Polaris 18: Ashley Williams Questions Paulo Miyao’s ‘desire to win at this level’

Ashley Williams is one of Europe’s best pound-for-pound no-gi grapplers. A three-division Polaris champion, European Open no-gi champion, and recent ADCC trials winner, Williams has firmly established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the elite no-gi scene. On November 27 at Polaris 18, Williams will test himself

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Video: BJJ Black Belt Kody Steele Climbs to 2-0 With 13-Second KO

Grappling and jiu-jitsu fans are likely already familiar with Kody Steele. A black belt representing Brazilian Fight Factory in Austin, TX, Steele is a frequent no-gi competitor at the highest level, competing on shows like Who’s Number One, Third Coast Grappling, and Submission Underground. Recently, Steele has started an amateur

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16-Year Old Cole Abate Details How He Won ADCC Trials

Cole Abate may be the 2021 breakout grappler of the year. Still just 16-years old and a blue belt, the Art of Jiu-Jitsu product has long been touted as one of the sport’s brightest prospect, but he fully arrived on the elite scene earlier this year when he defeated perennial

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Grapplefest 10 Features Ruotolo Brothers, Dante Leon vs. Oliver Taza

Grapplefest 10 is scheduled for Saturday, November 20, live from Liverpool, England, and the card features a number of elite competitors. In the main event, no-gi world champion Dante Leon will face ADCC trials winner Oliver Taza in a match that should produce fireworks. And elsewhere on the card, both

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Raw Grappling 1 Results and Highlights: Yuri Simoes Wins 8-Man Grand Prix

On Sunday, November 14, Raw Grappling Championships held its inaugural event, live from London. The card was filled with elite talent from around the world, and featured an eight-man, submission-only grand prix, as well as a pair of superfights. The grand prix saw ADCC champion Yuri Simoes impose his top

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Four Elite Competitors Announced for IBJJF $20,000 Heavyweight Grand Prix

The IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Con takes place from November 11-13 in Las Vegas, NV. On the final day of that event, the IBJJF will be hosting a pair of four-man tournaments, each with $20,000 in prize money on the line. The organization has previously announced the middleweight line-up (view the middleweight

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Emil Fischer Explains Why He Competed in a Gi at ADCC Trials

One of the many quirks of the ADCC ruleset is its incredibly lax approach to the competitor’s uniform. While essentially every single competitor chooses to compete in typical no-gi gear (shorts or spats, rash guard or t-shirt), the ADCC does allow competitors to wear a gi. In the early days

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BJJ Stars 7 Results: Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa Submits Gilbert Burns

BJJ Stars 7 took place on Saturday, November 6, live from Brazil. In the main event, top Atos representative Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa picked up a huge win, defeating former UFC title challenger Gilbert Burns by submission. Lower on the card, elite competitors Josh Hinger, Augusto Mendes, Leo Vieira, and Tainan

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BJJ Stars 7: Gilbert Burns vs. Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa Full Card Line-Up and Preview

On Saturday, November 6, the Brazilian promotion BJJ Stars will return to action with as card loaded with elite talent. In the main event of BJJ Stars 7, former UFC title challenger Gilbert “Durinho” Burns will take on top Atos representative Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa. And lower on the card, elite

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