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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Reinier de Ridder: “It’s Always The Goal To Strangle Them”

When you’re a two-division MMA world champion and when nearly all of your wins came via submission… You know that your BJJ is exceptional. And that your name is Reinier de Ridder. The ONE...

Gordon Ryan “Promoted” To BJJ Blue Belt By Roger Gracie

Gordon Ryan and Roger Gracie had an opportunity to roll together in Austin, Texas; where the Gracie came in order to record a podcast episode with Lex Fridman. Ryan wrote about the awesome experience...

[Watch] Street Altercation In Brazil Ends With A Technical Guillotine Choke & Armbar

The grim reality is that a lot of people living in Brazil are poor or are on the edge of poverty. Crime rates tend to be high in certain areas, and a big part of the population is left to fend for...

Danielle Kelly: “Submission Grappling Could Be On The Level Where MMA Is”

Danielle Kelly is now one of the best-known female submission grappling athletes; success which she’s most recently earned by submitting world Sambo champion Mariia Molchanova. At ONE on Prime...

Cain Velasquez Given Permission By Court To Participate In Pro Wrestling Event

Cain Velasquez, who was released on $1 million bail after being detained for 8 months, has now been given permission to participate in a professional wrestling mach – on December 3, in Arizona....

Reinier de Ridder: “I Would Finish Both Adesanya & Pereira On The Same Night”

Image Credits: ONE Championship Reinier de Ridder isn’t “just” the current ONE Light Heavyweight and Middleweight World Champion, but he’s also an extremely highly skilled BJJ...

Gordon Ryan & Roger Gracie Just Trained Together & It Was Epic

Gordon Ryan trained in Austin, Texas with his BJJ idol, the great Roger Gracie (12x BJJ world champion & 2x ADCC world Champion). He talked about the experience: “This was a bucket list...

Reinier de Ridder: “Malykhin’s Jiu-Jitsu Hasn’t Evolved”

Image Credits: ONE Championship Reinier de Ridder isn’t “just” the current ONE Light Heavyweight and Middleweight World Champion, but he’s also an extremely highly skilled BJJ...

Javier Mendez: “We Are All Here Because Of The Gracies”

In a recent interview with Red Corner MMA, Javier Mendez – Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s coach, as well as the founder and head coach of the famous American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) – spoke...

Danielle Kelly On Being A Ring Girl: “I’d Rather Go In The Cage And Choke Girls Out”

Danielle Kelly is on a winning spree in ONE Championship. Her last win came just a few days ago, about two minutes into the match; as she was able to beat the world Sambo champion Mariia Molchanova...

Ben Askren on World Cup: ‘For Your Son To Be a Man, No To Soccer, Yes To Wrestling’

USA Wrestling Olympian and Former UFC welterweight/former One FC champion Ben Askren commented on the football/soccer World Cup and he was not impressed by the attitude of some soccer players:  ...

Ben Askren Leaves Islam Makhachev Out Of “Best Wrestlers In The UFC” List

Whenever the words “wrestling” and “UFC” are mentioned together in one sentence, a lot of people start associating them with the lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. However,...

Jason David Frank, Former MMA Fighter & “Power Rangers” Star, Dies At 49

Jason David Frank, American actor best known for his role as Tommy Oliver in the original Power Rangers, has passed away at age 49. Reports indicate that it was a suicide. Frank appeared in 123...

Gordon Ryan Shares Stomach Health Update: “I Feel Better, But I Certainly Do Not Feel Healthy”

Gordon Ryan has been fighting stomach health issues for quite a while now... But successfully! He shared that his doctor is satisfied with the results so far: I’m very happy to announce that my...

[Watch] Dillon Danis Gets Punched By Anthony Taylor In A Brawl

Dillon Danis, professional MMA fighter and well-known “bad boy” of MMA and BJJ, seems to have a knack for stirring up drama. During his stay in Austin, Texas, for the “DAZN X Series...

Craig Jones: “A Lot Of People Deserve To Have That Black Belt Taken Away”

A few weeks back, Islam Makhachev made the headlines with his claim that “a lot of black belts have to be cancelled”. And, for one, Craig Jones agrees with him. In one of the recent...

BJJ Champion Suffers Stroke During Training – Told He’d Have To Wait 7 Hours For Ambulance

Gavin “Iggy” Thomas won two silver medals at the Rome International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship just a few days ago… But then, after he returned to his home in Wales –...

ONE Championship: Danielle Kelly Taps Out Mariia Molchanova With Rear Naked Choke

Image Credits: ONE Championship Danielle Kelly delivered a phenomenal performance yet again. The 26 year old submitted Mariia Molchanova, the world Sambo champion, in their women’s ONE...

Car-Jitsu: Fighter Submits Opponent with Seat-Belt Choke

When you train and compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, there are two ways that you can start the match (depending on the tournament ruleset). You can either start standing – going for a takedown,...

Gordon Ryan Rolls With Jason Mamoa: “He Made Me Promise I’d Never Respond To A Hater Online Again”

Jason Mamoa, famous American actor – known for, among other things, his role in the “Game of Thrones” series – also seems to be a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fan… And student,...

New UFC Champ Alex Pereira Promoted to BJJ Brown Belt Despite Never Having Submitted Anyone in MMA

UFC middleweight champion Brazilian striker Alex Pereira has just been promoted to brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, according to social media journalist Ariel Helwani. Helwani wrote: “Last night,...

MMA Fighter Arrested After Murdering Wife & Being Filmed Transporting the Body

Former MMA fighter Luis Paulo Lima Santos was arrested last Thursday for the murder of his wife Elida Ferreira. He reportedly had lunch with his mother-in-law after committing the crime, according to...

Zion Clark, Wrestler Born Without Legs, Looking Forward To Making His MMA Debut

Zion Clark is probably one of the most inspiring people you can meet. Born without legs, the Ohio native is well-known for his wrestling accomplishments – as well as for being “the...

It’s Official: Gordon Ryan vs Felipe Pena Rematch (February 25, 2023)

In case you’ve been impatient and wondered when it’s going to happen, here’s your answer… It’s official: Gordon Ryan and Felipe Pena will face each other once again,...