02 June 2014

Michelle Nicolini Breaks Tammi Musumeci’s Arm At World BJJ Championships

If you were watching the 2014 World Jiu Jitsu tournament this past weekend, you will have witnessed some amazing, and epic Jiu Jitsu matches. Some will go into the records and be talked about for years past their 10 minutes of fight time. But the match we are most focused on right now is that of the Black Belt Female Feather division between Tammi Musumeci and Michelle Nicolini. Many of you that witnessed it live have already cringed at the sight of what appears to be a nasty arm break, as Nicolini locks in a tight arm bar on Musumeci. The arm lock attempt comes in at the last minute of this 10 minute match, while Musumeci is already winning the match by 2 points, and just moments away from celebrating her first world title as a black belt.

Though it appears Nicolini has broken Musumeci's arm, Musumeci continues fighting, escaping the arm lock (or Michelle letting go after having a useless and limp arm in her possession) -- regardless, the fight continues on for the final 45 seconds, but the limp arm stunts the remainder of Musumeci's fight and allows Nicolini to score to surpass Musumeci's lead. An amazing and exciting fight, with a tremendous and unforgettable ending. An impressive display of heart by both fighters.

Below is the complete fight. The arm lock comes in the last minute of the fight.

Luckily, Tammi's arm was not broken, and was only dislocated. We wish Tammi a speedy recover and healing and for her to be back on the mats training very soon.

We also wanted to share Tammi's Facebook post making a brief statement about the event.

01 June 2014

Andre Galvao - 2014 Mundial World Jiu Jitsu Quarter Final SUBMISSION Finish

Andre Galvao vs Luiz Panza
2014 Mundials World Jiu Jitsu Championship
Black Belt Heavy Weight
Quarter Finals
Submission Finish

SCHEDULE for Mundials World Jiu Jitsu Championship - Black Belt Finals

Black Belt Finals, Sunday, June 1st, 2014
Schedule and Order of Fights

IBJJF 2014 World Jiu Jitsu Championships in Irvine California

Sunday Schedule

Adult / Male / BLACK / Rooster / 10:00 AM
Adult / Male / BLACK / Light-Feather / 10:24 AM
Adult / Male / BLACK / Feather / 10:48 AM
Adult / Male / BLACK / Light / 11:12 AM
Adult / Male / BLACK / Middle / 12:24 PM
Adult / Male / BLACK / Medium-Heavy / 12:48 PM
Adult / Male / BLACK / Heavy / 01:12 PM
Adult / Male / BLACK / Super-Heavy / 01:36 PM
Adult / Male / BLACK / Ultra-Heavy / 02:00 PM

Adult / Female / BLACK / Rooster / 03:24 PM
Adult / Female / BLACK / Light-Feather / 03:36 PM
Adult / Female / BLACK / Feather / 03:48 PM
Adult / Female / BLACK / Light / 04:00 PM
Adult / Female / BLACK / Middle / 04:12 PM
Adult / Female / BLACK / Medium-Heavy / 04:24 PM
Adult / Female / BLACK / Heavy / 04:36 PM
Adult / Female / BLACK / Super-Heavy / 04:48 PM

Mat 2 - Remaining Fights

28 May 2014


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Here is the schedule with the estimated start times of each division. We require the athletes be in the gymnasium ready, one hour prior of your appointed division, your fight may start earlier or after the appointed time, depending how fast the previous fight occur.
Click here for the brackets and order of fights. (If you’re having problems to visualize the brackets, you can download the pdf file here)

12 May 2014

Pre Schedule Released - 2014 Worlds IBJJF

Below is the 2014 Mundials Schedule:


The organization may schedule fights for Wednesday, May 28th, if the number of athletes registered exceeds our capacity to fit the event in four days.
Please refer to the pre-schedule for travel arrangements.
IBJJF will confirm on May 22th if the tournament will start on Wednesday or Thursday.
Wednesday – May 28th:

30 April 2014

Jiu Jitsu International Open - Boca Raton - Final Results

American Top Team took the mats by storm at this year's Boca Raton International Open held by IBJJF. This new South Florida tournament location was added to the IBJJF just this year, as the growth of the sport is phenomenal in the Florida region. And the turn out for a first time location was great. Many competitors in the area were happy to have an additional option in the Florida area. We spoke with some who would love for the Worlds of Pan Ams to be held back in Orlando again, to give the East Coast a fair shot at some bigger titles.
boca open jiu jitsu black belts
Bruno Bastos, Rafael Rabello - American Top Team

Full Boca Open Results list below:

23 April 2014

2014 Mundials World Jiu Jitsu Championship - General Information

The time has come for jiu jitsu competitors of all levels from across the country and around the world to come together once again in May, in California USA, to enjoy the 2014 Mundials. From what we have heard, many competitors just recently traveled out to this area in March for the Pan Ams championship, another high level competition, and hope that one day these large tournaments could be slip from coast to coast, with either Worlds or Pan Ams being held somewhere on the East Coast such as New York, Orlando, or Miami.

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