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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

International Judo Federation (IJF) Bans Use of Reverse Seoi Nage

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has recently posted a video to their YouTube channel; informing the public about the changes to the Judo’s ruleset. Among many potentially beneficial...

Rickson Gracie Reveals Family Secrets about Carlos & Helio Polygamous Lifestyle

“People who come from dysfunctional families are not destined for a dysfunctional life.” – Bo Bennett Jiu-Jitsu as we know it today would have never happened if it hadn’t been for the Gracie...

Undefeated UFC Fighter Sean Brady Defeats Craig Jones in Grappling Match

Fury Grappling 3 was one of most spectacular grappling tournaments of 2021! Held on December 30 (what better way to end the year than with a great BJJ event!), it featured a match between Craig Jones...

Carla Esparza vs. Danielle Kelly Set for Fury Grappling 3

The “Fury Grappling 3” event is taking time on Thursday, December 30. It’ll feature a number of elite-level matches; however, one of the most anticipated bouts won’t take...

WNO: Tye Ruotolo vs. Levi Jones-Leary Announced for Welterweight Title Match

Image Credits: FloGrappling The next Who’s Number One (WNO) event is taking place on January 21… And after the reveal of the main match – the one for the light heavyweight title,...

Soldier Blinded By Explosion Becomes BJJ Champion: “Jiu-Jitsu Is My Coping Mechanism”

Robert Long is a BJJ purple belt and former British soldier, who served in the Lance Bombardier’s 4/73 Special Observation Battery. On his last patrol in Afghanistan, his vehicle triggered an...

Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs. Pedro Marinho Announced for Title Match

Image Credits: FloGrappling With 2021 nearing its end, the grappling fans worldwide are eagerly expecting to see which exciting matches will take place next year. So, considering that the Who’s...

Royler Gracie Gets Inducted Into The ADCC Hall Of Fame

It’s official – Royler Gracie is the newest ADCC Hall of Fame inductee! The organization shared the news on their Instagram account:   View this post on Instagram   A post...

Neiman Gracie vs. Logan Storley Scheduled For Early 2022 Bellator Event

Neiman Gracie has himself a fight for early 2022! He’ll take on Logan Storley in a welterweight bout which is scheduled for a February 19 Bellator card, as reported by MMA Junkie. Logan Storley...

Brendan Schaub: “Chael Sonnen Stuck Up For His Girl & Beat The Sh*t Out Of The Guy”

Image Credits: Esther Lin/MMA Fighting Chael Sonnen was involved in an alleged brawl at a Las Vegas hotel a few days ago, and was given five battery citations afterwards. Even though Sonnen...

Mackenzie Dern: “It’s Scary For A Jiu-Jitsu Fighter To Be In The Hitting Zone”

Image Credits: Hans Gutknecht Mackenzie Dern lost her October 2021 UFC fight against Marina Rodriguez. Prior to the fight, she mentioned being proud of the progress she made in her striking skills...

“Car-Jitsu” Is Becoming Increasingly Popular In Russia

When you train and compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, there are two ways that you can start the match (depending on the tournament ruleset). You can either start standing – going for a takedown,...

Kamaru Usman Invites Anthony Joshua To Train Grappling With Him

Can you imagine Anthony Joshua – one of the greatest heavyweight boxing athletes ever – training grappling? Well, that isn’t too far from the truth, since he’s been working on...

Craig Jones vs. UFC’s Sean Brady Scheduled for Fury Grappling 3

Fury Grappling 3 is headed to be one of the most spectacular grappling tournaments of 2021! Scheduled for December 30 (what better way to end the year than with a great BJJ event!), it now announced...

Felipe Pena: “My Goal Now Is To Focus On ADCC & Transition To MMA”

Felipe Pena has done it all now in IBJJF tournaments, given that he’s fulfilled his childhood dream of winning the absolute World Championship title at 2021 IBJJF Worlds. Following his win, he...

Braulio Estima Inducted Into The ADCC Hall of Fame

Braulio Estima is now a part of the ADCC Hall of Fame! He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt World Champion, as well as an ADCC open weight and superfight champion; and is one of the most elite...

Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds: Craig Jones Submits Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone with Rear Naked Choke

Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds: The Featherweights had heaps of exciting matches at its disposal! And the one which Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fans expected the most – the superfight between Craig Jones and...

Priscila Cachoeira Talks Eye-Gouging Incident At UFC 269: “It Wasn’t My Intention”

The match between Priscila Cachoeira and Gillian Robertson was an exciting one, ending with a first-round submission. Robertson took Cachoeira’s back and tapped her out with a Rear Naked Choke....

UFC Vegas 45: Jordan Leavitt Taps Out Matt Sayles with Inverted Triangle Choke

UFC Vegas 45 didn’t disappoint – not in terms of excitement, nor in terms of grappling display. But the match that was most exciting grappling/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu wise was definitely the...

Felipe Pena Calls Out Gordon Ryan For ADCC 2022 Match – Ryan Accepts

Felipe Pena and Gordon Ryan have been going at it for ages; with Ryan mostly picking on “Preguica”, saying that he doesn’t want to accept a match with him. Meanwhile, Pena claims...

UFC Fightpass Invitational: Full Results & Highlights

The first ever UFC Fightpass Invitational was superb! The event featured a couple of superfights and a four-team submission-only tournament that included a number of elite BJJ athletes, as well as...

Nick Rodriguez vs. Steve Mowry Announced for Fury Grappling 3

Things are heating up in the world of grappling as 2021 approaches its end! It’s now Fury Grappling that announced a new, exciting matchup for December 30 and its “Fury Grappling 3”...

Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds: Elias Anderson Vs. Urijah Faber Announced

What an upcoming Sunday we have on our hands! On December 19, “Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds: The Featherweights” will take place… And, as it’s now been announced, will feature a...

Ali Abdelaziz Offers Tony Ferguson a Grappling Match Against Khabib Nurmagomedov

Tony Ferguson hasn’t had it easy in the last couple of years. His UFC career started turning for the worse after losing to Justin Gaethje; and, at the present moment, he isn’t a title...