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Category Archive: BJJ News

Bruno Malfacine and Lucas Lepri Close In Absolute @IBJJF Atlanta Open

  Alliance team mates Bruno Malfacine , five times world champion at rooster weight and Lucas Lepri, world lightweight champion, closed in the black belt absolute final of the IBJJF Atlanta Open...

Hannette Staack Pulls Out Of 2013 ADCC: “The Organizers Don’t Respect Me & Female Competitors.”

  Despite having been invited, Hannette Staack, one of the biggest names in women’s Jiu-Jitsu is out of this years’s ADCC, which takes place on October 19 in China. According to the...

Yan Cabral signs with the UFC and steps down from the fight for the Copa Podio Middleweight GP title

  Source: Copa Podio “Following two months of intensive promotion, the Copa Podio has been notified that Yan Cabral, despite having signed a contract with the event, will not be permitted...

Jake Shields On His UFC Fight With Demian Maia: “I Expect A Jiu-Jitsu Jiu-Jitsu Fight.”

  On Oct. 9 in Brazil, Jake Shields will take on Demain Maia in the main event of UFC Fight Night 29, and it’s a matchup he’s extremely excited to take.The fight will put two of the...

Fabio Gurgel On His ADCC Superfight With Mario Sperry: “I’ve Been Preparing For 8 Months.”

  The next ADCC will be held on October 19, in Beijing, China, and promises to feature major stars of grappling. Fabio Gurgel will be present both as a teacher and as a fighter, and will do a...

Vinny ‘Pezao’ Magalhaes To Defend His Heavyweight Champion Title @ ADCC 2013

  After suffering the most serious setback in his UFC career, a knockout loss to Anthony Perosh, after 14 seconds at UFC Rio 4, Vinny Pezao will not get much downtime. The current champion of...

BJJ Legend Murilo Bustamante: “I Fought Until I Was 45 yrs Old, & 39 Was My Physical Peak.”

  World champion Jiu-Jitsu champion in 1999 and former UFC middleweight champion, Murilo Bustamante has not been on the mats for some time, but never ceased to follow the evolution of the sport...

Marcio ‘Pe De Pano’ Cruz: “The MMA Market Is Very Complicated. It’s Hard To Find Good Opponents.”

  Marcio “Pe de Pano” has not been very active on the mats over the past years. However, the BJJ legend is living his life. He runs the administrative side of his academy in Florida,...

ADCC 2013: Latest News & Updates

  ADCC 2013 takes place on October 19 & 20 in Beijing, China 2013 world BJJ champion Gabriel Moraes is out due to injury in the U66KG. New competitors added: Lucas Leite at U88KG and JT...

Improvements In Condition Of 15 Yr OId Jiu-Jitsu Fighter Who Was Gravely Injured In Competition In Brazil

  Gabriel Diniz was a 15 year old fighting in the adult division, and subsequently lost the use of his arms and legs. This happened at II Etapa do Campeonato Estadual de Jiu Jitsu Capixaba in...

15 year Old Becomes Tetraplegic After Being Slammed on Head In A BJJ Match

  Gabriel Diniz was a 15 year old fighting in the adult division, and subsequently lost the use of his arms and legs. This happened at II Etapa do Campeonato Estadual de Jiu Jitsu Capixaba in...

Fernando Terere: “I Have Found The Motivation That I Once Had As A Blue, Purple & Brown Belt.”

  Fernando Tererê has a had a great 2013, when he returned to health, opened his own successful school in Rio de Janeiro, and returned to the big competitions. He competed and won a Mexican...

Roger Gracie: “I’m Staying Positive. I Didn’t Become A BJJ Champ By Just Winning. The Defeats Also Made Me.”

  A week ago, UFC fans were caught by surprise by news about Roger Gracie . After the defeat from Tim Kennedy, at UFC 162, Gracie was cut by the UFC who decided not to renew his contract. In an...

Jiu-Jitsu Training Saves Woman’s Life In Dangerous Motorcycle Accident

  Source: http://www.txmma.com Mariana Fletcher is a Brazilian lady who is a BJJ blue belt. She recently had a motorcycle accident in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mariana was wearing a scarf while...

Grapplers Quest Europe Complete Results

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Anthony Perosh After K.O. Victory Of Vinny Magalhaes: “I’m Getting Better As I Get Older.”

  After his knockout win over former Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) world champion Vinny Magalhaes (10-7-1) last weekend, 40 year old BJJ black belt Anthony Perosh (14-7) has revealed that he is only...

Roger Gracie Set To Relocate To US To Focus On MMA Career

  After being released by the UFC, Roger Gracie (6-2) is planning torelocate from the U.K. to the U.S. to train full-time at Blackhouse MMA in Southern California. Gracie’s manager, Ed...

Michael Langhi training with Braulio and Victor Estima for ADCC China

  The 2x BJJ world champion at lightweight, Micahel Langhi had a special week. The black belt from Alliance, is stepping up his preparation for the ADCC , which takes place on October 19th in...

ADCC 2013: Confirmed Names for -99, +99, Women -60 & +60 Divisions

  Here is the confirmed list of competitors for ADCC Beijing 2013. You can also check out the ADCC 2013: Confirmed Names for -66, -77 & -88 Kgs Divisions we now look at the Under 99kg, Over...

Guilherme Mendes On Dana White’s Visit, Kelly Slater & Rafael Mendes’s Preparation For ADCC

  Last week, the Art of Jiu-Jitsu academy received an illustrious visitor. The president of the UFC , Dana White was visiting a friend at the gym, took the opportunity to tour the facilities and...

Caio Terra Turns Down ADCC Invitation To Focus On Jiu-Jitsu Expo Superfight

  Current world rooster weight champion Caio Terra has just confirmed his presence at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo this year, on 9 and 10 November in Long Beach, California. Terra lives in nearby in...

Roger Gracie Out Of The UFC. Contract Was Not Renewed

  A defeat to Tim Kennedy on his debut in the Octagon and his sub performance has cost Roger Gracie his career in the UFC. The fight against Kennedy was the last of his four fight contract,...

Vinny Magalhaes May Have Retired From MMA After Tough K.O. Loss To Anthony Perosh

  UFC 163, Saturday night (Aug. 3, 2013) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was hugely successful. However not all fighters had a great evening. Elite grappler Vinny Magalhaes, who was the Ultimate...

Grappler’s Quest Europe: Darragh O’Connail Vs Thomas Oyarzun, No Time Limit, Submission Only Superfight

  Darragh O’Connail and Thomas Oyarzun missed each other in the BJJ kumite due injury and know its time for them to face of in a no time limit submission only bout  at Grappler’s...