1442 Search Results for jiu jitsu

Feb 6, 2014 7:48 pm

UFC GYM Celebrates 100th Gym Opening With Second Official BJ Penn Facility

UFC GYM, known for its TRAIN DIFFERENT approach that combines the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) and fitness, will celebrate the opening of its newest gym in Waikele, HI on Saturday, Feb. 8th. UFC GYM BJ Penn is a partnership with former two-division champion and Season 19 coach of The Ultimate Fighter®, BJ Penn. In addition to being the...

Feb 4, 2014 8:01 pm

Two world title fights headline World Series of Fighting 9 on March 29

The World Series of Fighting returns home to the fight capital of the world for “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares.” World Series of Fighting, the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion, returns to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on March 29 with a pair of championship titles...

Feb 4, 2014 6:30 am

Pat Barry Inks Deal With Glory Kickboxing

Just a couple of days removed from his UFC leave, Pat Barry announced today that he has inked a deal with the Glory kickboxing promotion. During his time with the UFC Barry went 5-7 and after dropping two straight, he told the world that he’s just tired of wrestling guys and wants to get back...

Feb 1, 2014 11:05 am

‘UFC 169’ Gambler’s Odds: Alistair Overeem (-350) vs. Frank Mir (+290)

By Jonathan Kirschner | @MMAKirschner This Saturday night, two heavyweights will duke it out in the octagon to try and get back to their winning ways. Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir are the last non-title fight of the night, but their bout may have the biggest implication of all. With a combined record of five...


Jan 30, 2014 10:30 am

Rener Gracie: CM Punk interested in MMA, ‘no limits’ to his potential

Just last week, former WWE Champion, CM Punk, did an interview with MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani that created quite a buzz amongst fans of both wrestling and mixed martial arts. The interview, along with a report stating that Punk was not re-signing with World Wrestling Entertainment, left many to wonder if the longtime WWE Star was...

Jan 27, 2014 7:50 am

Harris Sarmiento signs with ONE FC, meets Herbert Burns at ONE FC: WAR OF NATIONS

Hawaiian MMA veteran, Harris “The Hitman” Sarmiento (36-25 MMA), has officially signed with Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization, ONE FC, and will make his promotional debut this March. ONE FC officials confirmed the news yesterday evening with bjpenn.com’s Chris Taylor. Sarmiento has competed in over 60 MMA fights and has faced some of the...

Jan 23, 2014 6:30 am

Lesnar’s former BJJ coach could see him return

  The Brock Lesnar rumors are continuing to swirl. First it was UFC president Dana White who said, “it’s definitely a possibility,” that the former UFC heavyweight champion would return to the Octogan. Now Lesnar’s former jiu-jitsu coach is adding a little fuel to the fire. Speaking with MMAFighting, Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros, who teamed with...

Jan 23, 2014 6:20 am

Adriano Martins: A Donald Cerrone Fight Is A ‘Shortcut To The Top 10’

Sometimes in this sport, you have to be at the right place, at the right time. Two weeks after Adriano Martins won his inaugural fight inside the UFC Octagon, he received a call that would turn out to be the harbinger of his greatest opportunity to date. It seemed that the UFC was having trouble...

Jan 21, 2014 6:28 am

Bravo vs Gracie 2 set for Metamoris 3

One of the largest upsets in the jiujitsu world came by way of triangle choke, when Eddie Bravo defeated the seemingly unbeatable Royler Gracie (son of Helio Gracie) at the 2003 Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) grappling tournament. Now, the two are scheduled to meet again to test their skills against each other a second...

Jan 16, 2014 7:38 pm

Donald Cerrone: “I’m Broke…I Have No Idea What Saving Money Is”

  Top Lightweight Fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone recently talked to Majority Draw Radio about his upcoming fight with Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist Adriano Martins. When asked if this was the fight that he wanted, Cerrone admitted: “I don’t give a shit either way. Whether I want or don’t want, or say ‘yeah’ …they tell me.”...

Jan 15, 2014 6:38 am

UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou Preview

Here we go! It’s fight week once again as we return to the south for the first time since UFC 145 in April of 2012 for another exciting night of mixed martial arts action. This time we have two fighters looking to prove their worthiness within the 185lb devision as Luck Rockhold (10-2 MMA, 0-1...

Jan 14, 2014 7:44 pm

Cat Zingano Releases Statement on Husband’s Death

UFC Women’s Bantamweight contender Cat Zingano recently received terrible news, when her long-time husband Mauricio Zingano was found dead in his house on Monday, possibly from a suicide. She recently released a statement to MMAWeekly.com, saying: Late yesterday evening, I learned that my husband and soul mate of seven years, Mauricio Zingano, has passed away....

Jan 14, 2014 6:22 am

Rousey / Cormier Talk Pro Wrestling, Origin of ‘Rowdy’

Fight Hub TV caught up with Ronda Rousey and Daniel Cormier, who both compete at next month’s UFC 170 event, and Rousey explained the origin of her nickname “Rowdy”, and Cormier decides he wants to change his nickname. “You like [Rowdy] Roddy Piper?,” Cormier asked Rousey. “Of course. Obviously. That’s where I got the name...

Jan 13, 2014 9:52 am

Martins Sides With Rousey, Looking to K.O. Caraway in the First Round

Lucas Martins wants Bryan Caraway to pay for a tweet posted nearly a year ago. Caraway, the boyfriend of Miesha Tate, once said he would “knock her teeth down her throat the break her arm!”  if she wanted to challenge a man. Martins (14-1) is using that statement and the message behind it to fuel...

Jan 11, 2014 10:20 am

Breaking Down The Three Threats To Weidman In 2014

Will Chris Weidman lose in 2014? Maybe. In a way, even though he beat Anderson Silva twice, I am still not convinced he will be a dominant champion. I do not deny that Weidman is the true champion. He beat Silva fair and square both times. In their first match, Weidman capitalized on Silva’s two...

Jan 10, 2014 9:04 am

Kron Gracie Is Transitioning To MMA, Will Make Debut In Japanese Promotion

Kron Gracie, the youngest of Rickson Gracie’s four children is an undeniable Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace. He won the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling Championships last year, but even that is not enough for the 25 year old Gracie. Gracie lives in California and has been training with family member Cesar Gracie, who is...

Jan 10, 2014 9:01 am

Royce Gracie Named The 44th Greatest Athlete Of All Time By Sports Illustrated

The 44th greatest? Out of 50? He should be higher up the list, but at least Sports Illustrated promoted him as one of the greatest. UFC Hall Of Famer Royce Gracie still holds the record for the most submission victories in UFC history at 11. He was a three-time UFC tournament champion (UFC 1,2,4) and...

Jan 8, 2014 5:54 am

Alan Belcher to Brazil For Heavyweight BJJ Tournament

Alan Belcher is unfortunately been unable to compete in MMA, but that hasn’t stopped his competitive drive. As first reported by MMAfighting, Belcher will compete in a Heavyweight Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament in Brazil in Febuary. His inability to fight comes from two eye surgeries following a vicious eye-poke suffered in a bout with Michael Bisping...

Jan 2, 2014 8:46 am

Jason High In Hospital After Ruptured Appendix, Out Of UFC Fight Night 35 Bout

The Ultimate Fighting Championship must now find Adlan Amagov (13-2-1 MMA) a new opponent. Jason High, who was set to face Amagov in a Jan. 15 welterweight match up at UFC Fight Night 35; was rushed to the hospital due to a ruptured appendix early yesterday (Jan. 1) morning. Originally, as tweeted from his official...

Dec 31, 2013 12:58 pm

5 Stories this year that will impact 2014

The year is ending and man was it a wild ride. We saw tons of amazing fights that featured “WTF!” moments. There were upsets and rivalries and who can forget all of the drama (in and out of the cage). Some fighters hung up their gloves and others decided to put theirs back on. As...

Dec 21, 2013 9:58 am

Travis Browne On Josh Barnett: He Will Have To Finish Me To Win

All the talk about next week’s UFC 168 card involves two rematches: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman, and Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey. One fight that seems to have been forgotten about, but is destined for fireworks, is a heavyweight match up between two of the best in the world, Josh Barnett and Travis Browne....

Dec 20, 2013 11:51 am

EXCLUSIVE | Part 2: Nick “The Tooth” on BJJ, the growth of MMA, and literature

If you thought Nick “The Tooth” Gullo was some hapless schlub who zip lines into Dana White’s pool from time to time, think again. “The Tooth” is far from some Lebowski-esque character in the Gonzo world of the UFC. A gifted photographer, videographer, a noted author and screenwriter, and a former lawyer, Gullo received a...

Dec 17, 2013 8:19 am

TriStar coach Firas Zahabi Happy To See ‘GSP Enjoying Life Again’

Georges St-Pierre hasn’t been the same. Not in a long time. Most hardcore fans can see it. Every fight that goes by, GSP seems more and more stressed; more overworked; more on-edge. He’s a perfectionist. Constantly training with the best of the best, in the fields that they excel at. Gymnastics, wrestling, power-lifting, track and...

Dec 13, 2013 8:22 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan & Eddie Bravo Talk Kron & Rickson Gracie At ADCC 2013

In this video UFC Commentator and comedian Joe Rogan and his good friend and BJJ Black Belt Eddie Bravo, founder of 10th planet Jujitsu, talk about this years ADCC 2013. I finally had the pleasure of meeting up with Eddie Bravo at this years ADCC 2013 Beijing, China and got to interview him about the...

Dec 13, 2013 8:01 am

Fabricio Werdum Willing To Wait For Champ Cain Velasquez’s Recovery

Although UFC President Dana White has planned otherwise, Fabricio Werdum has the intention to wait until UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recovers from his shoulder surgery before he  fights. According to Werdum, it is up to him whether or not he fights in the interim before Velasquez recovers. “They told me it’s my decision,” Werdum...

Dec 12, 2013 3:52 pm

BJPENN.COM: Quick Hits (Anderson Silva: Underdog or Favorite?)

After months and months of figuring out how to tackle a proper format for an article like this, we here at BJPENN.COM are excited to welcome you to the first edition of ‘Quick Hits’. Inspired by roundtable discussions and television shows like ESPN’s Around the Horn, ‘Quick Hits’ will tackle some of the biggest and...