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Category Archive: Articles

UFC Matchmaker Mick Maynard receives black belt from Renzo Gracie After 15 Years

In many ways UFC Matchmaker is among the most important positions in the UFC. Last night marked a momentous occasion for the current UFC Matchmaker Mick Maynard – he received his jiu jitsu...

Spyder Invitational Super Fight was A Drag – But the Gi Matches Made Up for It

A lot of folks were excited when they heard about the return of Fabricio Werdum to competitive grappling. The Brazilian former ADCC champ was set to meet a new generation contender in Lucas Hulk...

Jon Jones Shoves Gustafsson at the Face Offs

One of the most intimidating fighters of all time is getting ready for his comeback. Jon Jones had his first staredown with Alexander Gustafsson – and something went awry. Jones subsequently...

This Bodylock Smash Pass Puts So Much Pressure That They Literally Let You Pass

If you’ve been following the pro BJJ scene, you may have noticed the Miyao brothers having incredible success with a certain type of pass: The bodylock pass which is also known as the double...

This Australian Submitted 10 Opponents to Get Quadruple Gold At Pan Pacifics

Australia seems to be the up and coming nation in bjj. After producing Kit Dale the ADCC brought the sensation that is Craig Jones. But today we’re here to talk about another up and coming...

Things BJJ Guys Do That Drive Their Girls Nuts

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ My wife somehow always throws in her famous quote, “I miss being...

How Does Increasing Sleep Actually Boost Your Sports Performance?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ Sleep Affects You More Then You Think… Everybody talks about how...

Raphael Lovato Jr Returns To Grappling Amid Call Outs from Gegard Mousasi

Raphael Lovato Jr has been putting on great performances over at Bellator. At this point he is a main title contender. Still this isn’t taking him away from bjj as the ace has just announced he...

Werdum: Cobrinha Is Setting The Gameplan To Defeat Lucas Hulk Barbosa In Grappling

Fresh off is UFC suspension, 41 year old black belt Fabrizio Werdum has plenty to prove. In order to prep for the match he’s enlisted the help of Cobrinha as well as Yuri Simoes who he was...

Garry Tonon Talks How He Fell in love with BJJ

  Garry Tonon has long been one of the most interesting grapplers to watch. When he announced his switch to MMA everyone was excited. Now Tonon prepares for a debut in his new weight class as...

Khabib Nurmagomedov: “They Can Give Me 10 years Ban. I don’t care. “

Khabib Nurmagomedov has been reeling in the UFC229 aftermath. As much as he’d like to enjoy his victory, it’s kinda hard with the impending punishment from the Nevada State Athletic...

Gordon Ryan Details Gruelling Training Schedule For A Day totaling Three Trainings a Day Plus Strength

Gordon Ryan sure talks a big game but also he’s apparently a huge worker. Recently Ryan shared his schedule for the day which is scary – to say the least. Here are some highlights to give...

Ben Askren Slams Dillon Danis – Not Only Did You Get Conor Killed, You’re Tonon’s B*tch

Ben Askren has been having a wild time. After many years of antagonizing UFC – he’s made it in there with an unlikely trade off of Demetrius Johnson to ONE FC from UFC happening. Still...

King of the Cage Inducts Dean Lister To Hall Of Fame

Dean Lister, also known as “The Boogeyman”, was one of the pioneers of the leglock movement – he was also an MMA pioneer. Lister climbed the ranks of MMA through the King of the Cage...

ADCC Trials Likely To Feature Clash of Nicky Ryan and Former DDS Teammate

It’s ADCC Trials season and every nogi grappler is enthusiastic about it. But perhaps none more than EBI winner Jon Calestine. We’ve extensively covered the rift that was caused by Eddie...

Israel’s Anthem Plays in Abu Dhabi for First Time as Judoka Sagi Muki wins Gold

Judo got very political earlier this year. The organizing committee of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in Judo ruled initially that Israeli team cannot compete with symbols of the state. This lead to IJF...

What To Eat Before & After BJJ Training

Although consistent training to be able to excel in Jiu-Jitsu is very important, the energy that your body needs to fuel itself through those rigorous trainings is just as relevant. The meals you eat...

Demetrious Johnson Open To Competing In Submission Grappling as Well Following ONE Trade

Demetrious Mighty Mouse Johnson was just at the front of a historic development for MMA – he was traded to ONE in order for Ben Askren to go the UFC. “I was always never the biggest fan of...

8 Knife-Wielding Thugs Tried To Rob The Wrong MMA Fighter

A group of eight thugs was forced to flee when they unknowingly attempted to rob a martial arts instructor! The man in question is Louis Nicholson, 22. He was walking down a street in Grays, England,...

Vice Does a Mini Jiu Jitsu Documentary – On High Rollerz

High Rollerz was a sensation when it premiered. The controversial tournament offered a pound of weed as prize and even featured advocate Jeff Glover:     View this post on Instagram  ...

Div 1 Champ Shows How a Striker Can Stop A Wrestler’s Takedown with this Punch

Lets start by saying that wrestlers are the hardest opponents to deal with. They have explosion, strength and body control like nobody. They can keep the fight standing or take it to the ground. Many...

Flashback: When Khabib ‘Smeshed’ His Way To Winning NAGA Worlds Expert Division

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has a world class grappling background. He is a two time Combat Sambo World Champion, a freestyle wrestler and a Judo black belt, and also a BJJ white...

Khabib’s manager Ali Abdelaziz teases ‘Big News’ that will ‘Blow Your Mind’

Khabib Nurmagomedov has been the center of attention ever since he defeated Conor McGregor in a spectacular fashion. However what’s got many people wondering is what is next for Khabib. In some...

Eddie Wolverine Announces Return To Competition Under New Banner

Eddie Wolverine has had a tumultuous year. After great many rumors and reportedly chilled relationship with John Danaher, Wolverine quietly left the blue basement and after some time joined Unity Jiu...