No-Gi Worlds Results and Highlights: Rookie Black Belt Pedro Marinho Wins Double Gold

The 2021 IBJJF no-gi Worlds took place from October 7-10, and no competitor made a bigger splash than Gracie Barra representative Pedro Marinho. Just seven months into his black belt career, Marinho won both the heavyweight division and open class, defeating elite grapplers Victor Hugo, Adam Wardzinski, Vagner Rocha, and

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Video: ‘The Hillbilly Hammer’ Jacob Couch Puts Opponent to Sleep to Win No-Gi Worlds

Jacob Couch (AKA “The Hillbilly Hammer”) is having a great few weeks. After accepting the opportunity to compete in the Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships, the Pedigo Submission Fighting brown belt shocked the jiu-jitsu world with his submission win in the first round over Roberto Jimenez. He would follow that

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2021 IBJJF No-Gi Worlds Preview: Are Victor Hugo and ‘Cyborg’ Abreu on a Collision Course?

The 2021 IBJJF no-gi Worlds take place on October 7-10, with black belts competing on Saturday and Sunday. The men’s ultra-heavyweight division is the smallest adult black belt division, but potentially includes one of the events most anticipated matches. After going 1-1 against each other at the 2019 no-gi Worlds,

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2021 IBJJF No-Gi Worlds Preview: The Loaded Middleweight Division

The 2021 IBJJF no-gi Worlds take place on October 7-10, with black belts competing on Saturday and Sunday. It is arguably the most anticipated IBJJF event of the year, and with the recently-instituted leg reaping and heel hooking rules, a number of top submission-only grapplers that previously avoided IBJJF competition

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