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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Nate Diaz Receives the 3rd Degree on His BJJ Black Belt

Nate Diaz started training Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 14. In 2o12, Nate Diaz, after 12 years of training, finally received his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Cesar Gracie. He was awarded his black...

Khamzat Chimaev Brutally Honest on Why He Refused To Go on Mike Tyson’s Podcast

After easily dispatching of his opponent Li Jingliang in his last UFC fight, Khamzat Chimaev made a quick return to action and is filling up his schedule with various combat activities. After taking...

Mugger Used Rear Naked Choke in Order to Steal $7,000 Rolex watch

A student was left unconscious in central London after a ‘hugger mugger’ grabbed him round the neck and tore a £5,000 (7,000 USD) Rolex watch from his wrist. The mugger approached the...

Emerald City Invitational 3: Full Results of “The Battle of Heel Hooks”

The Emerald City Invitational 3 featured a 185lbs division $10,000 grand prix… Which was full of Heel Hook finishes! And wouldn’t you know it – it was Oliver Taza who took the...

UFC Vegas 44: Claudio Puelles Wins The Match via Slick Kneebar

Claudio Puelles, UFC’s lightweight athlete fighting out of Peru, showed his grappling skills at UFC Vegas 44 prelims. At 3:25 in the third round, he pulled off a slick Kneebar finish against...

UFC Vegas 44: Clay Guida Wins by Rear Naked Choke After Losing 46-0 in Significant Strikes

The UFC Vegas 44 saw some fantastic fights, among which were two spectacular submission finishes: Claudio Puelles’ Kneebar against Chris Gruetzemacher and Leonardo Santos’s loss to Clay...

Watch: Guy Defends Against Dog Attack with a Guillotine Choke

Imagine walking down the street, just minding your own business… And then, out of nowhere, an aggressive dog leaps towards you and tries to bite you! What are you supposed to do in the case of...

ONE Winter Warriors: Stamp Fairtex Wins via Armbar

You know what they say: if you don’t succeed at once, try it again. Which is exactly what Stamp Fairtex did in her recent win at ONE Winter Warriors, against Ritu Phogat. Before this important...

Bellator 272: Spike Carlyle Puts Dan Moret To Sleep with Rear Naked Choke

You can be as tough as you want to be… But when you’re caught in a deep Rear Naked Choke, there’s no escaping – just like Spike Carlyle knew at Bellator 272. Carlyle accepted...

ONE Championship: Buchecha Taps Out Kang Ji Won with Rear Naked Choke

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida did it again! At ONE: Winter Warriors grand prix championship that took place today, December 3, Buchecha fought Kang Ji Won… And tapped him out with a...

Cole Abate (16 Year Old ADCC Trials Winner) Earns BJJ Purple Belt

Things just keep getting better and better for Cole Abate. After winning the ADCC East Coast Trials, the 16 year old has now earned his BJJ purple belt! He was promoted by none other than the Art of...

NFL’s Will Gholston Talks Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu During Offseason

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can work wonders when introduced as an additional training tool in other sports. For example, Will Gholston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end – decided to take up...

Watch: Punches Thrown After BJJ Class at Daisy Fresh

A recent video published by the Daisy Fresh team (Pedigo Submission Fighting) showed two of their athletes squashing beef after a BJJ class. There were punches and knee kicks involved – check...

Gordon Ryan Donates $10,000 USD to Greater Austin Crime Commission

Gordon Ryan is, arguably, the best contemporary no gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete. And even though a part of the BJJ community has love-hate sentiments about him, there’s no denying that Ryan...

Kade Ruotolo: “I Will Not Close Out With My Brother In The IBJJF Worlds”

Imagine competing at a tournament and doing well. You’re beating everyone, left and right, and you make your way into the finals… But once there, you encounter your teammate! So what are...

Gunnar Nelson: “I Felt A ‘Pop’ While Rolling With The Mountain from GOT”

Gunnar Nelson, an Icelandic professional MMA fighter and BJJ black belt, has had an opportunity to roll with Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson – one of the strongest men in the world (who once...

High Rollerz 10: Bellator Champion AJ McKee Announced for Competition

The High Rollerz events are coming back with a splash! High Rollerz 10 (December 11) will feature a 16-man tournament in which 160lbs black belt athletes will compete for a $10K prize. The tournament...

Jake Hager On Grappling Match with Jon Jones: “Jon, Come Out Of Hiding, Prove That You’re Still The GOAT”

Back in mid-November, Jon Jones took it to Twitter to announce a grappling match against Jake Hager at Fury Professional Grappling, which was to take place on December 9. However, since then he seems...

Khamzat Chimaev Challenges Brock Lesnar, Georges St-Pierre & Daniel Cormier

Khamzat Chimaev is on a winning spree… And it doesn’t seem like he’s eager to stop competing. After first easily taking the win against Li Jingliang in his most recent UFC bout,...

New Jersey Makes Gracie Survival Tactics a Part of Police Training

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a necessity for anyone involved in law enforcement. At least for those who wish to keep themselves, as well as the suspects, safe while carrying out their job. And...

Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Promoted to BJJ Brown Belt

Maynard James Keenan is an American progressive metal singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor; best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning American progressive...

Marcelo Garcia Inducted Into ADCC Hall of Fame

Marcelo Garcia is one of the most beloved athletes in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community. A black belt under Fabio Gurgel, Garcia has been a World Champion 5 times, as well as a 4x ADCC champion. Now,...

Not All Heroes Wear a Gi: Guy Takes Down Robber, Puts Him Into Rear Naked Choke

A lot of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners start training because they want to learn how to defend themselves. The sport aspect of the Gentle Art doesn’t start interesting them until much...

Watch: UFC Champion Francis Ngannou Spars 2 Guys At Once

You wouldn’t want to stand in the way of Francis “The Predator” Ngannou – not in your wildest dreams. The current UFC Heavyweight champion captured his title back in March...