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

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


What’s coming up in the world of BJJ?

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


BJJ Stars 7 (6 November 2021)

BJJ Stars kicks off November with a killer event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with some of today’s greatest competitors.

You can catch the pay-per-view stream through bjjstars.tv.

Here is the full line-up of matches.

  •     Gilbert Durinho Burns vs Roberto Jimenez
  •     Celso Venicius vs AJ Agazarm
  •     Luis Marques vs Josh Hinger
  •     Marcus Scooby vs Gutemberg Pereira
  •     Cleber Luciano vs Leo Vieira
  •     Augusto Tanquinho vs Bruno Frazatto
  •     Meyram Maquine vs Taigo Barros
  •     Tainan Dalpra vs Lucas Gualberto
  •     Anna Rodrigues vs Dyná Sena
  •     Sabatha Lais vs Rebecca De Alvuqyerque
  •     Matheus Spirandeli vs Rafael Dutra
  •     Fábio Romao vs Roberto Tozi

Check out the BJJ Stars Official Instagram page for more updates on the card.


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

The first ADCC North American Trial is set for 6-7 November in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Male and female divisions will take place over the course of both days, but only the men’s weight-class winners will qualify for the 2022 ADCC World Championship in Los Angeles, California.

This qualifying event is so popular that the promoters were forced to hold the divisions over two days instead of one.

For the men, there will be 5 tickets to ADCC 2022 up for grabs at the following weight classes:

  •     -65.9kg
  •     -76.9kg
  •     -87.9kg
  •     -98.9kg
  •     +99kg

Check out the official website for the ADCC trials for any more information about this event or about other qualifying events coming up in the next year before ADCC 2022.


IBJJF World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship (11-13 November 2021)

One of the biggest IBJJF tournaments of the year is set for mid-November in Las Vegas. Running at the same time will be the Jiu-Jitsu CON International 2021, the Jiu-Jitsu CON Novice International 2021, the Jiu-Jitsu CON No-Gi International 2021, and the Jiu-Jitsu CON Kids International 2021.

That’s a lot of jiu-jitsu in a short amount of time!

The last edition of this tournament took place in May of 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions delaying competition in 2020.

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


Raw Grappling #1 (14 November 2021)

Raw Grappling is a new promotion coming out of the UK, set to host their first event at the O2 arena in London, England.

The card will include an 8-man submission-only no-gi grand-prix tournament. Also on the card will be two very exciting and intriguing superfights:

  •     Adam Wardzinski vs Rafael Lovato Jr.
  •     Lucas Barbosa vs Gerard Labinski

Here are the entries for the 8-man tournament so far:

  •     Aaron Tex Johnson
  •     Patrick Gaudio
  •     Jed Hue
  •     Josh Hinger
  •     Yuri Simoes
  •     Taylor Pearman

Check out the Raw Grappling Championship Instagram page for more details as the event approaches.


Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (14-19 November 2021)

The 12th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championships took place in April 2021 (after being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic). The competition was hugely successful, with 2000 athletes competing from more than 80 countries. 

Fans and competitors alike can rejoice – the 13th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championships is set to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in mid-November!

Organizers of the event are excited for the 13th edition of the tournament, as they believe it will be more popular than the 12th edition since some athletes were not able to compete due to COVID-19 international travel restrictions.

The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) has been consistently putting on some of the highest-level professional grappling competitions in the past few years, offering a truly spectacular experience to both competitors and spectators.

Check out the UAEJJF website for more information on this and more upcoming tournaments.


GrappleFest 10 (20 November 2021)

GrappleFest – Europe’s premier submission grappling invitational – is putting on a HUGE card that you need to know about.

Fans will be able to attend the event live (Liverpool, UK), and international fans can stream the event on FloGrappling.

In the main event, Oliver Taza will take on Dante Leon for the 80kg interim title. In the co-main event, Kade Ruotolo will take on Keith Krikorian for the 70kg belt.

Here is the full list of matchups on the main card:

  •     Molly McCann vs Jamie Middleton
  •     Mick Stanton vs Edward Aitken
  •     Lawrence Fitzpatrick vs Jack Tyley
  •     Kevin Corkhill vs Tommy Yip
  •     Paul Lukowski vs Alex Salisbury
  •     Lee Chadwick vs Ash Fletcher
  •     Paul Webb vs Wayne Samways
  •     Ellis Younger vs Jan Stach
  •     Rosa Walsh vs Nadine Tavares
  •     Ben Hills vs Shane Fishman
  •     Stuart Cooper vs Matty Holmes
  •     Lew Long vs Owen Livsey
  •     Mateusz Szczencinski vs Pierre-Oliver Leclerc
  •     Tye Ruotolo vs Nick Ronan
  •     Kade Ruotolo vs Keith Krikorian (70kg belt)
  •     Oliver Taza vs Dante Leon (80kg interim belt)

Check out the GrappleFest Instagram page for more information as the event approaches.

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

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

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