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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

[Watch] BJJ Black Belt Squares Off Against An Alligator & Takes His Back

Some days are weirder than others… But when you see a BJJ black belt square off against an alligator, well, that one is surely going to make it to the top of your “weird days” list....

BJJ Black Belt Champion, Giovanna Eburneo, Joins WWE As Pro Wrestler

Giovanna Eburneo is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt champion. The 25 year-old Brazil native has won both the European and Pan-American Championships; she trains, coaches, competes, and also works as...

Luke Rockhold: ‘Bo Nickal Would Get Abused’ in UFC, Nickal Responds

Bo Nickal is a 3x NCAA Division I National Champion in wrestling, who has become better known about in the BJJ community after his match against Gordon Ryan. However, Nickal didn’t stop at that...

UFC Vet Frankie Edgar Impresses in Stand Up Comedy Debut

Former UFC champion Frankie Edgar recent;y made his stand-up comedy debut. The 40 year old Edgar still fights in the bantamweight division of the UFC. His last fight was in November 2021 at UFC 268,...

BJJ Blue Belt Stops Electric Scooter Thief (With A Rear Naked Choke)

It’s not everyday that you hear about a thief stealing something from an MMA academy… But it does happen – and it almost never ends well for the thief. Well, that’s exactly...

Giant Beater Mikey Musumeci Teaches His 5 Top Submissions

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Conor McGregor Walked into the No Gi Class at Mallorca BJJ & Surprised Everybody

Conor McGregor is currently on vacation in Europe, cruising around the mediterranean sea on his new Lamborghini Yacht. He recently announced his return to the UFC, calling it: “The biggest...

FloGrappling Releases Statement About Ryan vs. Pena Stoppage Controversy

One of the most anticipated BJJ matches took place last Sunday, August 7, between Gordon Ryan and Felipe Pena. It was a no-time limit bout, a part of the Who’s Number One (WNO) main event....

Gene LeBell, Combat Sports Pioneer, Passes Away At Age 89

Gene LeBell is a true combat sports pioneer and one of the most beloved figures in the world of martial arts, who is also widely credited for making grappling into such a popular combat sports...

Cesar Gracie: “Nate Diaz is Better Than Chimaev Standing & On The Ground”

BJJ legend Cesar Gracie recently talked about the upcoming fight between his student Nate Diaz and Khamzat Chimaev. Diaz (20-13 MMA, 18-12 UFC) will face Chimaev at UFC 279 on Sept. 10 in Las Vegas....

Gordon Ryan: “Leandro Was Fun To Be Around & One Of The Best Ever On The Mats”

Some athletes and a part of the BJJ community have been fast to criticize Gordon Ryan for not issuing a statement following Leandro Lo’s tragic death. However, it seems that Gordon was simply...

Fighter Out Of “UFC Paris” After Suffering Toilet-Related Injury

Well… You don’t read that headline every day, don’t you? Unfortunately for Christos Giagos, that’s exactly what happened; he had to withdraw from his fight against Benoit...

Felipe Pena: “I Didn’t Want To Fight Anymore (After Hearing About Lo’s Death)”

Last Sunday, Felipe Pena and Gordon Ryan clashed heads in a much-anticipated rematch. However, the bout was overshadowed by death of Leandro Lo, who was shot and killed earlier the same day. Pena was...

Angry Crowd Of BJJ Fighters Gather in Front of Police Station where Leandro Lo Murder Suspect is Held

It’s been a sad 24 hours for the BJJ community worldwide, which mourns the murder of Jiu-Jitsu legend Leandro Lo. Lo was shot and killed during a concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil, by an off-duty...

BJJ Fanatics Starts Donation Campaign for Leandro Lo’s Family

Difficult times often bring out the best in people. Today is no different; as the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community mourns the loss of Leandro Lo, the athletes and students of the Gentle Art worldwide...

Andrew Tate: “The Average Man Would Defeat The Best Women Combat Athletes”

Controversial former kickboxer Andrew Tate is known for his brutal honesty which may offend many people nowadays. He recently gave his two cents on capabilities of pro female fighters and said that...

Police Issue Statement on Murder of Leandro Lo: “The Military Police Regrets What Happened”

It’s been a sad 24 hours for the BJJ community worldwide, which mourns the murder of Jiu-Jitsu legend Leandro Lo. Lo was shot and killed during a concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil, by an off-duty...

Gordon Ryan Defeats Felipe Pena in Much Awaited Superfight

Diogo Reis vs Estevan Martinez. Reis wins by Unanimous Decision. Fabricio Andrey vs Fabian Ramirez. Andrey wins by by Unanimous Decision. Jacob Couch vs Jay Rodriguez. Couch wins by Unanimous...

Suspect in Leandro Lo Murder is a Police Officer & Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner

Henrique Otávio Oliveira Velozo, a police officer, has been named as the suspect in the murder of BJJ world champion Leandro Lo. Lo was shot in the head during a concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil on...

BJJ World Champ Leandro Lo Shot & Killed, Off Duty Police Officer Arrested

According to sources in Brazil, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Leandro Lo was shot and killed in a night club altercation in Brazil in the early hours of Sunday morning. Lo was at a night club...

Felipe Pena: “I Didn’t Want To Fight Anymore After Hearing About Leandro Lo’s Murder”

Last Sunday, Felipe Pena and Gordon Ryan clashed heads in a much-anticipated rematch. However, the bout was overshadowed by death of Leandro Lo, who was shot and killed earlier the same day. Pena was...

Breaking News: BJJ World Champion Leandro Lo Shot & Killed in Brazil

According to sources in Brazil, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Leandro Lo was shot and killed in a night club altercation in Brazil in the early hours of Sunday morning. Lo was at a night club...

Cory McKenna Becomes First woman in UFC history to Win by Von Flue Choke

It’s not every day that you see a successful application of the Von Flue Choke in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And it’s even rarer that you see it applied in professional mixed martial arts matches....

UFC Vegas 59: Fighter Claims She Didn’t Tap – Judges Rule A Submission Win

Mayra Bueno Silva faced Stephanie Eggers at UFC Vegas 59 – and submitted her in the very first round. However, controversy arose immediately… As Eggers claimed that she didn’t tap...