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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Are Older BJJ Black Belts That Get Beaten By Younger Lower Belts, Even Black Belts Anymore?

In Bjj, you need on average a good ten years to get the black belt, with sweat, blood and hours on the mat. As we all know, but have a hard time realizing: the black belt is only the beginning....

Braulio Estima Developed a Whole System Using Lapel & Cradle To Dominate in The Gi

Jiu-Jitsu is limitless. There are always new ways to control your opponents, especially in the Gi where the Gi material is a great tool. The cradle is a basic technique in amateur wrestling. Its name...

Demi Lovato’s Coach Speaks Out: “She’s A Dedicated Martial Artist”

Demi Lovato has been promoted to the rank of a BJJ purple belt about a week ago… With a part of the Jiu-Jitsu community questioning whether or not her purple belt is “legit”. And...

Popstar Demi Lovato Promoted to Purple Belt in BJJ Under Suspicious Circumstances

Demi Lovato made huge waves back in August of 2017 when she got her blue belt. Many questioned if she deserved it as she had gotten promoted so fast. She then stopped training in 2020 but had told...

Jocko Willink Rolls with Keenan Cornelius

The Baddest Man in the BJJ World is Jocko Willink. From September of 1990 to 2010 Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He...

Jake Paul Training Jiu-Jitsu in Preparation for MMA Debut

Jake Paul has made the move many were asking him to do – he will compete in MMA! He recently announced the signing of a multi-year deal with the Professional Fighters League (PFL), under which...

The Ideal Grappler: An Alternative Perspective

Fighting is a business now. People at the highest levels of every combat sport are pretty much done working for free (except for you IBJJF, you’re the exception for some reason.) As with all...

Marcelo Garcia Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer: “The Biggest Fight Of My Life”

Marcelo Garcia, an IBJJF and ADCC Hall Of Famer – and one of the most liked people in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Garcia shared news about...

John Danaher Reacts to Felipe Pena Training with Galvao to Prep For Upcoming Gordon Ryan Superfight

Atos HQ this week welcomed Felipe Pena – IBJJF and ADCC Absolute World Champion. Andre Galvao is guiding him during his training camp in San Diego for his next grappling challenge against...

Gordon Ryan Makes History: Signs 7 Figure Deal with Flosports

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing at a rapid rate among hobbyist athletes, and it seems that it will continue growing at that rate for some time… But the question is: how big will it grow when it...

MMA Fighter Makes Child Predators Do Push-Ups – Before Handing Them Over To The Police

Dustin Lampros is one of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alumni; the world-class fighters who, even if they don’t make it to the UFC, often succeed in other promotions. However, Lampros found...

ONE Championship Fighter Victoria Lee Passes Away At Age 18

Image Credits: Angela Lee & Victoria Lee Instagram Victoria Lee, ONE Championship strawweight fighter, has passed away at the tender age of 18 years old. The tragic news were shared by her sister...

Gillian Robertson Taps Out Rose Namajunas in 65 secs in Fury Pro Grappling 6 main event

Canadian UFC flyweight and BJJ black belt Gillian Robertson needed just 65 seconds to submit ex-strawweight champion and BJJ brown belt Rose Namajunas in the main event at Fury Pro Grappling 6. The...

Ashton Kutcher Puts His BJJ Brown Belt To the Test Rolling with Craig Jones

Ashton Kutcher came back in BJJ news when he was promoted to brown belt in late 2019 by his long time instructor Rigan Machado. Kutcher has been training more or less regularly for the past 5 years...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Wins By Kimura in MMA Return After 3 Year Inactivity Due to Brain Condition

Forer Bellator middleweight champion and BJJ legend Rafael Lovato Jr. is back from MMA retirement. The American BJJ legend made a successful return to MMA after talking time off MMA three and a half...

Gordon Ryan Defends the Use of PED’s & Says: ‘Everyone Uses Them’

Today’s biggest No Gi grappling athlete, Gordon Ryan draws attention for his high-level game and also for his declarations off the mats. Last week, the American faced former teammate Nick...

Victor Hugo Accepts Gordon Ryan’s Callout: ‘Ok but Let’s Do an Anti-Doping Test To Show That Grappling is a Clean Sport”

The best No Gi grappler on the planet Gordon Ryan recently appeared as a guest on the Ariel Helwani show, where he talked amongst other things, who he would like to face next. The American grappler...

ADCC Champion Orlando Sanchez Passes Away at Age 40

The 2015 ADCC +99kg champion Orlando Sanchez passed away today December 15th. Nicknamed ‘Big-O’ and ‘The Cuban Tree Stump’, Sanchez was known for his larger than life outspoken persona as...

Gordon Ryan vs Nick Rodriguez Results & Highlights

UFC Fight Pass Invitational 3 was held last night and the main event of Gordon Ryan vs. Nick Rodriguez did not dissapoint. The initial opponent for Ryan was supposed to be Vinny Magalhaes, but the...

Victor Hugo Alleges Cyborg Abreu Fled the No Gi Worlds Venue After USADA Appeared to Test Champions

The 2022 IBJJF No-Gi Worlds took place December 8-11, live from Anaheim, CA, with black belts competing on Saturday and Sunday. Results and brackets from every division can be found here. The black...

Khamzat Chimaev Submits Neil Magny at Renzo Gracie Academy

Neil Magny is one of the rare fighters that has been asking to fight Khamzat Chimaev for the past few years and he got to taste what that would feel like. Khamzat Chimaev and Neil Magny’s paths...

Gordon Ryan & Roger Gracie Just Trained Together & It Was Epic

Gordon Ryan trained in Austin, Texas with his BJJ idol, the great Roger Gracie (12x BJJ world champion & 2x ADCC world Champion). He talked about the experience: “This was a bucket list...

How To Improve Your Flexibility Through BJJ

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

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...