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Category Archive: BJJ News, Featured

BJ Penn:”Once I’m Sure That I Don’t Want To Fight Anymore In The UFC, There’s A Chance I’ll Return To Competing In Jiu-Jitsu…”

      On Sunday, former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn has retired from MMA at the age of 35. Penn announced his retirement following a third-round TKO loss to...

Ralek Gracie: ‘Lister & Barnett Are Fighting For The Metamoris Title Then Buchecha Will Fight The Winner’

    Metamoris president Ralek Gracie recently talked to Vice.com about his plans for Metamoris, how he didn’t want the Chael Sonnen vs Amdre Galvao fight to be the main event and how...

Galvao On Metamoris 4 Match: ‘Sonnen Is Stronger & Heavier’

    On August 9, in Los Angeles, California, Andre Galvao will face Chael Sonnen at Metamoris 4. André Galvão , BJJ world champion and gold medal at ADCC, will face Chael Sonnen , one of...

BJJ Eastern Europe Podcast Ep.1: Metamoris 4 & The Rise Of BJJ In Russia

    Check out the very first BJJ Eastern Europe Podcast! Eastern Europe Style! For the first edition BJJ nerds Gile Huni (Zerjal Team Serbia and BJJEE editor/owner) and Stas Varshavsky...

Ronda Rousey: “I Can Beat Any Woman On Earth In BJJ, Gi or No-Gi In Pure Jiu-Jitsu”

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will fight BJJ black belt Alexis Davis on Jul. 5 at UFC 175 in Las Vegas, Nev. Davis has legit submission skills, being a black belt under Cesar...

Josh Barnett On Metamoris 4 Match vs Dean Lister: “I Want To Show Catch Wrestling To These Jiu-Jitsu folks”

    Ralek Gracie, Metamoris 4 president has last night confirmed on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, the following matches for Metamoris 4, planned for 4. Aug. 9 in LA. : Main event: Andre...

Ralek Gracie Confirms Metamoris 4 Card & Secret Match

    BJJ Eastern Europe was among the first media to anounce the Metamoris 4 match ups. Now Ralek Gracie, Metamoris president, had this to say on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour on...

BTT’s Omar Sabha On Competing @ Black Belt, Cauliflower Ears & The Return Of BTT

    BTT USA’s Omar Sabha is a very active competitor having medaled at all belt levels in all the major IBJJF competitions around the world. In this interview with BJJ Eastern Europe,...

Interview With Nicholas Meregali: 2014 Best Purple Belt In The World

    The best purple belt in the world is Nicholas Meregali from Alliance. The young phenom has come very close to accomplishing the Jiu-Jitsu grand slam at purple belt (that Keenan...

Caporal Figueiredo On The Growth OF BJJ In The French Foreign Legion

    The French Foreign Legion (French: Légion étrangère, L.E.) is a military service wing of the French Army established in 1831, unique because it was exclusively created for foreign...

Video: Wanderlei Silva Proud Of His BJJ Champion Son, Thor

    For father’s day, look at the affection of Wanderlei Silva for his son Thor, Gi and No Gi champion at the NAGA Las Vegas tournament.  

Josh Barnett: “I See BJJ As Taking Place In The Gi.”

      Josh Barnett is a catch wrestler (type of submission wrestling) and has a controversial relationship with BJJ. Barnett competed at the World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championships in...

Rafael Lovato Jr To Start MMA Career In 2014

    On the Save Jiu Jitsu podcast, 2007 BJJ and No Gi World Champion  Rafael Lovato Jr announced that he will be looking to fight in MMA  later in 2014. Lovato being a two time BJJ world...

BJJEE Profile: Tracy Chaplin, The Grandson Of Charlie Chaplin, BJJ Black Belt & European Champion

    Charlie Chaplin was one of the greatest geniuses of the twentieth century. He had 24 grandchildren. One of his grandchildren is a distinguished BJJ black belt who lives and teaches in...

Leo D’Avila On What Makes Atos Team Great & How Southern California Has Surpassed Rio

    Leo D’avila is an athlete and coach of the team Atos Jiu-Jitsu Team, alongside of Professor André Galvão and international recognized professor, with a several seminars taught all...

Leandro Lo: ‘I’m Moving Up To Medium Heavy’

    After winning the Worlds in 2011 and 2012 at lightweight, Leandro won it in 2014 at middle weight, beating Otavio Sousa in the final on points. He equals the feat of Vitor Shaolin...

Guilherme Mendes: “The Crowd’s Boos Don’t Bother Me”

    Gui Mendes became for the fourth time World champion this year. Even in his big achievement there was some controversy , but even that was not able to diminish the happiness of the...

Three-Peat Champion Buchecha On Roger Gracie’s Return: ‘It Will Be Interesting”

    Marcus Buchecha made ​​history last Sunday taking the absolute final of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championships for the third time in a row. The Checkmat athlete surpassed his nemesis...

PLAY BY PLAY: 2014 IBJJF Worlds + Results (Sunday June1st)

The 2014 IBJJF World championships take place at the Long Beach pyramid in California. The Worlds is the biggest and most prestigious tournament of the year. You can follow it by live streaming...

PLAY BY PLAY: 2014 IBJJF Worlds + Results (Saturday May 31st)

CLICK HERE FOR SUNDAY’S PLAY BY PLAY The 2014 IBJJF World championships take place at the Long Beach pyramid in California. The Worlds is the biggest and most prestigious tournament of the...

2014 World Championships Preview & Predictions

The 2014 IBJJF World championships take place at the Long Beach pyramid in California. The Worlds is the biggest and most prestigious tournament of the year. You can follow it by live streaming on...

Toronto BJJ’s Jorge Britto: ‘Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Is The Perfect Combination Of The Traditional & The Modern Teachings Of Jiu-Jitu’

    Jorge Britto runs Toronto BJJ, one of Canada’s biggest and best BJJ academies. In this interview with BJJ Eastern Europe, Jorge talks about how he started training at Gracie Hunaita...

10x World Champion Roger Gracie Announces Return To BJJ Competitions

      10x world BJJ champion Roger Gracie was last night inducted in the IBJJF hall of fame together with other legends such as Saulo Ribeiro, Fabio Gurgel, Xande Ribeiro, Leticia...

Kron Gracie Signs With Real Fight Championship In Japan, MMA Debut Set For August

Photo: Kinya Hashimoto   Kron Gracie’s long awaited MMA debut of Kron Gracie in MMA will happen in August in Japan, as the fighter had already attempted in an interview with tatami,...