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Category Archive: BJJ News

Statues Of Carlos & Helio Gracie Will Be Erected in Rio De Janeiro

Source: O Globo As further proof of the important place of the Gracie family in Brazilian society: Brazilian newspaper “O Globo” broke the news to the public. Grandmasters Carlos and Helio...

Michael Jackson’s Son, Prince Gets Promoted To Blue Belt By Gracie Brothers

Last month we had reported that the son of pop star Michael Jackson, Prince , 16, is a practitioner of Jiu Jtsu and trains at Gracie Academy Beverly Hills, Los Angeles in California. Prince is a...

Paulo Miyao Wins First Tournament At Black Belt: CBJJE Brazilian Championship

Last weekend, Paulo Miyao was making his black belt debut. The student of Cicero Costha had a great success in São Paulo. Paulo won the Brazilian Championship CBJJE at lightweight in Ibirapuera...

Caio Terra Completes His European Tour With Another Double Gold At IBJJF Lisbon Open

The 2013 Lisbon International Open took place this Sunday, at the Casal Vistoso gymnasium, in Portugal. The light-featherweight Caio Terra was the star of the show once again and was able to get the...

Gabi Garcia: “I Don’t Know If I’ll Come Back To BJJ. I Made History There & No One Can Take These Titles From Me.”

Gabi Garcia is currently getting ready for ADCC and defending her title. After winning her fourth BJJ world title, it looks like she could move on to MMA. She has revealed in an interview with Tatame...

Benson Henderson Makes Successful Black Belt Competition Debut, Despite Internet Criticism

Ben Henderson’s BJJ black belt debut was successful. The UFC lightweight champion competed in a state championship in Arizona, and managed to get the finish in two of his three fights, getting...

Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira Ahead Of His UFC Fight With Frankie Edgar: “I Will Prove That I’m Not Just A Jiu-Jitsu Fighter.”

Source: Tatame Charles Oliveira, (or Charles do Bronx) is a BJJ black belt under Jorge Patino, and one of the rising stars in MMA – today. The Gold Team standout made a name for himself fighting in...

Antonio Braga Neto: “Competing in Jiu-Jitsu Won’t Feed My Family.I prefer To Focus On MMA.”

Source: Tatame (interview in Portuguese) In April of this year, after his participation in the World Pro in Abu Dhabi, where he won the title, the black belt decided to withdraw from Jiu-Jitsu...

Absent From The BJJ Mats, Antonio Carlos AKA ‘Cara De Sapato’: “I’m Training Hard With JDS & Will Make My MMA Debut soon…”

Away from the Jiu-Jitsu mats since the 2012 worlds, Antonio Carlos Barbosa, aka “Cara de Sapato (shoe face,as in ugly), is already scheduled to make his MMA debut . On July 20, he will face...

Roger Gracie Ahead of His UFC 162 Fight:”Too many BJJ masters feed their ego and try to strike with opponents.”

Looks like Roger Gracie will be relying on his main weapon vs Tim Kennedy: His world class Jiu-Jitsu. He won’t fall into the trap of trying to strike with the dangerous Kennedy. A mistake that...

Renzo Gracie: “Anderson Silva Is Not A Humble Guy…”

The renowned MMA and Brazilian jiu-jitsu trainer blasted Silva in an interview with Fight News Now, saying the UFC middleweight champion – and pound-for-pound best fighter in the world – is...

Andre Galvao: “I’ve Beaten Chris Weidman In ADCC, He Doesn’t Have The Tools To Beat Anderson.”

BJJ World champion André Galvão is helping Anderson Silva prepare for Chris Weidman on their UFC bout on July 6 – the main event of UFC 162 in Vegas. Galvão faced Weidman back at the 2009 ADCC...

Guilherme Mendes On 5 BJJ Players That Inspired His Jiu-Jitsu

Source: Tatame (from Portuguese) “Guilherme Mendes, the triple world champion at featherweight, is an inspiration for the younger fighters that are starting out their careers in Jiu-Jitsu....

UFC Vet Goran Reljic Gets Promoted To BJJ Black Belt By Redzovic Brothers In Chicago

Croatian MMA and BJJ Fighter Goran Reljic has just been promoted to a well deserved black belt from the Redzovic brothers in their academy in Chicago. Read our interview with Adem Redzovic. Reljic...

TV Chef Anthony Bourdain After His First Jiu-Jitsu Training Session: “Once I Got Your Back & My Hooks In, You’re Screwed.”

Anthony Bourdain is an American chef, author and television personality. He is the host of Travel Channel’s culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations . Anthony’s...

World Class Judoka Travis Stevens, Victor Of The Mythical Flavio Canto in Judo: “I’m Going To Be A Real Threat In Copa Podio GP.”

Source: Tatame The names of most of the participants of the second edition of the Copa Podio middleweight GP are known . Romulo Barral, Keenan Cornelius and Alexandro Ceconi are already confirmed,...

Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral: “By Training Jiu-Jitsu, You Become A Better person.”

  Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral fought his last bout this past Wednesday for the Bellator promotion. The BJJ black belt talks about his BJJ academy: Babalu’s Iron Gym: “For my...

BJJ and Judo Champ Leo Leite: “I Want To Follow The Footsteps Of Murilo Bustamante & Be A MMA Champion At Age 35.”

Judo black belt (Pan Amareican Champion and member of Brazilian national judo team), BJJ black belt (World champion 2000) and now MMA fighter, Leo Leite debuted with a victory in mixed martial arts,...

BJJ & MMA Stars Peacefully Protest Corruption In Brazil

Brazil is currently engulfed in a massive series of protests, incited originally by the raising of bus fare in the capital Sao Paulo. The demonstrations have since morphed into a general protest...

Metamoris III: A Possible Vinny Magalhaes vs Marcus Buchecha No Gi Superfight?

According to MMA reporter Guilherme Cruz, Metamoris is looking at signing another UFC fighter for Metamoris III but this time someone with a world class BJJ pedigree: Vinny Pezao Magalhaes. Vinny won...

Paulo & Joao Miyao Get Promoted To Black Belt: Set To Make Immediate Impact In New BB Division

Yesterday, twin brothers Joao Miyao and Paulo Miyao were promoted to BJJ Black Belts by their Professor Cicero Costha in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The academy hosts other famous black belts such as Leandro...

Kyra Gracie: “Teaching Jiu-Jitsu To Kids At My Social Project Is My Priority In Life.”

Source: Tatame During Christmas 2007, Kyra Gracie, started a social action, visiting the Santa Clara Family in Vargem Grande, taking donations for the children, along with her oncle Ryan Gracie. The...

Royce Gracie: “The Diaz Brothers Remind Me A Lot Of My Own Family.”

We got up-close and personal with UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie inside the Bruce Buffer cover edition of Fighters Only magazine recently. The original UFC champion Royce Gracie,  looked back on his...

Roger Gracie: “Chris Weidman Can Tap Anyone, Even Me…”

Before his fight with Tim Kennedy, Roger Gracie talked with Espn about his preparation, and his opinion on the Weidman vs Anderson Siva fight: “You seem like a fighter not really into MMA for...