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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Travis Stevens:’If You Did Judo with Me, We Probably Wouldn’t be Friends. If We Did BJJ, We Would Be.’

Judo and BJJ: Similar Jacket, different rules and mentality. Judo training will vastly improve your Jiu-Jitsu and vice versa. However, both sports have their own set of rules and have different goals...

Travis Stevens: “I’d Never Give You An Opportunity To Tap”

Travis Stevens – a 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist in Judo and BJJ Black Belt under John Danaher (a feat he accomplished after just 18 months of training BJJ) – joined the Lex Fridman...

Redneck “Street Fighter” Challenges MMA Fighter: Gets Choked Out Cold

You’ve probably been guilty of it yourself. Before you began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (or any other martial art), you must’ve thought that you’ll be able to do at least...

Fight To Win 185: Fellipe Andrew Faces Yuri Simoes

The match-ups for the Fight To Win 185 event, which will take place on September 24 in Seattle (Washington), are going to put on quite a show. One of them has been announced to be between Fellipe...

Nicky Rod Says They ‘Cut The Poison Out’ When Creating B-Team, Wants to Compete Against Gordon Ryan

After John Danaher announced that the notorious Danaher Death Squad (DDS) – comprised out of athletes such as Gordon Ryan, Garry Tonon, Craig Jones, Nick Rodriguez, Nicky Ryan – was breaking up,...

Buchecha: “A Real Fighter Needs to Fight Gi, No-Gi & Test Himself in MMA”

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida’s long-awaited mixed martial arts debut is just around the corner. He will step into the octagon for the first time on September 24 at the “ONE: Revolution” event,...

Nightclub Bouncer Shares Story & Details of Dillon Danis Arrest

Dillon Danis was allegedly involved in drunken misbehavior at a nightclub a few nights ago. Then, after being denied entry, Danis became aggressive with the bar staff, after which he was arrested....

ADCC 2022: Is Ryan Hall Making a Return?

Ryan Hall is working hard towards claiming back his winning streak in MMA, since he’s lost his last UFC match to Ilia Topuria. However, there might be huge news in the making for the Brazilian...

Watch: Dillon Danis Caught in Rear Naked Choke Before Getting Arrested

Dillon Danis is one of the most polarizing figures in grappling and mixed martial arts. A black belt under Marcelo Garcia and Bellator athlete, Danis hasn’t been featured in the news lately for his...

Small Changes That Will Improve Your Omoplata with Tom DeBlass

Getting submissions from Closed Guard without gi can be difficult. Since everything is slippery and the grip we usually enjoy in the Gi is missing, our choice becomes different. This does not mean...

Marcelo Garcia’s Simple & Easy Closed Guard System That Will Get You More Wins

Let’s remind ourselves of the most important thing you need to do when you have someone in your closed guard: attack at all times. Many jiujiteiros make a mistake of holding a closed guard for a...

Rickson Gracie’s Closed Guard Cross Collar Choke Secrets Shared by Henry Akins

Let’s remind ourselves of the most important thing you need to do when you have someone in your closed guard: attack at all times. Many jiujiteiros make a mistake of holding a closed guard for a...

Finish More People Using the Omoplata with Tom DeBlass

The Omoplata position is very strong, but have you are actually submitting anybody with the Omoplata? Omoplata is one of the most famous and powerful submission attacks in BJJ and submission...

Purple Belt World Champion Returns To Training 2 Years After Suffering Stroke

It’s always tragic when a serious injury or health issue occurs to someone from the BJJ community… And it’s even more tragic when it happens to someone who is young. Ronaldo Silva,...

Ethan Crelinsten Undergoes Successful ACL & Meniscus Surgery

Ethan Crelinsten – a BJJ black belt under John Danaher and a member of the newly founded B-Team – has undergone an ACL surgery in order to fix a problem that’s been hindering him...

‘Experienced Boxer’ Doubts Jiu-Jitsu Would Work on Him, Challenges Instructor

Challenges have always been trademark events in the world of martial arts – because how else can you know something works better than something else unless you test it? A European guy showed up at...

Female BJJ Fighter Defeated a Male Muay Thai Fighter in Underground MMA Bout

This is just how powerful Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA truly are. In this match back in the early 200’s from the legendary Vale Tudo organization Rio Heroes we see a Man vs. Woman in a challenge...

Sandbagging Anyone? Grappling Industries to Crack Down on Sandbaggers at their Competitions

Sandbagging is a term used in martial arts to denote a practitioner who competes at a skill-bracket deemed less rigorous than their actual level of competitive ability. The term is adopted similarly...

Who’s Number One (WNO): Pedro Marinho Out, Replaced by Jacob “The Hillbilly Hammer” Couch

Yet another blow was delivered to the WNO Championships 185-pound division, just days before the tournament. Pedro Marinho – who was a replacement for an injured Andrew Wiltse – is out of...

Fedor Emelianenko: “Ring Girls Should Dress More Decently”

Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko is the most recent fighter in the series of MMA faces who touched upon the topic of ring girls. The talk started back in August, when Khabib...

Neiman Gracie Inspired By Cro Cop: “If We Keep Fight Standing, Hospital; If We Go To Ground, Cemetery”

Neiman Gracie, a part of the fourth generation of the famous BJJ family, featured in the co-main event at Bellator 266 last Saturday. A son of Carla Gracie and a nephew to Renzo Gracie, Neiman has...

Breaking: Dillon Danis Arrested in Front of New Jersey Nightclub

Dillon Danis is one of the most polarizing figures in grappling and mixed martial arts. A black belt under Marcelo Garcia and Bellator athlete, Danis hasn’t been featured in the news lately for...

Was He Out? Strangest UFC Ending In History (Merab Dvalishvili vs. Ricky Simon)

Do you remember UFC Fight Night 128? Probably not, as it took place in 2018… And why should you care, anyway? Here’s why: that’s when one of the strangest UFC endings in history...

MMA & BJJ World Champion Bibiano Fernandes: “‘Later’ Is A Word That Doesn’t Exist In My Life”

When you’ve been martial arts for long enough, you start to understand that it isn’t just that you’re preparing yourself for them… But that martial arts are actually preparing...