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Category Archive: BJJ News, Featured

Rodolfo Vieira: ‘I Would Choose The Abu Dhabi World Pro Over The IBJJF Worlds Anyday’

    A two time champion at weight and absolute at the World Abu Dhabi Pro, Rodolfo Vieira is already in the country to compete in the event, which takes place from 15-19 April at the Zayed...

Brendan Schaub To Compete At IBJJF World Championships In May

  (Picture: Graciemag, Ivan Trinidade)   UFC fighter and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu brown belt, Brendan Schaub has just announced on his podcast the Fighter and the Kid Podcast that he is looking to...

Kyra Gracie: ‘My Will To Fight MMA Is Bigger Than Returning To Jiu-Jitsu Competition’

    While some BJJ champions such as Andre Galvao or Braulio Estima have decided to retire from MMA and concentrate on Jiu-Jitsu, others are still attracted by the risky path to MMA.  ...

IBJJF Rome Open, European No Gi & Boston Open Review & Recap

    Last weekend there was some top Jiu-Jitsu in various parts of the planet. In Rome, Italy, on Friday and Saturday, Alan Finfou Nascimento was the star of the show, after winning the...

Braulio Estima Confirms Definite Retirement From MMA & Refocus On Jiu-Jitsu

    Braulio Estima debuted in MMA in 2012 with victory by submission. His plan was to follow a career in mixed martial arts, however, a neck injury, which occurred in 2010, buried once and...

Hollywood Actor Jason Statham: “I Started Training BJJ 12 years Ago, Together With Guy Ritchie.”

      The famous Hollywood actor Jason Statham in an interview talking about his BJJ training with Guy Ritchie. Statham and Ritchie are both long time BJJ practitioners. Statham holds a...

74 Year Old Earns Black Belt In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

James Terlecki is not your average 74 year old. He’s an all out competitor with 30 years of martial arts experience. He told wkbn.com: “I still feel very strong. I feel as strong as I was when...

Royler Gracie Happy With Performance & Open To A Third Fight With Eddie Bravo

    Royler Gracie vs Eddie Bravo was one of the most anticipated rematches in Jiu-Jitsu history. After Eddie Bravo shocking the world with a stunning victory by submission in 2003, BJJ fans...

Metamoris III: Play By Play & Results

    Zak Maxwell vs Sean Roberts Maxwell dominates the match vs Sean Roberts, passes the guard, mounts twice and has a few submission attempts. Very exciting match. Draw.    Guilherme...

Royler Gracie: ‘I’m Glad I Helped Eddie Bravo To Build His Academy’

    A few days ahead of his big clash with Eddie Bravo at Metamoris 3, Royler Gracie spoke with Luke Thomas of MMAfighting, and discussed his mindset, Eddie’s style and his preparation:...

Gabi Garcia Tests Positive For The Prohibited Substance Clomiphene After 2013 Worlds

    In 2013, IBJJF together with USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) tested twice for PEDs: at the Pans and the Worlds. The USADA released a statement on Wednesday, March 26, 2014,...

Eddie Bravo: “There’s A Leak Out Of Royler’s Camp That He’s Working On Catching Me With A Leglock”

    A few days ahead of his big clash with Royler Gracie at Metamoris 3, Eddie Bravo spoke with Luke Thomas of MMAfighting, and discussed the evolution of his game, Royler’s style and...

Following Controversy, Gracie Academy Gets Rid Of Online Grading For Blue Belts

    It looks like with all the controversy following Rener Gracie’s statment that ‘learning Jiu-Jitsu online is even more effective than in the academy’ see article here, the...

Mario Sperry On 2015 ADCC Superfight With Ricardo Liborio: ‘We Define Ourselves By The Opponents We Choose To Face’

    The late Master Carlson Gracie had assembled one of the largest armies of fighters in the history of Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. Among the big names are Zé Mario Sperry and Ricardo Liborio....

Marcio ‘Pe De Pano’: ‘The Pan Open Weight Final Was awful. They Stalled For 10 Minutes.’

    BJJ legend ‘Marcio Pe de Pano’ Cruz has been away from the BJJ spotlight for the past few years. He is currently a Professional MMA fighter. The 2 time absolute (2002/03) world...

French Black Belt Samir ‘The Sandman’ Bensaid On His Choke Specialties & The French BJJ Scene

  BJJ Eastern Europe caught up with French black belt and choke specialist Samir Bensaid. He is the inventor of the famous ‘Muay Thai choke‘ or the ‘Zidane guard pass‘....

Royce Gracie Officially Disapproves Of Controversial Gracie Online University

    The conflict between traditional and online Jiu-Jitsu continues. Murilo Bustamante is the not the only prominent Jiu-Jitsu figure to speak out against the online system, Royce Gracie...

2014 Pan: Atos Best Team, Andre Galvao Double Gold

    The 2014 Pan American double gold Champion is André Galvão . The Atos fighter won weight and absolute, on Sunday in Irvine, California and left the mats, showing a shirt that read:...

2014 Pan: Galvao vs Lo & Bia vs Andresa Absolute Black Belt Finals

    Saturday’s action at the Pans hosted the brown belts and the black belt open weight. The black belt open weight final will be decided by two smaller fighters who took no notice of...

Andre Galvao On Reason For Competing At Ultra Heavy At The Pan: ‘I Did It Once At Brown Belt. Want To Challenge Myself’

(Photo: William Burkhardt, BJJ Pix)   Used to fighting among the medium heavyweights, André Galvão enrolled in ultra heavyweight division of the 2014 Pan , which will be held 12-16 March in...

2014 Pan Preview & Predictions

    The 2014 Pan takes place at the UCI’s Bren Events Center, in Irvine, California, from March 12 – 16. The IBJJF has released the official schedule and brackets for the Pan 2014,....

Kron Gracie Preparing For MMA Debut: ‘Fedor & My Dad Are My All Time Favorite MMA Fighters.’

    2013 ADCC champion Kron Gracie’s MMA debut should be happening in the middle of the year in Japan, as he announced a few months ago. In Jiu-Jitsu , Kron has nothing more to prove,...

David Vs Goliaths: Rooster Weight Caio Terra To Compete At Ultra Heavy @2014 Pan

    Rooster weight world champion Caio Terra is looking for a challenge! Caio who weighs around 55 kilos will compete against opponents twice his weight at the 2014 Pan which will be held...

Olympic Judo Champion Teddy Riner Trains With Blind Paralympic Champion Julien Taurines

  World and Olympic Judo champion, Teddy Riner from France wanted to experience how it felt to train Judo as a blind man. He trained with visually impaired judoka and Paralympic bronze medalist...