|Location||Long Beach, California|
|Local name(s)||Mundials, Worlds|
|Organiser||International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation|
|Current weight divisions||Ultra Heavyweight: over 221.0 lbs (+100.5 kg)|
Super Heavyweight: under 221.0 lbs (-100.5 kg)
Heavyweight: under 207.5 lbs (-94.3 kg)
Medium Heavyweight: under 194.5 lbs (-88.3 kg)
Middleweight: under 181.0 lbs (-82.3 kg)
Lightweight: under 167.5 lbs (-76 kg)
Featherweight: under 154.0 lbs (-70 kg)
Light Featherweight: under 141.0 lbs (-64 kg)
Roosterweight: under 126.5 lbs (-57 kg)
|Most wins||Marcus Almeida (11)|
The World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (commonly known as Mundials) is the most prestigious Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) tournament in the world. They are hosted annually by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. The first Mundial tournament to be held outside of Brazil was in 2007 at California State University, Long Beach in Long Beach, California, United States. This trend continued with the 2008 Mundials, once again in Long Beach, California. The first World Championship was held in 1996 at the Tijuca Tênis Clube gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has since grown tremendously, with over 1650 competitors (including 250 foreign athletes) fighting before a crowd of over 12,000 in the 2005 championship.
The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) is a for-profit company that hosts several of the biggest Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) tournaments in the world, including the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Nogi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship and European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship. The federation was created by Carlos Gracie, Jr., who is the head of one of the largest Brazilian jiu-jitsu associations, Gracie Barra. The IBJJF uses the rule set of the Confederação Brasileira de Jiu-Jitsu.
California State University, Long Beach is a public university in Long Beach, California. It is the third largest campus of the 23-school California State University system (CSU) and one of the largest universities in the state of California by enrollment, its student body numbering 37,776 for the Fall 2016 semester. The university continues to receive record numbers of applicants; for Fall 2018, it received 102,000 undergraduate applications—the most of any CSU campus. As of Fall 2014, the school had 2,283 total faculty, with 36.7 percent of those faculty on the tenure track. With 5,286 graduate students, the university enrolls one of the largest graduate student populations across the CSU system and in the state of California. The university is located in the Los Altos neighborhood of Long Beach at the southeastern coastal tip of Los Angeles County, less than one mile from the border with Orange County. The university offers 82 different Bachelor's degrees, 65 types of Master's degrees, and four Doctoral degrees.
Long Beach is a city on the Pacific Coast of the United States, within the Los Angeles metropolitan area of Southern California. As of 2010, its population was 462,257. It is the 39th most populous city in the United States and the 7th most populous in California. Long Beach is the second-largest city in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and the third largest in Southern California behind Los Angeles and San Diego. Long Beach is a charter city.
|Year||57 kg||64 kg||70 kg||76 kg||82 kg||88 kg||94 kg||100 kg||+100 kg||Absolute|
|Year||Host||-48 kg||-53 kg||-58 kg||-64 kg||-69 kg||-74 kg||+74 kg||n/a||Absolute|
|Year||Host||-48 kg||-53 kg||-58 kg||-64 kg||-69 kg||-74 kg||-80 kg||+80 kg||Absolute|
Champion (1 Absolute titles)
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