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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Mark Muñoz, ex-UFC Fighter, Loses High School Job After Allegedly Allowing Students To Fight

Mark Muñoz is an ex-UFC fighter who fought against the likes of Loyoto Machida and Chris Wideman, and has even beaten Demian Maia back in 2011. He retired in 2015 and became a high school wrestling...

BJJ Brown Belt Chokes Out Suspect Who Was Attacking a Police Officer

William Cassoday is an ex-MMA fighter and a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Just a couple of days ago, he was driving a car to see his mother… However, as he and his wife were driving, on...

Nick Rodriguez on the DDS Split: “It Was A Lot Healthier For Us To Split Off”

Nick Rodriguez is a part of the new generation of exciting Jiu-Jitsu athletes, who command respect with their extremely explosive, no holds barred style. He was a part of the Danaher Death Squad...

It’s Official: Felipe Pena vs. Gordon Ryan Scheduled for August 7

It’s now official. After weeks and even months of speculations, the rumors and announcements have now officially been confirmed… As the Gordon Ryan vs. Felipe Pena match has been...

[Watch] Tye Ruotolo Submits Garry Tonon with D’Arce Choke at ONE 157

Tye Ruotolo… Is a force to be reckoned with. He is a current Who’s Number One welterweight and middleweight champion, and an IBJJF brown belt world champion as well. And last Friday, May...

Lucas Lepri Gets Inducted Into IBJJF Hall Of Fame

Lucas Lepri is one of the most decorated Jiu-Jitsu athletes in the world and a 9x World Champion. Yesterday, he received yet another recognition for his successes; this time by the IBJJF itself, who...

Police Officer Uses Armbar Against Suspect, Attempting To Handcuff Him

It goes without saying that police officers need to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. At the very least, they should spend a considerable amount of time learning the basics – such as how to hold...

Bernardo Faria Inducted Into The IBJJF Hall Of Fame

Bernardo Faria has done a lot for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community over the years. His YouTube videos, in which he brings the world’s most elite BJJ athletes to demonstrate techniques…...

[Video] UFC Heavyweight Juan Espino Disqualified From Grappling Tournament

Image Credits: Juan Espino Instagram Juan Espino is a heavyweight UFC athlete with 3 fights under the promotion. A winner of The Ultimate Fighter 28 in 2018, he has a major background in grappling;...

Leo Vieira Appointed as Vice President of Grappling at ONE Championship

The world of professional grappling is coming closer and closer to becoming mainstream, among other things in many ways thanks to ONE Championship’s insistence on its growth. Now, Brazilian...

Sambo World Champion Competes as a Purple Belt in IBJJF European Masters Championship

Sambo, Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) are close cousins. Anyone who knows the history of Sambo, Judo and BJJ know that they have common roots—Mitsuyo Maeda was a Japanese Judoka, who...

UFC 274: Charles Oliveira Submits Justin Gaethje with a Rear Naked Choke

Image Credits: Zuffa LLC Charles Oliveira continues to dominate the UFC lightweight division. Even though he missed weight and wasn’t able to walk out of the UFC 274 match as a champion, he is...

One Championship Becomes Official Platinum Sponsor for ADCC 2022

ADCC 2022 is coming closer and becoming bigger with each passing day! The latest in the line of amazing news is that One Championship has become an official Platinum sponsor for the event, as the...

Woman Kills Alleged Rapist with a Rear Naked Choke (Brazil)

A woman, who was allegedly sexually assaulted and raped on April 30 in Vila Perus (west of Sao Paulo, Brazil) has – according to the police – used a Rear Naked Choke to defend herself...

Royler Gracie Promoted To 8th Degree BJJ Coral Belt by His Brother, Rorion Gracie

Royler Gracie is a true legend of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. A son of Helio Gracie, Royler has been the first so-called “King of BJJ’s Featherweight Division”, setting a record for the...

Gordon Ryan & Felipe Pena Agree to Fight in Two Matches – Worth $220,000

The end of the rivalry between Gordon Ryan and Felipe Pena is nowhere in sight, but it seems that the match between the two is now closer than ever. As per Ryan, both him and Pena have agreed to...

Marcus “Buchecha” Has A New ONE Championship Opponent – A BJJ Black Belt & Brazilian National Wrestling Team Member

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, although relatively fresh in his MMA career, has been on a winning streak from the get-go. In his debut, Buchecha tapped out Anderson Silva with a choke from...

Urijah Faber Has Been a BJJ Brown Belt Since 2011 But His Instructor Still Won’t Promote Him

Urijah Faber has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for close to 20 years and he holds a brown belt since 2011 but his instrutor refuses to promote him to black belt. Fabio “Pateta” Prado is a...

UFC’s Urijah Faber Competed at US Wrestling Open, Took Second Place

UFC legends Urijah Faber and Clay Guida recently decided to have some fun by competing in freestyle wrestling at the US Open. Both have extensive college wrestling backgrounds but admitted that they...

[Graphic] Amateur Fighter’s Arm Gets Snapped by Kimura Submission

You know the expression “tap out or pass out”? And how about the “tap or snap” one? Both are very true and should be adhered to… At least if you don’t want to go...

Gordon Ryan on Felipe Pena’s BJJ Stars 8 Performance: “Retire Now, Bro”

BJJ Stars, one of the biggest professional Jiu-Jitsu shows in Brazil, held its 8th event last Saturday – a Middleweight Grand Prix. It was full of spectacular matches, with Mica Galvao emerging...

Michael Bisping Lets His 12 yr Old Son Lock Up Short Back Choke on Him, Starts Drooling All Over

Retired UFC champion Michael Bisping recently appeared on the ‘Happy Hour Podcast’ and ‘The Count’ showed how to set up a back choke. Bisping asked his 12 year old son Lucas to set up a the...

18yr old Mica Galvao Wins BJJ Stars GP, Defeats World Champs Lo & Hulk

BJJ stars, the biggest professional jiu-jitsu shows in Brazil had its Middleweight GP Saturday night with a usual star-studded lineup. The middleweight grand prix consisted of a stacked 8 man...

BJJ Stars: Demian Maia Dominates & Submits Cowboy Oliveira

Despite not having competed in a grappling match since 2007, the 44 year old former ADCC champion Demian Maia looked great this weekend at BJJ Stars. He faced UFC welterweight and fellow BJJ black...