Latest BJJ News 12/11/2023 | BJJ Mat Warriors
Latest BJJ News 2023

Latest BJJ News 12/11/2023

The latest in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) world as of the past month includes several notable events and achievements:

1. Tye Ruotolo’s Interview: 

Tye Ruotolo has spoken about the most impactful losses in his career in an interview ahead of his world title match at ONE Fight Night 16.

2. Craig Jones at Polaris 26: 

Craig Jones, a prominent figure in the grappling world, secured a quick victory against UFC Middleweight Gerald Meerschaert at Polaris 26, reinforcing his status as one of the sport’s top grapplers [1].

3. Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2023:

This prestigious event celebrated its 15th anniversary with over six thousand athletes participating in ten days of competition at the Mubadala Arena [2].

4. Meggie Ochoa’s Achievement:

Margarita “Meggie” Ochoa won a silver medal in the 49-kilogram brown/black belt category at the 15th Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championships, being defeated in the finals by Mayssa Bastos of Brazil [3].

5. Tye Ruotolo’s Championship Victory:

Tye Ruotolo won the inaugural ONE welterweight submission grappling world title, joining his twin brother Kade as a ONE submission grappling world champion after a decisive victory over Magomed Abdulkadirov.

6. Tainan Dalpra’s No-Gi Debut:

Two-time gi world champion Tainan Dalpra is scheduled to make his no-gi debut against Troy Russell at WNO 21, indicating a significant transition for one of jiu-jitsu’s top gi competitors.

7. Combat Jiu-Jitsu Middleweight World Championship 2023:

The announcement of the Combat Jiu-Jitsu Middleweight World Championship, set for December 22, 2023, has excited the BJJ community as the line-up for the tournament begins to take shape.

These events reflect the dynamic and continually evolving nature of BJJ as a competitive sport and martial art, with established champions defending their titles, competitors transitioning between gi and no-gi formats, and emerging talents making their mark on the world stage.

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