The IBJJF No Gi World Championship 2023 is scheduled to take place from December 7th to 9th, 2023 and it has now had more registrations than any other edition of the tournament before. Registration first opened for the event just a little over seven weeks ago and the number of athletes competing has skyrocketed in very short space of time. Across all of the belt and age categories that are available at the event, over 4,000 grapplers have signed up to step on the mats.
It makes sense that the number of registrations would be huge in 2023 as well, as the only no gi tournament that has more prestige than the IBJJF No Gi World Championship is ADCC. Not only is ADCC only open to those who receive an invite to compete, but it doesn’t even happen every year either. Because 2023 is one of those years where ADCC doesn’t take place, all of the best grapplers on the planet have no other major event to aim for outside of any superfights they might have booked.
Not only is the IBJJF No Gi World Championship the biggest no gi tournament available this year, but it also acts as a fantastic preview for ADCC 2024 as well. The registration for the event has now closed and although athletes may yet withdraw or change divisions, it’s clear that some of the biggest names in the sport will be competing. Roberto Jimenez, Josh Cisneros, and Oliver Taza are just a small selection out of dozens of elite grapplers who have entered various divisions at the event. One thing is for certain, there are sure to be plenty of exciting matches and incredible finishes by the time that the dust settles.
The IBJJF announced the news that the IBJJF No Gi World Championship 2023 had the most registrations in the history of the event in a recent post to their official Instagram account: