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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 Accepts 1-Year USADA Suspension: “I Have A Clear Conscience”

Felipe Pena has, as BJJEE wrote in a previous article, been stripped of his title as a 2021 IBJJF Champion. The USADA also enforced a one-year suspension, which Pena accepted. With that said, the...

Ffion Davies: “Many Times I’ve Wondered Will I Be OK If I Don’t Become A World Champion”

Ffion Davies is among the most elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in the world… And last weekend, she proved her worth yet again – this time by winning her very first IBJJF lightweight...

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…...

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...

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...

Felipe Pena: “My Goal Now Is To Focus On ADCC & Transition To MMA”

Felipe Pena has done it all now in IBJJF tournaments, given that he’s fulfilled his childhood dream of winning the absolute World Championship title at 2021 IBJJF Worlds. Following his win, he...

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 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...

Ruotolo Brothers Face Each Other in Epic 2021 IBJJF Worlds Final Match

Tye and Kade – the Ruotolo brothers – are one of the best grapplers in the world. However, despite competing at various divisions (and mostly at no-gi tournaments), the two haven’t...

Kade Ruotolo: “I Will Not Close Out With My Brother In The IBJJF Worlds”

Imagine competing at a tournament and doing well. You’re beating everyone, left and right, and you make your way into the finals… But once there, you encounter your teammate! So what are...

IBJJF Grand Prix 2021: Tainan Dalpra & Victor Hugo Claim $20,000 Each

One of the most exciting grand prix events took place this weekend, in Las Vegas (Nevada). The IBJJF featured two grand prix tournaments – the middleweight and heavyweight one – with each...

$20K IBJJF Heavyweight Grand Prix: Competitors Announced

From November 10 to November 13, the IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Con will take place in Las Vegas; with the last day reserved for a pair of grand prix tournaments – each carrying a $20,000 prize. After...

$20K IBJJF Middleweight Grand Prix: Competitors Announced

From November 10 through 13, the $20K IBJJF Middleweight Grand Prix will take place in Las Vegas. It’s set to be a part of the 2021 Jiu-Jitsu Con, an event featuring a pair of four-man...

IBJJF No Gi World Championships 2021: Full Results

The IBJJF No Gi World Championships 2021 have been an absolute blast for everyone involved; competitors and grappling fans around the world alike. It was the first time that Heel Hooks were allowed...

IBJJF GP 2021: Felipe Pena, Victor Hugo & Others Announced

The IBJJF has announced some of the names for its Grand Prix (GP), which will take place between November 10 and 13 in Las Vegas; all of them being for the heavyweight and the middleweight...

Breaking News: 2021 IBJJF Gi World Championships Confirmed

Yes, you’ve heard it right! The IBJJF 2021 Gi World Championships is now official! After a lengthy pause from almost any sort of Jiu-Jitsu competitions in 2020, that was brought by the COVID-19...

Avoid Getting DQ’d At Your Next Tourney By Knowing Exactly what is ‘Knee Reaping’

Knee reaping is illegal in IBJJF tournaments and tournaments that run under the IBJJF rules. However, it’s also a commonly misunderstood position that can get the competitor disqualified from a...

10 time IBJJF World Champion could face Combat Sambo World Champion in the near future

10 time IBJJF world champion, Bruno Malfacine is soon set to make his second appearance in Brave Combat Federation in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The BJJ legend will be fighting yet another blackbelt in...

10 times IBJJF champion predicts submission win at Brave 16

Bruno Malfacine has turned his attention towards professional mixed martial arts after his landmark 10th world title win at IBJJF world championships. Malfacine will have his third professional fight...