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The World of BJJ: October 2021 Recap

What’s happening on the 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 (October 2021).  


Medusa 1 – EBI Strawweight Event (2 October, 2021)

Medusa Jiu-Jitsu kicked off October with its inaugural occasion, which included two ladies’s tournaments:

  •     115lbs (EBI guidelines)
  •     135lbs (Fight Jiu-Jitsu (CJJ) guidelines)

Within the 115lbs EBI bracket, skilled MMA fighter and grappler Fatima Kline dominated her solution to the title, submitting three of her opponents in regulation. Within the finals, Kline took out 16-year outdated rising begin Trinity Pun with a slick kneebar to take house the belt.

Within the 135lbs CJJ bracket, the EBI CJJ flyweight champion, Brianna St-Marie, continued her hot-streak, taking house the belt thanks to 3 submission victories. Within the finals, Ste-Marie – a brown belt – beat Atos black belt Nikki Sullivan through armbar in time beyond regulation.

Additionally on the cardboard had been two particular matches:

  •     Mattie Brown def. Rita Lynne de Alba (armbar in OT; EBI guidelines)
  •     Ffion Davies def. Jennifer Rivera (armbar; CJJ guidelines)

We hope to see extra ladies’s tournaments like this sooner or later, and we’re excited to see what Medusa has in retailer for his or her subsequent occasion!

Take a look at/observe the Medusa Jiu-Jitsu Instagram web page for extra details about their upcoming exhibits.


BJJ Fanatics Grand Prix (3 October 2021)

BJJ Fanatics took a brief break from producing educational DVDs to place one other one in every of their unbelievable grand prix occasions. This bracket gave 12 grapplers an opportunity to battle it out for a $10,000 prize.

Ultimately, 10th Planet’s PJ Barch submitted Johnny Tama with an inside heel hook within the finals to say the title. Within the opening spherical, Barch defeated Caleb McCallister through submission, then he defeated Pierre-Olivier Leclerc by choice within the semi-finals.

Take a look at the BJJ Fanatics website for extra information on the grand prix (attempt to not purchase too many instructionals whilst you’re there!).


Polaris 17: Jones vs Ramos (9 October 2021)

After the final three Polaris occasions concerned crew challenges somewhat than particular person matches, the UK-based occasion was again to their outdated format for Polaris 17.

In the principle occasion, Craig Jones defended his Polaris middleweight no-gi title towards UFC veteran Davi Ramos. All in all, the principle occasion was not as thrilling because it might have been primarily based on the stylistic match-up of the 2 grapplers. For probably the most half, Ramos appeared tentative, and Jones didn’t look like really challenged, leading to a unanimous choice victory for Jones.

Within the co-main occasion, Kendall Reusing defeated Venla Luukkonen through armbar in her Polaris debut, on the similar time securing the efficiency of the evening award.

Listed here are the total outcomes from the preliminary card:

  •     Abbie O’Toole def. Maia Holmes (RNC)
  •     Max Corteggiano def. Nathan Kay (choice)
  •     Yousuf Nabi def. Dan Pacan (choice)
  •     Shane Curtis def. Ben Hills (choice)
  •     Dominic Dillion def. Scott Pooley (kimura)
  •     Jack Sear def. Ollie Bates (choice)

Listed here are the total outcomes from the principle card:

  •     Craig Jones def. Davi Ramos (choice)
  •     Kendall Reusing def. Venla Luukkonen (armbar)
  •     Jed Hue def. Kody Steele (choice)
  •     Mateusz Szczencinski def. Ellis Youthful (heel hook)
  •     Tarik Hopstock def. Fred Greenall
  •     Kamil Wilk def. Robert Degle (choice)

Polaris 18 will characteristic Edwin Najmi vs Jed Hue as the principle occasion, after Hue referred to as out Najmi following his Polaris 17 win over Kody Steele. Who do you suppose will come out on prime?

Take a look at the Polaris Instagram web page for extra information on their upcoming occasions.


IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship (7-10 October 2021)

The 2021 version of the IBJJF No-Gi World Championships befell in Texas this yr and featured a number of latest black belt champions.

Atos’ Rafaela Guedes received black belt double gold, dominating her opponents in a complete of 5 matches.

Gracie Barra’s Pedro Marinho received the grappling world’s consideration as he took black belt double gold, working his method via eight robust opponents to say the victory. What’s extra spectacular is that Marinho is lower than a yr into his black belt aggressive profession!

Right here is the total record of gold medal winners from the female and male divisions:

Black Belt Champions (Male)

  •     55kg: Estevan Martinez
  •     61kg: Bebeto Oliveira
  •     67kg: Diego “Pato” Oliveira
  •     73kg: Gianni Grippo
  •     79kg: Hugo Marques
  •     85kg: Jeferson Guaresi
  •     91kg: Pedro Marinho
  •     97kg: Devhonte Johnson
  •     +97kg: Roberto Abreu
  •     Open: Pedro Marinho

Black Belt Champions (Feminine)

  •     51kg: Mayssa Bastos
  •     56kg: Talita Alencar
  •     61kg: Ffion Davies
  •     66kg: Raquel Canuto
  •     71kg: Elisabeth Clay
  •     76kg: Rafaela Guedes
  •     +76kg: Mayara Custódio
  •     Open: Rafaela Guedes

Take a look at the IBJJF website for more information on upcoming occasions.


Subversiv 6 (16 October 2021)

Subversiv returned with one other no-gi crew vs crew type occasion. On the final occasion, Subversiv 5, Staff Atos made fast work of their opponents to say the crew title.

This time round, at Subversiv 6, it was a younger Staff Checkmat – comprised of three elite brown belts – who walked away as crew champions.

Jansen “Nenego” Gomes (male light-weight), Elder Cruz (male heavyweight), and Thamires Monteiro (feminine open weight) placed on unbelievable performances, taking out Staff Legion within the finals, which was comprised of Miha Perhavec (male light-weight), Sloane Clymer (male heavyweight), and Paige Ivette (feminine open weight).

Additionally on the cardboard had been a number of black belt superfights. Highlights embrace:

  •     Matheus Luna def. Rafael dos Anjos (cut up choice; gi)
  •     Amanda “Tubby” Alequin def. Pati Fontes (choice; no-gi)
  •     Pedro Dias def. Lucas Pinheiro (cut up choice; gi)
  •     Baret Yoshida def. Takahito Yoshioka (choice; gi)

Take a look at the Subversiv Instagram web page for details about their subsequent crew vs crew occasion.


FloGrappling WNO: Beatriz Mesquita vs Luiza Monteiro (20 October 2021)

FloGrappling and Who’s Quantity One (WNO) returned for a uncommon Wednesday evening {of professional} grappling motion. In the principle occasion, Gordon Ryan made his return to competitors in an exhibition match towards UFC fighter Philip Rowe. In complete, Ryan submitted Rowe 4 occasions (heel hook, guillotine, 2 x triangle).

For the bantamweight championship title, Beatriz Mesquita employed a tactical technique to defeat Luiza Monteira through choice.

For the flyweight championship title, Ffion Davies took out Nathalie Ribeiro through choice in a wrestling-heavy match.

Additionally on the principle card, Levi Jones-Leary impressed along with his no-gi berimbolo assaults, taking a call victory over Oliver Taza, and Mikey Musumeci tapped Richard Alarcon with a sub 60-second heel hook to say the bantamweight championship title.

Listed here are the total outcomes from the cardboard:

  •     Gordon Ryan def. Philip Rowe (*exhibition match)
  •     Beatriz Mesquita def. Luiza Monteira (choice; bantamweight championship)
  •     Ffion Davies def. Nathalie Ribeiro (choice; flyweight championship)
  •     Levi Jones-Leary def. Oliver Taza (choice)
  •     Mikey Musumeci def. Richard Alarcon (heel hook; bantamweight championship)
  •     Jacob Sofa def. Hunter Colvin (triangle/armbar)
  •     Brianna Ste-Marie def. Bri Robertson (triangle)
  •     Damien Anderson def. Estevan Martinez (choice)

Who would be the subsequent challengers for these championship belts? Additionally, will we see Gordon Ryan return to competitors quickly, or will his subsequent outing be one other exhibition match? We’ll doubtless discover out on the subsequent WNO occasion, so keep tuned!

Take a look at FloGrappling for information on future WNO occasions.


EUG Promotions #3 (23 October 2021)

EUG Promotions placed on their third occasion, and we expect it’s secure to say that they’ve established themselves as one of many premier skilled grappling organizations. 

In EUG #1, Andy Murasaki turned heads by profitable the title in his black belt debut.

In EUG #2, Jonatha Alves labored his method via a tricky bracket to say the title.

In EUG #3, it was Diego “Pato” Oliveira who emerged victorious, strolling away with the 155lbs title and the $10,000 prize. Oliveira defeated Gianni Grippo within the finals through choice.

Listed here are the total outcomes from the occasion:


  •     Gianni Grippo def. Damien Anderson
  •     Liam Hill def. Kieran Kichuk
  •     Diego “Pato” Oliveira def. Alika Villiatora
  •     Gabriel Sousa def. Danilo Moreira


  •     Gianni Grippo def. Liam Hill
  •     Diego “Pato” Oliveira def. Gabriel Sousa


  •     Diego “Pato” Oliveira def. Gianni Grippo

EUG is already considering in direction of the long run, as they’ve introduced a 185lbs no-gi grand prix for $10,000 in January 2022. Which athletes do you suppose ought to be featured on this subsequent occasion?

Take a look at the EUG Promotions Instagram web page for extra details about upcoming occasions.


3CG Middleweight Event (24 October 2021)

Streamed on FITE.TV, the 3CG Middleweight match didn’t disappoint. This bracket consisted of a number of grapplers from quite a lot of backgrounds, together with MMA veterans, NCAA D1 wrestlers, submission-only grapplers, and IBJJF champions. That’s lots of selection!

Renato Canuto caught the grappling world’s consideration along with his stellar efficiency on the way in which to incomes the $10,000 grand prize – together with a wonderful flying armbar submission of MMA veteran Jake Shields.

Listed here are the total outcomes from the middleweight match:

Spherical 1

  •     Jeferson Guaresi def. Kemoy Henderson (tech-fall)
  •     Renato Canuto def. Thiago Aso (estima lock)
  •     Andy Varela def. Gabriel de la Santos (tech-fall)
  •     Aaron Wilson def. Estevan Martinez (golden rating)
  •     Hunter Newton def. Erik Anderson (tech-fall)
  •     Pat Downey def. Geno Morelli (golden rating)
  •     Oliver Taza def. Adrian Nez (golden rating)
  •     Jake Shields def. Eric Alequin (tech-fall)


  •     Jeferson Guaresi def. Andy Varela (choice)
  •     Renato Canuto def. Aaron Wilson (golden rating)
  •     Oliver Taza def. Hunter Newton (straight ankle lock)
  •     Jake Shields def. Pat Downey (choice)


  •   Jeferson Guaresi def. Oliver Taza (golden rating)
  •   Renato Canuto def. Jake Shields (flying armbar)


  •   Renato Canuto def. Jeferson Guaresi (choice)

Additionally on the cardboard had been a protracted record of superfights. Listed here are these outcomes:

  •   Andrew Slater def. Christian Guzman (golden rating)
  •   Willie Audifire def. Scott Hoddick (inside heel hook)
  •   Oscar de los Santos def. Albe Tremblay (d’arce choke)
  •   Jose Munoz def. Tiki Aquino (tech-fall)
  •   Dan Dykeman def. Sean Kicka (reverse triangle)
  •   Antonio Ruiz def. Ryan Cramer (straight ankle lock)
  •   Josh Rodriguez def. Anthony Birchak (golden rating)
  •   Lucas Norat def. Nathan Hagberg (golden rating)
  •   Keven Carrasco def. Jordan Vaisman (golden rating)
  •   Richard Alvarez def. Gerson Atoigue (tech-fall)
  •   Paula Nava def. Jay Shellhammer (golden rating)

Take a look at the Third Coast Grappling (3CG) Instagram web page for extra details about upcoming occasions.

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

Verify in subsequent month for a recap of every part that occurred in November. 

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



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