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Video: João Gabriel, Tayane Porfírio, Keenan Cornelius shine at New York BJJ Pro

Big names in competitive BJJ met in the U.S. to try to grab gold medals and some prize money last Saturday at the 4th installment of the New York BJJ Pro. João Gabriel Rocha, Tayane Porfírio and Felipinho César were among the standouts. At ultra-heavy, João Gabriel Rocha of Soul Fighters bagged another gold for the season.…



Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio: final results

The final day of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio crowned the adult and master-1 champions, as well as the winners of the blue-belt and parajiu-jitsu tourneys. This Sunday, Arena Carioca 1 in Rio de Janeiro also hosted the Abu Dhabi Legends superfight between former UFC athletes Carlão Barreto and Rafael Carino. With a takedown,…



Copa Podio to qualify a brown-belt for its Heavyweight GP this Sunday

An organization with a history of launching brown-belts into notoriety, Copa Podio will host this Sunday, November 12th, in Rio de Janeiro, the Iron Brown Belt, a competition that will serve as a qualifier for the Heavyweight GP scheduled for January. Victor Hugo (Ribeiro JJ), Fabio “Kamikase” Alano (Alliance RS), Kayan Duarte (AtosJJ) and Fellipe Trovo…



Otávio Nalati’s pressure for gold at the Rio BJJ Pro

The Rio de Janeiro leg of an IBJJF tour that pays out prize money to its champions, the Rio BJJ Pro has quickly begun attracting some serious talent. Among those talented athletes is Team Lloyd Irvin’s Otávio Nalati, whose performance last weekend at Tijuca Tennis Club netted him R$ 4,000. Nalati had Dimitrius Souza of Alliance…



Escape a judo immobilization – and don’t be afraid of Halloween

Have you ever gotten stuck on the bottom, your training partner pinning you like in a classic judo immobilization? Back in 1996, Remco Pardoel visited Gracie Barra and used this move a lot. He was a UFC veteran, and one time he applied this technique in the Octagon, knocking out Orlando Wiet with powerful elbows…



Absolute champion Felipe Preguiça’s highlights from the ADCC Worlds

At 25, Felipe Pena won the most important title of his career in late September — the absolute crown at the ADCC Worlds in Finland. After two weeks spent doing seminars and one week of rest, he is now gearing up for the ACBJJ (Absolute Championship Berkut Jiu-Jitsu), which is slated for December in Moscow.…



Renzo Gracie’s guillotine secret unveiled

In this exclusive video series, Renzo Gracie remembers Pride 1 and explains how he developed his guillotine choke. Tokyo Dome, Japan, October 11th, 1997 – Despite over 40,000 people in attendance, there’s silence in the arena. The public respects the fighters, who are engaged in a chess game. Renzo Gracie sets the choke up on…



At Bellator 185, Neiman Gracie scores another submission

Undefeated in MMA with six finishes and one decision win, Neiman Gracie again put his BJJ to the test in Bellator — this time at event No. 185, held this Friday in the U.S. His opponent, an experienced Zak Bucia, was no noob on the ground. Out of the 18 wins achieved in his 26 bouts,…