1441 Search Results for jiu jitsu

Dec 10, 2013 10:41 am

Paul Walker’s BJJ Trainer Recounts 10-Years Of Training, Decision To Award Black Belt

When news broke of Hollywood star Paul Walker’s death, it left the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community reeling. Walker was an avid practitioner of the sport, and held a brown belt before his untimely passing. After leaving Walker’s charity event which aimed to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Walker and his friend Roger Rodas...

Dec 10, 2013 7:21 am

Ivan Jorge vs. Rodrigo Damm Added To UFC Fight Night 36

A lightweight matchup between two talented grapplers has been added to UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil. Ivan Jorge looks to put his seven fight win streak on the line when he faces Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion and Ultimate Fighter: Brazil alum Rodrigo Damm (pictured). Jorge will be making his second appearance inside the UFC...

Dec 7, 2013 12:55 pm

Rory MacDonald vs Demian Maia Set for UFC 170

UFC Officials have announced the addition of an exciting welterweight bout to February’s UFC 170 event. Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia have both agreed to fight. For the first time since his 2010 defeat to Carlos Condit, MacDonald is coming off of a loss. After a highly competitive 3 rounds with Robbie Lawler, the Canadian’s...

Dec 6, 2013 8:13 am

Fabricio Werdum to Train with Steve Mocco at American Top Team for Cain Velasquez Bout

UFC heavyweight fighter Fabricio Werdum (right) has a good thing going at Kings MMA in Southern California; but according to legendary coach and trainer Rafael Cordeiro, Werdum and team will be traveling to Florida to train with Steve Mocco at American Top Team for additional support as the fighter prepares to challenge UFC heavyweight champion...


Dec 5, 2013 8:32 am

EXCLUSIVE | Matt Brown talks upcoming fight with Condit and more

By Evan Stoumbelis Recently I was fortunate enough to interview top welterweight contender Matt “The Immortal” Brown on his upcoming fight with Carlos Condit, GSP vs. Hendricks, how he got his start in the sport and more. As always, Matt’s responses are italicized. How is training for the Condit fight going?: So far so good...

Dec 5, 2013 8:21 am

Cat Zingano injury update: Cleared to train, wants the winner of Rousey vs. Tate 2

UFC women’s bantamweight title contender, Cat Zingano (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), finally got some good news following her latest visit with her physician, who revealed that “Alpha” was cleared to resume jiu-jitsu training, as well as light pad work, with full clearance expected for March 1, 2014. Naturally, Zingano was thrilled by the news (via...

Nov 28, 2013 7:27 am

Gabriel Gonzaga: “I Want To Be UFC Champion”

Gabriel Gonzaga, who once scored one of the most surprising knockouts in UFC history, a headkick knockout against feared striker Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, is now gunning for a UFC title. Gonzaga was released from the UFC roster in 2010 after a unanimous decision loss to Brendan Schaub, but got another chance after scoring an...

Nov 27, 2013 8:46 am

Author Shows Us The Softer Side (Yes, It Exists) Of MMA’s Only Female ‘Cyborg’

Cyborgs aren’t supposed to have emotions. They’re supposed to be relentless killing machines dressed in leather jackets and dark sunglasses, with an uncanny resemblance to former bodybuilders. They’re supposed to speak with a thick accent. They’re supposed to let nothing stand in their way as they hunt down semi-helpless children in an attempt to alter the course of...

Nov 22, 2013 9:45 am

EXCLUSIVE | Alexis Davis Wants Title Shot, Says She’ll Capitalize On Ronda Mistakes

“I want that title shot.  I don’t care if it’s Ronda, I don’t care if it’s Miesha, that’s what I’m looking for.” Following a dominant unanimous-decision victory over top-ranked fighter Liz Carmouche, UFC women’s bantamweight star Alexis Davis sits amongst the division’s top fighters; and she has her eyes set on the UFC gold for...

Nov 13, 2013 5:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Gamburyan on TUF, Siver and Cole Miller

Manny Gamburyan, a former challenger to Jose Aldo’s WEC title and an Ultimate Fighter runner-up was on BJPENN.COM radio to talk about a myriad of subjects, including: being a coach on this season’s TUF for Team Rousey, his Dec. 28th fight against Dennis Silver, and his thoughts on his last opponent, Cole Miller’s attempt to...

Nov 13, 2013 12:18 pm

Hendricks Says He Hasn’t Had To “Showcase” His Whole Skillset Until Now

“It’s a feeling,” Johny Hendricks said when asked why he thinks he’ll be the man to dethrone UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre this Saturday.  “It’s that desire, that want.  It’s something inside of me that you can’t explain.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA If there is one consistency in MMA, it is the regularity with...

Nov 13, 2013 10:20 am

At 2-0, Stephens feels reborn at 145-pounds

Jeremy Stephens feels like a new man at 145-pounds and it shows. Coming off a 40-second dismantling of TUF: Brazil winner Rony Jason at UFC Fight Night 32 in Brazil earlier this month, Stephens says it’s a rebirth of sorts at featherweight. “I took everything I’ve learned at 155, wins and losses, and I’ve moved...

Nov 12, 2013 1:11 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Manny Gamburyan on TUF 18 & Ronda’s Public Image Hit

Yesterday we released part 1 of Manny Gamburyan’s BJPENN.COM Radio Exclusive Interview where he addressed the ongoing saga with former opponent Cole Miller. In today’s part 2 ‘The Anvil” discussed all things Ronda Rousey and The Ultimate Fighter season 18. As part of Rousey’s coaching staff, Gamburyan was privy to all the happenings in the...

Nov 12, 2013 10:02 am

Thiago Tavares Plans a Drop to 145 Following Recent Win

After securing an impressive rear-naked choke in the very first frame of the fight over Justin Salas (after an accidental cut caused during his warmup almost halted the scheduled bout), it looks as though Thiago Tavares will look to make a new home at 145 lbs. Tavares has always shown amazing potential in the UFC’s...

Nov 12, 2013 8:25 am

Coach: Pettis never fully healed from title fight knee injury

  When Anthony Pettis submitted Benson Henderson in August to win the UFC lightweight championship, it came at a price. A kick Henderson delivered to Pettis’ knee caused significant damage that he never quite healed from, his trainer Duke Roufus told MMA Junkie. “Anthony had been nursing it and trying to heal up, and he...

Nov 11, 2013 1:24 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part1) | Gamburyan to Cole Miller: ‘What the hell is your problem?’

In August UFC featherweight Cole Miller came on BJPENN.COM Radio to announce he was contesting his decision loss to Manny Gamburyan at ‘UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen.’ His argument was that he actually stopped Gamburyan in the first round, but due to some misguided officiating, the bout was allowed to continue, which led to...

Nov 11, 2013 12:19 pm

WSOF 7 prelims take shape with addition of Kalib Starnes, Two More Bouts

World Series of Fighting’s first-ever Canadian fight continues to fill out, as three new preliminary contests have been booked for World Series of Fighting 7, including a light heavyweight matchup of Dwayne “D-Bomb” Lewis (13-8) vs. Kalib Starnes (15-8-1)(pictured), a featherweight contest of Shawn Albrecht (9-5) vs. Josh Machan (11-4) and welterweights Michael “The Messenger”...

Nov 8, 2013 9:17 am

UFC Vet Luke Cummo On The Run From Cops & Posting Video Blogs Through The Ordeal

Former UFC fighter, and current fugitive Luke Cummo (6-6 MMA, 3-4 UFC), has been on a run lately – and it isn’t the kind of run that will ultimately earn his way back into the cage, at least in the MMA world. Cummo has allegedly sent his former wife threatening emails that have prompted authorities...

Nov 7, 2013 12:37 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Eddie Bravo On His Passion For Music And Family

Eddie Bravo took some time with BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cage Side Radio last Monday to talk about his passions outside of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, including his band Smoke Serpent, his one year old son, and how he balances his busy life. Late Night Cage Side Radio’s hosts Kinch and Sean McClure caught Eddie on his way...