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Ffion Davies Promotes Her First BJJ Black Belt – Rosa Walsh

Ffion Davies has just promoted her first BJJ black belt! Rosa Walsh, top Irish athlete, was promoted to the black belt rank. Davies shared the awesome news via social media: A huge honour to promote...

Conor McGregor Promoted To BJJ Black Belt: “20 Years Of Hard Work”

Conor McGregor, former two-division UFC champion and arguably the most famous MMA fighter in the world, has been promoted to BJJ black belt! Promotion took place last Monday (September 4), with the...

Gunnar Nelson Talks Receiving BJJ Black Belt In 4 Years: “It’s About The Time You Spend On The Mats”

Gunnar Nelson is an MMA legend, currently competing in the UFC welterweight division. He is also a very skilled Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete, who earned his black belt from none other than Renzo...

Tom DeBlass Promoted To 4th Degree BJJ Black Belt

Tom DeBlass, one of the most recognized and respected personalities in the BJJ world, has been promoted to 4th degree BJJ black belt! The promotion took place just a few hours ago, by DeBlass’...

Cole Abate Promoted To BJJ Black Belt By Guilherme Mendes

Cole Abate, the 18-year-old Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu prodigy, has been promoted to BJJ black belt! The promotion took place at the IBJJF Asian Championships in Nagoya (Japan). His coach, Guilherme Mendes,...

Rayron Gracie: “I’m The First Gracie Man To Receive A Black Belt From A Woman”

Rayron Gracie has been promoted to BJJ black belt a few weeks back by Kyra Gracie, after winning the brown belt absolute division at the 2023 IBJJF World Championship… And he is proud of that...

Rayron Gracie Promoted To Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Rayron Gracie has just been promoted to the rank of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt! The promotion took place last night and he was promoted by none other than his cousin – Kyra Gracie:  ...

10th Planet’s Nathan Orchard Promoted To 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt

Nathan Orchard, one of the most successful 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu competitors, has been promoted to third degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt! He was handed the promotion by none other than Eddie...

Caio Terra’s Emotional Black Belt Promotion Story: “I Was In The Second Place…”

Earning your black belt in BJJ is the first step on a new journey. The exciting beginning of a new, lifelong beginning. However, Caio Terra wasn’t too ecstatic about his black belt promotion....

Lex Fridman Promoted To 1st Degree BJJ Black Belt: “Thank You For The Pain & Love”

Lex Fridman, host of the popular Lex Fridman podcast, has been promoted to the rank of 1st degree BJJ black belt! He shared the awesome news on social media: I got a stripe on my Jiu-Jitsu black belt...

BJJ Black Belt Tim Welch Shares His Thorough Morning Routine

Introducing a morning routine is one of the best things you could do for the sake of productivity. But if you don’t know where to start, it’s always good to look for inspiration! For...

Guram Kutateladze, UFC Lightweight, Promoted To BJJ Black Belt: “I Don’t Know What To Say”

Guram Kutateladze has been fighting in professional MMA since 2010 and has, so far, amassed a 12-3 record. He had his UFC lightweight debut in 2020… And, just a couple of days ago, has been...

UFC Veteran Rani Yahya Promoted To 5th Degree BJJ Black Belt

Rani Yahya, UFC veteran and 2007 ADCC world champion, has just been promoted to 5th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt! The promotion came after he spent almost two decades as a black belt –...

WWE Superstar Matt Riddle Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

Matt Riddle, a WWE superstar, has been promoted to the rank of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt yesterday! The promotion took place at the Daniel Gracie academy in Orange County (Orlando, Florida):...

UFC’s Brandon Moreno Addresses ‘Fake BJJ Black Belts’: “It Depends On The Standards Of The Coach”

Brandon Moreno is a two-time and current UFC Flyweight champion, who recently won his title back in a match against Deiveson Figueiredo. Other than that, Moreno is also a BJJ black belt. He was...

Marc Goddard, UFC Referee, Promoted To 2nd Degree BJJ Black Belt

Marc Goddard, one of the most experienced MMA referees in the world and the first UK referee ever to work for the UFC, is also an avid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner… Who is now a 2nd degree...

Alex O’Loughlin, “Hawaii Five-0” Star, Is A BJJ Black Belt

Alex O’Loughlin, actor and star of the famous Hawaii Five-0 series, has recently been promoted to the rank of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt! The promotion took part at the ADCC 2022 Open and...

Ben Kunzle, Temporarily Paralyzed BJJ Athlete, Promoted To Black Belt

Ben Kunzle had suffered a severe spinal cord injury back in this year, while preparing for the 2022 IBJJF World Championships… Which left him tetraplegic. However, Kunzle didn’t quit....

Clinton Terry, Blind BJJ Black Belt: “I Lost My First 40 Fights And I Did Not Quit”

Feeling discouraged by your recent losses in competition… Almost as if you’re never going to win? Well, then you should look up to Clinton Terry, the first blind BJJ black belt from New...

Jacob “The Hillbilly Hammer” Couch Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

Jacob “The Hillbilly Hammer” Couch has done just about everything there’s to do and win at the brown belt level. So, when he won the heavyweight division at the recent IBJJF No-Gi...

Clinton “The Blind Grappler” Terry Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

Clinton Terry is a force to be reckoned with. Popularly known as the “Blind Grappler”, Terry lost his eyesight at just two years old – but that didn’t stop him from chasing...

Craig Jones: “A Lot Of People Deserve To Have That Black Belt Taken Away”

A few weeks back, Islam Makhachev made the headlines with his claim that “a lot of black belts have to be cancelled”. And, for one, Craig Jones agrees with him. In one of the recent...

BJJ Black Belt Champion, Giovanna Eburneo, Joins WWE As Pro Wrestler

Giovanna Eburneo is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt champion. The 25 year-old Brazil native has won both the European and Pan-American Championships; she trains, coaches, competes, and also works as...

BJJ Black Belt Takes Down Suspect Wanted for Attacks on NYC Sidewalks

It was just a normal day for Ro Malabanan, a New York City resident who was heading to work on Wednesday. But then, he saw a man sucker-punch a construction worker, in a supposed random act of...