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Mica Galvao Announces That He’ll Compete In All IBJJF Grand Slam Events In 2024

Mica Galvao has recently announced his goal to compete in all four major International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) events in 2024! This decision puts him in the running for the prestigious...

IBJJF Changes Rules With Focus On Transgender Athletes & The Meregali Incident

The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) has announced a series of updates to the rules governing major Jiu-Jitsu competitions worldwide. These updates include modifications to...

Nicholas Meregali: “Imagine Being A BJJ Fighter & Being Charged To Compete”

Nicholas Meregali has decided to voice his opinion on BJJ tournaments that make the athletes pay, so they can compete in them. And, well, it’s not a favorable one: The world is not respecting...

IBJJF Absolute Grand Prix: Nicholas Meregali Defeats Victor Hugo

Nicholas Meregali and Victor Hugo faced off against each other this Friday in the IBJJF Absolute Grand Prix finals match… And Meregali got the win, as well as the $40,000 prize! It was a...

Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson Wins IBJJF Masters World Championship Title

Demetrious Johnson is a ONE Championship flyweight world title holder, as well as an ex-UFC flyweight champion… And he’s just won gold at the IBJJF Masters World Championships in Las...

Demetrious Johnson Talks Upcoming IBJJF Competition: “It’s Something I Want To Do”

Demetrious Johnson, one of the most elite mixed martial arts (MMA) athletes in the world, is going to compete at the IBJJF Masters World Championship 2023 next week… And he is excited about it!...

Demetrious Johnson To Compete At IBJJF Masters World Championship 2023

According to the official IBJJF athlete registration list, MMA legend Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson has signed up to compete at the IBJJF Masters World Championship 2023! Johnson, a...

Craig Jones Says Joe Rogan Is “More Responsible” For Growth Of BJJ Than ADCC Or IBJJF Are

Over the last few days, the discussion whether ADCC or IBJJF is more important for the global growth of BJJ has been a hot topic between Mo Jassim and Robert Drysdale. Craig Jones now decided to jump...

Robert Drysdale Fires Off Against Mo Jassim: “Read A Book Every Now And Then”

Robert Drysdale and Mo Jassim appear to be in an ongoing heated discussion – on whether or not the IBJJF or the ADCC is the reason why Jiu-Jitsu is increasingly popular nowadays. And, well, the...

Andre Galvao: “Leandro Lo Was A Different Level Than Anyone Else”

Leandro Lo was posthumously inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame, at the 2023 IBJJF World Championship… And it made a lot of athletes and spectators emotional – including Andre Galvao....

Rodolfo Vieira Criticizes IBJJF For Horrific Refereeing In His Sister’s Match

Ana Vieira recently competed in the absolute final of the 2023 IBJJF World Championship. She faced Gabrieli Pessanha, who put her in a choke – ultimately rendering her unconscious. However, the...

Craig Jones Criticizes IBJJF: “You Pay For Your Own Hotel, Your Own Registration Fees…”

A part of the BJJ community isn’t “too excited” about the IBJJF – more specifically, about the approach the Federation takes to organize tournaments. And it appears that Craig...

Cole Abate Wins IBJJF World Championship 2023 Brown Belt Title

Cole Abate doesn’t seem to be keen on stopping with successes anytime soon. Even though he is only a brown belt, he’s already created a name of himself around the world; for example, he...

Nicholas Meregali Reveals Why He Doesn’t Want To Compete In IBJJF Events

Nicholas Meregali recently announced that he’s withdrawing from competing in the IBJJF events. But why did he decide to do that? He revealed more about his decision in a recent MMA Hoje podcast...

Nicholas Meregali Challenges Next IBJJF Open Class Champion To A $20,000 Match

Nicholas Meregali has just put on yet another spectacular show, this time in the WNO main event gi match – with a dominant victory over Pedro Marinho! He submitted Marinho with a Triangle...

Nicholas Meregali Says That He Will Not Compete In IBJJF Events Anymore

In a recent interview with FloGrappling, Nicholas Meregali has said that he will not compete at IBJJF events anymore. And no, that doesn’t mean that he won’t be competing in the gi....

Leandro Lo To Be Inducted Into The IBJJF Hall Of Fame

Image Credits: IBJJF The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) has just announced that Leandro Lo – one of the top-ranking BJJ athletes in history of the sport – will be...

Craig Jones On Mica Galvao’s IBJJF Ban: “I Would Have Failed The Drug Test Too”

Mica Galvao has tested positive for clomiphene, a banned substance – and has been stripped off his world title, as well as issued a ban from competing at IBJJF events for one year. Craig Jones...

IBJJF Introduces Kids Ranking System

Image credits: IBJJF Yup, you’ve read that right – IBJJF has introduced a kids ranking system! All kids’ rankings will be visible on the official IBJJF website. But how will it...

IBJJF Removes Minimum Belt Time For Adult World Champions (Blue, Purple, Brown Belts)

Imagine being a blue belt and going to an IBJJF tournament, only to compete against someone who’s… Well, obviously not a blue belt – who wrecks his opponents with apparent ease and...

Actor Mario Lopez Disqualified From An IBJJF Tournament

Mario Lopez, the popular actor who is known for his A.C. Slater role in the “Saved by the Bell” TV show, recently competed at a local IBJJF tournament… And got disqualified from it....

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...