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Category Archive: BJJ News

Royce Gracie Compares Jiu-Jitsu’s Evolution To That Of Taekwondo

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing all around the world. Sport style Jiu-Jitsu is flourishing while the traditional Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for self defense is instructed by a few dedicated instructors. Parts...

Bellator Signs Jack Swagger, Former WWE Champion & College Wrestling Standout

Bellator, the major MMA promotion has signed former WWE star and champion Jack Swagger (real name Jake Hager). He will compete in Bellator’s heavyweight division and will make his debut in...

Colby Covington On Hiding Out in Brazil Post-Fight

ATT fighter Colby Covington faced Demian Maia on October 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 119. He won the fight via unanimous decision in a dominating fashion with one of the scorecards reading a...

Ricardo Liborio Leaves American Top Team

Ricardo Liborio is considered, by many to be the best Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt formed by Master Carlson Gracie and an all around legend of the sport. Ricardo Liborio was also the very first...

Danis: ‘McGregor Would Do Fine or Even Better than Ferguson on the Ground’

Conor McGregor’s BJJ coach Dillon Danis was recently asked by Submission Radio what he thought of McGregor’s chances on the ground against newly promoted 10th planet black belt Tony...

Galvao: ‘No Gi Grappling Instead of Jiu-Jitsu Should Be In the Olympics’

BJJ has just moved one big step closer to reaching the Olympic Games. MMA/BJJ journalist Mohammed Al Hosani from UAE anounced another historic breakthrough on his Facebook. BJJ is applying for...

Jiu-Jitsu Submitted For Accreditation For 2024 Paris Olympics

Photo: Bartosz Mokrzycki In 2014, Abu Dhabi’s UAEJJ Federation (Which organizes the World Pro) teamed up with The Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF which is the internationally recognized...

Brazilian Complains Polish BJJ Nationals Are ‘Biased Against Foreigners’

One of the biggest tournaments in Europe with over 1,500 competitors and 2 days long, the Polish BJJ nationals is a huge success that is only open for Polish citizens. Everybody in Poland seems happy...

Loud Pop Heard From Heel Hook in Grappling Match

  In round 7 of the recent MA1 Challenge Qualifier, Ashley Wright sustained a break of the fibula and tibia while fighting off a heel hook. Even though Ashley had trained with heel hooks...

Real Life Hulk Martyn Ford Trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Actor/bodybuilder Martyn Ford is a freak of nature. Towering at 6’8″ – 203 cm, he weighs a huge 320 lbs – 145 kg of pure muscle. Ford has starred in movies Boyka:...

Royce Gracie’s Son on MMA Debut: ‘I’ve Never Competed in Jiu-Jitsu’

UFC Hall of Famer and current Bellator MMA brand ambassador Royce Gracie has his name forever written in the history of MMA.  And now it looks like one of his kids is ready to take the same path....

(Unconfirmed) IBJJF To Change Requirements For Black Belt Promotions: From 2nd To 3rd Degree Black Belt

According to reliable sources within IBJJF itself that have contacted BJJEE.com, the leading federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the IBJJF which is run by Carlos Gracie Jr. is planning some major...

Roger Gracie Announces His Retirement From MMA

Last August, after having defeated current BJJ world champion Marcus Buchecha by submission, Roger Gracie anounced his retirement from BJJ competitions. He said that he would be focusing on his MMA...

Metamoris is Back: Ralek Gracie Wants AJ Agazarm Superfight To Pay Back Debts

Ralek Gracie made his much awaited Bellator debut on Jan. 21 against French/Japanese fighter Hisaki Kato at The Forum in Inglewood, California, losing the fight by decision. Ralek is mostly famous...

After 3 yrs at Purple Belt Chael Sonnen Promoted to Brown Belt in BJJ

Chael Sonnen has been promoted to brown belt in BJJ by his instructor Fabiano ‘Pege Leve’ Scherner, after having spent 3 years at purple belt. During this time at purple belt, he competed...

Josh Hinger on No Cross Training Rule: ‘Is Being Treated Like a Dog Ok?’

Team switching in Jiu-Jitsu is a very controversial topic that will always provoke different points of views and arguments among the BJJ community. Throughout Jiu-Jitsu history, there have always...

Robert Drysdale on Why He Won’t Fight in MMA or Compete in BJJ Anymore

Robert Drysdale is an American-Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and professional mixed martial artist currently signed with the Legacy Fighting Championship & is the current Light Heavyweight...

2017 ADCC Day 1 Recap, Big Upsets

Day one of ADCC 2017 is behind us. Among the biggest surprises were eliminations of Leandro Lo, Mackenzie Dern and Murillo Santana. The superfight crowned the end of day 1 – it ended with a...

Pop Star Demi Lovato Promoted to Blue Belt in BJJ

Demi Lovato has been quite outspoken about her affection for jiu-jitsu among other things. The young pop star has taken a liking to a variety of mixed martial arts and can be seen around the...

Footballer Neymar Hires BJJ Brown Belt & UFC fighter as a Bodyguard

Footballer NEYMAR has hired a UFC fighter and BJJ brown belt as his personal bodyguard after his record breaking €222 million transfer from Barcelona to PSG, which made him the world’s most...

Fan Rushes Britney Spears & Drops Security with Seoi Nage Judo Throw

During her Vegas show, Britney Spears is rushed onstage by a man who takes on security before being arrested. After leaving the stage in fear the man might have a gun, Britney returned and finished...

14 Yr Old Green Belt Defeats Legit BJJ Black Belt

14-year-old Sydney James was competing at a recent NAGA competition and found herself facing an adult BJJ black belt. Sydney did the unbelievable, she was able to defeat the much more experienced BJJ...

Yamasaki Responds To Chiesa’s Grappling Match Challenge

Experienced MMA referee Mario Yamasaki got a in some trouble recently when he stopped a fight as the fighter was caught in a rear naked choke and he hadn’t tapped. Kevin Lee submitted Michael...

Travis Stevens To Face ADCC Champion in Jiu-Jitsu Sub Only Match

MARKUS SCHREIBER/ASSOCIATED PRESS Travis Stevens will be competing again in a BJJ superfight and this time against a BJJ world and ADCC champion: Yuri Simoes. FloGrappling broke the news first: 2016...