Gracie Barra’s Golden Boy: An Interview With Lucas Valente

Lucas Valente is not only a rising star in Gracie Barra, he is already counted among the elite at such a young age. His most recent accomplishment is bagging silver at the 2019 IBJJF Worlds, only yielding gold in a hotly debated match with the bemedaled veteran Lucas Lepri. We go over his evolution in the sport, training at such a young age, his mindset, goals, and long-term plans.

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Exclusive IBJJF Pans Breakdown: The Middleweights

Did you think we were doing an IBJJF Pans lower weight breakdown only? Well, think again. In the second edition of our IBJJF black belt Pans Breakdown: Middleweights, we are looking at the light-, middle- and medium-heavyweight divisions. As we said in the previous post, Pans are happening despite the

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Third Coast Grappling Kumite VI: Absolute Gi (Preview)

Third Coast Grappling Kumite VI is the penultimate event in the series, a gi event with stars such as Roberto Jimenez, Victor Hugo, Fellipe Andrew, and Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa.

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Third Coast Grappling: Kumite 3 Results and Review

As expected, Third Coast Grappling Kumite 3 was exhilarating. Competitors from both the tournament bracket and the undercard provided matches that thrilled spectators. One reason for this was Third Coast Grappling’s innovative ruleset. An athlete can win their match by submission or being the first to score 11 points. If

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Gordon Ryan Joins Nick Rodriguez For Third Coast Grappling 4

Third Coast Grappling 4 is shaping up to be one hell of an event. The fledgling promotion returns to Houston, Texas on March 14th with a fantastic main event just announced. Gordon Ryan gets the rematch he’s been calling for against Patrick Gaudio, after edging out a win on advantages

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