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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Mackenzie Dern: “I’m SINGLE”

Mackenzie Dern is a UFC strawweight athlete and a multiple time BJJ world champion.  Dern’s father is Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Wellington “Megaton” Dias. Dern recently announced to her fans...

Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian Supermodel, Speculated To Be Dating Her BJJ Instructor

Image Credits: Numéro Magazine & Twitter Gisele Bündchen, the popular Brazilian fashion model, has been training BJJ for quite a while now… And some media are speculating that she is...

[Watch] Bouncer Takes Back, Puts Guy Into Perfect Triangle Choke

When working as a part of law enforcement – or at any sort of a security job, such as working as a bouncer – it’s a good idea to learn at least some Jiu-Jitsu… As it will keep...

Danielle Kelly: “I’m Just Socially Awkward”

Danielle Kelly is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable faces in the BJJ world… And that newly-found popularity has been a unique challenge for her. She revealed why that’s been...

Actor Mario Lopez Promoted To BJJ Purple Belt

Mario Lopez, the famous actor who is best known for his role in the “Saved by the Bell” TV show (as A.C. Slater), has been promoted to a BJJ purple belt! Lopez shared the awesome news on...

Brianna Ste-Marie: “BJJ Competitions Are Actually Illegal In Quebec”

Brianna Ste-Marie – an ADCC silver medalist – recently defeated a multiple-time world champion Mayssa Bastos in the first-ever Who’s Number One (WNO) female headline match. But...

29 Years Ago: Royce Gracie Changed The World Of Martial Arts Forever

November 12, 1993 marks one of the most important dates for martial arts in history – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in particular. For, 29 years (and 1 day) ago, Royce Gracie won the first-ever UFC...

MMA Fighter Finishes Opponent with a Rolling Ninja Choke

The ninja choke is a BJJ strangle, usually done from the side control position or north south position. The fact that this submission is applied from a top pin makes it a safe technique to use. It...

Chechen Black Belt Gets DQ’d For Striking Oliver Taza at IBJJF No Gi Europeans

People often say jiu-jitsu is about humbleness and respect. But when it comes to competition the lines get very blurry. This is what hapened today at the IBJJF No Gi European championship when...

Danielle Kelly: “I’m Trying To Set An Example”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu superstar Danielle Kelly is making her competition return on November 18, against Mariia Molchanova at ONE Championship. Knowing that she’s in for a challenge against the...

Henry Cejudo: “Khabib Wouldn’t Get Up [Against An NCAA Wrestler]”

It goes without saying that Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s wrestling is elite… However, Henry Cejudo is convinced that the Dagestani national wouldn’t be able to defeat an American...

[Watch] Conor McGregor Shows Great Takedown Defense In Training

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans haven’t seen Conor McGregor fight for quite a while. It’s been over a year since the former two-division UFC champion fought last… But it seems that...

Danielle Kelly: “Jiu-Jitsu Is Better [Than Sambo]”

Danielle Kelly is taking on Mariia Molchanova – a Sambo World Champion – on November 18… And she’s confident in the win. Despite Molchanova being a Sambo specialist, Kelly...

Tom DeBlass: “Tom Hardy Is A Very Solid BJJ Blue Belt”

Tom Hardy is a 4-stripe BJJ blue belt… But how good, really, are his Jiu-Jitsu skills? Well, Tom DeBlass – who’s been coaching the famous actor a couple of times, as well as...

Ben Askren Blasts BJJ For Lack of Focus on Takedowns

Ben Askren has always been very critical of Jiu-Jitsu. After all, Askren famously self promoted himself to black belt in BJJ: Ben Askren Declared Himself a BJJ Black Belt & Slams Demian Maia...

Ken Shamrock Talks Leaving The UFC In 1996: “I Sacrificed What I Wanted To Do So I Could Support My Family”

Ken Shamrock was the face of the UFC back in 1996… But then, in the prime of his career, he decided to leave the promotion and transition to WWE. “The World’s Most Dangerous...

Bo Nickal On Khamzat Chimaev: “He’s Basically Wrestling High School Kids In Sweden”

Bo Nickal is never shy to showcase and emphasize his wrestling skills… Even when it comes to a potential matchup against someone like Khamzat Chimaev. Nickal was supposed to have his debut...

Ruotolo Brothers Are Building Their “Dream Gym” In Costa Rica

2022 has been nothing less than exceptional for the Ruotolo Brothers, who are slowly taking over the BJJ scene. Even though they’re just 19 years old, their dominance on the mats has already...

Cris Cyborg’s First MMA Loss Was To Rare Double Knee Bar Submission

Former UFC and Invicta world champion Cristiane Justino aka Cyborg was promoted to black belt in BJJ by the legendary Rubens Cobrinha Charles late last year. Cyborg has been training BJJ and...

Tom Hardy Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu At Daisy Fresh

Tom Hardy isn’t just a famous actor, but it seems that – more and more – he’s becoming a sturdy member of the BJJ community. He seems to be serious about training and...

Danielle Kelly On Eating To Gain Weight For Competition: “I Really Like Nutella”

Danielle Kelly is a submission grappling champion, currently competing under the ONE Championship banner. And in just two weeks, on November 19, she will take on Mariia Molchanova – a Russian...

Kyle Boehm Stripped of Polaris Title Following His Holocaust Denial Comments

10th planet black belt Kyle Boehm has found himself in hot waters because of his controversial beliefs. Boehm was stripped of his Polaris Heavyweight world title as a result of a comment he made on...

Danielle Kelly: “I Wanna Win The ONE Championship World Title For Women’s Grappling”

Danielle Kelly is facing Mariia Molchanova, a world Sambo champion, on November 18 at ONE Championship… And she’s looking forward to this grappling match with great zest! In fact,...

Firas Zahabi: “How Dare You Let Your Wife Roll With Another Man?”

How do you feel about rolling with the opposite sex? The vast majority of people have nothing against it – but Firas Zahabi does. Namely, he’s against rolling with women. He was vocal...