JOHNATHA BARBOSA ALVES vs ANDY TOMAS MURASAKI PEREIRA 2021 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship
Sep 23, 2021, Pro
Following the withdrawal of Gabriel Arges due to injury, the IBJJF announced that Andre Porfirio of Fight Sports will replace him in the black belt medium-heavyweight GP on August 12.
Two-time IBJJF world champ Arges announced he would not be able to compete due to a knee injury suffered in the training leading up to the event.
Porfirio, the 2021 IBJJF Pan black belt champion in the medium-heavyweight division, represents Fight Sports and trains out of Miami.
The winner of the GP will claim a $10,000 cash prize. Watch it live on FloGrappling on August 12.
Jul 26, 2022
Unfortunately another competitor has been taken out of the upcoming IBJJF FloGrappling GP due to an injury.
Replacing Andy Murasaki is the star black belt and three-time IBJJF Pan champion Jonatha Alves of Art of Jiu-Jitsu. Alves and Levi have never faced off before.
Alves makes for an interesting replacement. He's a product of AOJ with world-class berimbolo skills and surgically-precise guard passing. Jones-Leary is known for his berimbolo but has been toying with baratoplatas and tarikoplatas from unusual and creative positions. Whereas Murasaki vs Jones-Leary was a clear case of style of style, this match is a lot harder to predict. One thing is for certain, the master strategist Gui Mendes will have concocted a clever gameplan for Jones-Leary.
Aug 2, 2022
Lightweight Andy Murasaki of Atos was the smallest competitor in the absolute division at Pans, but that didn't stop him from beating the highly-rated Mason Fowler in the final to claim double gold. Watch every single one of Murasaki's wins from the 2020 IBJJF Pan Championship and get a look at his heavy, heavy pressure passing.
Oct 27, 2020, Pro
The six year rivalry between Gordon Ryan and Felipe Pena has seen more trash talk between two athletes than maybe any other rivalry in jiu-jitsu. It is 100% truly authentic, and it is no act – they genuinely don’t like each other.
Felipe Pena doesn’t appreciate Gordon’s long history of online harassment against him, much less his behavior in his most recent match against Pedro Marinho, Felipe's friend, teammate and former student. He believes Ryan was disrespectful in his conduct during the match, and has said he hopes to teach Gordon a lesson.
It’s obvious where Gordon‘s problem with Felipe come from. Gordon has only lost a handful of matches in his career, and Pena accounts for two of them. For somebody as hypercompetitive as Gordon, that’s a red flag to a bull. Gordon won’t rest until he has achieved revenge, but even then there is no guarantee his trash talk will come to an end.
1. GRAPPLING NEWS
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2. RESULTS RECAP
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3. GORDON VS FELIPE
The Trash Talk Is Real, Gordon vs Felipe is Personal
4. PROS TRAIN FOR WNO
Inside the Gym with WNO Competitors
5. ADCC 2022
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JOHNATHA BARBOSA ALVES vs DANIEL AQUINO DINIZ COELHO SANTO 2022 Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship
Jul 18, 2022, Pro
If you follow us on Instagram you would’ve seen that throughout last week we announced the contestants in both the men’s and women’s blackbelt GPs, scheduled for August 12.
During Thursday night’s WNO broadcast we exclusively announced that we will also host two featured superfights: heavyweights Erberth Santos and Fellipe Andrew, and a middleweight match between Andy Murasaki and Levi Jones-Leary.
This is the first time that IBJJF has ever hosted a black belt GP for female athletes and the cash prize is the same as for the men, an historic moment in the continued fight for equality in jiu-jitsu.
This summer‘s focus definitely appears to be no-gi, but there are still many people out there who appreciate a good old-fashioned gi jiu-jitsu match and that definitely applies to us here at FloGrappling. The exclusive invitational event will act as a showcase for some of the very best gi grapplers in the world today.
Jul 19, 2022
Oct 10, 2020, Pro
Catch up on all of the best black belt action from the 2022 IBJJF World Championship, including: Tye Ruotolo vs Mica Galvao, Nicholas Meregali, and more!
Jun 10, 2022
Mica Galvao's run from the quarter-finals through the championship match saw the Fight Sports representative mow through the best lightweights on earth. Powerful passing, well-timed takedowns, lightning back attacks, and relentless sweeping abilities all played a pivotal role in climbing to the top of the podium.
A 4x campeã fala sobre as proximas metras dela depois de ganhar o double grand slam.
Sep 7, 2022
Isaac Doederlein made history in his first Worlds final after years of pursuing the title, and recounts his trials in the climb to gold.
Leandro Lo falou sobre a vitoria dele no Mundial, e como ele voltou pra ganhar o 8o titulo.
O campeão peso pena derrotou um amigo da equipe no final do Mundial.
O campeão de super pesado explica os sentimentos de lutar contra amigos da equipe.
The two-time world champ from AOJ explains the magic behind his dominant performance, and his aspirations for a hall of fame run.
After years of pursuing absolute gold, Nicholas Meregali fought through a rib injury to earn the biggest title in jiu-jitsu.
Mica Galvao defeated Tye Ruotolo in the Worlds final to become the youngest champ in history, and talks about the future of jiu-jitsu.
Gui Mendes believes Tainan Dalpra's ascent in the sport is only beginning.
The roosterweight champion may be the only athlete to ever win both Worlds and No-Gi Worlds at every belt level.
Gracie Barra's standout female competitor took her third title in a return to the Walter Pyramid.
Larissa Dias was elated to capture a world championship, defeating Rafaela Guedes in the final.
After faltering in the last Worlds final, Bianca Basilio could not be denied her 2022 Worlds gold.
The Unity roosterweight won gold in each of the four major events this year, punctuating it with her third consecutive world title.
The Dream Art star now has two light featherweight golds, and is eyeing a move to a heavier weight class next season