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: 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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2021 IBJJF Pans Results and Video Highlights: Fellipe Andrew Wins Double Gold

Alliance representative Fellipe Andrew further solidified his status as the top male black belt IBJJF competitor over the weekend, winning gold in the super heavyweight and absolute divisions at the Pan Championships…. stuff In the finals of the super heavyweight division, Andrew squared off with fellow Alliance representative and 2020

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2021 IBJJF Pans Results: Tainan Dalpra Wins First Pan Championship as Black Belt

Competing in his first IBJJF Pan Championship as a black belt, 20-year old Art of Jiu-Jitsu product Tainan Dalpra took home gold in a loaded middleweight division. Dalpra defeated elite black belt competitors Ronaldo Junior and Yago de Souza in the final two rounds of the tournament. In the first

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2021 IBJJF Pans: Checkmat’s Elder Cruz Submits Three to Win Brown Belt Gold

Elder Cruz continues his path of domination through the colored belts. On Thursday, the Checkmat brown belt submitted three opponents — all with the same technique — on his way to winning gold in the heavyweight division at the 2021 IBJJF Pans. In the first round of the tournament, Cruz

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2021 IBJJF Pans Preview: Elite Talent at Middleweight

The 2021 IBJJF Pans take place from September 1, 2021, to September 5, 2021, with adult black belts competing on Saturday and Sunday. The men’s black belt middleweight division is one of the best the tournament has to offer, with a number of elite competitors vying for gold. View the

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2021 IBJJF Pans Preview: The Loaded Featherweight Division

The 2021 IBJJF Pans take place from September 1, 2021, to September 5, 2021, with adult black belts competing on Saturday and Sunday. The men’s featherweight division is loaded with many of the best jiu-jitsu players in the world, and it will be a division to keep an eye on.

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Robert Degle Promoted to Black Belt and Immediately Suspended by the IBJJF

It’s been a whirlwind few days for prolific no-gi competitor Robert Degle. On Tuesday, Degle was awarded his black belt in jiu-jitsu from Renzo Gracie black belt Brandon Bennett. Also a student under John Danaher, the leg lock specialist started competing in IBJJF tournaments earlier this year when the organization

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