Video: Watch Otavio Sousa’s final match at the San Diego BJJ Pro

Otavio Sousa took home the $4,000 over the weekend at the San Diego BJJ Pro, winning an epic final against Jaime Canuto of GFTeam. The match was action-packed, as the two competitors both gave it their all. In the end it was Sousa who was the aggressor with a constant attack of sweep attempts, a…



Videos: Watch the return of Tim Spriggs to competition

After taking a bit of a hiatus from the competition scene, top black-belt prospect Tim Spriggs made his return at the IBJJF Washington, D.C. Open this past weekend. Spriggs doesn’t seem to have missed a step while away from the sport, as he managed to get the finish in his weight division and open class…



BJJ for kids: Kyra Gracie’s lessons for her daughters

What is the most valuable gift you can give your children? A gift they can use for their whole lives, of course. Kyra Gracie, a world champion who is thankful for all she has learned on the mat, wasted no time, and has already begun giving her two daughters — two-year-old Ayra and eight-month-old Kyara…



Rodolfo Vieira, Bruno Malfacine use BJJ to finish at Shooto Brazil 74

Shooto Brazil 74 took place last night in Rio, inaugurating the Upper Arena, a space built by Nova União to hold its new training center, as well as MMA events such as this one. Eleven bouts were scheduled, with two being particularly anticipated by the crowd. BJJ world champions Rodolfo Vieira and Bruno Malfacine set…



Video: Cláudia do Val’s decisive RNC at the Vitória Open

Cláudia do Val recently added more gold to her prolific season — this time at the Vitória No-Gi Open, in Brazil. A sitting IBJJF no-gi world champion, the De La Riva representative took on Juliana Simões (Checkmat) for the absolute division’s final. In just over two minutes, Cláudia had transitioned from the closed guard, scaled…



DJ Jackson, Isaque Bahiense shine at Copa Podio in Manaus; Cyborg and Xande tie

Last Saturday Copa Podio landed in the city of Manaus, bringing a slew of thrilling bouts and crowning a new Middleweight GP king. DJ Jackon of team Lloyd Irvin wrote a piece of history by becoming the first American to raise a Copa Podio trophy. He first won in the groups stage and then reached…



Rodolfo Vieira, Bruno Malfacine to appear at Shooto Brazil this month

A duo of BJJ world champions from American Top Team, Rodolfo Vieira and Bruno Malfacine will be fighting MMA this month. Shooto Brazil will take place in Rio de Janeiro on the 27th. The info comes from MMA Fighting. Nine-time roosterweight world champion Malfacine will be making his debut in MMA. His opponent will be…



Watch Paulo Miyao finish Gabriel Marangoni to win ACBJJ GP

Paulo Miyao paraded some terrific BJJ on July 16th in Russia. Fighting in Berkut Jiu-Jitsu’s 65kg Grand Prix, he defeated Osvaldo “Queixinho” Moizinho and Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes to reach the final against Gabriel Marangoni, whom he proceeded to choke from the back. You can watch that final match right here.