42 Search Results for roger gracie

Jul 23, 2017 3:44 pm

VIDEO | Watch Roger Gracie submit “Buchecha” in his final jiu-jitsu match

Roger Gracie venceu Buchecha. #GraciePro pic.twitter.com/PRZxiJjJrQ — Bruno (@Bminasi) July 23, 2017 On Sunday morning, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Roger Gracie stepped onto the mats for his final jiu-jitsu match. His opponent was Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, who he first met years ago under the Metamoris banner. This showdown between Gracie and Buchecha – two men...

Jun 18, 2015 1:34 pm

Roger Gracie To Compete At UFC Fan Expo 2015

Roger Gracie will compete in a super fight at the UFC Fan Expo in July. First reported by Dojjo, Gracie will take part in a 10 minute Jiu-Jitsu match against Rodrigo Comprido. Gracie, who fights for ONE Championship, will take part in the event. Fighting for the UFC and Strikforce promotions Gracie went 4-2 in...

Dec 5, 2014 9:28 am

REPLAY! Roger Gracie Blasts Through McSweeney

Former Strikeforce and UFC middleweight ,Roger Gracie returned to his division home of light-heavyweight this morning, as part of the ONE FC 23 event. He took out James McSweeney before the sounds of the final bell.

Aug 21, 2014 4:30 am

Roger Gracie Signs With One FC

ONE Fighting Championship, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, has bolstered its ranks with the signing of seven of the best mixed martial artists in the world. Grappling superstar Roger Gracie has joined ONE FC on a multi-fight contract, while six other mixed martial artists with impressive records have also...

Aug 5, 2013 10:24 am

UFC decides not to renew Roger Gracie’s contract

Roger Gracie (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will not be getting a second UFC fight. The former Strikeforce fighter made the crossover to the UFC this year, debuting against Tim Kennedy at UFC 162 in July. Gracie was able to win the first round against Kennedy, but that was the extent of his success as he went on to lose...

Jun 24, 2013 10:14 am

Submission Ace Roger Gracie On Weidman: ‘He can tap anyone, even me’

“I think [Weidman] is very, very dangerous. His grappling is at a very high level. He can submit any world-class grappler. I think he’s really that good. He can tap anyone, even me. It’s just a matter of if he can put Anderson in those situations. I would still put my money on Anderson but...

Dec 5, 2014 9:14 am

ONE FC 23 Results: Vera, Gracie Dominate

e Early this morning in Manila, the ONE Fighting Championship MMA Promotion returned to action from the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philipines. UFC heavyweight veteran, Brandon Vera made a triumphant return and was one of seven fighters who finished their bouts before the final bell. The full One FC 23 results are as...

Nov 5, 2013 7:01 am

Renzo Gracie Responds To Royce Criticism

“In order to make a negative comment about the Gracie family, you have to help the Gracie family. You have to actually be producing new champions, putting your time to build new champions. I don’t remember Royce doing that… Each man chooses their path. How can I judge someone if I don’t walk on their...

Jan 14, 2013 12:00 pm

VIDEO | Gracie Breakdown: Lauzon’s flying heel hook | MMA NEWS

In this episode of the Gracie Breakdown, Ryron and Rener are reporting directly from a Gracie Garage in Palm Beach, Florida where they are visiting a very dedicated Gracie University home-study family. They breakdown their two favorit submissions from the final Strikeforce card (Roger Gracie’s arm triangle and Jacare’s beautiful kimura) and then they give...

May 22, 2017 10:52 am

VIDEO | Tim Kennedy tries his hand at bullfighting, and it looks rough

The great American writer Ernest Hemingway once said “nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bullfighters.” If Hemingway had lived long enough to witness the explosion of mixed martial arts, he might just have revised that statement to include “…and mixed martial artists.” Regardless, the writer probably would probably be very impressed by...

Jan 18, 2017 9:15 am

Tim Kennedy updates on retirement decision, MMAAA, and his future in the martial arts

Earlier this week, UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from mixed martial arts with a heartfelt post to his Facebook page. This retirement announcement followed a lopsided knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 206. Shortly thereafter, Kennedy spoke with MMAFighting.com to elaborate on his decision to retire, and give updates on his...

Jan 17, 2017 7:38 am

Tim Kennedy announces retirement from MMA

Long-time UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy has announced his retirement from MMA. The Strikeforce veteran made this announcement, which follows a UFC 206 knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum, on his official Facebook page. Kennedy’s statement, which thanks his wife, his team, some of his more notable opponents, the military community, and the fans, reads as...

Nov 30, 2016 5:58 am

Kelvin Gastelum dodges suspension, will fight Tim Kennedy at UFC 206

Good news for fight fans in Toronto. Despite being dealt a sizeable suspension by the New York State Athletic Commission, Kelvin Gastelum is good to go for UFC 206. The Ultimate Fighter 17 winner will return to the middleweight division to take on Tim Kennedy on the December 10 event’s main card. This news was...

Jan 1, 2016 11:49 am

ONE Championship CEO Victor Cui: ‘All our athletes will move up a weight class’

With ONE Championship’s new weigh-in system set to take place in 2016, the weight class the fighters have been competing in will be taking a big change. Victor Cui, CEO of the promotion recently appeared on Fox Sports Asia to address the changes that could have a dramatic effect on the landscape of MMA. From...

Sep 30, 2015 10:16 am

TUF’s Ryan Hall: ‘The Jiu-Jitsu Skill In MMA Is Low’

The current season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ seems to be a smash hit and so far all the fights have been entertaining. There’s really only been one fight on the show that has stood out as a real captivating guy, and that’s Ryan Hall. Hall won his fight to get into the house and his...

Nov 17, 2014 4:26 pm

Kennedy teasing drop to welterweight: “I can make it”

Tim Kennedy hasn’t fought since the infamous ‘stoolgate’ incident at UFC 175, in which Yoel Romero’s corner stalled to give Romero an extra 25 seconds to recover between rounds after being rocked. At the start of the next round, Romero went out and KO’d Kennedy (Read our breakdown HERE). Kennedy spoke to Submission Radio to...

Jul 8, 2014 1:52 pm

Kennedy vs. Romero Set For UFC 178

Middleweights Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero will square off at UFC 178 in a match that will likely go to the ground given the elite wrestling background of both fighters. Kennedy is 3-0 in the UFC, and is coming off a dominant performance against Michael Bisping at the TUF Nations Finale. Prior to that, Kennedy...

Apr 15, 2014 7:48 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Gambling Odds: Is Tim Kennedy a Good Underdog Bet?

Written by Jon Kirschner | Twitter: @MMAKirschner The Odds (Favorite) Michael Bisping: -195 (Underdog) Tim Kennedy: +180 After what seemed like months of trash talk going back-and-forth between the two, Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy will finally put an end to their feud. The rivalry started back in November 2013 when Kennedy took to Twitter...

Jan 30, 2014 12:33 pm

Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy set to headline the ‘TUF Nations: Finale’ in Quebec City

Michael “The Count” Bisping has received the thumbs-up from doctors and will now headline the “TUF Nations: Finale” opposite fellow middleweight Tim Kennedy (17-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC). UFC President Dana White made both announcements today. Bisping has not been seen inside the octagon since an April 2013 victory over Alan Belcher, due to a  detached...

Oct 2, 2013 6:54 am

Rafael Natal replaces Machida, faces Tim Kennedy at UFC’s ‘Fight for the Troops 3’

When Michael Bisping injured his eye, former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, was pulled from his scheduled bout with Tim Kennedy at ‘UFC Fight for the troops 3’ to replace “The Count” in the headliner of “UFC Fight Night 30” opposite Mark Munoz. The shuffling of opponents had left Tim Kennedy without a fight, so, he began...

Aug 22, 2013 6:05 am

Lyoto Machida drops to 185, faces Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight for the Troops 3

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) will make his middleweight debut this November when he takes on military hero Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at the UFC’s third “Fight for the Troops” show. UFC President Dana White announced the fight late Wednesday evening on “FOX Sports Live.” Machida...

Aug 2, 2013 7:29 am

Tim Kennedy eyes fight with Wand, not PED using Vitor Belfort

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) recently turned down a middleweight bout against Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC), stating that the only fight he’s interested in at 185-pounds would be for the UFC middleweight title. Undeterred, Kennedy says he wasn’t too thrilled at the prospect of facing...

Jul 8, 2013 2:10 pm

Salary Report: Anderson Silva Tops UFC 162 Disclosed Payroll

Even in defeat, the former pound-for-pound king took home the lions share of the disclosed fighter pay last weekend at UFC 162. So much so that, he out-earned his opponent by $552,000.00. The Nevada State athletic commission released the disclosed fighter pay this morning for last Saturday’s event that took place at the MGM Grand...

Jul 6, 2013 10:20 am

‘UFC 162: SILVA VS. WEIDMAN’ MAIN CARD PLAY-BY-PLAY

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman takes place tonight from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event Chris Weidman will attempt to make history by trying to be the first man to put a notch in Anderson Silva’s UFC record. If you didn’t make the...

Jul 2, 2013 9:43 am

18 Top UFC Fighters Predict Weidman vs. Silva

Anderson Silva’s reign of terror over the middleweight division began with a three-minute mauling of Rich Franklin in October 2006 and, in the seven years since, “The Spider” has barely been challenged inside the Octagon®, turning away a Who’s Who in the 185-pound and even 205-pound divisions. However, a growing number of experts expect that...

Jun 28, 2013 10:34 am

Kennedy Issues Apology For Garbage Man vs. UFC Pay Comments

From his official Facebook.com page: “I recently made comments regarding fighter pay. The intent of these statements was to highlight that professional fighters incur significant expense associated with their preparations to fight and that fighter compensation is still not on par with other major sports. While I am fortunate to have various revenue streams associated...