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Category Archive: BJJ News

Cub Swanson Possibly Out 9 Months After Jake Shields Knee Reap at Quintet Ultra

At last Thursday’s Quintet Ultra event, in the semi final between team UFC and team WEC (See full results here), Jake Shields defeated Cub Swanson via knee injury at 5:18 mark. Shields had...

John Danaher On Why You Shouldn’t Care About Your BJJ Belt Progression

John Danaher is universally known one of the best instructors in Jiu-Jitsu. The New Zealand born, BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie has been praised by the BJJ community as being a master and brain...

Female Bodybuilder Tries Out Grueling BJJ Specific Conditioning Circuit

In the past, there have been many instances where strength athletes, whether bodybuilders or powerlifters, have tried training Jiu-Jitsu and have rolled with the instructor to test themselves:...

Cub Swanson Suffers Significant Knee Injury From Jake Shields Knee Reap at Quintet Ultra

At last Thursday’s Quintet Ultra event, in the semi final between team UFC and team WEC (See full results here), Jake Shields defeated Cub Swanson via knee injury at 5:18 mark. Shields had...

Rickson Gracie Reveals Why He Snubbed His Brother’s Red Belt

Rickson Gracie has been traveling the world, doing a series of seminars. But one prominent thing about him is that he was spotted wearing his old coral belt and not the red belt that he was given two...

Gracie University Blue Belt Instructor Enrolls 350 Students at His Academy in Just 3 years

Are blue belts capable of being good instructors and successful business owners? Many may answer no, and that they don’t have sufficient experience. This was not the case for Johnny Vasquez a...

Full Results Quintet Ultra feat. Gordon Ryan, UFC, PRIDE, Strikeforce & WEC Legends

SUPERFIGHT 1 Craig Jones defeats Fredson Paixao vby rear-naked choke OFFICIAL RESULTS Craig Jones def. Fredson Paixao via rear-naked choke #QUINTETUltra pic.twitter.com/dfbYUMiLXJ — Amy Kaplan...

Why Did Valente Bros Change The Spelling From ‘Jiu-Jitsu’ to ‘JuJutsu’

Valente Brothers Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, also known as Gracie Miami, is a school of self-defense located in North Miami Beach Florida. The school has over a thousand students and currently teaches courses...

Full Roster Released For Quintet Ultra feat. UFC, PRIDE, Strikeforce & WEC Legends

Quintet Ultra, which will be taking place on December 12 in Las Vegas, will feature a star-studded card from the MMA and grappling world. Quintet Ultra Set for December 12 at the Red Rock Casino in...

Gordon Ryan: ‘I Took Wrestling World Champion Bo Nickal Down 3 Times’

Wrestling vs Jiu-Jitsu is very popular these days. Yesterday, the world’s best No Gi grappler Gordon Ryan faced Wrestling world champion Bo Nickal in a modified rules grappling match where...

Chael Sonnen On What Gordon Ryan’s Victory Over Bo Nickal Means For Grappling

Wrestling vs Jiu-Jitsu is very popular these days. Yesterday, the world’s best No Gi grappler Gordon Ryan faced Wrestling world champion Bo Nickal in a modified rules grappling match where...

Jon Jones Promoted to BJJ Purple Belt; Regularly Trains in the Gi

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has just been promoted to purple in BJJ by his instructor Roberto Tussa Alencar. Jones was a blue belt from July 2017 to now. He regularly trains in the Gi at...

Thief Gets Neutralised & Tied-Up with a Jiu-Jitsu Belt in Rio de Janeiro

  Whoever said that the crime does not pay off, was really right!!  A would be thief found this the hard way.  He attempted to rob a house with a screwdriver in the Gloria neighborhood of no...

Gordon Ryan & Felipe Pena Go Back & Forth on Social Media

3x ADCC Champion Gordon Ryan recently made an instagram posts where he recounted his loss in the 2017 ADCC absolute to Felipe Pena. Ryan was saying how his performance was “terrible” &...

Drysdale: ‘Stop Being So Lazy, Learn Takedowns’

  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing at an amazing rate worldwide. More people are training in all corners of the world. BJJ is evolving. The direction that sport BJJ is going is worrying many....

Colby Covington Calls BJJ Belt System ‘Ponzi Scheme’ & Money Laundering For BJJ Instructors

UFC welterweight Colby Covington was quite disrespectuful towards some BJJ champions and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in general on MMA roasted podcast. Colby was asked how he does with all the BJJ black...

Last Weekend’s Quintet 4 Was a Warm Up for an Event featuring UFC x PRIDE x Strikeforce x WEC

This weekend, Tokyo, Japan hosted the Quintet Fight Night 4, a team grappling event led by MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba . It was a warm-up for the Quintet Ultra, which will be taking place on December...

Luke Rockhold Slams BJJ Community: “All St*roids & Leglocks”

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will be facing the 2019 ADCC silver medalist Nick Rodriguez in a grappling superfight at the upcoming Polaris on Nov. 30 event in Newport, Wales. You...

Galvao: ‘No Gi Grappling Instead of Jiu-Jitsu Should Be In the Olympics’

BJJ has just moved one big step closer to reaching the Olympic Games. MMA/BJJ journalist Mohammed Al Hosani from UAE anounced another historic breakthrough on his Facebook. BJJ is applying for...

Who You Got? BJJ Pros Pick Rockhold- Rodriguez Polaris Match

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will be facing the 2019 ADCC silver medalist Nick Rodriguez in a grappling superfight at the upcoming Polaris on Nov. 30 event in Newport, Wales. You...

Luke Rockhold Training with Buchecha For Upcoming Nicky Rodriguez Polaris Match

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will be facing the 2019 ADCC silver medalist Nick Rodriguez in a grappling superfight at the upcoming Polaris on Nov. 30 event in Newport, Wales. You...

Chael Sonnen: ‘This is why Grappling Will Never be on ESPN’

A huge grappling match is set to happen at Third Coast Grappling’s on December 7th: 3x ADCC world champion Gordon Ryan will face the reigning world U23 and 3x NCAA champion, Bo Nickal. The...

Tim Kenedy Had a BJJ Gi Grappling Match with Dave Camarillo

UFC vet Tim Kennedy, a BJJ black belt & US Army Ranger is enjoying his time being retired from professional fighting but it doesn’t mean that he is finished competing. The Royler Gracie...

Royce Gracie Explains Why He Wears a Blue Belt instead of a Coral Belt

  For the past few years, Royce Gracie has been wearing a dark blue belt in honour of his father Grandmaster Helio Gracie.     After the death of Grandmaster Helio Gracie, Royce...