BJJ Rankings

Jits Magazine BJJ Rankings Rules, Guidelines, and FAQs

Weight Classes

The weight classes in the Jits Magazine BJJ Rankings are designed to appropriately cover every single promotion without any favor towards one or the other, and each one has a 1lb weight allowance to account for any minor discrepancy. Any matches won in a specific weight class not listed below will be allocated to the next highest weight class e.g. wins for male no gi competitors at featherweight (148.8lbs) for IBJJF rules, under 66kg (145.5lbs) for ADCC rules, and under 65kg (143.3lbs) for ADCC Open Rules will all be allocated to the Lightweight – 148lbs division below.

Openweight Matches

Openweight or absolute division matches are not considered to take place under any weight class in the Jits Magazine BJJ ranking system. They will have no effect on a competitor’s ranking anywhere other than on the Pound for Pound rankings. The only exception will be if two competitors under the same weight class happen to meet in an openweight match e.g. A lightweight beating a heavyweight in the absolute division will not move up the lightweight rankings, but a lightweight beating a lightweight in the absolute division may move up the lightweight rankings.

Activity

The Jits Magazine BJJ Rankings aim to reward activity as well as performance and as a result, any competitor who has not had a match under that weight limit in one year will be removed from the ranking and will not be eligible for that division. As soon as they do compete under that weight limit again, they will immediately be eligible for ranking and any past performances will be taken into account.

Opponent Weighting

A simple reporting of a competitor’s record does not indicate their skill level, unless their opponents’ skill levels are taken into account. Wins over other ranked competitors will be judged accordingly, and wins over unranked competitors will have the following weightings applied:

  1. Maximum weighting – An opponent who is ranked in another weight class.
  2. Major weighting – An opponent who was ranked immediately prior to one year or longer of inactivity.
  3. Minor weighting – An opponent who has been ranked at any point in the past, or a former world champion who predates the ranking system.
  4. Minimum weighting – An opponent who has never been ranked in any weight class and has never won a world title.

Win Method Weighting

As the Jits Magazine BJJ Ranking system takes into account a number of different gi and no gi rulesets, there are a number of different win methods available for competitors. Not all win methods are considered equal, so eligible wins will be given additional weight in the rankings based on the following criteria:

  1. Maximum weighting – Submission win in regulation time.
  2. Major weighting – Points win, Golden score win, Submission win in EBI overtime.
  3. Minor weighting – Advantages win, Ride-time win in EBI overtime, Injury win not caused by submission.
  4. Minimum weighting – Decision win.

Titles and Accolades

The most important metric when determining a competitor’s skill level is their performances against their peers, but major titles are impressive accomplishments regardless of the competition beaten. Podium-placements in qualifying events will have an effect on the competitor’s ranking regardless of who they beat to win that title, as follows:

Gi

  1. Maximum effectIBJJF World Championship gold medal.
  2. Major effect – IBJJF World Championship silver and bronze medal, IBJJF Major gold medal (Brasileiro, European, and Pan Championship).
  3. Minor effect – IBJJF Major silver and bronze medal (Brasileiro, European, and Pan Championship), Abu Dhabi World Pro gold medal,
  4. Minimum effect – Abu Dhabi World Pro silver and bronze medal.

No Gi

  1. Maximum effect– ADCC World Championship gold medal.
  2. Major effect – ADCC World Championship silver and bronze medal, IBJJF No Gi World Championship gold medal.
  3. Minor effect – ADCC Trials gold medal, IBJJF No Gi World Championship silver and bronze medal.
  4. Minimum effect – ADCC Trials silver and bronze medal, IBJJF No Gi Major gold medal (Brasileiro, European, and Pan Championship).

The Jits Magazine BJJ rankings also appreciate the work done by several major promotions around the world, although their status in the sport is forever changing. As such, competitors winning titles or tournaments on the following major promotions will also receive a minor effect (although this list is continually reviewed and subject to change):

Who’s Number One, Polaris, Eddie Bravo Invitational, BJJ Stars, IBJJF Grand Prix, The Crown, UFC Fight Pass Invitational.

Updates

The Jits Magazine BJJ Rankings will be updated every single month on the first of the month. They will not be updated as the month progresses, so any changes due to match results will not be reflected until the end of that month.

Jits Magazine Men's No Gi BJJ Rankings

# Name Prev. Rank
1 Edwin ‘Junny’ Ocasio NR
2 Mikey Musumeci NR
3 Everton Teixeira NR
4 Riki Yoshinaga NR
5 Zach Kaina NR
6 Rodnei Barbosa NR
7 Shoya Ishiguro NR
8 Christopher Tran NR
9 Emilio Hernandez NR
10 John Stapleton NR
11 Shay Montague NR
12 Carlos ‘Bebeto’ Oliveira NR
13 Roiter Lima NR
14 Tadiyah Danforth NR
15 Andrew DeGraff NR

Jits Magazine Men's Gi BJJ Rankings

# Name Prev. Rank
1 Samuel Nagai NR
2 Diego ‘Pato’ Oliveira NR
3 Diogo Reis NR
4 Meyram Maquine NR
5 Kennedy Maciel NR
6 Alex Sodre NR
7 Cleber Sousa NR
8 Diego Sodre NR
9 Anderson Duarte NR
10 Ademir Barreto NR
11 Isaac Doederlein NR
12 Fabricio Andrey NR
13 Sebastian Serpa NR
14 Jefferson Fagundes NR
15 Marcio Andre NR
# Name Prev. Rank
1 Johnatha Alves NR
2 Elijah Dorsey NR
3 Jackson Nagai NR
4 Espen Mathiesen NR
5 Lucas Valente NR
6 Natan Chueng NR
7 Pedro Ramalho NR
8 Pablo Lavaselli NR
9 Pedro Maia NR
10 Murilo Amaral NR
11 Lucas Protasio NR
12 Mathias Luna NR
13 Luiz Paulo NR
14 Youngseong Cho NR
15 Danilo Moreira NR
# Name Prev. Rank
1 Jansen Gomes NR
2 Tainan Dalpra NR
3 Mica Galvao NR
4 Andy Murasaki NR
5 Rolando Samson NR
6 Tye Ruotolo NR
7 Mauricio Oliveira NR
8 Fabyury Khrysthyan NR
9 Pedro Silva NR
10 Pedro Maia NR
11 Jackson Nagai NR
12 Alef Brito NR
13 Vinicius Martins NR
14 Bruno Bressan NR
15 Tarik Hopstock NR
# Name Prev. Rank
1 Erich Munis NR
2 Kaynan Duarte NR
3 Anderson Kauan NR
4 Cassio Costa NR
5 Harryson Pereira NR
6 Rayron Gracie NR
7 Pedro Lucas NR
8 Elioenai Braz NR
9 Davi Cabral NR
10 Fellipe Trovo NR
11 Gutemberg Pereira NR
12 Vinicius ‘Trator’ Ferreira NR
13 Julian Stonjek NR
14 Vinicius Lessa NR
15 Eric Bergmann NR
# Name Prev. Rank
1 Nicholas Meregali NR
2 Victor Hugo NR
3 Erich Munis NR
4 Gutemberg Pereira NR
5 Roosevelt Sousa NR
6 Felipe Bezerra NR
7 Yatan Bueno NR
8 Pedro Alex NR
9 Pedro Lucas NR
10 Alexander Trans NR
11 Guilherme Lambertucci NR
12 Victor Honorio NR
13 Kjetil Lydvo NR
14 Luis Oliveira NR
15 Guilherme Augusto NR

Jits Magazine Women's No Gi BJJ Rankings

# Name Prev. Rank
1 Mayssa Bastos NR
2 Tammi Musumeci NR
3 Danielle Kelly NR
4 Jessa Khan NR
5 Dorothy Dao NR
6 Mariana Rolszt NR
7 Faye Cherrier NR
8 Mara Kelly NR
9 Lavinia Barbosa NR
10 Amber Rymarz-Freitas NR
11 Jessica Dantas NR
12 Thais Felipe NR
13 Lauren Sears NR
14 Kathleen Egan NR
15 Andreza Morais NR
# Name Prev. Rank
1 Alex Enriquez NR
2 Adele Fornarino NR
3 Ffion Davies NR
4 Tammi Musumeci NR
5 Jasmine Rocha NR
6 Vitoria Assis NR
7 Amanda ‘Tubby’ Alequin NR
8 Bianca Basilio NR
9 Alex Nguyen NR
10 Jessica Crane NR
11 Fatima Kline NR
12 Cindy Ung NR
13 Talita Alencar NR
14 Tabatha Watkins NR
15 Josefine Modig NR
# Name Prev. Rank
1 Ffion Davies NR
2 Amanda Bruse NR
3 Alex Enriquez NR
4 Julia Maele NR
5 Maria Claudia NR
6 Morgan Black NR
7 Jasmine Rocha NR
8 Janette Gloger NR
9 Trinity Pun NR
10 Joanna Trindade NR
11 Jaine Fragoso NR
12 Sheliah Lindsey NR
13 Vitoria Vieira NR
14 Chrissy Briggs NR
15 Laylah Watkins NR
# Name Prev. Rank
1 Elisabeth Clay NR
2 Amy Campo NR
3 Gabrielle McComb NR
4 Thamara Ferreira NR
5 Brianna Ste-Marie NR
6 Morgan Black NR
7 Helena Crevar NR
8 Deise Leonanjo NR
9 Caitlin Huggins NR
10 Sophia Delgado NR
11 Peyton Letcher NR
12 Julia Boscher NR
13 Rosa Walsh NR
14 Priscila Batista NR
15 Aislinn O’Connell NR
# Name Prev. Rank
1 Andressa Cintra NR
2 Kendall Reusing NR
3 Amy Campo NR
4 Elizabeth Mitrovic NR
5 Nathiely De Jesus NR
6 Rafaela Guedes NR
7 Amanda Leve NR
8 Mikaela Barros NR
9 Salla Simola NR
10 Maria Malyjasiak NR
11 Roberta Ribeiro NR
12 Bridget McEliece NR
13 Graciele Del Fava NR
14 Ane Svendson NR
15 Hannah Griffith NR

Jits Magazine Women's Gi BJJ Rankings

# Name Prev. Rank
1 Jessica Dantas NR
2 Mayssa Bastos NR
3 Jessa Khan NR
4 Rose El Sharouni NR
5 Thamires Aquino NR
6 Jhenifer Aquino NR
7 Margarita Ochoa NR
8 Maria ‘Duda’ Tozoni NR
9 Brenda Larissa NR
10 Diana Teixeira NR
11 Shelby Murphey NR
12 Eliana Carauni NR
13 Giulia Gregorut NR
14 Amber Rymarz-Freitas NR
15 Mariana Rolszt NR
# Name Prev. Rank
1 Bianca Basilio NR
2 Anna Rodrigues NR
3 Margot Ciccarelli NR
4 Gabriela Pereira NR
5 Larissa Campos NR
6 Alexa Yanes NR
7 Vitoria Assis NR
8 Rafaela Rosa NR
9 Ashley Bendle NR
10 Astrid Scholin NR
11 Thauany Correia NR
12 Rose El Sharouni NR
13 Andreia Cavalcante NR
14 Zofia Szawernowska NR
15 Karen Terra NR
# Name Prev. Rank
1 Ffion Davies NR
2 Luiza Monteiro NR
3 Julia Alves NR
4 Nathalie Ribeiro NR
5 Janaina Lebre NR
6 Brianna Ste-Marie NR
7 Vitoria Vieira NR
8 Ludmila Fiori NR
9 Sabrina Gondim NR
10 Maria Claudia NR
11 Luciane Dos Santos Silva NR
12 Maria Luiza NR
13 Emily Fernandez NR
14 Larissa Martins NR
15 Janine Mutton NR
# Name Prev. Rank
1 Gabrielli Pessanha NR
2 Tayane Porfirio NR
3 Melissa Stricker NR
4 Larissa Dias NR
5 Yara Soares NR
6 Nathiely De Jesus NR
7 Tamiris Silva NR
8 Giovanna Jara NR
9 Kauane Ramos NR
10 Maria Ruffato NR
11 Amanda Magda NR
12 Izadora Silva NR
13 Mayara Custodio NR
14 Maryanna Cardoso NR
15 Maria Vicentini NR
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