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SHARE THIS NEWS Five world titles and four ADCC titles. Marcelinho Garcia’s résumé speaks for itself. The black-belt under Fabio Gurgel is among the greatest competitors ever and has now been shaping great champions in his NY gym. Among them is Dominyka Obelenyte, the sitting two-time world champion at absolute and weight. Take a behind-the-scenes…

BJJ champion and UFC veteran Gabriel Napão announces retirement

SHARE THIS NEWS After 13 years fighting MMA, 11 of which in the UFC, Gabriel “Napão” Gonzaga is ready to move on from the sport, at least as a fighter. A UFC heavyweight who had black belt BJJ titles, Napão, whose last bout was a loss to Derick Lewis, has revealed that he doesn’t plan…

SHARE THIS NEWS Leo Leite started his martial arts career in judo, where he is a black-belt. He was the judoka who most successfully made the transition to BJJ. A former athlete in Brazil’s national judo team, Leite migrated to the gentle art and won two world titles out of seven finals fought. Known for…

Dillon Danis to take on Jakson Souza at Polaris 4 Oct. 29

SHARE THIS NEWS Fight Announcement! We have a new opponent for Dillon Danis. Checkmat standout Jackson Sousa steps in to fight Dillon Danis in a no gi bout at Polaris 4. Expect fireworks as neither of these fighters is known for taking a backwards step. Live tickets are on sale now and selling fast. Polaris…

SHARE THIS NEWS Former featherweight title holder of the UFC and WEC, and current interim UFC champion, José Aldo no longer wants to be a part of the UFC. He wishes to part ways with the organization for good and retire from mixed martial arts. He made the announcement soon after the UFC confirmed a…

Rogerio Minotouro to fight Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Sao Paulo Nov. 19

SHARE THIS NEWS UFC Brasilia, held last weekend, pleased the audience and guaranteed a swift return to Brazil. UFC executives have confirmed a November 19 iteration in Sao Paulo, featuring Rogério “Minotouro” Nogueira and Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 100. The duel almost happened back in 2014. Dana White announced…

Conor McGregor to face Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt at UFC 205, in NYC

SHARE THIS NEWS The UFC has confirmed the main event for UFC 205, its first ever in New York City. Conor McGregor will square off against champion Eddie Alvarez over at most five rounds on Nov. 12 at the Madison Square Garden. The big surprise is that McGregor will retain his featherweight belt. The fight…

Exclusive: Talita “Treta” Nogueira will battle Marloes Coenen aiming at Bellator belt

SHARE THIS NEWS Black-belt BJJ world champ Talita “Treta” Nogueira is ready to soar higher in MMA. Undefeated after 6 bouts, the athlete, who remains active in BJJ competitions, has a date and adversary set for her Bellator debut. In an exclusive talk with Graciemag, Talita said she will face Strikeforce champion Marloes Coenen at…

SHARE THIS NEWS The UFC event held September 24 in the Brazilian capital set the audience on fire at the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium. Unbeaten in 11 years of MMA, Cyborg again prevailed, this time against Sweden’s Lina Lansberg. The challenger did withstand the entire first round against Cyborg, but in R2 Cyborg’s ground and pound…

SHARE THIS NEWS Multiple-time BJJ black-belt champion Gabrielle Garcia now tries to retrace her steps in MMA. At Rizin last Sunday the 25th, she opened the show at the Saitama Super Arena with a great performance. In her third MMA bout, Gabi was fighting to remain undefeated vs. the USA’s Destanie Yarbrough. Just over two…

SHARE THIS NEWS The Rizin Fighting Federation, an event coming from the extinct Pride, again packed the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan, with incredible MMA fights. On this Saturday, September 24, well-known names were on the card, as Mirko Cro Cop, Andy Sower and Gabi Garcia, but the main event was to star a…

5 fundamentals for eating right, and how to not get swept in Jiu-Jitsu

SHARE THIS NEWS Because people know nutrition is one of my chief concerns, I receive tons of email, Facebook messages and tweets asking about my diet. My approach to responding to these questions is the same as when a Jiu-Jitsu student of mine asks me to conjure up some magic position to teach them that…

SHARE THIS NEWS Three-time world champion Sergio Moraes was one of a great competitors in his generation. Today, the black belt from Alliance is a UFC fighter and shows the same skill in the Octagon. In 2008, after he conquered his first world title, Serginho showed one of the positions he used at that Worlds. Pay…

SHARE THIS NEWS Felipe “Preguiça” Pena represented the Gracie Barra team at the Brazil Teams’ Nationals 2016. After the tournament, Graciemag.com did an interview with the black belt, where he commentates the finish used in his fight at the Brazil Teams’ Nationals, talks about what he deems necessary to rear a blue-belt, and reveals how…