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Brazilian jiu jitsu related news and current events are published on this section of the website, from the latest results of grappling’s most established tournaments, to news about the important figures who develop this sport/martial art and other interesting topics.

In one of the most fruitful weekends ever seen for the professionalization of Brazilian jiu jitsu, we saw 3 different promotions organizing three separate …

The first edition of the UAEJJ Grand Slam Tour took place on the 29th of August 2015 in Tokyo – Japan, gathering some of the top Brazilian jiu jitsu black belts on the planet. Find the results of a tournament that saw athletes such as Erberth Santos, Roberto Satoshi, Gregor and Clark Gracie among many others compete.

Full results of the biggest grappling event on the planet, the ADCC 2015. The event took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil on August 29/30 gathering the top talent in the submission wrestling/jiu jitsu world. The tournament had important names such as Xande Ribeiro, Lucas Lepri, Rodolfo Vieira, Otavio Sousa and many more. The tournament became known for many upsets, with the majority of the tournament’s odds on favourites losing to lesser known opposition. Find the results here.

The most anticipated competition of 2015 may have started off with the wrong foot – 1 hour delay due to a severe delay on the …

The 2015 Sao Paulo ADCC is about to start. The roster of biggest submission wrestling event in the world, which is happening on the …

Less populated than the gi tournament, the No Gi was still highly contested. The big name in the no gi event was Felipe Cesar. …

Results for the Sao Paulo International Open, one of IBJJF’s most important tournaments in Brazil. The Open took place on the 22nd and 23rd of August 2015, having among its competitors, big names of the sport such as Thiago Abreu, Renato Cardoso, Felipe Cesar, Isaque Paiva and many others. Find the results of the gi tournament here.

One of Brazil’s most highly regarded prospects, Alexandre Vieira has just been confirmed as the replacement for João Miyao at the 2015 ADCC – …

Joao Miyao has pulled out of the ADCC tournament, this leaves the organizers with the tough decision of making a wise last minute replacement for the young jiu jitsu star? Who makes most sense to full in the boots of Unity Jiu Jitsu’s team member? We go through the most viable option here.

Full results of the Eddie Bravo Invitational IV tournament (EBI 4) that took place Saturday – August 15, 2015 at the The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. A 16 man tournament that included some of today’s top grappling competitors.

Wondering who is the best submission artist in Brazilian jiu jitsu is at the moment? We went through the statistics of every match in the main events of 2015 and selected the competitors with the highest finishing rate, find who they are here.

The first edition of Five Grappling’s “Super League” took place on the 2nd of August 2015. The tournament was a great success with interesting …

The most talked about Brazilian jiu jitsu tournament in Central America, the GT Open (Guatemala Open) is a true sign of the development jiu jitsu, as a sport, as gone through over the past 10 years. On this article we go through, one of September’s most promising grappling events, which will be streaming live and for free.

July 23rd to 26th 2015 witnessed the first edition of IBJJF’s Rio Winter Open, a tournament that gathered some of the best competitors the birthplace of Brazilian jiu jitsu has to offer. Find here the full results of the black belt divisions, in what was one of the top jiu jitsu events in Brazil this year.

With the passing of another gi season, some of the biggest future stars of the sport are stepping forward into the black belt division. The difference of level between brown belts and black belts is a whole too deep for many to overcome, in this article we list down the browns belts most likely to succeed in their first year at black belt.

Following up on our last rankings earlier this year, we present to you the July 2015 edition of our jiu jitsu sporting rankings. Much has happened in the past couple of months throughout the grappling world, including two of the sport’s main tournaments, the Brasileiro and the World Championship. The World Championship in particular had many surprises, with some of the biggest stars of the sport failing to medal. This had big repercussions to our ranking.

To kickstart the National Pro events created by the EmiratesJiu Jitsu Federation, “UAEJJ” organized one of the best events of the year in Rio de Janeiro’s grappling scene.. Under the watchful eye of the promotions frontman Zé Mario Sperry, we saw many big names of the “carioca” grappling scene compete for the USD $120,000 on offer, find the results here.

On this article, we will go through the 2015 ADCC competitors list for the 99 kg + division, as well as the numbers of past tournaments. A historic weight category in the ADCC the “above 99kg” has crowned the first non Brazilian ADCC Champion, the organization’s first sequential non-Brazilian champions (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001) as well as the ADCC’s first and only African champion.

The organization of the ADCC has signed on 3 big names for the upcoming 2015 event, which is happening in two months. They are Alexandre Ribeiro, Rodrigo Cavaca and Bruno Frazatto.

The 99 kilogram (218lbs) ADCC division has the highest number of open weight champions, with over half of the absolute division winners having originated from this weight category, it also has one of the highest submission rates in the tournament with almost 50% of matches ending with a tap. In this article you will find all about the division’s competitors (past and present) as well as the numbers of the 99kg category