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Category Archive: BJJ News

IBJJF Pan PLAY BY PLAY and Results, Saturday March 23rd

To get the PLAY BY PLAY for sunday’s action click here SATURDAY, MARCH 23TH 12:00 Ok guys we are live  from Irvine California! At the moment it’s mostly brown and black belt belt senior....

2013 Pan: Michael Liera Jr Takes Double Gold @Purple Belt And The Rest Of The Action

Day 3 of the 2013 Pan was all about the very exciting purple belts. The big star was Atos’s Michael Liera who had a great achievement taking the double gold at weight and absolute. Liera...

IBJJF Pan PLAY BY PLAY and Results, Sunday March 24th

Tune in here at 11am California time or 8pm Paris or Belgrade time on Saturday and at 9am California time/ 8pm Paris of Belgrade time on Sunday ( March 23, 24th) for the live play by play right here...

The Prestigious Grapplers Quest Tournaments Come To Europe.

Grapplers Quest comes to Europe in partnership with Grab&Pull Grab&Pull and Grapplers Quest have joined forces to bring Grapplers Quest tournaments to Europe. Since 1999, Grapplers Quest has...

6x BJJ World Champ Michelle Nicolini: “I Will Switch To MMA After ADCC 2013.”

Source: Tatame At age 31, Michelle Nicolini has had a solid and successful career in Jiu-Jitsu. However, the black belt did an MMA fight in 2011, and took a liking to it. She plans to resume her...

Checkmat Ace Renato Cardoso: ” With The Steroid Testing, Let’s See Now Who Are The Top Athletes.”

Source: Tatame After stamping his ticket to Abu Dhabi, where he will compete in the World Pro, Checkmat’s Renato Cardoso, who won the poll for the event in Manaus, made a point of touching on...

Andre Galvao: “I’m Teaching Keenan Some Good Details & He Is Also Teaching Me A Few Tricks.”

Source: GracieMag in Portuguese Andre Galvao is one of the favorites for the medium heavy weightclass at the Pan (see our predictions and picks). He guarantees that he will be coming in great shape...

Werdum Combat Team Merges With Alliance Jiu-Jitsu

Source: Tatame Fabricio Werdum who is a black belt under Sylvio Behring has struck up a new partnership in Jiu-Jitsu. The fighter, who hasn’t competed in Jiu-Jitsu and ADCC Submission since...

Braulio Estima: “Kron Gracie and I Were Friends, But He Is Under The (Bad) Influence Of Nick Diaz.”

According to Braulio Estima (See article here), Kron Gracie who was in Nick Diaz’s corner during the UFC 158 bout, openly insulted him and threatened him after the GSP-Nick Diaz fight. He had this...

Felipe “Preguiça” Pena:”In The Black Belt At The Pan, I Feel Like A Rookie & I Like That Feeling…”

Multiple time BJJ World champ at lower belts Felipe Pena , nicknamed “Preguiça” (the laziness), is now trying to make a name for himself at the black belt. He is looking to capture his...

Roger Gracie: “Jiu-Jitsu Is My Passion, But At The Moment MMA Is My Priority…”

Source: Tatame Roger Gracie isn’t hiding that his priority at the moment is MMA. The fighter is trying to juggle his career with Jiu-Jitsu, which has been losing ground gradually. His signing...

Augusto Tanquinho: “Some athletes who were asking for PED testing in BJJ, are not competing at the Pan…”

Augusto Tanquinho is one of dozens of stars confirmed at the Pan 2013, to be held from 20th to March 24th, in Irvine, California. There are so many top fighters that some categories of registered...

Otavio Sousa: “Losing To Kron & Romulo Made Me Even Stronger For The 2013 Season.”

Last year’s World Champion at middleweight, Otavio Sousa finds himself in a curious situation. Despite being the world’s best at middleweight, he is not the clear favorite for gold at the...

Kron Gracie Insults & Threatens Braulio Estima After UFC 158

There has been past animosity between multiple times BJJ champ Braulio Estima and Nick Diaz. Last year, Nick and Braulio were supposed to fight a BJJ match for charity during the Jiu-Jitsu expo but...

Mario Sperry Leaves The “Blackzilians”

Ze Mario Sperry has officially anounced that he will no longer be the head coach of the “Blackzilians” team which is based in Boca Raton, Fla. The Carlson Gracie black belt revealed why...

Pan 2013: Big Names At Black Belt Set To Compete

The city of Irvine, Calif., prepares to host another edition of the traditional Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship, which is the second most important in the IBJJF calendar. The gym at the University of...

Gabi Garcia: “We Need A Women’s Superfight in ADCC 2013.”

For the first time in history, China will host an edition of the ADCC in 2013. The 2011 Champion, BJJ black belt, Gabi Garcia, was surprised by the choice of the country, lamenting that Brazil had...

Rorion Gracie Pays A Visit To Alliance Sao Paulo

In times when you hear about Gracie Jiu-Jitsu vs Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu debates, Master Rorion Gracie, the founder of the UFC, went to visit the most successful BJJ academy in the World: Alliance Sao...

Top Referee Muzio De Angelis Reveals New Rules For The Pan & Comments On Introduction Of Doping Control

Considered one of the best referees Jiu-Jitsu today, Muzio De Angelis, one of the leaders of the BRASA Team, revealed the changes that will happen in the next Pan American, which will be held later...

Leonardo Vieira On The High Level Of BJJ In Scandinavia & His Possible Career in MMA

A interview that Leo Vieira during his stay in ArteSuave.dk in Copenhagen. He talks about his Jiu-Jitsu journey, the Check Mat network, the high level of BJJ in Scandinavia and his possible venture...

World Pro 2013: Check Out The List Of Champions Who Will Compete In Abu Dhabi (All Expenses Paid)

Here is the list of confirmed athletes that qualified through regional world trials (Getting all expense paid trip) and will compete at the World Pro in Abu Dhabi from the 11 to 13 of April 2013. ...

Croatian Jiu-Jitsu League 2013

For the second year running the Croatian Jiu-Jitsu league will be held on 3 dates and the winners of all categories will win a plane ticket to Lisbon, Portugal for the IBJJF Europeans. All league...

BJJ Transfers: Brown Belt World Champ Gianni Grippo Joins Alliance NYC

More BJJ Transfers: Brown belt world champ Gianni Grippo joins Alliance NYC under Marcelo Garcia. He spent his whole career at Renzo’s until now. His statement regarding the move: “I’ve...

Rodrigo Comprido Medeiros On Drug Testing in BJJ and Lloyd Irvin

BJJ legend Rodrigo Comprido Medeiros has always been a public opponent in the past about steroids and any kind of drug in Jiu-Jitsu. With testing happening in the upcoming Pans, he talked about IBJJF...