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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News, Competitions/Tournaments

WNO: Mikey Musumeci vs. Estevan Martinez Title Match Announced

Mikey Musumeci, the current Who’s Number One (ONE) bantamweight champion, has just been scheduled a short-notice bout against Estevan Martinez! Stepping in for Jon Calestine, Musumeci will be...

Tecia Torres vs. Mackenzie Dern Announced for UFC 273

Mackenzie Dern has got herself a fight! She will take on Tecia Torres on April 9 (Saturday), at UFC 273. Torres, who is also in the top 10 strawweight contenders, shared the news on her social media:...

F2W 191: Full Card Lineup Revealed

F2W 191 is taking place tomorrow, January 14, and it’s going to be full of promising matches! The Fight To Win promotion revealed the full card lineup for this event on their Instagram page,...

Gordon Ryan Reveals How Much Money He Would Have Made Competing More In 2021

Gordon Ryan managed to compete for a total of only three times in 2021. He submitted Roberto Jimenez and Vagner Rocha at Who’s Number One (WNO); but then had to stay on the sidelines for much...

GrappleFest 11: Daisy Fresh vs. Europe Main & Prelims Cards Announced

GrappleFest 11 full card lineup has just been announced! The event will take place on February 26, 2022 – and will feature a two-team no-gi grappling tournament between the USA’s Daisy...

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza Reveals Plans for Boxing Debut

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza – the legendary MMA fighter and BJJ champion – has retired from MMA in May last year, when he was released from the UFC after losing against Andre Muniz...

Rafael Mendes, Youngest ADCC Champion Ever, Gets Inducted to ADCC Hall Of Fame

Rafael Mendes, a 2009 and 2011 ADCC champion – as well as the youngest champion in ADCC history – has officially been inducted into the ADCC Hall of Fame! The announcement came via...

Throwback: Khabib Destroys Opponent at World Combat Sambo Championships

Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from mixed martial arts back in the fall of 2020. Winning his last fight against Justin Gaethje, he retained the UFC lightweight title and earned the 29-0 record in...

Rickson Gracie On Why He Never Strikes with a Closed Fist in a Street Altercation

Should you punch or slap in a street fight? The legendary Rickson Gracie says that you shouldn’t punch in the street because you can break your hand. You should instead use a palm strike or slap,...

Grapple in the Temple BJJ 3 Day Extravaganza: Seminars, Competition and Beach BBQ

Thailand just announced that ; from Jan 11, 2022, international travelers from any country around the world, regardless of their vaccination status under their Alternative State Quarantine scheme....

Rener Gracie Shows How to Defend the Shoelace Strangle from Behind

Last weekend, Police arrested a Charlotte-area man who tryed to strangle a woman with a shoelace at a bus stop at Miami International Airport. In the graphic video, the man stands near the woman and...

Gui Mendes: “People Are BJJ World Champions And Are Not Doing Well (Financially)”

Guilherme (Gui) Mendes is a 4x IBJJF world champion who, back in 2012 and alongside his brother Rafael, opened up the “Art of Jiu Jitsu” academy. Through the years, the academy has...

ADCC 2022: Kaynan Duarte, Josh Hinger & Others Receive Invites

ADCC 2022 is going to be one of the biggest (if not the biggest) events in the history of grappling. Set for September 17 and 18, 2022, in Las Vegas (Nevada), the tournament is already inviting...

Chael Sonnen: “Khabib Was Telling The Truth – I Saw Him Let Go Of Justin’s Arm”

Do you remember the legendary UFC 254 fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje? Khabib won the match via Triangle Choke; however, he later admitted that he had an Armbar in the making,...

Bellator MMA Signs Elite Wrestler & Grappler Pat Downey

Pat Downey, an elite (and quite controversial) wrestler & grappler has signed a contract with Bellator MMA! He’ll fight in the 185lbs division, which was confirmed after an initial report...

ADCC 2022 West Coast Trials: Registration Open & Tickets Available

The ADCC has announced that the ADCC 2022 West Coast Trials registrations are now open and that the tickets are available! The tournament will take place at the beginning of April in Las Vegas,...

Emerald City Invitational 4: Gianni Grippo, Keith Krikorian, Josh Cisneros Announced

After a successful 2021, the Emerald City Invitational now has in plan to make 2022 into an even more successful year for its submission-only competitions! The promotion has announced its next event...

Dean Lister Gets Inducted Into The ADCC Hall Of Fame

Dean Lister is one of the most recognizable and respected names in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – and now he has one more “title” to go with the proof of his greatness… As he has been...

Rickson Gracie Unsure About if Kron Will Go Back To MMA

Kron Gracie is currently the only representative of the Gracie family in the UFC. He had his first match in 2019, winning against Alex Cacares with a Rear Naked Choke. In the same year, however,...

Rickson Gracie: “I Don’t Feel Comfortable Seeing Kron Trade Punches With Someone”

Kron Gracie has had his last MMA fight back in October 2019, when he lost to Cub Swanson via decision. His cornerman and father, Rickson Gracie, subsequently confessed that he wasn’t happy with...

Kaynan Duarte Unsure If He’ll Compete at IBJJF Worlds 2022: “I Want To Be Better Paid”

Since he received his black belt in 2018, Kaynan Duarte has won just about everything there’s to win in BJJ, with most of his biggest titles coming in the gi. However, in a recent interview for...

John Danaher’s New Years Challenge: “Do This Every Month For A Year”

New Year – new you! 2022 has started off with a bang for many BJJ athletes, who are more than keen to make it into the best they can. However, if you truly want to make 2022 into your best year...

Watch: Carla Esparza Suffers Cut That Ends Grappling Match vs. Danielle Kelly

The Fury Grappling 3 match between Carla Esparza and Danielle Kelly didn’t end as either of the two athletes nor the grappling community had hoped. Stepping in to replace Rose Namajunas in the...

Khabib Shares a Story of When He Was Ready To Fight an Obnoxious Fan

Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from mixed martial arts over a year ago, but is still in its spotlight. Aside from venturing into a successful entrepreneurial career, he is now an MMA coach as well;...