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Five Grappling: Spriggs, Dern take home $10K; Tonon, Cornelius win super-matches

SHARE THIS NEWSThe first edition of the Five Grappling Super League took place this Sunday, in Solana Beach, CA. Tim Spriggs and Mackenzie Dern were the big champions in the two invitational tournaments. Spriggs used his wrestling and powerful top game to beat Bruno Bastos (ref decision), Lucas Rocha (5-0) and Yuri Simões (2-0) for…

Buchecha has surgery to reconstruct ACL on left knee; recovery to take at least 5 months

SHARE THIS NEWSThree-time black belt open class world champion Marcus Buchecha had surgery this Friday, in Brazil. The procedure was to reconstruct the ACL ligament on his left knee, injured during the quarterfinal match against Ricardo Evangelista, at the 2015 Worlds. The surgery went well and Doctors gave Buchecha a five-month minimum recovery period until…

Could Pride FC be returning to the MMA scene? Here’s what we know

SHARE THIS NEWSIf you started following MMA after 2007, you haven’t experience the thrills of Pride FC. From 1997 to 2007, the Japanese promotion was the main force in mixed martial arts and its demise left millions of fans feeling like the end of the world. To this day, eight years after the company was…

GM #221: the importance of a strong defense

SHARE THIS NEWS João Gabriel Rocha is the man on the cover teaching all you need to know to have a strong defense in Jiu-Jitsu. You’ll also find Victor Estima and the Estima Lock, Bernardo Faria and the invisible leg lock, Roger Gracie and Rafael Lovato Jr and much more. Subscribe now! SHARE THIS NEWS

SHARE THIS NEWS  Watch here the official weigh-in for UFC 190, life from Rio de Janeiro. The main event of the PPV card features bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey fighting #5 contender Bethe Correia. The weigh-in starts at 5PM/2PM (ET/PT). SHARE THIS NEWS

SHARE THIS NEWS  It’s almost time for UFC 190, this Saturday, in Rio. Bantamweight champion and superstar Ronda Rousey will battle #1 challenger and home girl Bethe Correia in a bad blood encounter. This Wednesday, the stars of the show met at Barra da Tijuca beach for the open workouts. They also talked to the…

Kristina Barlaan teaches first seminar as black belt at Seamless Progression Academy

SHARE THIS NEWSThis past weekend Caio Terra black belt Kristina Barlaan taught her first Women’s Jiu-Jitsu as a black belt at GMA school Seamless Progression Academy, in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Kristina is on the rise and fast becoming one of the best female Jiu-Jitsu fighters in the World. She is a 4x Pan Jiu-Jitsu Champion,…

SHARE THIS NEWS  Victor Estima is one fo the most talented and accomplished talents of his generation of black belts. In 2009, just before the ADCC, he and his brother Braulio developed a fast and powerful way to finish the opponent when he or she uses the foot to push you back as you try to…

SHARE THIS NEWS  Dominyka Obelenyte is celebrating her 20th birthday this Thursday, July 30. By all means a prodigy in Jiu-Jitsu, in 2015 she became the youngest competitor to achieve the gold medal at the black belt open class division of the Worlds. After the double gold campaign in Long Beach last June, she was…

ADCC Classics: the day Cachorrão and Jacaré fought the mother of all fights

SHARE THIS NEWSThe headline on GRACIEMAG #77 read: “The mother of all fights.” That’s how we tried to put in words one of the most thrilling matches in the history of the ADCC. Ricardo “Cachorrão” Almeida and Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza met in the semifinal of the -88kg division of the 2003 ADCC, in São Paulo, Brazil.…

SHARE THIS NEWS  The 2015 Worlds was one of the most thrilling moments of the season. Watch the highlight video here and relive the great things that took place in the Long Beach Pyramid. If you are over 30 years old, don’t forget to register for the 2015 Worlds Master. The price will change after…

João Gabriel: “I came to train here because Cyborg’s the best no-gi grappler in the world”

SHARE THIS NEWS  João Gabriel Rocha is getting ready for his second shot at an ADCC title. After finishing second at the +99kg in Beijing, in 2013, he’s back from a cancer treatment to finally achieve his goal of winning the gold medal. For that, he moved from his native Rio de Janeiro to Miami to…

Find your balance. Add a cup of peppermint tea to your daily routine

SHARE THIS NEWSPeppermint (Mentha piperita) is a noted digestive aid that stimulates the salivary glands, helps to eliminate nausea, eases heartburn, promotes burping, and calms stomach spasms and cramps. Because of its action on the gastric lining, peppermint actually shortens the amount of time food spends in the stomach. This herb is traditionally used to…

Worlds Master: sign in until July 29 to save more on the registration fee

SHARE THIS NEWSIf you are thinking of competing at the 2015 World Master Jiu-Jitsu championship, know that you have until this wednesday, July 29, to register for the lowest fee. Hurry up and sign in now to pay $97. The price will go up to $120 and stay at that until August 19. The final…

2015 ADCC: Glover, Lepri, Lovato, Popovitch, Magalhães, Sanchez added; schedule’s out

SHARE THIS NEWS  The 2015 ADCC has fewer and fewer spots left for those still waiting for an invitation. Actually, there are 17 spots left. The latest round of names added to the roster includes Jeff Glover (-66kg), Lucas Lepri (-77kg), Rafael Lovato Jr. (-88kg), Pablo Popovitch (-88kg), Felipe Pena (-99kg), Hector Lombard (-99kg), Vinny…