Marcus Buchecha on first and upcoming fight vs. Roger Gracie

Five years after their first encounter, which ended in a draw after 20 minutes, Marcus Buchecha and Roger Gracie will again collide in the gi. The fight is scheduled to take place July 23rd in Rio de Janeiro, at Gracie Pro Jiu-Jitsu. Graciemag caught up with Buchecha to get his thoughts on the historic duels.…



Diet and BJJ: Understand what can be bad about the açaí you eat

The favorite energy food of BJJ practitioners, the açaí has become popular among athletes and non-athletes alike. With its unique flavor and healthy properties, the fruit from the north of Brazil has gained fans the world over. But preparing it correctly can be the difference between a quality meal and one that can harm your…



What Lo and Erberth said to each other during the Brazilian Nationals’ absolute final

Last Sunday Leandro Lo and Erberth Santos fought in two finals of the Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship. The first one — the super-heavyweight final — went rather normally, with Erberth having a good start but ending up getting passed and losing 5-0. The absolute final, however, was a totally different affair. It was tied at…



Leandro Lo talks ADCC, absolute world title dream

The only fighter in BJJ history to win world titles in three weight classes, five-time champ Leandro Lo is having a fantastic season. In four months he has conquered double gold in the European and the Pan, and more recently won a superfight at the American ADCC Trials against the dangerous Gordon Ryan, a student…



Marcus Buchecha on his ADCC superfight, expectations for the Worlds

Four-time absolute BJJ world champion Marcus Buchecha had his first fight of the year last weekend when he faced Rafael Lovato Jr. in a matched fight at the ADCC’s American Trials in Anaheim, Calif. Buchecha imposed his game and scored 6-0. “Everything went right in this fight,” he told Graciemag. “The plan was put to…



Video: Ronaldo Jacaré’s best submissions and KOs in the UFC

About to face another challenge in his journey toward a middleiweght title bout in the UFC, Ronaldo Jacaré has momentum on his side against Robert Whittaker for next Saturday’s UFC Kansas City. Having won his last two fights in round 1, Jacaré now has seven wins in eight fights, with four submissions. Get warmed up…



Isaque Bahiense looking to bag more gold medals this weekend at the Floripa Open

After dominating the Copa Pódio Lightweight GP, 21-year-old Bahiense Isaque Bahiense won silver at the Pan and fought ten fights last weekend at the Rome Open and the Euro No-Gi. At the Rome open, a gi competition, Bahiense became middleweight champion as he tapped Kacper Rot (Gold Team) via foot lock. In the open division,…



Erberth sweeps the Rio Fall Open; Talita Treta reigns in no-gi section

After a Saturday featuring the gi contests, Sunday the 2nd of April was time for some of the BJJ elite to duke it out without the gi at the Rio Fall Open. For the third straight year, Erberth Santos won the four possible gold medals for his team, Almeida Jiu-Jitsu. Talita “Treta” Nogueira (NS Brotherhood)…