1473 Search Results for jiu jitsu

Aug 20, 2012 10:32 am

Editorial | MMA Styles: BJPenn.com Edition

In the world of Mixed Martial Arts there are enough different disciplines to make for interesting fights. Machida’s karate, Mir’s jiu jitsu, and Jon Jones’s super humman powers are prime examples. Though impressive as those skill sets are alone, it’s usually not the disciplines that garner a win for a fighter, but rather the way...

Aug 16, 2012 9:19 am

Gracie Cincinnati: Ohio's Best Kept Secret (Part Two)

As stated in part one of this series(Can be viewed here), jiu jitsu black belt Justin Christopher is Jim Kelly’s right hand man. Kelly, a black belt under Pedro Sauer, is a jiu jitsu veteran training with many well-known and respected jiu jitsu masters. Christopher has been with him for a long time, and says...

Aug 13, 2012 5:14 am

Gracie Cincinnati; Ohio's Best Kept Secret (Part One)

Six years ago when people talked about jiu jitsu in the Cincinnati area they would really only mention popular places like The Ultimate Fighter Season 2 contestant Jorge Gurgel’s mixed martial arts gym. Former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin had emerged from that school so it was natural that it received a high level of...


Aug 6, 2012 6:29 am

Eddie Bravo's MTS 42; Featuring Renato Laranja and Joe Rogan

Eddie Bravo has been a jiu jitsu innovator, and making people laugh, for as long as he has been instructing. In his one of his most recent Mastering the System series episodes Joe Rogan and Renato Laranja get, well they get…close. Rogan also talks in depth about George St Pierre’s knee surgery and more. Bravo...

Aug 1, 2012 12:30 pm

Three Bouts Added To UFC on FX 5 | UFC NEWS

UFC adds 3 bouts to UFC on FX 5 taking place Oct. 5 at Target Center in Minneapolis.   Josh Neer faces Justin Edwards in a welterweight bout.  Neer was on a 6 fight win streak until his recent KO loss to Mike Pyle.  Edwards comes back to fight after recently losing to John Maguire. ...

Aug 1, 2012 9:57 am

Luiz Cane drops to middleweight to face Chris Camozzi at UFC 153 | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Luiz Cane (12-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) has not entered the octagon in over a year due to injuries. Today it was announced that the former light heavyweight will be competing in his home country of Brazil at UFC 153. This time around, Cane will be competing in the middleweight division and his opponent will be...

Jul 31, 2012 7:30 pm

Royler Gracie wants Eddie Bravo rematch with "No fake stuff".

  Eddie Bravo’s on again, off again attempts at a jiu jitsu rematch with Royler Gracie may be on again. A deal between the two reportedly fell through last year and Royler’s revenge on the first American to submit a Gracie would have to wait. In a 2011 interview with TATAME, Eddie Bravo commented on why...

Jul 14, 2012 11:25 am

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Swick talks tonight's Strikeforce main event Rockhold vs. Kennedy

Mike Swick has watched Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold push himself harder than ever before in his preparation to fight Tim Kennedy. “I’ve never seen Luke Rockhold like he is right now. He is super motivated and in phenomenal shape. He’s in the best shape he has ever been in. He’s done everything he could...

Jul 13, 2012 8:03 am

EXCLUSIVE | Strikeforce’s Nate Moore talks AKA, Roger Bowling, and Jason High

Nate Moore takes on Jason High on Saturday’s Strikeforce’s Rockhold vs. Kennedy card. After losing to Tarec Saffiedine, Moore bounced back with a knockout win over Nathan Coy. The loss to Saffiedine was a tough pill to swallow initially for Nate. “Mentally the Tarec Saffiedine fight humbled me and pushed me to work on more...

Jul 12, 2012 9:36 am

EXCLUSIVE | Al Snow, "Professional wrestling really is the forefather of MMA"

Al Snow is a well known professional wrestler and an active participant in the behind-the-scenes workings of the business. According to Snow it was always in his blood, but his actual competitive experience coming in to it was minimal. “In the sense of amateur wrestling I didn’t spend a lot of time with it”, Snow...

Jul 9, 2012 6:29 pm

Krauss vs. Nelson Added To UFC on FUEL TV 5 | UFC NEWS

23 year old Iceland native, and talented submission specialist Gunnar Nelson will be facing German Pascal Krauss who is also known to be a submission specialist at UFC on Fuel TV 5 on Sept 29, 2012 in Nottingham, England. Nelson a Renzo Gracie jiu jitsu black belt and a karate black belt won nine consecutive...

Jul 7, 2012 2:56 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Renzo Gracie on Sonnen call; Griffin vs. Ortiz | UFC NEWS

Renzo Gracie is a legend. He is also one of the smartest MMA fighters I have met. He has affected so many fighters and athletes in a positive way throughout his career. The latest fighter to get advice from Renzo was UFC main eventer Chael Sonnen. Gracie opened up about Chael and what he said...

Jul 5, 2012 8:21 pm

Contrasting Motivations: What the Spider Promised Then and Now | UFC NEWS

In the lead up to their first encounter, Chael Sonnen unleashed an onslaught of verbal abuse against the champion, antagonizing him with a wealth of criticisms and insults. Remarks ranged from the legitimacy of Silva’s opponents, to statements vilifying his character, and to accusations of him being a phony. These assaults were not only limited...

Jul 4, 2012 2:16 am

Video | Countdown to UFC 148: Kim vs. Maia | UFC News

A top prospect and one of the most dangerous jiu jitsu players in the UFC meet at welterweight as Dong Hyun Kim takes on Demian Maia in Las Vegas. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Jun 27, 2012 10:03 am

EXCLUSIVE | Joe Duarte: Ryan Couture never fought nobody like me | MMA NEWS

Just Scrap Radio Episode 10 guest Joe Duarte is coming off a 5 fight wining streak and now preparing to fight Ryan Couture son of the UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture on July 14 in the Rose Garden at Portland, OR Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy Joe Duarte describes himself as a family man –...

Jun 21, 2012 8:04 am

Exclusive | Dan Miller "I’m tired of being the small guy in the ring"

UFC welterweight contender Dan Miller is a family man first and foremost. He is the father of two and has a close relationship with his brother, popular UFC fighter Jim Miller. The bond between brothers, especially the Millers is very strong. “Jim and I have a great relationship. We care so much about each other”,...

Jun 1, 2012 6:40 am

Editorial Spotlight: The 5 worst UFC fights in history | UFC NEWS

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has produced some of the most memorable bouts in the history of organized modern combat. Some of the most notable fighters in the world now reside on its roster, and inhabit the conversations of mainstream fight fans. The level of skill of even the worst fighter in the UFC is above...

May 31, 2012 8:11 pm

Exclusive | Jeffrey Earnhardt Discusses Victorious MMA Debut | MMA NEWS

Just Scrap Radio Episode 7 started the show off with a member of NASCAR’s royal family, Jeffrey Earnhardt.  Jeffrey recently made his MMA debut on May 12 winning by unanimous decision.  He wrestled 2 years in high school then racing took over leaving him no time for wrestling. Jens Pulver:  The pedigree that you come from...

May 25, 2012 3:05 pm

The Role of Weight in Heavyweight | MMA NEWS

  Earlier this week, we covered the UFC 146 conference call featuring the match-up between Frank Mir and the current reigning heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos. Frank Mir embarks on this challenge coming out of arguably the most impressive victory of his career which saw him overcoming adversity to defeat Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira in stunning...

May 21, 2012 7:00 am

UFC GYM SAYS ALOHA HAWAII WITH PARTNER BJ PENN

UFC GYM announces that the much anticipated UFC GYM BJ Penn Hawaii will officially open its doors for workouts on Monday, May 21st. The massive 37,000 square foot facility located in the Kaka’ako community is the first-ever signature club. In partnership with BJ Penn, Hawaii-native and two-division UFC® champion, residents of all ages are invited...

May 18, 2012 8:08 am

UFC 146 Conference Call Highlights | UFC NEWS

By: Jason Kindschy “..I think anytime you go in as the underdog it gives you motivation because you’re more driven to win when people you expect you to,” stated Frank Mir in yesterdays conference call for UFC 146. The conference call featured competitors from the main event, UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, and former...

May 16, 2012 3:04 pm

Exclusive | Gilbert Melendez on Strikeforce, UFC, Diaz, BJ Penn, and more | MMA NEWS

Gilbert Melendez is one of the few fighters to fight outside of the UFC and still garner the respect of a champion in their organization. Melendez is the current Strikeforce Lightweight Champion, and currently scheduled to rematch Josh Thomson on May 19, 2012. Melendez once seemed bitter about losing the opportunity to jump to the...

May 14, 2012 9:40 am

MMA POLL | Are You Still A Nick Diaz Fan Following Latest No-Show?

This past weekend Nick Diaz failed to deliver on a promised grappling match for charity. The stage was set in Long Beach, an on-line PPV was put in place to help raise funds and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion agreed to take on the Stockton bad boy in a BJJ super fight for a...

May 12, 2012 10:28 am

Just Scrap Radio | Heartthrob Devon Sawa of The Philly Kid Talks Movie and MMA

Heartthrob Devon Sawa  appeared in lead roles in the films Little Giants, Casper, Now and Then, Wild America, Idle Hands, and Final Destination. He portrayed the role of Stan in an Eminem music video “Stan” alongside singer Dido who played Stan’s girlfriend. Then, became a voice actor, portraying the voice of Flash Thompson in Spiderman: The New Animated Series....