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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

ADGS Rome 2024: Professional Highlights Registered For The Tournament

Marking the tournament’s first foray into Italian lands, the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam World Tour (ADGS) is deep into its preparations to break new ground and make its debut in the famous city of Rome....

Eddie Bravo Announces Inaugural EBI Open: A Shift In Professional Grappling

Eddie Bravo has just revealed plans to host the inaugural EBI Open Tournament in El Paso, Texas – scheduled for June 17, 2024! Since its inception in 2014, EBI has stuck to the model of...

UFC’s Jack Della Maddalena & Nathaniel Wood Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

UFC welterweight contender Jack Della Maddalena and featherweight contender Nathaniel Wood have been promoted to the rank of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts! Both fighters have been promoted by coach...

John Danaher Updates On Gordon Ryan’s ADCC Competition: “He’s Got To Move…”

As the 2024 ADCC draws near, all eyes are fixed on Gordon Ryan – the reigning absolute and superfight champion, set to defend his titles. However, how is he going to do it amidst all the health...

The Significance of the Navy Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The most common images of Grandmaster Helio Gracie are of him wearing a red belt with 10 degrees, which is reserved for the founders of Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Carlos, Helio, George, Oswaldo...

Demetrious Johnson: “Yeah I’m a Gi Guy. I Enjoy Gi Much More than No Gi”

Former UFC and current ONE champion Demetrious “The Mighty Mouse” Johnson displayed his Jiu-Jitsu skills yet again – this time at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pan American Championship!...

BJJ Instructor Blasted By Mainstream Media for Refusing to Work More than 15 hours a Week Despite Being in Debt

A 23-year-old man, Myles, has faced criticism from mainstream media (Yahoo Finance and Daily Mail) after he admitted to depleting his $30,000 savings and accumulating over $9,000 in credit card debt,...

What happens if you date your Jiu-Jitsu instructor?

Brazilian jiu-jitsu cultivates a kind of an all-consuming lifestyle. As such, it’s no surprise the bjj practitioners often find love or flings on the mat. So should you date someone else from your...

Weekend Recap: AJP Dials Up The Action With Six Tournaments Around The World

Bringing another batch of stellar tournaments, the AJP has once again promoted an action-packed weekend, giving athletes from all over the world the chance to compete in an internationally recognized...

Dana White Talks Joe Rogan Spotify Controversy: “When You’re With Me, You’re With Me”

Joe Rogan, a longstanding UFC commentator and renowned podcaster, made his promotional debut at UFC 12 in 1997 – before Dana White’s tenure as UFC president. And White’s loyalty...

[GRAPHIC] Soldier Breaks Own Leg While Attempting A Buggy Choke Submission

It’s not every day that you see soldiers doing Jiu-Jitsu… Much less a soldier giving a shot to a Buggy Choke submission. And, well, even less so a soldier breaking his own leg while...

[WATCH] Demetrious Johnson Beats 248 LBS Opponent In A Jiu-Jitsu Match

Former UFC and current ONE champion Demetrious “The Mighty Mouse” Johnson displayed his Jiu-Jitsu skills yet again – this time at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pan American Championship!...

IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Pan 2024: João Miyao, Carina Santi, and Jaime Canuto Claim Victories in Black Belt Master 1

The IBJJF 2024 Jiu-Jitsu Pan Championships continued with thrilling matches on its second day, Thursday, March 21. The day was marked by intense battles among black belt master 1 fighters, where...

The Judoka Who Shined in Wrestling: Unveiling Jason Morris’s Mastery

The legendary US judoka Jason Morris’s exceptional skills in blending judo and wrestling are second to none. Morris, a five-time Olympian and 1992 silver medalist, made a profound impact in the...

[Watch] BJJ Black Belt Squares Off Against An Alligator & Takes His Back

Some days are weirder than others… But when you see a BJJ black belt square off against an alligator, well, that one is surely going to make it to the top of your “weird days” list....

IBJJF Pan: Gabi wins double gold, Gutemberg wins the Open Weight

The 2024 IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Pan in Kissimmee, Florida, showcased an impressive array of talents in the adult black belt division. The final day was particularly remarkable, with standout performances...

Elevating Jiu-Jitsu in Germany: The Rise of the Jiu-Jitsu League Germany

In January 2023, Alexander Sak, Ahmed Laaribi, and Jurij Schiefenbusch had the idea to launch the BJJ Weekend, a monthly three-day seminar series held at different BJJ gyms across Germany. These...

UFC’s Laura Sanko Criticized By Former MMA Champion For Her Commentary: “Sucks So Bad”

Laura Sanko returned to the commentary table for the UFC Vegas 89 card. Sanko shared her expertise through the 13-fight card – however, not everyone thought that she did a good job. Former WEC...

Frustrated Daniel Cormier Quits NCAA Wrestling Commentary Gig: “I’m Out”

Daniel Cormier, known for his illustrious career in MMA and his commentary in the UFC, has also recently had several NCAA wrestling commentary gigs… Emphasis on had – as he’s...

WNO 23: Nicky Ryan vs. JT Torres Welterweight Match Announced

Nicky Ryan and JT Torres are set to compete against each other in a welterweight superfight – at Who’s Number One 23, on May 10th, 2024! The news were first shared by FloGrappling:  ...

“Mighty Mouse” Wins Gold & Silver Medals At IBJJF Pan Championship 2024

MMA legend Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson continues to impress outside the octagon… This time at IBJJF Pan Championship 2024 – where he won a gold and silver medal! Johnson...

Khabib Nurmagomedov Condemns Moscow Attacks

Khabib Nurmagomedov, the former UFC champion, recently made a heartfelt statement on Instagram following a devastating event in Moscow. Despite his retirement from mixed martial arts in 2020,...

OnlyFans Model Sammy-Jo Luxton Sets 2-0 Record In MMA

Sammy-Jo Luxton is an OnlyFans model who has made waves not just in the adult entertainment world – but also in the MMA octagon. Luxton has recently competed in her second mixed martial arts...

UFC Controversy: Fighter Gets DQ’d After Biting Opponent’s Bicep

Sure, the UFC has had some rather weird and controversial fights in its history… But how many times have you seen a disqualification due to a fighter biting his opponent’s bicep? Well,...