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Author Archive: BJJEE

Ricardo De La Riva and Yuki Nakai Fight To A Draw In De La Riva Retirement Match

  The fight was 20 minutes no points submission only match held in Japan. Nakai had won their first match 10 years ago. This was De La Riva’s retirement match. The fight ended as a draw...

Exclusive Interview With Christy Thomas, Relson Gracie’s Only Female Black Belt

  Christy Thomas is the first female black belt in Relson Gracie’s Organization. Relson Gracie is a Jiu-Jitsu red belt, second eldest son of Helio Gracie. In this interview with BJJ Eastern...

BJ Penn To Train With Jose Aldo In Rio For Edgar Fight

  Now that BJ Penn is set to rematch Frankie Edgar at 145lbs, he has activated his partnership with his team Nova Uniao. Penn and Edgar are booked to coach the next season of The Ultimate...

Keenan Cornelius: “With The Black Belt, I finally Have The Ticket To Compete At The Highest Level.”

  Getting ready for the ADCC 2013, Keenan talked to GRACIEMAG about the experience of reaching the rank of Jiu-Jitsu black belt. He talked about the presence of his family and what he expects...

7x World Champion Hannette Staack European Seminar Tour

  Hannette Staack, from Brazil 021, in Chicago, IL, will be embarking on a European Seminar Tour. The seven-time world champion (Gi) and one-time world champion (No-Gi) will be in Europe from...

(Rare Video) Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Championship in 2000

  This rare video is from the Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu championship which was held in the US in 2000. The video features interview of Rickson, and his kids including the late Rockson Gracie and...

Roger Gracie Confirms Moving Back Up To 205 In MMA & Makes Some Changes In Training

  After the defeat suffered to Tim Kennedy in his only UFC fight, last July 6, Roger Gracie has decided to change his training regimen: He first hired trainer Phil Learney to work on  his...

UFC Signs Russian Female Fighter With Good Jiu-Jitsu

  The UFC has signed Moscow, Russia based bantamweight female fighter Alexandra “Stitch” Albu.  The 1.58m and 61kg Russian, is another attraction in the category of champion Ronda...

An Insight Into Gleison Tibau’s Massive One Day Weight Cut

  Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting talked to Stefane Dias and Everton Bittar of American Top Team and got them to open up about their techniques to make huge UFC Lightweight Gleison Tibau cut and...

UFC 165’s John Makdessi: “I’m Not Impressed With Opponents With BJJ Black Belts…”

  UFC Lightweight John Makdessi (11-2, 4-2 UFC) faces Ultimate Fighter: Brazil veteran Renee Forte this Saturday at UFC 165 in Canada. He spoke to UFC.com in advance of the bout and here’s...

ADCC 2013: Kyra Gracie Replaced By Unknown Chinese Competitor

  Source adcombat.com “ADCC Committee just announced that Kyra Gracie’s replacement is a Chinese competitor! Xinning Xu, a competitor from Shanghai, will bring some local blood and...

Rubens ‘Cobrinha’ Clarifies His Black Belt Promotion

  A few days ago, Andre Galvao posted a video of him promoting Rubens ‘Cobrinha’ Charles to black belt. “Cobrinha” went on to win multiple World titles and Galvao went on...

(Video) The Biggest Jiu-Jitsu Training Session In The World: 150 Black Belts in Abu Dhabi

  One hundred and fifty black belts did a great workout at the Abu Dhabi Combat Center in Abu Dhabi, where the first editions of the ADCC were held back in the day . In the video below you can...

After A Disappointing Copa Podio, Renato Cardoso Bounces Back To Win The Absolute At Floripa Open

  Last weekend, the black belt from Checkmat, Renato Cardoso did not pass the first phase of Copa Podio GP in Rio despite a good campaign where he submitted Travis Stevens. Without being...

Travis Stevens: “I truly believe that there is not one BJJ or Judo player in the world that I can’t beat.”

  World class Judoka Travis Stevens came 4th at the recent Copa Podio. He shared some very interesting insights about not being intimidated by big names in Jiu-Jitsu or Judo when competing, in a...

Royce Gracie: “The New Generation Of Gracies Are Not Successful In MMA Because They Don’t Focus On Jiu-Jitsu.”

  Lats weekend, 3 Gracies fought in WSOF 5 (Gregor, Rolles and Neiman) and just one was victorious: Neiman Gracie. Gregor and Rolles Gracie both lost at WSOF 5, and that dropped the family...

Ricardo De La riva On His Retirement Fight With Yuki Nakai: “It Will Be a Battle. We Both Want To Win.”

At 48 years of age, the great master Ricardo De La Riva has announced his retirement, but he will not leave the mat before one last roll. On September 21, in Tokyo, he will face Yuki Nakai, one of...

Kron Gracie On His Upcoming MMA Career: “I want to be way better than my father was…”

  Being the son of a martial arts legend is extra pressure for anyone. But not for Kron Gracie , son of Rickson . Settled in California, United States, the black belt does not feel the...

Czech Republic’s Michal Bittner On Gracie Academy Prague, His Master Robin Gracie & Competing As A Black Belt

  Michal Bittner is a BJJ black belt under Robin Gracie that runs Prague’s Gracie Academy. He is also frequent competitor. In this interview with BJJ Eastern Europe Michal talks about the BJJ...

2013 Split BJJ Open (Croatia) Results

The 2nd edition of the Split BJJ Open was held last weekend in Split, Croatia. Make sure to check our competition calendar to check out all upcoming competitions. Here are the results: WHITE FEMALE...

Jiu-Jitsu Job Offer: Instructor Needed in Vienna, Austria

  An MMA gym in Vienna, Austria, is looking for a BJJ black belt instructor. Around 12 sessions per week, NoGi and Mma experience required. For further details send a short CV to: Michelle...

Manny Diaz: “Competing In Copa Podio Was An Unforgettable Experience Of A Lifetime.”

  Manuel “Beats” Diaz, or Manny to his friends is a multiple time World and Pan American Champion. Manny is a brown belt under Caio Terra who received his most recent belt rank on the...

Roberto ‘Cyborg’ and Dean Lister Superfight @ World Jiu-Jitsu Expo

  After the news of the superfight between Romulo Barral and Leandro Lo , the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo 2013 announced, on Wednesday one more superfight for the event. The fair, held on 9 and 10...

BJ Penn Returns To UFC To Coach TUF & Fight Frankie Edgar @Featherweight 145 lbs

  After two losses to Frankie Edgar and a thirst for revenge, the legend BJ Penn is back to face his tormentor. On the tv show UFC Tonight, which belongs to the UFC , they announced that the two...