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Buchecha talks coming back from injury to win 4th open class title; vows to go for the fifth in 2017

SHARE THIS NEWS Marcus Buchecha did not have a good year in 2015. The low point was the serious injury sustained at the quarterfinals of the World championship, when the ligaments of his right knee gave out. Surgery followed and doctors told him it would be at least 12 months until he would be able…

2016 Worlds: the ultimate photo gallery of the black belt finals

SHARE THIS NEWS Once again, the black belt finals were the highlight point of the World Jiu-Jitsu championship. The best competitors in the world left all they got on the mats and our photographers were there to register. Here are 200+ images that prove how awesome the Sunday in Long Beach was. Click to browse. Coverage…

2016 Worlds: Buchecha makes history with unprecedented 4th open class title, Dominyka wins back to back; other results

SHARE THIS NEWS The 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu championship is absolutely in the books. And it was one really for the books. First of all, Marcus Buchecha wrote a new chapter in Jiu-Jitsu history by winning an unprecedented fourth black belt open class title. He has now 8 gold medals overall as a black belt and…

2016 Worlds: Buchecha vs. Erberth; Dominyka vs. Bia in the black belt open class finals; other highlights of day 3

SHARE THIS NEWS Day 3 of the 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu championship defined the four people who will fight ofr the ultimate glory in Jiu-Jitsu. in the male black belt open class, Marcus Buchecha is back for his fourth final in five editions since 2012. He’ll face Erberth Santos in his debut in the open class…

2016 Worlds: It’s time! Follow here the black belt open class divisions live from Long Beach

SHARE THIS NEWS The black belt open class male and female kicks off this Saturday, at 11:30AM. Follow the complete coverage at GRACIEMAG’s social media channels: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Coverage brought to you by GAMENESS.

2016 Worlds: Victor Hugo, Gabrielle top the purple belt open class on day 2; other results

SHARE THIS NEWS The second day of matches at the 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu championship had the open class divisions of the purple belt as highlights. Vicotr Hugo Marques made to the top of the male purple belt division with two gold medals. First he won the superheavy and then marched to the final of the…

Andre Galvão keeps the fire burning 11 years after his first Worlds as a black belt

SHARE THIS NEWS The year was 2005 when a new face appeared in the middleweight division. From the camp of Fernando Tererê, a young and talented André Galvão confirmed the great results he had in the colored belts and debuted with another gold medal. Eleven years later, Galvão is now a three-time world champion (2005, 2008, 2014),…

2016 Worlds: Duzão Lopes rules over the blue belt division on 1st day of Jiu-Jitsu in Long Beach

SHARE THIS NEWS The first day of action at the 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu championship featured lots of thrills in over 12 hours of Jiu-Jitsu at the Long Beach Pyramid. The main attraction was the adult male blue belt division, but juvenile and master white belts also took to the mats to pour their hearts out…

7 questions the 2016 Worlds could answer until the end of the week

SHARE THIS NEWS The 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu championship kicks off this Thursday at the Walter Pyramid. In the next four days, the best grapplers in the world will fight for the ultimate glory in the gentle art community. After all champions are crowned, the Jiu-Jitsu environment will be reshaped. We have lined up 10 questions the action…

Faria, Buchecha, Xande, Galvão, Barral, Rocha, others to fight for $50k at the IBJJF Pro League GP

SHARE THIS NEWS   The IBJJF just announced the first ever IBJJF Pro League GP, on July 9th, in Las Vegas. The event will be part of the UFC Fan Expo. It will offer the impressive sum of $50,000 for the first and second places. The champion will take $40k and the runner up will…

IBJJF Awards Ceremony: Carlson, Jacaré, Carlos Jr, Rolls inducted to Hall of Fame; other awards

SHARE THIS NEWS The IBJJF held a award ceremony in Irvine this evening. The event paid homage to some of Jiu-Jitsu’s greatest names from the past and the present. “I look at this room and I remember how we started doing tournaments in Brazil in the 90s. Twenty years later we are here and we…

IBJJF to host the best in Jiu-Jitsu at the 2015/2016 season for awards dinner this Tuesday

SHARE THIS NEWS The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation will be hosting an Awards Ceremony this Tuesday evening, in Irvine, California. The event will celebrate the best competitors of the 2015/2016 season and also induct four of the most important names in Jiu-Jitsu history to the IBJJF hall of fame. The top ten athletes in the…

2016 Worlds: brackets out; check out the pathway to gold in each black belt division

SHARE THIS NEWS The IBJJF has released the official brackets for the 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu championship. The event is scheduled June 2-5, at the Long Beach Pyramid, in California. A quick look at the brackets allows us to imagine the pathway each athlete will have to travel on their way to the gold medal in…

Countdown to the 2016 Worlds: Leandro Lo ready to try his 5th gold medal while still eyeing the open class title

SHARE THIS NEWS Leandro Lo has been a fan favorite since he rose to fame in 2011. Now a four times black belt world champion is three different weight divisions (Light: 2012-2013; Middle: 2014, Medium-heavy 2015), Lo is getting ready for his sixth appearance in the world championship looking for his fifth gold medal. If…

2016 Worlds: official schedule out; see what time divisions go on each day

SHARE THIS NEWS The IBJJF has released the official schedule for the 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu championship. The most important event of the year takes place June 2-5, once again at the Walter Pyramid, in Long Beach, California. Day 1, Thursday, will see mostly white belts and blue belts on the mats, with two purple belt…