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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Rigan Machado: ‘Train Systema, It Will Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu’

  Systema (Система, literally meaning The System) is a Russian martial art. Training includes, but is not limited to: hand-to-hand combat, grappling, knife fighting, and firearms...

Jose Aldo Returns To Jiu-Jitsu Competition At Rio Masters Open

Former UFC champion and BJJ black belt Jose Aldo is finally going to back to his roots: competing in Jiu-Jitsu! Aldo has a rich BJJ background. He trained under the legendary coach André Pederneiras...

Jose Aldo: ‘MMA Fighters Who Haven’t Trained in The Gi Should Not Be Promoted to BJJ Black Belt’

    Former UFC champion and BJJ black belt Jose Aldo is firmly against BJJ instructors promoting MMA fighters without prior experience in Jiu-Jitsu and without having trained in the Gi,...

Josh Barnett: ‘Starting Your Rolls On The Knees is a Waste Of Time’

UFC heavyweight and Metamoris heavyweight champion Josh Barnett posted on his facebook his opinion on grapplers who start their rolls (training) on the knees. Barnett argues that it’s a waste...

Yamasaki: ‘I’m a 5th Degree Black Belt. He Went Limp’

Experienced MMA referee Mario Yamasaki got a in some trouble recently when he stopped a fight as the fighter was caught in a rear naked choke and he hadn’t tapped. Kevin Lee submitted Michael...

Dillon Danis Tells His Side of The Break Up with Marcelo Garcia

Dillon Danis is preparing hard for his Polaris bout with Garry Tonon and the ADCC. Following a non starter performance at Worlds Danis has opted to change up the camps a bit and has been training at...

BJJ Blue Belt Scam in India Led by “7th Degree Black belt in MMA”

BJJ in India is growing at a steady rate with a small but tight knit community of legit practitioners that have learned the art from abroad,and are now promoting the art, but at the same time being...

The Insane Scorpion Triangle Choke

  The Brazilian judoka Moacir Mendes Júnior competed recently and put on an amazing display of Newaza (Judo ground game) which he crowned with a never before seen submission: The Scorpion...

Joe Rogan On How Conor McGregor Could Beat Mayweather in Boxing Match

The ultimate challenge match between disciplines has been agreed upon. Following long and extensive negotiations Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor will be happening August 26th! On the Floyd...

Judo Oympian Travis Stevens: ‘In An IBJJF Match I would Pull Guard’

Pulling guard is a controversial topic in BJJ. Those that are in favour of it say that nowadays you can win BJJ tournaments without using takedowns. They are right in a sense because under IBJJF...

Neiman Gracie To Gracie Family: ‘Stop Teaching So Much, Come Fight’

Neiman Gracie is just honing his name in the mma community in spite of being a member of the Gracie family. His father is coral belt Marcio Stambowsky (Rolls Gracie black belt) who married a...

Berkut Terminates AJ Agazarm’s Contract, AJ Issues Statement

ACB Berkut is becoming a big player in the Pro BJJ scene. They have had two big pro events in 2017, one in Los Angeles and the other in Warsaw, Poland. The events featured all the biggest stars in...

Bernardo Faria Hints at Retirement & Opening His Own Academy

  5x world champion Bernardo Faria made his return to the 2017 Worlds after a serious injury kept him away from competition for a big part of the past year. This year Faria just fell short of...

Bernardo Faria: ‘Erberth is The Only One That Has Been Disrespectful To Me in 17 Yrs Competing’

  5x world champion Bernardo Faria made his return to the 2017 Worlds after a serious injury kept him away from competition for a big part of the past year. This year Faria just fell short of...

Vitor Belfort Brings His Dog to UFC 212 Weigh-Ins

Vitor Belfort is an mma legend. The 40 year old fighter from Rio De Janeiro Brazil went through many ups and downs. The Phenom will get to make his final appearance in the home town of Rio De Janeiro...

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira full fight video highlights

Watch Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira full fight video highlights from UFC Fight Night 109’s main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports.

Frankie Edgar’s Thoughts On Magana Suing Cris Cyborg

UFC’s corporate retreat has thus far been the most succesfull in producing drama instead of defusing it. Now it’s looking like a lawsuit might be in works as well. Magana spoke to TMZ and...

AJ Agazarm has MMA Fight with Youtube Celebrity Jake Paul

BJJ world No Gi champion AJ Agazarm had an interesting experience this week: He fought Youtube celebrity Jake Paul in an MMA fight. Jake said that fighting in an MMA fight was on his bucket list....

Selfie Stick Self Defense Being Taught by Martial Arts School

Learning how to fight with the popular picture-taking device could help tourists fend off potential pickpockets according to the a self defense school in Russia. Forget ninja stars or nunchakus as...

Gabi Garcia Defeats Cris Cyborg’s Boyfriend in Arm Wrestling Match

Gabi Garcia recently defeated MMA fighter Ray Elbe in an arm wrestling match. Elbe happens to also be Cris Cyborg’s boyfriend. Ray Elbe is a BJJ Black Belt 1st Degree under Juliano Prado (BTT...

Cris Cyborg Punches Angela Mangana at UFC Retreat & Faces Charges

UFC fighter Cris Cyborg is likely to face charges for battery after punching fellow UFC fighter Angela Magana in the face after a heated argument last weekend in Las Vegas.  TMZ Sports reported:...

Holly Holm Puts In Work & Gets Promoted To Blue Belt in BJJ

Former UFC champion Holly Holm has just promoted to blue belt in BJJ by her instructors Roberto ‘Tussa’ Alencar and Rafael ‘Barata’ Freitas. Holm has been putting in the work...

MMA Fighter Cheap Shot KO’s Opponent 2 secs Into Fight

Canadian MMA fighter Blair Oster ignored his opponent Cory Chambers’ call to touch gloves and landed an overhand right that knocked him out after just 2 sexonds. The event happened at Saturday...

Grappling Central Podcast Becomes #1 Ranked Podcast on iTunes Amateur Sports Category

The very popular Grappling Central podcast has been the #1 ranked podcast in the Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling category on iTunes for a while now, but last week the show became the #1 ranked podcast in the...