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Clash of Generations: 19 yr old Mica Galvao Rolls with 45 yr old Demian Maia

Mica Galvao is one of the fastest-rising stars of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He’s already defeated a number of elite champions, such as Leandro Lo and Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa, despite being just 19...

Demian Maia Demonstrates A Cool Way To Take The Back (From Butterfly Guard)

Sure – the back take is not really a submission. But it needs to be mentioned, as the guard gives you an opportunity to transition onto your opponent’s back, which is the most dominant...

Demian Maia Demonstrates The Best Rear Naked Choke Variation

The Rear Naked Choke is a true “king” of submissions. Applied from the back – the most dominant position – it leaves your opponents no options other than to tap out or go to...

Luke Rockold on His Grappling Skills: “Against Demian Maia, It Would Be One-Sided”

Luke Rockhold will be fighting this weekend for the first time in over 3 years when he faces former title challenger Paulo Costa at UFC 278 in Salt Lake City. Rockhold is very confident in his...

Demian Maia Shows The Best Way To Escape from Back Control

Well, well, well. What do we have here… You’re in trouble again, aren’t you? You’ve given up your back, your opponent took it, placed their hooks in and is working on a choke. You are pretty...

BJJ Stars: Demian Maia Dominates & Submits Cowboy Oliveira

Despite not having competed in a grappling match since 2007, the 44 year old former ADCC champion Demian Maia looked great this weekend at BJJ Stars. He faced UFC welterweight and fellow BJJ black...

Demian Maia Has a Nasty Shoulder Lock from Body Triangle

If there’s one thing that a lot of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes (be it in training or competition) are terrified of… It’s the Body Triangle. The situation when the opponent takes...

Demian Maia’s Nutrition Advice: “This Is The Question I Ask Myself Every Time Before I Eat”

Changing your nutrition is not a simple thing. Sure, you want to eat better, but the diet you’re currently on… It’s tasty. It’s addictive. And neither you nor your body want...

Demian Maia Shares The Best Training Method For Improving in BJJ

There’s a lot of things that you could do to improve your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… In fact, there is so many of them, that it’s easy to get lost. And that’s why it’s so...

Demian Maia Set for Grappling Match vs. UFC Welterweight Alex Oliveira

Demian Maia is one of the best grapplers to have ever walked the Earth, especially in the MMA scene. And now he’s returning back to competition, though not with a mixed martial arts fight....

Demian Maia: “Intermediate BJJ Students Need To Do These 4 Things”

It’s not easy to sustain progress on the mats once you become a more intermediate BJJ student. Rather, you now have to put in extra effort into your training, rather than just show up…...

Demian Maia: “Khabib Is The Best MMA Grappler Of All Time”

Demian Maia’s contract with the UFC came to an end last June, after his loss to Belal Muhammad. However, the 43 year-old BJJ black belt still trains with vigor; Maia puts in the work two times per...

Demian Maia Against Fights Involving Transgender Athletes in MMA: “I Think It’s Absurd”

On September 10, transgender MMA fighter Alana McLaughlin won her MMA debut against Celine Provost. She won in the second round by submitting Provost by a rear naked choke. McLaughlin, in her past,...

Demian Maia: “I Really Want To Compete In Jiu-Jitsu Soon”

After being defeated by Belal Muhammad last June, Demian Maia’s contract with the UFC came to an end. Dana White made it clear that this was the athlete’s last fight for the organization....

KatagaRenzo: Game Changing Adjustments For Katagatame From Renzo Gracie feat Demian Maia

Ever been on the receiving end of an Arm Triangle (Head & Arm Choke) submission? Of course you have… And how did it feel? It sucks, right. When you feel that choke tighten, there isn’t much...

Cesar Gracie: ‘Demian Maia Fight ‘a No-Win Situation for Nate Diaz

With a career in MMA of close to 20 years, 14 of them at the UFC, the 43 year old Demian Maia knows he is in the final stretch of his career and, his latest fight in the octagon, he lost a decision...

Demian Maia Clarifies What Really Happened in the Drysdale & Galvao Fixed ADCC Match Allegations

Former ADCC champion Robert Drysdale recently made an interesting video where he named the most successful teams in Jiu-Jitsu. He named Gracie Barra, Alliance and Atos. This provoked a reaction from...

Demian Maia is Asking UFC To Give Him Retirement Bout with Nate Diaz

With a career in MMA of close to 20 years, 14 of them at the UFC, the 43 year old Demian Maia knows he is in the final stretch of his career and, his latest fight in the octagon, he lost a decision...

Demian Maia Has Big Plans About Competing in Jiu-Jitsu Once Retires From MMA

With a career in MMA of close to 20 years, 14 of them at the UFC, the 43 year old Demian Maia knows he is in the final stretch of his career and, his last fight in the octagon could happen this...

Demian Maia On The 3 Hour Private Session He Had with Rickson Gracie That Changed His Jiu-Jitsu

Rickson Gracie is a mythical figure in Jiu-Jitsu. Jean Jacques Machado speaks on years of experience training with Rickson Gracie. He was Rickson Gracie’s student from back in the days, from the...

Demian Maia No Gi BJJ Training Session with Judo World Champion Thiago Camilo

ADCC and BJJ world Champion Maia rolled back in 2012 with Thiago Camilo, a 2007 judo world champion and 2000 Olympic silver medalist.  Camilo is regarded as having some of the best ne waza in world...

Demian Maia On Why He Doesn’t Ground & Pound: ‘BJJ Submission Mentality is Reason Why I Don’t Hurt Opponents with Strikes’

BJJ and ADCC world champion Demian Maia is one of the best Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners in all of MMA and said he wanted another main event or co-main event in Brazil next year. He is set to...

Demian Maia Shows a Brilliant Trick To Stop The Guard Pull in BJJ

Pulling guard in the BJJ world is often ridiculed by Judoka and Wrestlers who see it as a cowardly way to face someone. Nowadays with the rules of sport BJJ, you can win matches with very little...

Demian Maia’s Body Triangle Collar Choke

Many of us will get to to our training partner’s back and immediately focus on securing a choke or armbar. There is an easier option that many forget: The body triangle submission. Yes, that’s...