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Category Archive: BJJ News

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...

Lloyd Irvin Terminates Affiliate Program

Following the departure of a number of former affiliates from Team Lloyd Irvin, the entire affiliate program has now been terminated. The affiliate departures came after a host of allegations and...

8th Arizona BJJ Open: Leandro Takes Double Gold and Takes the 2,500$ Prize Money

Leandro Lo continued on his winning way with taking double Gold at the Arizona Open. The Cicero Costa black belt has been training with Caio Terra for the past few weeks in California and came to...

ADCC 2013 Confirmed in Beijing, China On October 19 & 20th

Exclusive news! ADCC 2013 will be held in Beijing, China on 19&20th Oct! ADCC Committee’s Guy Neivens was in China to sign the deal. The initial plan was to have it in Sao Paulo, Brazil but...

Ana Carolina Vieira, Following Her Brother Rodolfo’s Footsteps

Having one of the biggest names in Jiu-Jitsu as a brother today is no easy task for those who want to pursue a career in sport. This is the case of Ana Carolina Vieira, sister of Rodolfo and also...

Jon Jones Puts On The Gi & Works On His Weakness: His Jiu-Jitsu

Jon “Bones” Jones tweeted today a simple message with a picture: “I’m excited to stop neglecting my weakness.” The UFC champ has started training at Gracie Barra New Mexico. The invitation...

Gabriel Gonzaga: “UFC Heavyweights Don’t Have Good Ground Games.”

Source: Prommanow.com When Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga talks about BJJ, you want to listen. And when he talks about BJJ for MMA, you definitely want to listen. UFC caliber Heavyweights are a rare...

Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares Leaves Brazilian Top Team

Source: Gracie Mag After eight long years in Murilo Bustamante’s team, Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares AKA “Paul Harris” leaves Brazilian Top Team, according to a press release sent by...

Marcus Buchecha On His Training For the Pans, Doping Controls, & His Participation In ADCC.

Source: Translated from Portuguese from Tatame Current weight and absolute world champion, Marcus Buchecha has already confirmed that he will be at the Pan Americans, where he also won weight and...

Keenan Cornelius: “I Want To Be The Most Dominating BJJ Champion In History.”

Source: BJJhacks.com Keenan Cornelius is one of the best non-black belt competitor in jiu-jitsu right now. The medal hunter tells us how he uses the power of focus to win only gold medals, and...

Boston Open Results: Keenan Cornelius and DJ Jackson Take Double Gold…For Different Teams

The 2013 Boston Winter Open was held on March 3 in Boston, Mass. and was a huge success: Source Graciemag: “The team trophies were distributed at the very end of the night with Gracie Barra...

Polish BJJ/MMA Prodigy Marcin Held Is Promoted To Black Belt At 21 years Of Age

Yesterday in Poznan, Poland, Vinicius Draculino was carrying out the last day of training for Gracie Barra Team Poland. After training, there was a promotion ceremony. One of these promotions was the...