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SHARE THIS NEWS Held last Saturday in Texas, the San Antonio Fall Open gathered some of the best BJJ fighters dwelling in the U.S. João Gabriel Rocha of Soulfighters won double gold. In the absolute, he secured top spot as he closed it out with his friend Diego Moreno. In the ultra-heavyweight division, Rocha faced…

SHARE THIS NEWS The Paris Open was held by the IBJJF in late November. Igot Silva shone brightest in the event. The GFTeam athlete, who also represents Abu Dhabi’s Command Group, needed less than a minute to win the gold. He faced Martin Gobel (GCP) and wasted no time armbarring him. Take a look at…

Edwin Najmi beats 3 to win Five Grappling Super League welterweight belt

SHARE THIS NEWS Held Dec. 3 at the Lincoln High School in San Diego, CA, the Five Grappling Super League gave BJJ fans an exciting eight-man welterweight tourney, and the winner was Edwin Najmi. He defeated three opponents, two of which by submission. First Najmi subbed Bill Cooper via D’arce choke. Then he fought Marcelo…

SHARE THIS NEWS World jiu-jitsu champion Bibiano Fernandes continues to confirm his status as one of the strongest bantamweights in action worldwide in MMA. Undefeated for 12 bouts and five years, the Brazilian did his sixth belt defense at One FC last Friday the 2nd. Reece McLaren hadn’t gotten the memo, though. The five-round fight…

Geo Martinez beats four, retains EBI belt

SHARE THIS NEWS Geovanny Martinez was the big winner of the Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI), whose 10th edition went down December 2nd in Mexico City. The 16-man roosterweight tournament saw Martinez beat four opponents to retain his belt. First he subbed Kristian Woodmansee via D’arce choke. Then he heel-hooked Marcelo Cohen into submission. In a…

Training, nutrition and rest: 6 tips to get more out of your training

SHARE THIS NEWS *The title above reflects my simple concept for a fighter’s productivity. If you follow the three items in the sequence I write them in, your training will certainly yield more. If you swap the order — or, worse, repeat one of them, — your training will not produce the expected results. Through…

SHARE THIS NEWS The main bout of UFC 206, set for Dec. 10 in Canada, looks like it will be a good one. Anthony Pettis and Max Hollaway will meet for the interim featherweight belt, and the winner will take on José Aldo to consolidate somebody’s reign. Pettis has been honing not only the impressive…

SHARE THIS NEWS Absolute world champion Bernardo Faria has built a winning career for himself with an aggressive style and plenty of technique, and his seminars have become a sensation across the planet. In one of these classes, Faria told students he would submit every last one of them by using only the omoplata. The…

SHARE THIS NEWS In August 2015, Garry Tonon and João Miyao were face to face in the first edition of the Grappling Super League. Other great matches also took place at the event, whose main attraction was an eight-man GP. The fight between Tonon and Miyao was one of the superfights, a 10-minute no-gi encounter.…

SHARE THIS NEWS Held early in November, the Rio BJJ Pro shook up Tijuca Tennis Club in Rio de Janeiro. In search of glory and a share of the prize pool, some of the finest athletes were present, including Beatriz Mesquita (Gracie Humaitá). With solid play, Mesquita reached the middleweight final against Marília Vieira (Gracie…

Gordon Ryan to face Felipe Preguiça in one hour submission-only superfight

SHARE THIS NEWS Felipe Pena “Preguiça” will fight Gordon Ryan, one of the biggest American grappling breakout stars. The match is scheduled for Dec. 17 at Studio 540 in Solana Beach, Calif. The superfight will be a one-hour, submission-only affair. In the event of a draw, the fight will be decided on overtime under the…

Victor Honório, Tayane Porfírio win double gold at South American BJJ Championship

SHARE THIS NEWS José Correa Gymnasium, in Barueri, Sao Paulo, was once more the stage to a great BJJ competition. The South American BJJ Championship, held Nov. 25 through 27, brought a group of talented athletes to town, from juveniles to masters. The weekend saw the adult black belt contests, with Victor Honório (GFTeam) and…

José Aldo recovers lightweight title; Pettis vs. Hollaway for interim belt at UFC 206

SHARE THIS NEWS A big twist in the UFC was announced early this Sunday the 27th. A holder of two belts, Ireland’s Conor McGregor has vacated the lightweight title. José Aldo thus regains that belt. Now the Brazilian awaits Anthony Pettis vs. Max Hollaway to find out who his next opponent will be. While big,…

Dillon Danis, Edwin Najmi, Bill Cooper to fight at the Five Grappling Super League

SHARE THIS NEWS The Five Grappling Super League will return December 3 with an eight-man welterweight tourney. The Welterweight Pro Invitational, set to take place at Lincoln High School in San Diego, CA, will feature Dillon Danis, Edwin Najmi, Bill Cooper, Michael Liera Jr., Sean Roberts, John Combs, Marcelo Mafra and Brian Morizi. They will…