The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) Pan No-Gi Championship occurred on October 1, 2023, at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Houston, Texas, U.S.A.. This competition is among the significant occasions held by the IBJJF, however it is not as prominent as the Worlds or the ADCC.
In the female department, none of the top-ranked professional athletes took part in the competition, which offered the chance for more youthful rivals to shine. Adele Fornarino of Team Dominance stuck out with remarkable efficiencies, making herself the credibility as the “Armbar Queen of Jiu-Jitsu.” She protected 2 submissions through armbar and kept a 100% submission ratio at the champion.
Deise Leonanjo of Double Fight likewise made a mark in the competition. Known for her abilities in searching for arm submissions considering that the colored belt departments, she continued her success at the black belt level with 3 submissions, all from the exact same set-up.
Another standout in the female department was Roberta Ribeiro, who had a remarkable novice year in the black belt department. She regularly medaled in the primary occasions of the IBJJF circuit and took house the double gold at the Pan No-Gi Championship.
In the male classification, Junny Ocasio of Unity took the program with his efficiency in the finals. He dealt with Emilio Hernandez in a thrilling footlock fight, eventually triumphing and protecting his very first Pan American gold after 2 previous efforts.
Gianni Grippo likewise had a perfect efficiency, protecting his 4th IBJJF Pan No-Gi title in the adult black belt department. Known for his tactical and technical technique, Grippo showcased his abilities against newbie Marco Mendes.
Dante Leon from Canada showcased unbelievable bravery by contending in the super-heavyweight department regardless of being much lighter than his challengers. He quit a minimum of 25 pounds to his rivals however still handled to come out on top, winning the last match against Devhonte Johnson.
Other noteworthy efficiencies consist of Oliver Taza from New Wave, who stuck out in the middleweight department with 4 submissions, 3 of which were inside heel hooks. Roosevelt Sousa likewise had a dominant efficiency at the Ultra-Heavy department, protecting 2 fast submissions and a 9-point lead win in the quarter-finals.
In the open weight classifications, the Rocha Brothers from Alliance showcased their supremacy by liquidating the last match. Lavinia Barbosa of Checkmat took house the title in the roosterweight department, Dorothy Dao of AOJ won in the light featherweight department, Adele Fornarino of Team Dominance won in the featherweight department, Jaine Fragoso of Atos RJ won in the light-weight department, Deise Leonanjo of Double Five won in the middleweight department, Maria Ruffatto of BTT won in the medium heavyweight department, and Roberta Ribeiro of Double Five won in the heavyweight department.
Overall, the 2023 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship showcased remarkable efficiencies from both recognized and approaching professional athletes on the planet of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.