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Category Archive: BJJ News

Belfort Responds to Jon Jones’ Grappling Match Request

Vitor Belfort has been in the news a lot lately. Mostly due to the fact “The Phenom” is set to retire after a long and fruitful career in the UFC. While Belfort left his gloves on the mat...

Rose Namajunas: ‘I Would Like To Test My Jiu-Jitsu with Mackenzie Dern’

UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas was recently on the UFC unfiltered podcast where she was asked about what she thought about mackenzie Dern’s performance and her missing weight...

Big John McCarthy: Rorion Gracie Did Not Come Up with The Idea for the UFC

Most of us will have heard the story that Rorion Gracie came up with idea and co-founded the UFC way back in 1993 in order to introduce the general public to jiu-jitsu. His younger brother Royce...

MMA Fighter Double Stomps Opponent WWE Style,Fight Ends in No Contest

Yup, that’s illegal… Brian Hall took a page out of pro-wrestling when he double stomped his downed opponent Jeremy Rogers at this weekend’s V3 Fights. Despite what Rogers may have...

10th Planet Coach & Former UFC Fighter Arrested For Sexually Abusing Underaged Girl

Gerald Strebendt (39), instructor of 10th planet Eugene and former UFC fighter has been arrested today (Wednesday) for allegedly sexually abusing an underaged female student. This is not the first...

Danaher Presents His Leglock System in Detailed Diagram

Last week, John Danaher made a surprising announcement: He has started filming a new instructional series with the leading website BJJ Fanatics, who feature quality instructionals from Tom DeBlass,...

BJJ Tournament Offers 1 Pound Of Weed Per Division as Prize Money

One of the most controversial topics in Jiu-Jitsu has to be marijuana. It seems to divide the community. On one side, Eddie Bravo, Joe Rogan and Jeff Glover are advocates for the legalization of both...

Mendes Bros Training with Judo Great Flavio Canto

The Mendes brothers, Guilherme and Rafel, multiple times world champions in BJJ who have recently retired form competition, were this weekend training with Judo Olympic silver medalist Flavio Canto....

John Danaher On How He Plans To Change The Game Of Video Instructionals

Yesterday, John Danaher made a surprising announcement: He has started filming a new instructional series with the leading website BJJ Fanatics, who feature quality instructionals from Tom DeBlass,...

John Danaher To Release Instructional Series with BJJ Fanatics

John Danaher is a man of many talents, certainly the biggest coaching world class grappling (Garry Tonon, Gordon Ryan, Eddie Cummings, Travis Stevens etc..) and mma talent (Georges St-Pierre, Chris...

Mauricio Gomes Returns To BJJ Competition After 20 Year Break

It’s been 20 years since Mauricio Gomes last put on his competition kimono, but he’s coming out of retirement for one last time at the IBJJF World Masters! Mauricio Motta Gomes is one of...

Rousimar Palhares Goes For Leg Locks & Gets KO’d in 58 secs

Former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares had a tough fight at last night’s Fight Nights Global 85 in Moscow, Russia. He was last night at knocked out in just 58 seconds by Aliaskhab Khizriev....

Gordon Ryan Will Compete in the Gi Next Weekend at IBJJF Washington Open

Gordon Ryan signed with ACB Jiu Jitsu a while back. But while we’re all curious about his newly honed gi skills we’ll be delighted to see him show his best nogi game in the ACB 13 card....

Popular BJJ Instructor Killed in an Apparent Homicide

A beloved Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor was the victim of a homicide on Wednesday night. Ramon Diaz,a 4th degree bjj black belt under Joe Moreira and owner of Palm Springs Jiu-Jitsu, was found dead...

Following Outrage Fighter Explains Why He Jumped On Spine Of Knocked Out Opponent

Yesterday a video of a fighter celebrating his KO win by jumping on the spine of the knocked opponent went viral. Over the years we’ve seen many bizarre scenes in MMA but perhaps none as...

BJJ Instructor Charged with Manslaughter in Bar Fight with 3 Airmen

Rodrigo Gomez, a BJJ instructor of Ohana Jiu-Jitsu (Triton affiliate) is due in court next week after assaulting a young airman and beating up two others at Misawa Air Base, Japan. Gomez was...

Cyborg’s Statement On His Black Belt Who Admited To Sexually Assaulting a Teen

Police arrested 31-year-old BJJ instructor Marcel Goncalves of Fight Sports Naples on Tuesday for having sex with a teenager. Goncalves is married, and is the head instructor of Fight Sports Naples...

We Have a Date & Opponent for Dillon Danis’s MMA Debut at Bellator

After over a year of self hyping himself as the best MMA fighter in the world even though he is still 0-0, Dillon Danis will finally step in the cage in an MMA fight. Danis is set to make his debut...

Florida BJJ Instructor Marcel Goncalves Admits To Sexually Assaulting a Teen

Police arrested 31-year-old BJJ instructor Marcel Goncalves of Fight Sports Naples on Tuesday for having sex with a teenager. Goncalves is married, and is the head instructor of Fight Sports Naples...

It Was Kron Gracie Who Promoted Rickson Gracie To Coral Belt in 2009

When a group of students recently promoted their coach to the rank of coral belt they didn’t really consider they would be stirring the pot majorly. This instructor had been a student of Jean...

McGregor’s Movement Coach Ido Portal is Preparing for MMA debut

Check out BJJ Fanatics for tons of great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques and Strategies. If you’ve been watching Conor McGregor’s these last few years, you may have noticed these movement drills...

Demian Maia Grapples an Amazon Indian

BJJ black belt and UFC welterweight Demian Maia recently tried something different. He tried his hand at Huka-Huka. Huka-huka is a Brazilian folk wrestling style of the indigenous people of Xingu, in...

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam London: black belt champions crowned in thrilling ending of a outstanding season

The final day of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour in London, UK, this Sunday, March 11, at the Copper Box Arena, provided Jiu-Jitsu fans with the final note a glorious 2017/2018 season...

Transgender Woman Anne Veriato Defeats man in MMA debut in Brazil

Today a peculiar event took place. A transgender woman called Anne Veriato defeated a man in an MMA fight in Brazil. Veriato is 21 and has been training and competing in jiu jitsu since she was 7....