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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

Top 15 Famous BJJ Black Belts

    14.Mauricio Mattar  Mauricio Mattar is a brazilian actor. He is a black belt under the Gracie Barra banner. 13. Rhasaan Orange Rhasaan Orange  is an American actor. Orange is most...

UWW European Grappling Championship 2016 Results

    The UWW European Grappling Championship took place in Rome, Italy on 16th and 17th July. The 2nd edition of the event was organized by Rizvan Bochkaev, president of the World Grappling...

New Zealand JiuJitero Kidnapped By Brazil Police

    New Zealand Athlete, Jason Lee claims he was kidnapped by men in police uniform and forced to withdraw money from ATMs.   Jason Lee, boyfriend of New Zealand journalist tweeted:...

Rodolfo, Buchecha & Leandro Lo Training Together at Frota Academy Zurich

    The elite of Jiu-Jitsu was recently in Zurich, Switzerland training together under the roof of Frota Academy.  Rodolfo Vieira, Marcus Buchecha and Leandro Lo first held an epic seminar...

Edson Barboza vs Gilbert Melendez – Full Fight, UFC FOX on 20

    Edson Barboza vs Gilbert Melendez – Full Fight, UFC FOX on 20  

Holly Holm vs Valentina Shevchenko – Watch The Full Fight

      Holm vs Shevchenko – Full Fight   Alternative links:   part1:    part 2    part 3    part 4    part 5    part 6...

Davi Ramos Signs With RFA, Fight Set for August

    2015 ADCC Champion is set to make his debut in the Octagon. Ramos has been previously quoted saying MMA is bad for Jiu-Jitsu:   “I am passionate about Jiu-Jitsu. I think all who...

John Danaher Provides Explanation For Mike Davila Controversy

    Infamous coach of Renzo Gracie Team, John Danaher provided an explanation for the display of unsportsmanlike behaviour during the last EBI 7. The display can be seen/heard about in this...

Mackenzie Dern Debuts in MMA: Watch the Full Fight Against Rosas

    Mackenzie Dern Debuts in MMA: Watch the Full Fight Against Rosas World BJJ champion and ADCC champion (2015), Mackenzie faced the American Kenia Rosas, who also will be making her MMA...

CroCop: USADA Offered To Cut My Suspension If I Ratted

    Mirko Filipovic CroCop wants to continue his career fighting for Japanese Promotion Rizin. For this to happen he had to ask the UFC to be let out of his contract. He is currently...

Tammi & Mikey Musumeci Leaving ATOS / AoJ

  Tammi and Mikey Musumeci decided to leave Atos / Art of Jiu – Jitsu team and look for a new home elsewhere. They’ve just announced they’re joining up with Caio Terra...

Nice Attacker Had A Grappling Background

    In the days following devastating Nice terrorist attack new details about the attacker are emerging. This comes along with BBC reporting that 5 accomplices have been accused of helping...

Leg Lock Academy Defending Honor After Accusations

    Leg Lock Academy’s Alan Belcher found the time to construct a long-form response to last week’s accusations by a member of the Renzo Gracie team, Matt Kaplan. Initially he...

Jose Aldo Confirms: I Had A Spy In Frankie Edgar’s Camp!

    Jose Aldo returned in an extraordinary fashion at UFC 200,  reclaiming his (interim) belt by defeating Frankie Edgar via unanimous decision. Now that the belt is back Aldo is ready to...

Grappling Central Podcast Interviews Gabi Garcia

     Gabi Garcia is the latest in line of prestigious members of BJJ community to have done an interview with Grappling Central Podcast. Garcia, 30, talked about everything from the start...

Sex Offender Hermes Franca To Co-Headline Jacaré Submission Combat

    Jacare promised his Submission Combat competition will be a real spectacle on the mat. Thus far the eyebrows have been permanently raised by his choice of competitors. Among...

International Olympic Committee Considering Banning All Russian Athletes

    International Olympic Committee (IOC) is Considering Banning All Russian Athletes from participating in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.  The IOC is currently exploring legal options...

Buchecha Analyses Pros and Cons of IBJJF Grand Prix, Praises Organization

    Winner of IBJJF’s Grand Prix held July 9th in Las Vegas, Marcus Almeida Buchecha, took the time to express his thoughts about the unique event that featured a huge cash prize....

Black Belt Traveling To Rio Open Drowns At Sea in Copacabana

     Luiz Roberto Costa, 31, has gone missing. He was on his way from Brasilia to Rio Open. Following Rio Winter Open / International Masters, Luiz decided to take a last dip on the famed...

Adeline Gray: People Tell Me You’re Too Pretty To Wrestle

    Adeline Gray is a 3x World Champion wrestler (once in upto 67kg, twice in upto 75kg category). She began wrestling when she was just 6 years old (she is now 25). His father’s...

UAEJJF Explains Reasons Behind End Of Absolute Division

    As we previously reported the UAEJJF canceled the open weight division for the 2016-2017 season. Now the federation’s spokesman released an official statement outlining reasoning...

How and When to Use the De La Riva Guard?

    What the De La Riva Guard is, is an open guard. Usually it’s utilized when someone is doing standing passes. The reach makes De La Riva ideal for this type of situations. Other...

Mike Davila Supporters Asked To Leave Team Renzo Gracie

    Drama surrounding Bronx Martial Arts Academy – Team Renzo Gracie continues. Following participation in EBI 7, Mike Davila was asked to leave. Now he’s announced that his...

Grappling Central Podcast: Kristina Barlaan

    The latest episode of Grappling Central Podcast is a must-hear interview with Kristina Barlaan. Unlike many other guests, Kristina  was very open up about the severity of issues...