The IBJJF New York BJJ Pro on Saturday, Nov. 18, is the last BJJ Pro event of 2017 and also the final opportunity this year to earn cash prizes and double ranking points at an international open.
The black belt male featherweight division contains 10 athletes, including both 2017 world bronze medalists in Gianni Grippo (Alliance) and Jamil Hill-Taylor (Lloyd Irvin). The pair of young American black belts have met four times in competition, with Grippo currently holding a 3-1 record against Hill-Taylor.
While Jamil won their first meeting at the 2017 Pans, Grippo has went on to win the last three matches. All four fights between the two men have been extremely close, and should they meet in the finals here it will most likely go down to the wire.
Last modified: November 17, 2017