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Author Archive: BJJEE

Meet The New Gabi Garcia – Outstanding Tayane Porfirio

The Worlds have been good to a number of athletes but Tayane Porfirio will definitely always have a special place for Worlds 2016 in her heart. Shortly after winning Gold once again she has received...

Rickson Influences HUGE Changes to Gracie University

  In a surprising new video, released on the Gracie Breakdown YouTube chanel, four of jiu-jitsu’s most influential figures — Rickson Gracie, Ryron Gracie, Rener Gracie, and Pedro Sauer...

Jake Shields and Georges St.Pierre break bread under the Danaher roof

Jake Shields and Georges St. Pierre have overcome previous animosity! John Danaher confirmed this in an earlier post: Former adversaries, new friends: Georges St-Pierre and Jake Shields finish up a...

Kimbo Slice – Dead at 42

Kimbo Slice has passed away. Bellator president Scott Coker confirmed Slice’s death in a statement to Yahoo news: “We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of...

UFC Slightly Backtracks On Ban For Helwani

After receiving plenty of media attention for evicting Helwani and two colleagues from UFC 199, TMZ caught up with Dana White and inquired what exactly being “banned for life” entails....

Michelle Nicolini Says Goodbye to BJJ Competitions

One of the most decorated athletes (both male and female) in BJJ has announced she will not be competing anymore. The 8x World champion announced prior to Worlds 2016 that this will be her last...

Spotlighting Winners Of Worlds 2016

 Absolute In a much anticipated match against Erberth Santos, Buchecha scored a slim victory. He won 6 to 4. You might say the cooler heads prevailed and that Almeida was determined to keep up with...

Team Alliance Wins Big at Worlds 2016

Team Alliance has managed to repeat the success and come out as the most decorated Male Adult Team at Worlds. Last year they had 121 medals in the same category while this year they managed to win...

Marcio André beats Cobrinha at Worlds 2016, Other Results

 Marcio Andre Photo by Preston Smith  Marcio Andre just beat Rubens Charles “Cobrinha” and eliminated him from the semi finals of Featherweight black belts at the IBJJF Worlds 2016. The...

Several Reporters Banned For Life From UFC Events

  Several reporters from MMAfighting were banned for life from UFC events last night. Ariel Helwani tweeted about being evicted from the building where UFC 199 was taking place shortly after...

Erberth Santos shines in the Absolute, more results from Worlds

  The biggest upset at the Worlds 2016 was triumph of Erberth Santos over Bernardo Faria via armbar in the semifinals of black belt Absolute. Erberth Santos attempted to pull an armbar over...

60% Of Gracie University Affiliates Are Lead By Blue Belts

  We crunched the Gracie university affiliate numbers in order to gain some sort of insight into the big picture when it comes to gracie jiu-jitsu practitioners. After researching all the...

An Inside Look At Popularity Trends for Combat Sports

  According to the ibisworld inc. bjj has only a 6% market share among martial arts in America. Pedro Sauer commented that the friendly introduction with katas makes karate, taekwondo and judo...

The Power Couples of BJJ- Rolling in Love

  Brazilian jiu-jitsu cultivates a kind of an all-consuming lifestyle. As such, it’s no surprise the bjj superstars often find love on the matt. However since the last time (our initial...

Top 10 Most Loved People in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  The rapid expansion of bjj also means facing some controversies but there were always a select few who are almost universally admired and respected. Whether it’s about talents,...