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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

UFC Welterweight Vicente Luque Promoted to BJJ Black Belt

Vicente Luque is one of the most skillful submission artists in the UFC. The welterweight contender now has “proof” for that skill, too; earlier this week, he was awarded his black belt...

The World Grappling Championship in Panevėžys was presented

On October 9, the second IGF World Grappling Championship will be held at the Cido Arena in Panevėžys, where 150 professionals from this sport will fight for the belts created especially for this...

The Miyao Twins Share Podium – Winning Two Top Spots – At Pan Ams 2021

Paulo and Joao Miyao are one of the most famous siblings in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They’ve managed to win every bigger IBJJF tournament all the way from their blue to black...

ADCC Champion Michelle Nicolini Loses to Xiong Jing Nan in Fight for ONE Championship Belt

Michelle Nicolini is one of the most successful female grapplers in history. She won a world title in BJJ for a total of 8 times, before she won gold at ADCC 2013. Recently, she challenged Xiong Jing...

Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. Promoted to BJJ Purple Belt

Freddie Prinze Jr. is one of the biggest movie stars of the 90s. But what a lot of people don’t know about him is that he has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a long time! As a matter of...

Joe Rogan Tests Positive for COVID-19, Takes Unconventional Treatment

Joe Rogan shared that he’s recently tested positive for COVID-19, but that he’s already feeling better after taking a lot of medication.   View this post on Instagram   A post...

“Saved By The Bell” Actor Mario Lopez Talks BJJ: “It’s Like Physical Chess”

If you are in your thirties and over, you may remember the cult TV show from the 90’s’ Saved by the Bell’ and the A.C Slater character; played by Mario Lopez. Well, Lopez has been training...

10th Planet Black Belt Zack Edwards Tragically Passes Away Due To Brain Cancer

On Monday, September 30, the BJJ community has lost Zack Edwards to brain cancer. He was a black belt competitor under JM Holland and Zach Maslany. Prior to his diagnosis, Edwards has been...

Renzo Gracie: There’s No ‘Right’ Or ‘Wrong’ Side To Wear Your Stripes

Which side should you wear your stripes on? And which side should the red side of your black belt be, when you tie the belt? Renzo Gracie has a simple answer: it doesn’t matter as much as being...

BJJ Black Belt Kody Steele Dominates In MMA Debut: Wins by Knockout

Kody Steele, a BJJ black belt and Combat Jiu-Jitsu champion, had a fantastic MMA debut at Fury FC 49; winning by knockout in the third round against Kane Lewis.   View this post on Instagram...

Employee Jiu-Jitsu Training: Secret To IT Company’s Success

GovSmart is a multi million dollar IT company has been offering its employees free BJJ lessons for the past 6 years. The million-dollar IT solutions company has just been named the fastest growing...

Watch: Dante Leon Taps Davi Ramos With One Second Remaining at F2W 182

At the Fight To Win (F2W) 182, Dante Leon submitted ADCC champion Davi Ramos with a Rear Naked Choke. And it wasn’t just that the RNC brought him the win; but it did so in the last seconds of...

First Ever Televised MMA Match (1963): Judo Beats Boxing

Do you know when the first televised mixed martial arts match took place? It was in December 1963! More specifically, it was a fight between the “Judo” Gene Lebell and a boxer named Milo...

F2W 182: Dante Leon Submits Davi Ramos, Jackson Nagai Beats Edwin Najmi

The F2W 182 promotion was a higly paced one. Dante Leon submitted Davi Ramos in the last second of the match (literally); whereas Edwin Najmi lost to Jackson Nagai.   F2W 182: CO-MAIN EVENT At...

UFC Vegas 35: Pat Sabatini Injures Jamall Emmers with Devastating Heel Hook

The Heel Hook is one of the most damaging submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and therefore in mixed martial arts alike. That was proved once again at UFC Vegas 35, when Pat Sabatini used the Heel...

Summer Camp Feat. Cro Cop, Renzo Gracie & Augusto Frota in Croatia in September

At the beginning of September, Šibenik in Croatia will host a unique MMA sports event. ‘Krivac’ is the company Golden Management, which in cooperation with the American Top Team is...

Caio Terra is Against ‘Gauntlet’ Belt Promotions: ‘We Are Too Smart For That’

Caio Terra chose during his last promotion to not go through the traditional gauntlet which most BJJ academies do. Gauntlet/tunnel is where you take your gi jacket off and get whipped by belts. Caio...

Kywan Gracie Defeated Conor McGregor in BJJ Competition: ‘His Ground Game is Weak’

Photo: Jiu-Jitsu style Gracie Behring, son of the legendary Marcelo Behring and a black belt under Roger Gracie was the last man to defeat Conor McGregor in a BJJ competition match. It was during the...

Jiu-Jitsu Student Helps Cop Struggling to Arrest Resisting Suspect

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu works! And it should arguably be taught to law enforcement officers everywhere; not just because of their own safety, but also because of the safety of the suspects. In this...

Craig Jones Announces “BJJ Social Skills” Instructional

Sure, you’re good in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when it comes to techniques… And you’re great when it comes to getting all available instructionals out there. But how good are you when it...

Polaris 17: Craig Jones Set To Defend Middleweight Title

The last three Polaris events were a bit unorthodox, as they followed a unique team format called Polaris Squads. Now, however, Polaris is making a return to their traditional superfight format with...

Neiman Gracie To Face Mark Lemminger In Bellator 266 Co-Main Event

Neiman Gracie, a part of the fourth generation of the famous BJJ family, will be featured in the co-main event at Bellator 266. Neiman is a son of Carla Gracie and a nephew to Renzo Gracie. He has...

10th Planet Black Belt Zack Edwards Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu’s black belt Zack Edwards has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Now, his loved ones are asking for help. Edwards experienced a persistent headache before he was admitted...

Fight To Win (F2W) 182: Full Card Preview

Today, on August 28, the Fight To Win (F2W) 182 tournament will take place. It’s headlined by a match between the world No Gi champion, Dante Leon, and an ADCC champion, Davi Ramos. The card...