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Roosevelt Sousa is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt representing Fight Sports. He won the 2022 ADCC South American Trials.

  1. Jessa Khan Has Arrived In 2022, Dominant Outing In Absolute GP Superfight

    Jessa Khan Has Arrived In 2022, Dominant Outing In Absolute GP Superfight

    Nov 21, 2022

    Last Friday, Jessa Khan had a dominant performance against black belt Kaori Hernandez at her IBJJF GP superfight. She started the match by coming up from the guard with crazy dog passing grips, passing immediately and worked her way quickly to mount, putting 17 points on the board before the first half of the match expired. The rest of the match was one way traffic, and Khan eventually snagged a triangle armbar while maintaining full control of the mat.
  2. Live Updates & Results | IBJJF Absolute Grand Prix

    Live Updates & Results | IBJJF Absolute Grand Prix

    Nov 19, 2022

    Tonight, eight of the top names in the IBJJF ranks will square off for $40,000 in the IBJJF Absolute Grand Prix. During the event, five pairings of the best athletes in their respective divisions will take the mat in huge, and unpredicted superfights. Follow along here throughout the night for real time results, updates and analysis!
  3. Five Superfights Coming To The IBJJF Absolute Grand Prix This Weekend

    Five Superfights Coming To The IBJJF Absolute Grand Prix This Weekend

    Nov 14, 2022

    The IBJJF Grand Prix series is set to return this weekend in Costa Mesa, CA for the eight man absolute bracket.
  4. Live Updates & Results | IBJJF FloGrappling Grand Prix

    Live Updates & Results | IBJJF FloGrappling Grand Prix

    Oct 28, 2022

    The 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.
  5. Brackets Released! IBJJF FloGrappling Grand Prix

    Brackets Released! IBJJF FloGrappling Grand Prix

    Oct 27, 2022

    The official brackets for tomorrow night’s IBJJF FloGrappling Grand Prix have been released. Check out the seeding for the mens and women’s brackets below.
  6. The 2022 ADCC Award Winners Have Been Announced!

    The 2022 ADCC Award Winners Have Been Announced!

    Oct 20, 2022

    As 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.
  7. The Future Of Heavyweights: Andrew vs Sousa Tops IBJJF FloGrappling GP

    The Future Of Heavyweights: Andrew vs Sousa Tops IBJJF FloGrappling GP

    Oct 19, 2022

    Fellipe Andrew and Roosevelt Sousa are set to face off at the IBJJF FloGrappling GP in a super fight on October 28 in Austin, TX. Both athletes from northeast Brazil are hyperactive in grappling competition, but they have never crossed paths on the mats.
  8. Mo Jassim Returns As ADCC Head Organizer In 2024

    Mo Jassim Returns As ADCC Head Organizer In 2024

    Oct 10, 2022

    Great 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.
  9. The Top 4 European Performers At ADCC 2022

    The Top 4 European Performers At ADCC 2022

    Oct 6, 2022

    The 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.
  10. New Blood: 12 ADCC First Timers Took The Podium In 2022

    New Blood: 12 ADCC First Timers Took The Podium In 2022

    Oct 5, 2022

    Fourty-eight of the 96 competitors invited to ADCC this year had never previously competed on the biggest stage in submission wrestling. Those ADCC rookies came in numbers, and took the lionshare of the reward. Of the 24 available medals available across the eight divisions, half went to ADCC debutants, while two more went to ADCC veterans who had not previously won a medal.
  11. All 14 Athletes Announced: See Who's In For The IBJJF FloGrappling GP

    All 14 Athletes Announced: See Who's In For The IBJJF FloGrappling GP

    Oct 4, 2022

    The IBJJF FloGrappling Grand Prix is coming to Austin, TX on October 28 for a night of elite level grappling. The event will feature two four-person grand prix brackets as well as three premiere superfights.
  12. Amy Campo Made ADCC History, Becoming First-Ever American 60+ kg Champion

    Amy Campo Made ADCC History, Becoming First-Ever American 60+ kg Champion

    Oct 3, 2022

    Those 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).
  13. ADCC Record: Four 2021-22 Trials Winners Became ADCC Champions

    ADCC Record: Four 2021-22 Trials Winners Became ADCC Champions

    Sep 28, 2022

    The 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.
  14. Diogo Reis explica "modo Baby Shark" para vencer o ADCC 2022

    Diogo Reis explica "modo Baby Shark" para vencer o ADCC 2022

    Sep 27, 2022

    O 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.
  15. Yuri Simões: 'Dedicação ao máximo para vencer' contra Gordon no ADCC 2024

    Yuri Simões: 'Dedicação ao máximo para vencer' contra Gordon no ADCC 2024

    Sep 26, 2022

    Yuri Simões está no seleto grupo de campeões do ADCC, além de ter conquistado a medalha de ouro em três categorias diferentes. Yuri foi campeão até 88kg em 2015, depois até 99kg em 2017 e, agora em 2022, é o novo rei do absoluto mais disputado do planeta.