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The World of BJJ: November 2021 Recap

What’s occurring on this planet of BJJ? 

We’ve received you coated for all of your BJJ-related information and happenings on this model of our month-to-month recap (November 2021).  


BJJ Stars 7 (6 November 2021)

BJJ Stars placed on a stellar present in Sao Paulo to kick off the month with a card stacked stuffed with Brazilian expertise.

In the primary occasion, Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa defeated UFC fighter and BJJ black belt Gilbert “Durinho” Burns through rear bare choke in a no-gi matchup.

Within the co-main occasion, Josh Hinger defeated Luis Marques in a gi match to say the BJJ Stars Masters Gentle Heavyweight title. After the occasion, Marques introduced his retirement from competitors.

Additionally asserting his retirement from competitors was Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes, who earned a call victory over Bruno Frazatto.

Beneath are the complete outcomes from the primary card:

  •   Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa def. Gilbert “Durinho” Burns (RNC)
  •   Josh Hinger def. Luis Marques (4-2)
  •   Celsinho Venicius def. AJ Agazarm (2-0)
  •   Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes def. Bruno Frazatto (choice)
  •   Leo Vieira def. Cleber Luciano
  •   Gutemberg Pereira def. Marcus Scooby (2-2, 4-1 benefits)
  •   Tainan Dalpra def. Lucas Gualberto (toehold)
  •   Fabio Romao def. Diogo Almeida (2-0)
  •   Meyram Magquine def. Tiago Barros (armbar)
  •   Anna Rodrigues def. Dyna Sena (DQ)
  •   Matheus Spirandeli def. Rafael Dutra (armbar)
  •   Sabatha Lais def. Rebecca De Albuquerque (2-0)

Try the BJJ Stars Official Instagram web page to remain up to date on upcoming BJJ Stars occasions.


1st ADCC North American Trial (6-7 November 2021)

The ADCC World Championships in 2022 in Los Angeles, California is shaping as much as be the largest ADCC occasion in historical past! That stated, all eyes had been on the 1st North American trials to see who would clinch their spot in subsequent yr’s “Olympics of grappling.”

There have been 5 males’s divisions and a pair of girls’s divisions at these trials, so 7 grapplers in whole secured their spots for ADCC 2022.

Listed below are the winners of every division:

  •   Males’s 66kg: Cole Abate
  •   Males’s 77kg: Kade Ruotolo
  •   Males’s 88kg: Giancarlo Bodoni
  •   Males’s 99kg: Mason Fowler
  •   Males’s +99kg: John Hansen
  •   Ladies’s 60kg: Brianna Ste-Marie
  •   Ladies’s +60kg: Kendall Reusing

As you’ll be able to see above, ADCC 2022 may have many new faces vying for an opportunity at gold.

Listed below are the outcomes from every of the divisions on the 1st North American trials.

Males’s 66kg


  •   Keith Krikorian def. Ben Eddy
  •   Gianni Grippo def. Elijah Tagalog
  •   Cole Abate def. Estevan Martinez
  •   Deandre Corbe def. Junny Ocasio


  •   Keith Krikorian def. Gianni Grippo
  •   Cole Abate def. Deandre Corbe


  •   Cole Abate def. Keith Krikorian

Males’s 77kg


  •   Kade Ruotolo def. Magid Hage
  •   PJ Barch def. Alan Sanchez
  •   Kody Steele def. Jonathan Satava
  •   William Tackett def. Pierre-Olivier Leclerc


  •   Kade Ruotolo def. PJ Barch
  •   William Tackett def. Kody Steele


  •   Kade Ruotolo def. William Tackett

Males’s 88kg


  •   Elder Cruz def. Sean Yadimarco
  •   John Salter def. Adrian Nez
  •   Giancarlo Bodoni def. Ryan Aitken
  •   Jacob Sofa def. Joseph Watson


  •   Elder Cruz def. John Salter
  •   Giancarlo Bodoni def. Jacob Sofa


  •   Giancarlo Bodoni def. Elder Cruz

Males’s 99kg


  •   Mason Fowler def. Brian Giorgio
  •   Paul Ardila def. Michael Schweiger
  •   Mario Gonzalez def. Hudson Taylor
  •   Devhonte Johnson def. Joe Dierkhising


  •   Devhonte Johnson def. Paul Ardila
  •   Mason Fowler def. Mario Gonzalez


  •   Mason Fowler def. Devhonte Johnson

Males’s +99kg


  •   Alex Grandy def. J Extra
  •   Damon Ramos def. Pat Downey
  •   Danny Chaid def. L Albrecht
  •   John Hansen def. Okay Satterfield


  •   John Hansen def. Danny Chaid
  •   Damon Ramos def. Alex Grandy


  •   John Hansen def. Damon Ramos

Ladies’s 60kg


  •   Jasmine Rocha def. Nicole Matthew
  •   Alex Enriquez def. Heather Raftery
  •   Brianna Ste-Marie def. Kathryn Egan
  •   Fatima Kline def. Trinity Pun


  •   Alex Enriquez def. Fatima Kline
  •   Brianna Ste-Marie def. Jasmine Rocha


  •   Brianna Ste-Marie def. Alex Enriquez

Ladies’s +60kg


  •   Kendall Reusing def. Nicole Johnson
  •   Lauren Jones def. Jordan Novak
  •   Khadijah Peek def. Erin Quillen
  •   Amy Campo def. Hanna Harjo


  •   Amy Campo def Khadijah Peek
  •   Kendall Reusing def. Lauren Jones


  •   Kendall Reusing def. Amy Campo

Additionally a particular shoutout to 2 of our JJXF sponsored-athletes: Frank Rosenthal and Francis St. Amour

Each Frank and Francis had nice runs on the ADCC trials, although they weren’t in a position to make their manner onto the rostrum this time. We’re proud to see these two warriors fly the JJXF flag, and we will’t wait to see them get again to competitors! Preserve a watch out for these two!

Try the official web site for the ADCC trials for details about upcoming qualifying occasions earlier than the ADCC World Championships in 2022.


IBJJF Grand Prix (13 November 2021)

Followers had been handled to not one, however two IBJJF Grand Prix tournaments, hosted on the Las Vegas Conference Middle in the identical action-packed week that’s dwelling to the IBJJF Masters World Championships and Jiu-Jitsu CON.

Within the Middleweight Grand Prix (82kg), Tainan Dalpra emerged victorious. He defeated Renato Canuto and Jonnatas Gracie to proceed a tremendous first yr as a black belt.

Listed below are the complete outcomes from the Middleweight Grand Prix:


  •   Jonnatas Gracie def. Otavio Sousa (choice)
  •   Tainan Dalpra def. Renato Canuto (9-2)


  •       Tainan Dalpra def. Jonnatas Gracie (choke)

Within the Heavyweight Grand Prix (+94kg), Victor Hugo continued his profitable methods and defeated Gustavo Batista and Mahamed Aly to say the title and the money.

Listed below are the complete outcomes from the Heavyweight Grand Prix:



  •   Mahamed Aly def. Fellipe Andre (7-4)
  •   Victor Hugo def. Gustavo Batista (benefits)


  •       Victor Hugo def. Mahamed Aly (ankle lock)

Which different weight lessons would you prefer to see the IBJJF put collectively for a Grand Prix event?

Up to now, the IBJJF has hosted one Grand Prix at a time, usually with 8 opponents. This time, they hosted two Grand Prix tournaments, however with solely 4 opponents in every event as an alternative of 8.

What do you need to see: extra weight divisions, or divisions with extra opponents?

Additionally, what would a No-Gi Grand Prix appear like now that heel hooks are authorized beneath the IBJJF ruleset?     

Try the entire IBBJF calendar for 2021 for extra info on upcoming occasions.


Uncooked Grappling Championship #1 (14 November 2021)

RAW Grappling Championship had its inaugural present in London, England, and it didn’t disappoint!

The occasion featured each an 8-man black belt Grand Prix event and two big-name superfights.

Within the superfights, Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa defeated Gerard Labinski through armbar, whereas Rafael Lovato Jr. narrowly defeated Adam Wardzinski through 1 penalty.

Right here is the complete outcomes from the 8-man black belt Grand Prix event:


  •   Josh Hinger def. Bradley Hill (choice)
  •   Patrick Gaudio def. Thomas Bracher (break up choice)
  •   Taylor Pearman def. Stevil hill (calf slicer)
  •   Yuri Simões def. Jed Hue (OT – factors)


  •   Patrick Gaudio def. Josh Hinger (choice)
  •   Yuri Simões def. Taylor Pearman (OT – factors)


  •   Yuri Simões def. Patrick Gaudio (choice)

It’s wonderful to see Yuri Simões persevering with to dominate deep into his aggressive profession, and it’s additionally nice to see one other high-level skilled grappling present come out of the UK!

Who would you prefer to see compete on the following Uncooked Grappling Championship card?

Try the Uncooked Grappling Championship Instagram web page for updates on upcoming occasions.


GrappleFest 10 (20 November 2021)

GrappleFest, yet one more high-level UK grappling promotion, hosted one other high quality occasion, headlined by a no-gi 80kg title match between Dante Leon and Oliver Taza. Within the battle of Canadians, Leon performed a really strategic recreation to earn a call victory over Taza.

Additionally on the cardboard had been matchups between Kade Ruotolo vs Keith Krikorian, in addition to Tye Ruotolo vs Nick Ronan.  

Listed below are the complete outcomes from the primary card:

  •   Dante Leon def. Oliver Taza (choice)
  •   Kade Ruotolo def. Keith Krikorian (choice)
  •   Tye Ruotolo def. Nick Ronan (choice)
  •   Pierre-Olivier Leclerc def. Dinu Bucalet (choice)
  •   Matty Holmes def. Kieran Davern (choice)
  •   Nadine Tavares def. Rosa Walsh (choice – match of the night time)
  •   Shane Fishman def. Ben Hills (RNC)
  •   Ellis Youthful def. Jan Stach (choice)
  •   Lee Chadwick def. Ash Fletcher (armlock)
  •   Paul Likowski def. Chris Welsh (RNC)
  •   Jorge Valladares def. Josh Cherrington (heel hook)
  •   Kevin Corkhill def. Tommy Yip (break up choice)

Whereas most of the matches did finish in choice, this card was full of back-and-forth motion and lots of thrilling submission makes an attempt.

What’s subsequent for GrappleFest?

Try the GrappleFest Instagram web page to remain up to date on upcoming occasions.  


Polaris 18 (27 November 2021)

Polaris returned to the ICC Area in Wales with one other thrilling card stuffed with native (UK) and worldwide expertise.

Headlining the occasion was a gi matchup between Ash Williams and Paulo Miyao. Williams earned a break up choice win over Miyao in a reasonably slow-paced match, which noticed Williams try a number of lower-body submissions.

Within the co-main occasion, Jed Hue took on late alternative AJ Agazarm, who stepped in for an injured Edwin Najmi. Hue was declared the winner through choice after a back-and-forth match that included a handful of submission makes an attempt from each side.

Listed below are the complete outcomes from the occasion:

  •   Ash Williams def. Paulo Miyao (break up choice)
  •   Jed Hue def. AJ Agazarm (choice)
  •   Igor Tanabe def. Tommy Langaker (choke from the again)
  •   Stevie Ray def. Craig Ewers (tornado/neck crank)
  •   Leon Larman def. Bryn Jenkins (choice)
  •   Lloyd Cooper def. Tom Barry (break up choice)

Who do you need to see on the Polaris stage within the close to future?

Try the Polaris Instagram web page for extra info on upcoming occasions.  


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There you might have it. Now, you’re all caught up on key occasions within the BJJ world from November. 

Examine in subsequent month for a recap of every part that occurred in December. 

Till then… keep rolling, and defend your neck! (And your legs, and arms, and wrists… you get it).



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