The World of BJJ: What’s Coming Up in August 2021

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The World of BJJ: What’s Coming Up in August 2021

We’ve got you covered for all your BJJ-related news and upcoming events for August 2021. Check out what the BJJ world has in store for you!


BJJBET II – Who’s Next (1 August 2021)

BJJ Bet kicks off the month strong with an enormous card, bringing to you an 8-man middleweight (no-gi) grand prix, as well as a series of high-level super fights featuring much of Brazil’s top talent.

The 8-man grand prix is particularly exciting because the bracket contains a mixture of seasoned veterans and young, rising stars. This grand prix, along with the superfights, should make for a lot of very interesting matchups.

Here’s who will be taking part in the 80kg grand prix:

  •     Leandro Lo
  •     Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa
  •     Servio Tulio
  •     William Tackett
  •     Mauricio Oliveira
  •     Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares
  •     Rafael Paganini
  •     Micael Galvao

As mentioned, there will also be a series of superfights on top of the 8-man grand prix:

  •     Felipe Pena vs Nicholas Meregali
  •     Tayane Porifiro vs Gabi Pessanha
  •     Matheus Gabriel vs Luan Carvalho
  •     Samuel Nagai vs Matheus Onda
  •     Meyram Alves vs Murilo Amaral
  •     Duda Tozi vs Sayuri Toledo
  •     Leo Lara vs Jorge Michelan
  •     Caio BBG vs Pedro Machado

Get more information about the upcoming card, plus results, at BJJBET.


Emerald City Invitational #2 (7 August 2021)

Emerald City Invitational is back with their second card this year, a 15-man 145lb (no-gi) tournament, with the winner taking $10,000. This tournament will follow the EBI ruleset.

In April, Emerald City Invitational’s inaugural show featured a 170lb tournament, which saw PJ Barch submit his way to the championship title. 

Also on the first Emerald City Invitational card, fans saw Luis Quinones submit Frank Rosenthal with an innovative shoulder lock that surprised many. Luckily for fans, Rosenthal will have an opportunity to avenge his loss come the 7th of August, and in the process, he can add another championship title to his already impressive resumé. 

Here is the list of competitors for the 16-man 145lb tournament:

  •     Frank Rosenthal
  •     Joshua Cisneros
  •     Jon Calestine
  •     Gabriel Sousa
  •     Luis Quinones
  •     John Battle
  •     Estevan Martinez
  •     Kennedy Maciel
  •     Damien Anderson
  •     Richard Alarcon
  •     Keith Krikorian
  •     Gianni Grippo
  •     Cameron Mellott
  •     Daniel Sathler
  •     Diego “Pato” Oliveira
  •     Jeff Mock (Winner of Finishers qualifying event)

With so many big names in the bracket, it’s tough to pick a favourite. Considering how the Emerald City Invitational #1 turned out, there should be no doubt that this event will have fireworks as well. 

Check out the Emerald City Invitational Instagram for more news about their upcoming event.  


Polaris Squads 3 (7 August 2021)

Polaris Squads 3 is set to stream live on UFC Fight Pass on the 7th of August. In line with the recent trend of team grappling events, the Polaris Squads 3 event pits Team UK/Ireland vs Team USA. 

Unfortunately, there have been a handful of changes to both teams’ lineups since the event was first announced. Here is what each teams’ lineup looks like right now:

Team UK/Ireland

  •     Under 75kg

o   Darragh O’Connaill (captain)

o   Jed Hue

o   Ross Nicholls

o   Tom Halpin

  •     Under 95kg

o   Ben Dyson

o   Kieran Davern

o   Bradley Hill

o   Dan Strauss


Team USA

  •     Under 75kg

o   Geo Martinez (co-captain)

o   Adam Benayoun

o   Nick Ronan

o   PJ Barch

  •     Under 95kg

o   Richie Martinez (co-captain)

o   Roberto Jiminez

o   Mike Perez

o   Jon Blank

Also, in a special superfight to take place during the event’s intermission, the Polaris UK Grand Prix champion, Freddie Vosgrone, will compete against the BJJ Fanatics champion, Kyle Boehm.

Polaris has a track record of producing very high-level events, and we’re looking forward to another quality show.

Check out the Polaris website for more information about any last-minute lineup changes before the event.


Third Coast Grappling (3CG): Kids 4 (7 August 2021)

Back by popular demand, Third Coast Grappling is bringing you 3CG Kids 4 – a card that you can stream for free featuring tons of high-level matchups for kids and teens only.

Check it out on fite tv, free of charge. The event starts at 1pm CST.


F2W – August Events

Fight 2 Win Pro is back with another busy month to cap off a great summer. Here’s what they have going on in August.

  • F2W 180 – 6 August 2021
  • F2W 181 – 14 August 2021
  • F2W 182 – 20 August 2021
  • F2W 183 – 28 August 2021

Check out F2W’s Instagram page for more information about all upcoming events.


IBJJF – August Events

The IBJJF has a bit of a quiet month coming up after a very busy July. Here’s what they have going on in August.

  •     IBJJF Kansas City International Open (Gi and No-Gi) (7 August 2021)
  •     IBJJF Charleston Summer International Open (Gi and No-Gi) (21-22 August 2021)


Announced: IBJJF World Championships

Also, the IBJJF officially (finally) announced the World (Gi) Championship date and location! The famous Mundials will take place on 9-12 December 2021 in Anaheim, California. This will be the first time in recent years that the event does not take place in Long Beach, California at the iconic Walter Pyramid of Long Beach State University. 

Fans and competitors will be extremely excited for this year’s edition of the Worlds, seeing as the last two editions (2020, 2021) have not occurred due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Check out the complete IBBJF calendar for 2021 for more info about upcoming events.


Announced: Who’s Number One (WNO) Championship

While this isn’t technically coming up in August, FloGrappling recently announced they will host a WNO Championship on 25-26 September 2021.

The Championship will include the following weight categories:

  •     Women’s 115lbs
  •     Women’s Heavyweight
  •     Men’s 155lbs
  •     Men’s 185lbs
  •     Men’s Heavyweight

Each division will have 8 competitors, and the event will follow a double-elimination format, with four sessions taking place over two days. The winner of each division will take home $30,000, second place will get $15,000, and competitors will compete in “wrestle-backs” to claim third place and $7,500

Get ready for one of the biggest grappling events in modern history! Check out FloGrappling for more BJJ-related news and information about the WNO Championship.


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If you weren’t already excited for BJJ in the month of August, you should be now.

Stay in touch and check out our BJJ monthly recaps to make sure you’re kept in the loop.

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