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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.

GT Open Results & Videos

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,

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Champion Factories

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.

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IBJJF Asian Championship 2015 Results

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:

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Buchecha to debut in MMA in 2016

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.

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Polaris 2: Death Before Decisions

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.

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Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Tokyo Results

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.

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ADCC 2015 Full Results

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.

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IBJJF Sao Paulo Open 2015 Results

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.

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João Miyao Out of ADCC, What Now?

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.

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EBI IV Results

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.

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Best Finishers in Jiu Jitsu

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.

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GT Open, BJJ Taking Over Central America

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.

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Rio Winter Open 2015 Results

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.

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Scout Watch: Top 5 New Black Belts

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.

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