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Jansen Gomes is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on FloGrappling’s reality TV show, Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos. Born on October 20, 2001 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Gomes is a black belt under his father, Antonio Carlos, and Leo Veiria and represents Checkmat. Gomes has won the IBJJF World Championships at every colored belt level, and also earned double gold at the 2021 No-Gi World Championships at the brown belt rank. He is known for his fast-paced passing game, and his scrappy style of jiu-jitsu.

  1. First-Round Picks & Fan Favorites Face Off In Semifinals | WNX Ep. 6 Recap

    First-Round Picks & Fan Favorites Face Off In Semifinals | WNX Ep. 6 Recap

    Jun 24, 2022

    Headed into the final episode of Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos, the final four had been decided. Craig Jones’ Blue Team pushed first round pick Izaak Michell and Renaissance man Andrew Tackett into through the quarterfinals; and Tim Spriggs’ Red Team moved first round pick Jansen Gomes and 10th Planet submission artist Kyle Chambers into the semis.
  2. Tempers Boil Over Between Tim & Craig | Who's Next Ep. 5 Recap

    Tempers Boil Over Between Tim & Craig | Who's Next Ep. 5 Recap

    Jun 17, 2022

    Animosities between coaches Craig Jones and Tim Spriggs escalated, and came to a head in episode five of Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge, presented by Tezos.
  3. 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.
  4. Kyle Chambers Is A Master Of Precision | Who's Next Ep. 4 Recap

    Kyle Chambers Is A Master Of Precision | Who's Next Ep. 4 Recap

    Jun 9, 2022

    The fourth episode of Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos started with chaos, but ended in a game of precision. That’s a skill Kyle Chambers has in bushels.
  5. 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.
  6. 23 Rookies To Keep Your Eye On To At The 2022 IBJJF World Championships

    23 Rookies To Keep Your Eye On To At The 2022 IBJJF World Championships

    May 27, 2022

    There are nearly two dozen first year black belts registered for the 2022 IBJJF World Championship. This year's will be one of the most stacked Worlds in recent memory, but the rookies should not be counted out. In some divisions, they may even be the favorites to win the whole thing.
  7. Cowboy Andrew Tackett Takes Out Red Team's Giant | Who's Next Ep. 3 Recap

    Cowboy Andrew Tackett Takes Out Red Team's Giant | Who's Next Ep. 3 Recap

    May 26, 2022

    Andrew Tackett is fearless.
  8. Who's Moving On, Who's Going Home? | Who's Next Ep. 1 Recap

    Who's Moving On, Who's Going Home? | Who's Next Ep. 1 Recap

    May 19, 2022

    The premise is simple: 16 athletes have come to Austin, TX, for a grappling tournament. FloGrappling’s Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos has brought up-and-coming submission grapplers from across the world to compete for $10,000 and a three-fight contract on WNO.
  9. Grappling Bulletin: 2022 IBJJF Worlds Will Be A Clash Of Generations

    Grappling Bulletin: 2022 IBJJF Worlds Will Be A Clash Of Generations

    May 16, 2022

    The 2022 IBJJF World Championships is just weeks away. For you hardcore no-gi fans, you may be surprised to see so many familiar faces dust off their gi for the biggest IBJJF tournament of the year– there will be a number of Trials winners in the mix, and a decent amount of invitees, too.
  10. 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.
  11. The Fast-Rising Rookie Black Belts Making Their Pans Debuts

    The Fast-Rising Rookie Black Belts Making Their Pans Debuts

    Apr 7, 2022

    The 2022 IBJJF Pan Championships roster is filled with veterans, world champions, and black belt stars. But 10 rookies will be in the search for Pans gold, trying to earn their moment in the spotlight by defeating a sea of decorated opponents.
  12. 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.
  13. Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Jan 4, 2022

    The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
  14. The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    Dec 28, 2021

    The black belt class of 2021 is a who's who of top notch competitors, many of whom are likely to grace the top of black belt podiums in the coming months. Below are the athletes who earned the rank of black belt in December.
  15. Grappling Bulletin: Musumecis, Dante Leon Join Daisy Fresh Team

    Grappling Bulletin: Musumecis, Dante Leon Join Daisy Fresh Team

    Oct 18, 2021

    From little acorns do mighty oaks grow. The Daisy Fresh team was the dream of a humble mid-western American jiu-jitsu lover and has become one of the best-known and beloved team active in modern jiu-jitsu.