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BJJ News

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.

On this article, we will go through a Top 10 of the biggest upsets in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Matches that left fans scratching their heads, while reshaping our perception of the top contenders and our understanding of the sport.

The 9th edition of the No Gi Pan American Championship took place on the 3rd of October, 2015 at the Nat Holman Gym (CCNY) in New York City, New York. One of IBJJF’s main tournaments of the year. Find out the results here.

On this article we will go through the male black belt divisions of the 2015 IBJJF No-Gi Pan American Jiu Jitsu Championship, and make our predictions on who the winners will be

Explaining the proposal and vision of UAEJJF (United Arab Emirates Jiu Jitsu Federation) for the sport of Brazilian jiu jitsu. Their new National Pro series as well as Grand Slam, all part of the Abu Dhabi Jiu Jitsu Tour.

One of the most accomplished female Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors to have ever entered a mat, Gabi Garcia is now set to make her mixed martial arts (MMA) début. More information inside.

It seems as though the famed 4x jiu jitsu black belt world champion, Leandro Lo is about to leave the academy that brought him to the spotlight of jiu jitsu. More information inside.

A rundown of the top jiu jitsu grapplers currently competing in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), from the UFC to One Fc, among all cage fighting organizations. Top 15 jiu jitsu fighters in the sport.

Full results and video footage of the main matches of the Guatemala Open (GT Open), a competition that brought some of the top Brazilian jiu jitsu black belts in the world to Central America,

An insight to the academies producing the largest amount of high level competitors in the sport of Brazilian jiu jitsu, basing the results on competitive achievements in the sport’s most important tournaments, at the purple and brown belt level.

While all eyes were set on Polaris 2 (results here), on the other side of the planet some of the world’s top Brazilian jiu jitsu athletes were going to war in IBJJF’s Asian Jiu Jitsu Championship in Tokyo – Japan. The tournament captured the interest of a few big names such as Mackenzie Dern, Rikako Yuasa, Andris Brunovskis, Roberto Satoshi, Koji Shibamoto, Isaque Paiva, to name a few.

The tournament passed with no big upsets, below are the results:

3 time open weight jiu jitsu World Champion Marcus Almeida, commonly known as “Buchecha”, is making a move to mixed martial arts (MMA) in 2016. He has recently been more outspoken about his planned shift to the cage. More details inside.

One of the top Brazilian jiu jitsu/grappling events in the world, Polaris 2, will kick off on Saturday – 12th of September 2015. In this piece, BJJ Heroes goes through the matches and what this fantastic “submission only” event represents to the sport’s landscape.

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 – …