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Actor Mario Lopez Wins Gold at Phoenix IBJJF Open

Mario Lopez, the “Saved by the Bell” TV show star, isn’t just a great actor… But he’s also a committed and successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete and competitor! Most...

Are IBJJF Tournaments Tougher Than Local BJJ Competitions Are?

Perhaps you’ve competed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu before… In smaller, local tournaments. And perhaps you’ve done well at them – or, maybe, you haven’t done well at all. But...

Nicholas Meregali Scored a 75% Submission Rate At IBJJF Worlds 2022

It’s an unpopular truth that quite a lot of gi matches are won via the “stalling” tactics; both on the most local, but also on the most international of levels. Athletes achieve a set number of...

Felipe Pena Fails PEDs Test For Second Time & Stripped Of IBJJF 2021 World Title

BJJ world and ADCC world champion Felipe Pena has failed a PED test and as a result has been stripped of his title as 2021 IBJJF World Champion. Pena tested positive for Clomiphene and metabolites...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Talks Retirement from IBJJF Competition: “I Feel Like I Have So Much To Say”

Rafael Lovato Jr. has retired from IBJJF competition at the last, 2022 World Championships. Some days have passed since, before Lovato decided to voice his thoughts and emotions about the...

Rafael Lovato Jr. & Xande Ribeiro Retire From IBJJF Competition

The 2022 IBJJF World Championships have been emotional, and not just because of the results. Rather, it’s also because two legends decided to retire from IBJJF, gi-oriented competition –...

Baret Yoshida Submits Opponent with his Own Belt in IBJJF Tournament Using Infamous “Assassin Choke”

MMA and Grappling veteran Baret Yoshida is famous for crazy Back takes and crucifixes. At a recent IBJJF tournament, he was able to submit his opponent with the Assasin choke using his own belt!...

Lucas Lepri Gets Inducted Into IBJJF Hall Of Fame

Lucas Lepri is one of the most decorated Jiu-Jitsu athletes in the world and a 9x World Champion. Yesterday, he received yet another recognition for his successes; this time by the IBJJF itself, who...

Bernardo Faria Inducted Into The IBJJF Hall Of Fame

Bernardo Faria has done a lot for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community over the years. His YouTube videos, in which he brings the world’s most elite BJJ athletes to demonstrate techniques…...

Sambo World Champion Competes as a Purple Belt in IBJJF European Masters Championship

Sambo, Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) are close cousins. Anyone who knows the history of Sambo, Judo and BJJ know that they have common roots—Mitsuyo Maeda was a Japanese Judoka, who...

Gordon Ryan: ‘Nobody Cares About IBJJF Competitors’

Closing a division is one of the controversial topics of Jiu-Jitsu at the moment especially after the Pan Ams where 5 out 9 black belt divisions ended in a close out between team mates. Today the...

No More Bromance: IBJJF Announces New Rules Against Teammate Close Outs

Closing a division is one of the controversial topics of Jiu-Jitsu at the moment especially after the Pan Ams where 5 out 9 black belt divisions ended in a close out between team mates. Today the...

Cole Abate Set to Make Adult Division Debut at 2022 IBJJF Pan Championships

Cole Abate is a world-class grappler. Now a purple belt, he has made an introductory remark to his name in 2021 by first beating Geo Martinez at Who’s Number One. Then, a couple of weeks later,...

Kristian Woodmansee: “The ADCC Does Way More For The Sport Than IBJJF”

Kristian Woodmansee, a BJJ black belt under Andre Galvao, is a 2018 IBJJF Pans no gi championship and no gi World Championship bronze medal winner. Today, he is retired from competition and leads the...

IBJJF European Championships: Rafael Lovato Jr. Wins First European Title at 38 Years Old

This year has started off with a bang! The 2022 IBJJF European Championships (February 15-20), which took place in Rome (Italy), were extraordinarily exciting… With the “cherry on...

Andrew Wiltse: “The IBJJF Time Requirements Should Be Abolished”

If there are just two things that can be said with absolute certainty about Andrew Wiltse, it’s that he’ll always bring on exciting, fast-paced matches – and that he isn’t...

Kaynan Duarte Unsure If He’ll Compete at IBJJF Worlds 2022: “I Want To Be Better Paid”

Since he received his black belt in 2018, Kaynan Duarte has won just about everything there’s to win in BJJ, with most of his biggest titles coming in the gi. However, in a recent interview for...

Nicholas Meregali Publishes Statement on IBJJF Worlds DQ: “I Was Punished Too Much”

The absolute final match of the 2021 IBJJF Worlds between Felipe Pena and Nicholas Meregali, though eagerly expected, did not happen. Namely, Meregali was disqualified from an earlier...

Gordon Ryan Blasts IBJJF Hypocrisy For Meregali DQ: ‘They Let Cyborg Slap Me in the Face for 9:59’

The 2021 IBJJF World Championship was nothing less than superb, with heaps of athletes putting their best performance on the line. You can see the full results here. However, the eagerly expected...

Felipe Pena Announces Retirement from IBJJF Competition

Felipe Pena has now managed to do it all, after winning the 2021 IBJJF World Championship Absolute division (following Nicholas Meregali’s disqualification from the final match). Therefore,...

6x World Champion Gabi Garcia Retires from IBJJF Competition

Gabi Garcia, one of the most recognizable and respected Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in the world, has decided to retire from IBJJF competition. The 6x world champion decided to do so at the 2021...

2021 IBJJF Worlds: Nicholas Meregali Gets DQ’d for Showing Middle Finger

The 2021 IBJJF World Championship was nothing less than superb, with heaps of athletes putting their best performance on the line. You can see the full results here. However, the eagerly expected...

2021 IBJJF World Championship: Full Results & Highlights

The 2021 IBJJF World Championship was full of high-paced matches. As far as the male athletes were considered, Mikey Musumeci was the winner in the roosterweight division – beating Bruno...

Felipe Pena & Nicholas Meregali Set For 2021 IBJJF Worlds Absolute Final

It’s now official… Felipe Pena and Nicholas Meregali are set to face each other in the 2021 IBJJF Worlds Absolute finals’ match! “Preguica” was more than excited and...