2019 Male Black Belt Gi Jiu-Jitsu Rankings
13-time World champion Marcus Almeida is an easy choice as the top ranked pound-for-pound competitor in the world after dominating his weight and the open class yet again at Worlds this year. Lucas Lepri takes the second spot after winning his seventh World title this year.
Michael Musumeci has won Worlds three years in a row at two different weight classes, even defeating ten time World champ Bruno Malfacine in this years World semifinals. Meregali takes the fourth spot after winning double gold at Brasileiro and dominating his weight at Worlds.
Medium-heavyweight champ Felipe Pena rounds out the top five. Kaynan Duarte won nearly everything in his debut year at black belt, but a submission loss to Meregali at Brasileiro combined with a referee decision loss to Vinicius Trator at the same tournament drop him to number six.
Despite making the final of both the Pan and World open class, Leandro Lo does not crack the top five based off of losses to Kaynan, Hulk and Adam Wardzinski.
Updates: Braguinha moves to 14 after winning KOM, various LA Grand Slam and F2W winners move up slightly.
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