The World of BJJ: September 2021 Recap


What’s happening on the earth of BJJ? 

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


IBJJF Pan (Gi) Championship (1-5 September 2021)

We all know, we all know, you’re in all probability extra desirous about no-gi grappling outcomes than what occurred within the newest gi match. However persist with us – the 2021 IBJJF Pan Championships didn’t disappoint. Listed here are a number of highlights from the match:

  •   Fellipe Andrew ran by means of each the superheavyweight (100kg) and absolutely the weight lessons to take double gold. With 7 matches in whole, Andrew solely conceded factors in a type of matches – to Gustavo Batista within the finals of his weight class. In case anybody had forgotten, Fellipe Andrew reminded the grappling world of his submission-oriented model and his dominant, methodical strategy within the gi.
  •   The opposite large story of the day was Yara Soares’ open class win. Just lately making the transfer to Dream Artwork, Soares battled by means of an damage in all 4 of her matches, in the end incomes two submissions, one win by way of determination and one win by way of benefits. She took out Sarah Rice, Nathalie Ribeiro, Bianca Basilio, and Ana Carolina Vieira to earn herself the open-class title.


Listed here are the lists of gold medalists from the feminine and male black belt divisions 

Feminine Black Belt Division Winners

  •   58KG: Lavinia Barbosa (Checkmat)
  •   64KG: Anna Rodrigues (Dream Artwork)
  •   70KG: Bianca Basílio (Almeida Jiu Jitsu)
  •   76KG: Nathalie Ribeiro (Checkmat)
  •   82KG: Luiza Monteiro (Atos)
  •   88KG: Ana Carolina Vieira (Aviv Jiu Jitsu)
  •   Open Class: Yara Soares (Dream Artwork)

Male Black Belt Division Winners  

  •   58KG: Livio Ribeiro (Ares)
  •   64KG: Diego Pato Oliveira (Cicero Costha)
  •   70KG: Jamil Hill-Taylor (Staff Lloyd Irvin)
  •   76KG: Johnatha Alves (Artwork of Jiu Jitsu)
  •   82KG: Tainan Dalpra (Artwork of Jiu Jitsu)
  •   88KG: André Porfirio (Battle Sports activities)
  •   94KG: Gustavo Batista (Atos)
  •   100KG: Fellipe Andrew (Alliance)
  •   +100KG: Victor Hugo (Six Blades)
  •   Open Class: Fellipe Andrew (Alliance)


F2W – September Occasions

Probably the most prolific and well-run skilled grappling organizations, Battle 2 Win Professional, hosted one other three stellar exhibits in September. Listed here are the outcomes from these occasions.


F2W 183 (10 September 2021) noticed MMA veteran and legend Baret Yoshida defeat Bernardo Pitel by way of submission to earn the submission of the evening honors. The remainder of the principle card was stuffed with high-level black belt matchups – F2W 183 was stacked!

Listed here are the total outcomes from the black belt portion of the principle card.

  •   Baret Yoshida def. Bernardo Pitel (anaconda choke; Submission of the Evening)
  •   Michael Liera Jr. def. Jackson Nagai (determination)
  •   Josh Hinger def. Corey Guitard (determination)
  •   Gabriel Almeida def. Dom Bell (determination)
  •   Fellipe Andrew def. Fellipe Trovo (choke; Battle of the Evening)
  •   Lucas Pinheiro def. Carlos Oliveira (choke)
  •   Jacob Lee def. Sean Joseph (kneebar)
  •   Melissa Cueto def. Pleasure Pendell (armbar)
  •   David Reed def. Miles Lukas (determination)
  •   Ziro Ramirez def. Talal Alrasheed (choke)
  •   Piter Frank def. Richard Lopez (armbar)
  •   Tim Mendoza def. Chris Richey (armbar)
  •   Takahito Yoshioka def. Andre pontes (determination)
  •   Antonio Zuazo def. Adam Bradley (determination)
  •   Paul Woo def. Gabriel Bergami (determination)
  •   Rafael Nogueira da Gama def. Orlando Coronel (determination)
  •   Steve Hargett def. Johnny Souza (determination)
  •   Sophia Nordeno def. Nikki Sullivan (break up determination; Battle of the Evening)
  •   Christopher Hargett def. Zimitro Perez (determination)
  •   Anthony Harris def. Adam Mazin (determination)
  •   Tyler Naijar def. Michael Salazar (determination)
  •   Geoff Actual def. Jason Prepare dinner (determination)


F2W 184 (18 September 2021) noticed Dustin Akbari take out Hugo Marques by way of break up determination in the principle occasion. Within the co-main occasion, Frank Correia defeated Clint Treadway – additionally by way of break up determination.

Listed here are the total outcomes from the black belt portion of the principle card.

  •   Dustin Akbari def. Hugo Marques (break up determination)
  •   Frank Correia def. Clint Treadway (break up determination)
  •   Joey Mckay def. Chad Bingham (determination)
  •   Kaisar Saulebayev def. Jack Montgomery (armbar)
  •   Ryan Jennerjohn def. Dan Dykeman (break up determination)
  •   Antione Gibson def. Frankie Dimartino (heel hook)


F2W 185 (24 September 2021) noticed two-time ADCC champ Yuri Simoes defeat the two-time IBJJF Pans double-gold medalist (2020, 2021) Fellipe Andrew in a detailed, back-and-forth match, which noticed the 2 opponents battle it out on the ft with aggressive wrestling and on the bottom with nice guard work and a handful of leg lock makes an attempt.

Listed here are the total outcomes from the black belt portion of the principle card.

  •     Yuri Simoes def. Fellipe Andrew (determination; Battle of the Evening)
  •     Fillipe Matos def. Gerson Taitingfong Atoigue (determination)
  •     Charles Johnson def. Joe Marchie (RNC; Submission of the Evening)
  •     Jeff Macatangay def. Hoc Do (determination)

Try Battle 2 Win on Instagram for extra information about upcoming occasions.


FloGrappling WNO Championship 2021 (25-26 September)

FloGrappling and their Who’s Quantity One (WNO) collection of occasions have taken the skilled grappling world by storm. And so it was tremendously thrilling, however not stunning, when Flo introduced the WNO Championship to happen in late September of 2021.

5 divisions in whole. 40 athletes. 4 classes throughout two days. Tens of hundreds of {dollars} in prize cash on the road. The hype was very, very nicely deserved.

There’s a lot to speak about, however one of many largest tales from the weekend got here when Gabriel Sousa submitted multiple-time world champion Mikey Musumeci by way of north-south choke within the opening spherical of the 155lbs division. Sousa would go on to defeat younger AOJ star Cole Abate to earn his place within the finals, the place he would lose a hard-fought match to Kade Ruotolo by way of D’arce choke. 

Different surprising outcomes included Cole Abate’s win over veteran Geo Martinez, Orlando Sanchez’s DQ in his match with Tex Johnson, Jacob Sofa’s heel hook win over Roberto Jimenez, and Tim Sprigg’s heel hook victory over Kaynan Duarte to win the heavyweight title, amongst others.

Right here is an summary of the remainder of the outcomes from the epic weekend that noticed 5 new WNO Champions topped.


Ladies’s 115lbs

1st place: Mayssa Bastos

2nd place: Grace Gundrum

3rd place: Tammi Musumeci


  •   Mayssa Bastos def. Alex Nguyen (determination)
  •   Tammi Musumeci def. Amanda Alequin (determination)
  •   Grace Gundrum def. Danielle Kelly (determination)
  •   Jessa Khan def. Jessica Crane (inside heel hook)


  •   Mayssa Bastos def. Tammi Musumeci (determination)
  •   Grace Gundrum def. Jessa Khan (tornado)

Third Place

  •   Tammi Musumeci def. Amanda Alequin (determination)


  •   Mayssa Bastos def. Grace Gundrum (determination)


Ladies’s Heavyweight

1st place: Rafaela Guedes

2nd place: Kendall Reusing

3rd place: Elisabeth Clay


  •   Amanda Leve def. Gabrielle Garcia (determination)
  •   Rafaela Guedes def. Elisabeth Clay (determination)
  •   Ana Carolina Vieira def. Amanda Lowen (katagatame)
  •   Kendall Reusing def. Erin Harpe (determination)


  •   Kendall Reusing def. Ana Carolina Vieira (determination)
  •   Rafaela Guedes def. Amanda Leve (determination)

Third Place

  •   Elisabeth Clay def. Erin Harpe (determination)


  •   Rafaela Guedes def. Kendall Reusing (guillotine)


Males’s 155lbs

1st place: Kade Ruotolo

2nd place: Gabriel Sousa

3rd place: Diego Pato Oliveira


  •   Gabriel Sousa def. Mikey Musumeci (north-south choke)
  •   Josh Cisneros def. Damien Anderson (armbar)
  •   Cole Abate def. Geo Martinez (determination)
  •   Kade Ruotolo def. Diego Pato Oliveira (D’arce choke)


  •   Gabriel Sousa def. Cole Abate (determination)
  •   Kade Ruotolo def. Josh Cisneros (damage)

Third Place

  •   Diego Pato Oliveira def. Josh Cisneros (RNC)


  •   Kade Ruotolo def. Gabriel Sousa (D’arce choke)


Males’s 185lbs

1st place: Tye Ruotolo

2nd place: Mica Galvao

3rd place: Jacob Crouch


  •   Tye Ruotolo def. Johnny Tama (D’arce choke)
  •   Dante Leon def. Jon Clean (determination)
  •   Jacob Sofa def. Roberto Jimenez (inside heel hook)
  •   Mica Galvao def. William Tackett (determination)


  •   Mica Galvao def. Jacob Sofa (armbar)
  •   Tye Ruotolo def. Dante Leon (guillotine)

Third Place

  •   Jacob Sofa def. William Tackett (break up determination)


  •   Tye Ruotolo def. Mica Galvao (break up determination)


Males’s Heavyweight

1st place: Tim Spriggs

2nd place: Kaynan Duarte

3rd place: Rida Haisam


  •   Kaynan Duarte def. Kyle Boehm (determination)
  •   Mason Fowler def. Giancarlo Bodoni (determination)
  •   Tex Johsnon def. Orlando Sanchez (DQ)
  •   Tim Spriggs def. Rida Haisam (inside heel hook)


  •   Tim Spriggs def. Tex Johnson (determination)
  •   Kaynan Duarte def. Giancarlo Bodoni (determination)

Third Place

  •   Rida Haisam def. Giancarlo Bodoni (determination)


  •   Tim Spriggs def. Kaynan Duarte (heel hook)

Whereas this was an outstanding 2-day occasion, the brackets have been stuffed with late replacements, which was certainly disappointing to many followers trying ahead to sure athletes compete. Nevertheless, this can be extra of a difficulty with the high-level skilled grappling circuit in the mean time: how can we hold athletes injury-free in order that they will compete extra usually and in order that the brackets for giant competitions don’t fluctuate as a lot?

Furthermore, this was one of many first instances we’ve seen repechage rounds utilized in knowledgeable grappling match (made well-liked in wrestling tournaments, repechage rounds have the athletes who lose within the first spherical to the eventual finalists enter a brand new bracket for an opportunity to win third-place). One downside with the repechage rounds for this occasion was that some athletes have been both unwilling or unable (resulting from damage) to compete after dropping their first match, leaving the grapplers who have been nonetheless standing with a barely simpler path again to the bronze medal match. Both method, this was an modern addition to knowledgeable jiu-jitsu match, and one thing we’d prefer to see extra of sooner or later.

General, we’re excited for what WNO has arising, together with an occasion on the finish of October, the place the ladies’s 125lb and 135lb championship belts are on the road.


ADCC European, Center East, African Trials (18 September 2021)

The primary ADCC trials for the upcoming ADCC World Championships in 2022 (September 17-18 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States) passed off lately in Poland.

5 male athletes can be punching their tickets to the ADCC world championships with wins of their respective divisions. The most important title to qualify for the massive present in 2022 is Oliver Taza, who made two earlier appearances at ADCC in 2017 and 2019.

Right here is the listing of division winners who earned their method into the ADCC championships subsequent yr.

  •     65.9kg: Ashley Williams
  •     76.9kg: Oliver Taza
  •     87.9kg Eoghan O’flanagan
  •     -98.9kg: Perttu Tepponen
  •     +99kg: Heikki Jussila

With the much-awaited Gordon Ryan vs Andre Galvao major occasion superfight lastly being confirmed by head match organizer Mo Jassim, there’s rather a lot to be excited for as ADCC 2022 approaches!


Grapple within the Temple (24 September 2021)

ADCC champion Matheus Diniz took on up-and-comer David Garmo in the principle occasion of Grapple within the Temple, knowledgeable grappling occasion hosted by Flo Grappling and the Marcelo Garcia Detroit Affiliation in a Masonic Temple.

In a 10-minute, submission-only match, Diniz ended up submitting Garmo with what appeared to be a von flue choke, or maybe a shoulder crank.

All in all, this was an awesome occasion for the jiu-jitsu scene within the state of Detroit.

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There you’ve got it. Now, you’re all caught up on key occasions within the BJJ world from September. 

Test in subsequent month for a recap of the whole lot that occurred in October. 

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

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