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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News, Competitions/Tournaments

Polaris 17: Full Card Lineup & Preview

The Polaris promotion is back with a “bang”! On October 9 (Saturday), some of the world’s most elite grapplers will step on the mats and face each other in the Polaris 17...

Royce Gracie Talks Kron’s Setback in the UFC: “He Showed That He Can Take A Punch”

Royce Gracie – a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA legend – is one of the most responsible athletes for the spread of mixed martial arts’ and BJJ’s popularity. Recently, he spoke on...

Breaking: Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI) Returns in 2022

If you’ve thought that this year couldn’t get better with BJJ tournaments and news, then you’ve thought wrong – because the highly regarded Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI) will...

16 yr old BJJ Blue Belt Cole Abate Defeats 10th Planet Black Belt Geo Martinez

The last weekend’s Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships featured some of the most exciting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu matches of 2021. One of those matches was between the 16 year old bjj blue belt Cole...

UFC’s Kevin Holland Stops Carjacker: “I hit him with a little sweep, get on top, Knee On Belly, hit him with a little Khabib Scarf Hold”

UFC’s Kevin Holland had a wild couple of days over the weekend. After fighting Kyle Daukaus in a no-contest (due to accidental headbutt), he stopped an alleged carjacker and kept him at bay by...

ADCC Asia & Oceania Trials Postponed Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Even though the BJJ competitions have picked up steam in the recent months, some disappointments still happen. And the newest one comes from Singapore – as it’s just been announced that...

Guy Leaps on Stage to Attack Khabib Nurmagomedov: Khabib Doesn’t Even Flinch

Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from fighting, but lately he has been doing a lot of speaking engagements all over the world. However, not all of those engagements are equally great for one of the...

Full Results: Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds – The Middleweights

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fans aren’t lacking anything this year. The last few months were especially ripe with grappling competitions, with the latest being held over the past Sunday; “Combat...

Watch: Mikey Gonzalez Wins by TKO In First Round Of Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is already difficult enough in and of itself, but with strikes involved… It just amounts to a whole new dimension – and such is the case with Combat Jiu-Jitsu....

Medusa Full Results: Juliana Miller Earns Upset Win Over Bia Mesquita

Last night, on October 2, the first ever “Medusa” event took place. It was a female-only Jiu-Jitsu promotion, with a pair of eight-woman brackets; where one bracket fought under Combat Jiu-Jitsu...

GSP Sneaks Up On Khabib, “Chokes Him Out” at the Arnold Sports Festival

The fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Georges St-Pierre never took place, although many fans wished for it and although there were some talks of it happening… But nevertheless, there is an...

Khabib Explains Why He Still Hasn’t Gone On The “Joe Rogan Experience” Podcast

Khabib Nurmagomedov is perhaps the most successful mixed martial arts fighter of all time. But the thing is, he doesn’t just draw attention with his formidable skills; he also does it with his...

Tim Spriggs Calls Out Gordon Ryan: “I’m Ready To Get Our Exhibition Match Going”

The heavyweight finals match of the previous weekend’s Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships had a surprising end to it. The hugely favored Kaynan Duarte lost to the underdog Tim Spriggs...

German Mixed Martial Arts Federation: Athlete Wins by Weird Upside-Down Armbar

The world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts can be a weird one. Most of the matches will go down in a regular fashion, finishing by points, a decision, or submission. However, sometimes...

Political Commentator Cenk Uygur Says He Would ‘Easily End’ Joe Rogan If They Ever Fought

Political analyst & Young Turks host Cenk Uygur was trending on Twitter Friday after stating that he would “end” podcasting star and MMA specialist Joe Rogan if the two ever got into...

Breaking: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Now Officially Recognised by UK Sports Council, Opens Door To Funding Opportunities

History has been made in Great Britain as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is now recognised by the Sports Councils of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and the UKBJJA is the recognised National...

PED Expert: ‘I Don’t Think Alleged PED Abuse Caused Gordon Ryan’s Stomach Issues’

It’s been quite a while already since Gordon Ryan has been out of competition due to his stomach health problems. In his own words, he’s been trying to find the root cause to the issue for a...

BJJ Academy Owner Vows To Finance Bounty Hunter To Apprehend Fugitive Marcel Goncalves

Marcel Goncalves – a BJJ black belt and former Fight Sports affiliate instructor – was arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual assault in March 2018; due to the allegations that he...

The Heartbreaking Story of Nick Diaz & His High School Girlfriend: “I’d Run Seven Miles to Her Grave Every Day”

Nick Diaz recently came back from a long layoff to fight Robbie Lawler at UFC 266. He didn’t appear to be in the best physical shape; Lawler earned a third-round TKO after Diaz chose not to...

Gordon Ryan & Danaher Settle in Texas, Teaching First Class at Local Renzo Gracie Academy

Do you think that the excitement about BJJ competitions can’t be higher? You thought wrong, because it’s just been announced that Gordon Ryan will make his return to competition sooner than...

Third Coast Grappling Grand Prix: Gilbert Burns, Renato Canuto, Pat Downey, & Others

Third Coast Grappling returns to action in late October, with an eight-man grand prix. “Third Coast Grappling Grand Prix: The Underdogs” competition event will feature high-ranking...

Watch: Amanda Alequin Sets Record for Fastest Submission at WNO Championships

The last weekend’s Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships featured some of the most exciting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu matches of 2021. One of those matches was between Amanda Alequin and Jessa...

BJJ Champion Alex Williams Gets Surprise Call From Buchecha After Self Defense Incident

Alex Williams is only 16 years old and a BJJ junior world champion who was, a couple of weeks ago, confronted and then assaulted by an older man. In a video that has gone viral, Alex showed calm and...

What Happens To A Fighter’s Body When They Get Off TRT

Vitor Belfort became the poster child for Testosterone Replacement Therapy. When TRT was banned from the UFC, many began to wonder how Belfort would perform. When an image surfaced that appeared to...