1578 Search Results for jiu jitsu

Feb 2, 2017 8:14 am

Valentina Shevchenko reflects on win over Julianna Pena

This past weekend at ‘UFC Fight Night: Denver’, top ranked women’s bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko secured herself a title fight with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes as she picked up a spectacular submission win over Julianna Pena. For Valentina Shevchenko, the win not only put her on a 2-fight win streak, but also resulted...

Feb 1, 2017 9:31 am

Dana White: “there’s no way” Ortiz vs. Sonnen was fixed

Late last month, a 42-year-old Tito Ortiz stepped into the cage for a final time against the 39-year-old Chael Sonnen. Ortiz won this fight in impressive fashion, tapping Sonnen with a rear-naked choke in the first round to ride off into the sunset on a win. Unfortunately, Ortiz’s big win was marred by widespread speculation...

Jan 31, 2017 12:41 pm

VIDEO | Joe Rogan vs. Conor McGregor in ‘EA Sports UFC 2’

EA Sports UFC 2 is giving fans fights they could only dream of! While UFC commentator Joe Rogan has never fought in the UFC, it’s no secret that Rogan is a martial arts expert. In addition to winning the US Open Tae Kwon Do championship at just 19 years old, Rogan became the US TaeKwonDo...


Jan 25, 2017 8:30 am

Donald Cerrone eyes UFC gold in 2017

In 2016, fan favorite UFC fighter Donald Cerrone made waves in the UFC’s welterweight division as he kicked off the year by making the jump from 155 pounds to 170 pounds to fight Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira at ‘UFC Fight Night: Pittsburgh’. Cerrone picked up a Performance of the Night bonus as he submitted Oliveira in...

Jan 24, 2017 1:15 pm

VIDEO | Joe Rogan opens up on why he never fought in the UFC

If you have ever seen UFC commentator Joe Rogan display his martial arts skills, you soon realize that the man behind the mic knows exactly what he is talking about. As a black belt in taekwondo and Brazilan jiu-jitsu, Rogan used to comepete in martial arts competitions in the 80’s and then took on a...

Jan 17, 2017 2:29 pm

Tony Ferguson opens up on accepting Khabib Nurmagomedov fight

While Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will meet in the Octagon at UFC 209 to fight for the interim UFC lightweight championship, it took quite a bit of time for the fight to be made official. After Conor McGregor captured the lightweight championship by knocking out Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in New York in...

Jan 17, 2017 12:25 pm

VIDEO | Vince Vaughn helps with Gracie Breakdown – First Ezekiel Choke in UFC History

If you’re a fan of Vince Vaughn, you’re going to enjoy this Gracie Breakdown that much more. The hilarious actor has got the jiu-jitsu bug after enrolling his daughter into the Gracie’s anti-bullying training classes. Vaughn has been training under the Gracies for a few months now, going and hitting the mats several times a...

Jan 13, 2017 1:48 pm

Anderson Silva on Conor McGregor: ‘His flaws are clear’

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva knows the fight game well. With holding the record for the most consecutive title defenses in the UFC, Silva is a legend of the sport. Many often argue and debate over of who is considered the greatest MMA fighter of all time and the “Spider” is one of those...

Jan 12, 2017 1:03 pm

Conor McGregor’s BJJ coach Dillon Danis continues to poke at Jon Jones

UFC superstar Conor McGregor and BJJ phenom Dillon Danis are surely feeding off of each other’s strengths. For McGregor’s UFC 202 rematch against Nate Diaz, “The Notorious” brought in Danis to work on his Brazilian jiu-jitsu after being submitted by Diaz in their first bout at UFC 196. Danis, a black belt under Marcelo Garcia...

Jan 11, 2017 8:53 am

Jon Jones fires back at “d***hebag” Dillon Danis

Former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones recently made quite the waves in the grappling community when he stepped into the cage at Submission Underground 3 to grapple with MMA legend and former Olympic wrestler Dan Henderson. The matchup was one that was a long time in the making. Back in 2012, Henderson was set...

Jan 6, 2017 10:45 am

VIDEO | Nick Diaz talks shop with Snoop Dogg – GGN News preview

What could Nick Diaz do that could be as entertaining as fighting in the Octagon? Well, how about kicking it with Snoop Dogg on GGN News and talking about fighting for one? Here is a preview of Nick Diaz as a guest hanging out with Snoop Dogg on GGN News as the two talk about...

Dec 26, 2016 12:36 pm

Here is how the MMA community celebrated Christmas

The MMA community celebrated Christmas on Sunday with their families and friends and took to social media to share their holiday spirit with all of their fans. Take a look at some of the Christmas highlights from some of the familiar names and faces from the world of mixed martial arts. Happy Holidays Everyone! A...

Dec 24, 2016 8:49 am

Nate Diaz recalls the time he nearly tapped out to Ronda Rousey

It’s no secret that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, and the Diaz Brothers were once extremely close. While the trio still remain friends, Rousey trained with the Diaz brothers when she first was promoted to the UFC women’s bantamweight champion, frequently appearing in photos with the Stockton superstars. Ahead of Rousey’s return to...

Dec 22, 2016 2:42 pm

Gabi Garcia gets new 49-year-old opponent for RIZIN New Year’s Eve card

Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN has announced that Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Gabi Garcia will be facing a new opponent on the New Year’s Eve card scheduled to take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Garcia’s originally scheduled opponent, 52-year-old Japanese judoka, pro wrestler, and MMA fighter Shinobu Kandori was forced out of the...

Dec 18, 2016 9:02 am

Despite loss, Paige VanZant assures she’s “gonna have the belt one day.”

Last night, in the main event of UFC on Fox 22, strawweight prospect Paige VanZant had her rise halted by a first-round submission loss to former Invicta atomweight champ Michelle Waterson. Shortly after this lopsided loss, the fan favorite spoke with the media about the fight. “I got caught,” VanZant said of her submission loss...

Dec 17, 2016 11:44 pm

MMA community reacts to Michelle Waterson’s submission of Paige VanZant

Saturday night in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’ women’s strawweight prospects Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown which likely would see the winner catapulted into the top 5 of the women’s strawweight division. While VanZant came out of the gate looking extremely quick, Waterson...

Dec 17, 2016 11:27 pm

Mickey Gall reveals what he & Sage Northcutt were saying mid-fight

Saturday night in the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’, welterweight prospects Sage Northcutt and Mickey Gall stepped into the Octagon in a highly anticipated matchup between two of the brightest prospects in not only the 170 pound division, but the UFC. While Gall went into the fight with just a 3-0 professional record,...

Dec 16, 2016 3:30 pm

VIDEO | Nate Diaz: ‘Pound-for-pound I am number 1!’

UFC superstar Nate Diaz has been waiting for his trilogy fight with rival Conor McGregor ever since their rematch at UFC 202 back in August. While not interested in any other fight, the younger Diaz brother spoke with ESNews and questioned some issues with the last match with McGregor and why his name isn’t mentioned...

Dec 15, 2016 8:39 am

Gray Maynard still confused by loss to Ryan Hall

Earlier this month at the ‘Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions’ finale, TUF winner Ryan Hall squared off against UFC veteran Gray Maynard in a fight which had all the makings of an old-school ‘style vs. style’ matchup. Maynard of course looked to keep the fight standing in hopes of landing a big punch and picking...

Dec 14, 2016 11:04 am

Miesha Tate discusses retirement, recent win at Submission Underground

2016 has been quite the year for WMMA pioneer Miesha Tate. Tate kicked off 2016 by fighting Holly Holm for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship at UFC 196 in March. With the fight looking as though it was going to the judges scorecards midway through the fifth round, Tate secured a submission win to earn...

Dec 12, 2016 4:35 pm

VIDEO | Miesha Tate gets big crowd reaction from spoof strike and bicep kiss in SUG 2 match against Jessica Eye

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate recently retired from the sport of mixed martial arts following her unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 last month. However, that hasn’t eliminated “Cupcake” from all competition as she just participated in the Submission Underground 2 event that took place over the weekend. Tate grappled...

Dec 9, 2016 8:33 am

Max Holloway not happy with fighters ruining his good time

Friday morning, unfortunate news surfaced that former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis had missed weight for his UFC 206 interim featherweight title fight with Max Holloway Saturday night in the main event of the Toronto-based card. Unfortunately, Pettis missing weight by three pounds forced the UFC to make it so that the fight would only...