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Category Archive: BJJ News

BJJ & Judo Champ Leo Leite Successful in MMA Debut @ Event “Fight Against Crack”

The Festival “Fights Against Crack” was held at the famous Tijuca Tennis Club on Sunday June 23rd in Rio de Janeiro. Promoted by Murilo Bustamante, the event featured matches in...

World Class Judoka & BJJ Brown Belt, Travis Stevens To Compete At Copa Podio Middleweight GP

Destroyer of Brazilian judo at the Olympic and Pan-American Games, Travis Stevens (photo) is an instructor at the Renzo Gracie Academy and member of the American judo team. The American was chosen to...

Georges St-Pierre Earns First Stripe On BJJ Black Belt

UFC welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre got a stripe on his BJJ black belt from Gracie Barra in Montreal today. Congrats to the champ and maybe he will show case some of his finishing jiu jitsu...

Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral Retires From MMA, Returns To BJJ Roots

Renato Babalu Sobral has just retired from MMA  leaving his gloves in the center of the cage following a third round technical knockout loss to Jacob Noe in the Bellator 96 Summer Series Light...

Dominyka Obelenyte: Lithuanian Born, World BJJ Champion @Brown Belt At 17 Years of Age!

  It looks like another Eastern European is making waves in the world of Jiu-Jitsu: Domininyka Obelenyte is a Lithuanian born World BJJ champion at brown belt. She trains under Marcelo Garcia in...

Fabricio Werdum Set To Participate In ADCC 2013 & Claim 3rd Title

  Source: tatame.com.br Since winning the Brazilian trials for the ADCC in 2003, Fabricio Werdum has become one of the biggest names in the tournament. In his first participation in the edition...

Rodrigo Cavaca: “Buchecha Will Be The Best In Jiu-Jitsu History.”

Two years after Having temporarily stopped his career due to knee surgery, 2013 will be a special year for Rodrigo Cavaca. After his great achievement – when he closed the category of ultra...

Kron Gracie: “I Was Confused With IBJJF & Doubting My Abilities Because I Was Losing By Advantages…”

Kron Gracie and Shinya Aoki discuss their match at Metamoris 2, what Aoki’s objective was heading into the match, Gracie’s view on submission-only jiu-jitsu vs. the points system and

Clark Gracie On Competing: “I Don’t Care As Much About The Victory, I Just Enjoy The Battle…”

Clark Gracie talked about what pushes him to compete in an interview with Pantarei.fr: PR : In a past interview you said that you only started to compete when you were a purple belt. Can you explain...

Vinny Magalhaes: “Anthony Perosh Sucks.”

Anthony Perosh called for a bout with Vinny Magalhaes and the UFC brass answered, booking the fight for UFC 163. Both are jiu-jitsu black belts, but according to Magalhaes, Perosh is not on his...

Bia Mesquita On Her Rivalry With Gabi Garcia: “She Knows How To Use Her Weight & Strength In Her Favor…”

Bia Mesquita once again came up short in the absolute final of the World Jiu-Jitsu championships. Despite being to change this situation by applying a different strategy, she once a gain lost to Gabi...

Romulo Barral, On Closing The Weight class W/ Braulio: “If I Had Fought Him, It Would Have Been Difficult…”

  After closing the weight class with Braulio Estima in the welterweight category at the 2013 Worlds, Romulo Barral revealed that the gold medal came thanks to his resilience. The Fighter from...

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Undergoing Surgery for Ligament Damage

After Minotauro’s loss by armbar to Werdum at UFC on Fuel TV 10, he will undergo surgery: Source: www.5thround.com “According to Nogueira’s coach, Luiz Dorea, the former UFC interim...

Coach Of UAE Women’s BJJ Team Fighting To Lift IBJJF Ban On The Hijab

Sports mixed with religion is a explosive subject. When it comes to Jiu-Jitsu the IBJJF has set strict rules over these past years about what you can and can’t wear when competing in one of...

Royler Gracie On Eddie Bravo:”There Are People Who Talk A Lot & Those Who Fight A Lot. He Based His Whole Career On One Fight.”

The third edition of Metamoris, with a date yet to be defined, will have feature the much awaited rematch between Royler Gracie and Eddie Bravo 10 years after their last fight in ADCC in Brazil....

Braulio Estima: “Rodolfo Vieira Is Humble & A Good Person.”

After the 2013 World, where he closed the weight class with Romulo Barral, Braulio Estima continued one week later with another competition. Metamoris Pro II, was held in California, USA, on Sunday,...

Metamoris III Announced, Will Feature Royler Gracie vs Eddie Bravo Rematch

During last weekend’s Metamoris II, Ralek Gracie anounced the rematch that we’ve all been waiting for: Royler Gracie vs Eddie Bravo. These two first met at the 2003 ADCC Submission...

Brendan Schaub: “My Goal Was To Shut Down Cyborg’s Guard. For Me, I Was A Successful.”

At Metamoris 2, Brendan Schaub and Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu discuss their controversial match at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles in the post event press conference. Roberto Cyborg was...

Metamoris II Results & Review

  The evening started with Victor Estima vs JT Torres: This was a 20 mins footlock battle with reaping (since this wasn’t IBJJF rules). The whole fight pretty much consisted of leg...

Demian Maia: “I’m proud to represent BJJ in the UFC.”

Source: mmatorch.com Demian Maia is a highly decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and perhaps the best jiu-jitsu practictioner in the UFC’s welterweight division. Maia is 3-0 since dropping...

Michael Jackson’s Son, Prince, Trains Jiu-Jitsu With The Gracies & Is An Avid Student

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 student of Ryron and Rener Gracie. The...

Caio Terra: “My Rivalry With Bruno Malfacine Is Nothing Personal.”

Caio Terra and Bruno Malfacine always meet in the finals of the rooster weight in the Worlds, but since 2009, Caio’s arm was raised never raised. This year was a different story. Just as in...

Referee Muzio de Angelis Answers Ary Farias: “The IBJJF Wants To Improve The Sport. It Was Very Messy Before.”

Yesterday we shared an interview where Ary Farias where he felt outraged by the decision of Muzio De Angelis, the referee, to give him a negative point for celebrating outside of the mat area befor...

Braulio Estima: “I’m Coming Back To The GI & I Will Compete At The Highest Level Into My Late 30’s.”

This week’s guests at Budovideos “This Week on BJJ” include brothers Braulio Estima and Victor Estima. They discuss their performance at the worlds and their upcoming matches at...