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Category Archive: BJJ News

Jiu-Jitsu Cat Fight: The War Of Words Between Gabi Garcia & Bia Mesquita Before The AD World Pro

Gabi Garcia and Bia Mesquita recently fought in the final of the Pan Am and Gabi (who is a good 30 kilos heavier) won again convincingly. The pair have fought many times in the past, however this...

Big BJJ Stars To Compete @ Abu Dhabi Pro

With 6 days to go until the Abu Dhabi world Pro April 11th to April 13th, the black belt bracket looks to showcase some of the world’s top talent once again. The good news is that this year...

Relson Gracie All Set To Receive His Red Belt This Weekend In Hawaii

  Source: www.midweek.com This week Relson Gracie receives his Red Belt, the highest achievement in jiu jitsu. Having brought his family’s style of self-defense to Hawaii in 1988 when it was...

FILA Grappling European Championships Results, Poland & Italy Dominate

  This year’s FILA Senior European Grappling Championships was held in Hungary. No Gi was on saturday and Gi on Sunday. Two teams stood out Poland and Italy came in 1rst and second in...

Oliver Geddes Becomes The First European Invited At The Copa Podio Lightweight GP

It’s official UK’s Oli Geddes (Roger Gracie Black Belt) will compete at the light weight Grand Prix at Copa Podio where he will join such BJJ studs as:  Clark Gracie, Leandro Lo (Last...

Tournament Review: 2013 ADCC Bulgaria

Written by: Ivan Miroslavov Dimitrov for BJJ Eastern Europe The ADCC Submission Fighting World Federation is as we all know, the top of the top of all no-gi tournaments. The rules make it a far more...

Pan Am Champ Clark Gracie Added To Copa Podio Lightweight Grand Prix

The top competitors that have already been included the lightweight GP at the Copa Podio received dangerous company. This is because the event’s organizers confirmed that Clark Gracie has been...

Bruno Malfacine Competes & Takes Gold in Japan One Week After Pan

Five-time world Jiu-Jitsu Champion, Bruno Malfacine came close to winning the Pan American for the 4th time,  last weekend, but he was surpassed by Caio Terra in the final. It took Bruno just seven...

Roger Gracie and GSP Rolling In The Gi @ Roger Gracie Academy In London:

Roger and GSP rolling in the gi at Roger Gracie Academy in London. GSP is a BJJ black belt under Gracie Barra. You can also see Nic Gregoriades rolling with Oliver Geddes in the background:

Buchecha Takes Top Place in Jiu-Jitsu Ranking; Gabi Isolates Herself In The Lead

Champion Pan American Jiu-Jitsu in last weekend, earning gold medals in weight and absolute by beating Alexander Trans and Andre Galvao in his finals black belt, Marcus Buchecha assumed the...

BJJ Black Belt, Zaid Mirza Marries Into The Jordanian Royal Family

Brazilian-Jordanian Zaid Mirza is a BJJ black belt under World Champion Cassio Werneck. He is the man who has developed BJJ and MMA in the kingdom of Jordan for the past 10 years. He has a chain of...

Gabi Garcia Reveals The Names Of BJJ Athletes Tested For PEDs @ The 2013 Pan

The Pan-American Jiu-Jitsu champions crowned it’s black belts last Sunday, and innovated by conducting doping tests on 10 random medalists. Gabi Garcia, weight and absolute champion, released...

2011 Champ Vinny Magalhaes On China hosting ADCC 2013: “I’ve never heard of any Jiu-Jitsu in China…”

2011 was a perfect year for Vinny “Pezao” Magallhaes. In addition to four MMA wins , he won the Heavyweight category at ADCC by beating Fabricio Werdum in the decision. Back in the...

2013 Pan: Big Names Shine at Masters & Seniors

The 2013 Pan also showcased the veterans, and stars of yesterday: the Masters and Seniors. Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros (Brasa) took gold in the Master black belt defeating Bruno Bastos...

Caio Terra: “I Was The First One To Get Tested For PEDs After The Pan”

Caio Terra is the new Pan rooster weight champion after having beaten Bruno Malfacine in the final by a score of 2-0 in a very close fight. This is the first time in a very long series of second...

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...