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Ana Carolina Schmitt: “I Didn’t Always Feel Like A Champion”

Ana Carolina Schmitt is one of the top-ranking female BJJ competitors today. However, she didn’t always feel like that. It took her some time and a move to the USA to realize just how big...

Vanessa Demopoulos (UFC Strawweight) Shares How Pole Dancing Helped Her Jiu-Jitsu

Vanessa Demopoulos is a UFC strawweight athlete who has somewhat of an unusual background – that has helped her martial arts career tremendously. And what’s her background, you ask? Well,...

ADCC Denver Open: Rose Namajunas Wins Bronze In Absolute Division

Rose Namajunas is one of the best MMA athletes in the sport’s history. And, even though she is a UFC star and former strawweight champion, she still takes the time to compete in grappling...

Tammi Musumeci On Not Using Instagram: “It’s Just Something I Don’t Really Like”

Tammi Musumeci is a super successful BJJ athlete, just like her brother, Mikey. The two have been training together and supporting each other for ages – but then again, there are differences...

Mackenzie Dern On Changing Her MMA Tactics: “Hold The Position, Don’t Lose The Position”

Mackenzie Dern‘s next UFC fight will be on May 13, a strawweight bout against Angela Hill. This time, she has decided to shift her mindset when it comes to fighting in the octagon....

Bia Mesquita Prepares For MMA Debut – Signs Contract With First Round Management

Beatriz “Bia” Mesquita has signed a contract with First Round Management… Which is a clear sign that she’ll soon fight in an MMA debut! She shared the awesome news via social...

Promotion Time: Gabi Garcia Is Now A Judo Black Belt

Gabi Garcia, one of the most successful female athletes in the history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has now been promoted to the rank of a Judo black belt! Recognized by USA Judo as being the rank of...

Ana Carolina Schmitt: “You Must Learn How To Deal With Defeat”

If you want to become successful in Jiu-Jitsu (or in anything in life, for that matter), you’ve got to realize that you will lose a lot. Defeat will come your way. That’s the fact. And...

Tammi Musumeci Doesn’t Care About Points: “I’m Just Trying To Hit Cool Subs”

Tammi Musumeci, multiple-time IBJJF champion, seems to fall in the category of BJJ practitioners who aren’t too concerned about points… But that would much rather hunt a cool submission...

Tammi Musumeci Talks About Her Brother, Mikey: “He Helped Me A Ton”

Tammi Musumeci is one of the most successful female BJJ competitors in the world. A 5x black belt world champion, she will also be making her ONE Championship debut on March 24 – in a match...

Gabi Garcia Announces Comeback To Fighting In MMA

Gabi Garcia – the legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete and competitor – has just announced that she will return to fighting in mixed martial arts (MMA)! Garcia is undefeated in MMA and...

Danielle Kelly Thinks Back To The Time When She Had To Stand Up For Her BJJ Dreams

If you have a goal, a dream even, that you want to accomplish… You will encounter some obstacles along the way. That’s a given and there’s no going around it. Sometimes, your own...

UFC’s Zhang Weili Promoted To BJJ Brown Belt

Zhang Weili is a top UFC women’s strawweight division fighter. In her most recent performance at UFC 281, she submitted Carla Esparza with a Rear Naked Choke – and won the title! And now,...

Danielle Kelly: “I Try To Give Advice, Especially To Young Females (That Train BJJ)”

Success shared is success multiplied. And that’s especially true in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu where, if you can share your success – particularly through your experiences – then everyone...

MMA Fighter On OnlyFans Funding Her MMA Career: “Before, I Couldn’t Afford To Train Properly”

Alice Ardelean has a professional MMA record of 7-5. And, even though the Romanian native initially ventured into martial arts because she was bullied, she’s now preparing for chance to earn...

ONE: Danielle Kelly vs Ayaka Miura Submission Grappling Match Announced

Danielle Kelly has sealed her third ONE Championship submission grappling match! On February 10, 2023, at the ONE on Prime Video 7: Lineker vs Andrade II event, she will take on the MMA veteran Ayaka...

Danielle Kelly’s Inspirational Message: “I Kept My Head Up And Worked Hard”

Today, Danielle Kelly is one of the most accomplished competitors in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as well as a successful ONE Championship atomweight submission grappling athlete. However, it wasn’t...

Danielle Kelly: “Jiu-Jitsu Is My Life”

Danielle Kelly, just 27 years old but already on top of the world’s Jiu-Jitsu “food chain”, is one of the most likeable characters in the BJJ community. But what does Brazilian...

Danielle Kelly On Being A Ring Girl: “I’d Rather Go In The Cage And Choke Girls Out”

Danielle Kelly is on a winning spree in ONE Championship. Her last win came just a few days ago, about two minutes into the match; as she was able to beat the world Sambo champion Mariia Molchanova...

Brianna Ste-Marie: “BJJ Competitions Are Actually Illegal In Quebec”

Brianna Ste-Marie – an ADCC silver medalist – recently defeated a multiple-time world champion Mayssa Bastos in the first-ever Who’s Number One (WNO) female headline match. But...

Danielle Kelly: “I’m Trying To Set An Example”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu superstar Danielle Kelly is making her competition return on November 18, against Mariia Molchanova at ONE Championship. Knowing that she’s in for a challenge against the...

Struggles of a Female BJJ White Belt: Sweaty & Hairy Guys, Smelly Gis

Sweaty guys, hairy chests, smelly Gis, and close spaces. Your academy certainly has the perfect ingredients to scare away every woman in town. That’s right! Jiu-Jitsu can certainly be intimidating...

John Danaher: “One Of The Great Failures Of My Career Is That I’ve Never Produced A Female Champion”

John Danaher is one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coaches in the sport’s history. However, even Danaher has some aspects to his career that he wishes were more successful – such as...

Marlon Vera: “Mackenzie Dern Works Hard, Is a BJJ World Champion, And Takes Care Of Her Kids”

Marlon “Chito” Vera is a UFC bantamweight contender who is on a four-fight winning streak. He’s now on the brink of getting his first title shot opportunity and is working harder...