJJ Stars is set to return in Brazil and on FloGrappling on Friday, October 21 for a lightweight grand prix. The eight-man gi bracket, dedicated to the memory of Leandro Lo, will feature two IBJJF world champions, and a battery of top contenders hungry to make their mark on the division.
  4. 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.
  5. Live Updates & Results | 2022 IBJJF World Championships Finals

    Live Updates & Results | 2022 IBJJF World Championships Finals

    Jun 5, 2022

    The semifinal matchups have been drawn, and the athletes are ready to take their shot for the top of the IBJJF World podium. Follow along with us here as the best gi competitors in the world try to climb to the no.1 spot.
  6. Tye & Mica On A Collision Course, Meregali In Absolute Final | Worlds 2022

    Tye & Mica On A Collision Course, Meregali In Absolute Final | Worlds 2022

    Jun 5, 2022

    The first day of black belt competition at the 2022 IBJJF World Championships is wrapped up, and the final rounds of each division are set. This year, the brackets were whittled down to the final four men and the final two women in each division, meaning we now know which athletes will take the podium. All that is left is to decide who takes which medal.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. The Rookie Black Belts Spearheading The Rise Of The Next Gen At Worlds

    The Rookie Black Belts Spearheading The Rise Of The Next Gen At Worlds

    Dec 2, 2021

    The IBJJF World Championships gives jiu-jitsu fans an opportunity to watch their favorite veteran athletes as they hunt for a first, or a repeat world title. It’s a showcase for the best and most beloved grapplers on the planet. But it’s also an opportunity for brand new black belts to earn their recognition, try to ascend the ranks, and — perhaps — start dynastic runs atop the World podium.
  10. Vote NOW: 2020 Breakthrough Grappler Of The Year | FloGrappling Awards

    Vote NOW: 2020 Breakthrough Grappler Of The Year | FloGrappling Awards

    Dec 30, 2020

    2020 was a challenging year for competitors to earn recognition. Still, a few competitors have found ways to throw themselves into the limelight. These six athletes, the candidates for Breakthrough Grappler Of The Year, sought out the biggest challenges, and routinely flourished.
  11. Official FloGrappling Predictions: F2W 156 Kennedy vs Junny

    Official FloGrappling Predictions: F2W 156 Kennedy vs Junny

    Nov 6, 2020

    Fight to Win returns to Philadelphia on Friday, November 6, for another superfight showcase. In the main event, Junny Ocasio will make his fifth Fight to Win appearance since July, and this time he'll step up in weight to take on the no. 1-ranked Kennedy Maciel. In the co-main event, Samuel Nagai will try to knock off another featherweight mainstay, Marcio Andre.
  12. Undefeated Junny Will Face Top-Ranked Kennedy Maciel At F2W 156

    Undefeated Junny Will Face Top-Ranked Kennedy Maciel At F2W 156

    Nov 3, 2020

    Fight to Win returns to Philadelphia on Friday, November 6, for another superfight showcase. In the main event, Junny Ocasio will make his fifth Fight to Win appearance since July, and this time he'll step up in weight to take on the no. 1-ranked Kennedy Maciel. In the co-main event, Samuel Nagai will try to knock off another featherweight mainstay, Marcio Andre.
  13. Five Breakout Stars From Pans 2020

    Five Breakout Stars From Pans 2020

    Oct 14, 2020

    The latest edition of Pans was full of upsets. The black belt roster was packed with rookies looking to make their marks on their new divisions, and veterans hoping to edge themselves into the top of the pack. While many relatively unknown names made waves, a few contenders stole the show.
  14. The Six Best Black Belt Matches From Saturday of 2020 IBJJF Pans

    The Six Best Black Belt Matches From Saturday of 2020 IBJJF Pans

    Oct 10, 2020

    The black belts finally hit the mat on Saturday at the 2020 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship, with action going up to the final in both absolutes and the women's weights, with men's weight classes going to the quarters. There was a bunch of good matches from Saturday, I've narrowed it down to just a select few of the best for you to check out: 
  15. 2020 IBJJF Pans Watch Guide: Must-See Early Round Matchups

    2020 IBJJF Pans Watch Guide: Must-See Early Round Matchups

    Oct 7, 2020

    The long-anticipated IBJJF Pan Championships will soon be underway. Hundreds of black belts are registered for these brackets, so there’s no telling who we’ll see in the finals. While there are many exciting potential matchups that may or may not line up, there are several guaranteed first-round pairings — and some likely second-round matches — that we can’t wait to see.