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Category Archive: BJJ News

Kron Gracie Featured in Vogue Magazine

A few years back famed photographer Bruce Weber did a story and photos on Rickson Gracie. Just recently history repeats itself as the same notable photographer did a story about Rickson’s son,...

Felipe Pena, After Winning His First Title At Black Belt, Now Focusing On Winning The Copa Podio GP

  Promoted to black belt at the end of 2012, Felipe Pena just got his first title at his belt level . The feat took place last weekend, beating Rodrigo Fajardo, in the late heavyweight at Rio...

Keenan Cornelius Out Of Copa Podio GP, Replaced By Manuel Diaz

  The Mexican-American Manuel Diaz was recommended by Leandro Lo to replace Keenan Cornelius in the Middleweight Grand Prix. Diaz trains in the Caio Terra Academy and is joining American Travis...

Elite Grappling Match Confirmed: Demian Maia vs Jake Shields Planned For Fall UFC Event

  Welterweight elite level grapplers Demian Maia and Jake Shields have agreed to fight at a yet to be determined UFC event this fall. Many BJJ/ Grappling fans hoped that those two grapplers...

BJJ World Champ, Bia Mesquita: “If I Fought Ronda Rousey In MMA, I’d Take It To The Ground & Try To Finish By Armbar.”

  Beatriz Mesquita (Bia) is a Jiu Jitsu black belt under the legendary Leticia Ribeiro. She is one of the greatest grapplers of her generation and has achieved numerous BJJ titles such as the...

Battle Of The Berimbolo: Samuel Braga to face Joao Miyao @2013 Jiu-Jitsu Expo

  Another superfight has been added to the 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo which is scheduled for November 9 and 10 at the Long Beach Convention Center in California, USA.  After Jeff Glover vs Bruno...

France Says “Non!” to Las Vegas UFC-Style MMA Fighting

Looks like professional MMA is not going to be happening anytime soon in France, despite the growing number of professional French MMA fighters: Source: LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE) “The...

Claudio Calasans Confirmed To Face Leandro Lo In Copa Podio No Gi Superfight

Copa Podio has just revealed that Claudio Calasans will be the mystery opponent of Leandro Lo Fight in theirb  No Gi superfight in its next edition, scheduled for September 8 at Tijuca Tennis Club,...

Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro & Leo Vieira Want To Face Each Other At Metamoris 3

Source: BJJrants 2 BJJ legends want to dig up their old rivalry and put it on the line in a Metamoris 3 submission only superfight: Leo Vieira: “I would like to face Shaolin. He was my...

Former Fashion Model, Monique Elias Wins Double Gold & Gets Promoted To Brown Belt @Rio Open

Weight and absolute champion at the IBJJF worlds held in June in California, Former model,  Monique Elias (Check out the interview with Monique) had not yet completed a year at purple belt.  On...

Kron Gracie: “I Will Probably Leave Jiu-Jitsu To Concentrate On MMA Next Year.”

Source: Tatame Kron Gracie has been invited to compete in ADCC which will be held on October 19 in Beijing, China. The Rickson Gracie black belt has confirmed that he has received an invitation to...

Jiu-Jitsu Couple, Leandro Lo & Luiza Monteiro Win Double Gold At Rio Open

The Tijuca Tennis Club, this weekend, was the seat of the Rio Open. The highlights of this edition were Leandro Lo and Luiza Monteiro . Both fighters won weight and absolute crowning their perfect...

Man Subdues Gunman Using Jiu-Jitsu Choke Technique, Avoids Shooting Massacre In A French Cinema

Source: Leparisien.fr Rosny, France. Fouad Ben Ahmed was preparing to watch the movie “The man of of steel” (superman) together with his 2 children in a cinema on Wednesday night at 9:40...

Big Name Superfights Expected @Grapplers Quest Amsterdam

Since 1999, Grapplers Quest has been the home of the world’s best Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – delivering the World’s largest NoGi Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu...

Watch Keenan Cornelius’s Submission Only Superfight vs Max Bohanan At Grapplers Quest

Last weekend, Grappler’s Quest hosted a superfight between Keenan Cornelius and Max Bohanan. Keenan had a tough fight against the very game Max Bohanan. The Ricardo Almeida brown belt had nothing...

Ronda Rousey To Feature In ‘The Expendables 3’

Sylvester Stallone announced on Twitter on Tuesday that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey champion will join the cast of “Expendables 3,” which begins filming next month in...

Michelle Nicolini: “You Fight Gabi Garcia & Think That The Next Time You Fight Her, You Will Do Better, But It Gets Worse The 2nd Time & So On.”

Four-time world Jiu-Jitsu champion Michelle Nicolini has moved up to the medium-heavyweight. Her challenges for this year, however, have not ended: she will now try to honor her invitation to the...

2011 No Gi Worlds Champ Lucas Leite Waiting For ADCC Invitation: “I Know That I Can Go For In That Tournament.”

After the first part of the year, in which he reached the finals of IBJJF worlds in heavyweight and was beaten by Rodolfo Vieira , Lucas Leite now focuses on series championship of No Gi...

Paulo Miyao Joins The Copa Podio Middleweight GP; List Of Competitors Complete

Source: Tatame. The list of participants of the second season’s of the Copa Podio middleweight GP no longer has room for anyone else. On the afternoon of Tuesday (23), the event’s...

2012 Pan Am Champ Antonio Carlos ‘Cara de Sapato’ Victorious In MMA Debut

After announcing that he would step aside from Jiu-Jitsu aside to devote his career to MMA , 2012 Black belt Pan Am Chanpion, Antonio Carlos AKA “Cara de Sapato” debuted in MMA with a...

ADCC 2013 Under 66KG List Of Competitors So Far

Source: Adcombat.com The 66kgs brackets is looking stacked…”With the ADCC drawing near (Beijing, China October 19 & 20) , here is Kid Peligro’s UNOFFICIAL ADCC 2013 competitors...

GFTeam’s Vitor Oliveira On His NY Open Victory Over DJ Jackson: “I Used My Judo To Take Him Down.”

At last weekend’s IBJJF New York Jiu-Jitsu Summer Open, Vitor Oliveira (GFTeam), won double gold at both the middleweight and absolute black belt divisions. One of Vitor’s achievements...

Demian Maia: “Steven Seagal mentoring Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva Is ‘a Lie’ and ‘a Joke’.”

Demian Maia and Anderson Silva have never hidden the fact that they don’t like each other. Maia revealed to the MMA bulletin what he really thought about Anderson Silva crediting actor and...

Rodolfo Vieira Looking To Correct Mistakes For ADCC 2013; Otavio Sousa Looking To Make A Big impression On ADCC Debut

Source: Tatame BJJ World champions this year, Rodolfo Vieira (GF Team) and Otavio Sousa (Gracie Barra) are focusing themselves on ADCC, which will be held on October 19 in Beijing, China. After...