About Gianni Grippo
Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt who has won tournaments like the 2014 Pan American Championships and is widely considered one of the leading grapplers of the Berimbolo Generation. Before attaining his black belt, he won six world titles in lower belt divisions.
He grew up in the New York area. He began taking grappling seriously after attending the 2004 Jiu Jitsu World Championship as a spectator.
He was a world-class swimmer who competed in three straight Junior Olympics.
His father was a triathlete.
He defeated AJ Agazarm at the NY Spring Open in 2014.