131 Search Results for royce gracie

Oct 3, 2012 6:03 am

#9 BJPENN.COM RADIO:Ralek Gracie, Lorenz Larkin & Miguel Torres

  BJPenn.Com Radio returns on Sunday night at 6:30pm eastern with a trio of great guests who are sure to entertain the masses. Joining hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick first will be Ralek Gracie the son of legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu professor Rorion Gracie. Ralek is also the nephew of former UFC Champion Royce Gracie...

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...

Jul 30, 2012 10:11 am

VIDEO | UFC Roundtable w/ Couture, Ortiz, & Gracie | UFC NEWS

UFC Roundtable features MMA legends Randy Couture, Mark Coleman, Tito Ortiz and Royce Gracie reflecting on the early days of the UFC. The guys discuss the pro’s and con’s of multiple fights in one night and how new rules have impacted the sport.

Jun 9, 2012 10:17 am

Rickson Gracie Feels Only 30 Percent Of Jiu-Jitsu Is Effective In MMA

By Jamie McAllister Rickson Gracie in an interview with TATAME. Gracie talks about the evolution of MMA and feels pure Jiu-Jitsu alone now in the sport just does not cut it any more. “No, things have changed. Nowadays the rules impose a rhythm to the bout, conditioning and a game plan which imposes Jiu-Jitsu to...

Nov 25, 2015 8:29 am

Shamrock to critics: Stop age discrimination!

When Bellator announced that Ken Shamrock would be fighting Royce Gracie at Bellator 149 on February 19th, many fans rolled their eyes. Memes came out regarding the fight, joking that it would be sponsored by Life Alert, pointing out that the combined age of the two men will be 100 years old on fight night....

Nov 12, 2015 10:32 am

On This Day: UFC 1 goes down November 12th 1993

On this day 22 years ago, the UFC held their first event in Denver Colorado where Royce Gracie used his family’s Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to win an 8 man tournament. Re-live the brutal beginnings of the UFC above!

Nov 3, 2015 12:18 am

Bellator hosts another legendary Fan Fest ahead of Bellator 145 in Missouri

Another legendary Bellator Fan Fest is being held this week to tie in with their Bellator 145 event on Friday, Nov 6. MMA stars Ken Shamrock, Royce Gracie, Kimbo Slice, Tito Ortiz and light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary are set to be in attendance at the event being held at the Dave & Buster’s in...

Sep 23, 2015 12:01 am

Cyborg Dwarfs Former UFC Heavyweight/Light Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture

Is it the camera angle, or is the floor uneven, or is Cris Cyborg actually that much bigger than former UFC heavyweight (yes, heavyweight) and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture? The former two-division champ, Couture, was in attendance at last Saturday’s Bellator ‘Dynamite’ event and prior to that, the Fan Fest. He was just one...

Sep 19, 2015 6:07 am

Fedor Covers All The Hot Topics –– Talks Rousey, Mayweather And Favorite Fighter

Fedor Emelianenko, the man, the myth, the legend, was in attendance at Bellator MMA’s ‘Dynamite’ media day. ‘The Last Emperor’ was there as a guest and a part of the Fan Fest, along with other legends like Randy Couture, Royce Gracie, Frank Shamrock and Sakuraba. Fedor talked to the media, including BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage,...

Aug 18, 2015 6:21 pm

Demian Maia’s Chasing Major UFC Record

UFC submission ace Demian Maia is on a mission. The welterweight currently has seven submission finishes in the UFC. The record? Eleven. Currently there are only three fighters ahead of Maia on the list. Nate Diaz (8) Frank Mir (8) Royce Gracie (11) Maia told MMAJunkie that he’s looking to pursue that goal and be...

Jun 11, 2015 1:09 pm

Truth! Steven Seagal’s Self-Written Script Made Him Cry When He Read It

“Master” Seagal will go down in history as one of the most mysterious figures of our sport. While it’s clear that pioneers like Bruce Lee and Royce Gracie paved the way for modern day fighters, Steven Seagal still claims to have an impact on the sport. His track record speaks for itself; He has taught...

Apr 14, 2015 4:52 pm

‘UFC 1’ Veteran Passes at Age 53

If it was not for the success of the first UFC event, nobody would know who Royce Gracie, Conor McGregor or Jon Jones was. Everybody who participated at ‘UFC 1’ played an important role in the company’s future. We here at BJPENN.COM are saddened to learn about the passing of Kevin Rosier. Rosier was in...

Mar 18, 2015 2:35 pm

Opinion! Most One-Dimensional Champion In UFC History?

The MMA world is still talking about the events that took place at UFC 185, where two champions got dominated and lost their titles. Anthony Pettis lost by getting beat everywhere for twenty-five minutes and Carla Esparza lost by getting punched in the face over and over again until the referee stepped in and stopped...

Feb 26, 2015 2:23 pm

Bellator Books ‘Kimbo vs. Shamrock’, Bout Official For June In St. Louis

On October 4, 2008, a freak accident robbed the MMA world of one of the most anticipated fights in the history of the sport. On June 20, Bellator MMA will right that wrong. Street fighting legend and YouTube sensation Kimbo Slice and “The World’s Most Dangerous Man,” Ken Shamrock, have agreed to renew their rivalry...

Nov 30, 2014 3:27 pm

Firas Zahabi considers Gi “The Achilles heel of Jiu-Jitsu”

One of the oldest traditions in Jiu-Jitsu is the Gi. Royce Gracie wore it in every UFC appearance, and the Gracie Family stands by the use of the Gi in Jiu-Jitsu. Eddie Bravo on the other hand, who pioneered 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu trains practitioners strictly in no-gi Jiu-Jitsu, which has brought him criticism from the...

Nov 11, 2014 2:37 pm

NO YOU CAN’T! Wanderlei Pulled From Bellator Appearance

Earlier this week, we learned that, Wanderlei Silva had joined the anti-UFC brigade, over at Bellator, and planned an appearance, in San Diego, as part of the Bellator 131 pre-fight build up. That can’t happen. Due to prior contractual obligations, Wanderlei Silva will not be able to participate in #Bellator131‘s pre-promotion this week — Bellator...

Nov 2, 2014 4:38 pm

MMA Legends Discuss When It’s Time To Retire

It’s one of the hardest things for an MMA fighter to do after a long and successful career, but it has to happen at some point. Retirement. The word that MMA fighters despise hearing. MMAFighting caught up with some of the greatest fighters of all time, Randy Couture, Royce Gracie, and Ken Shamrock to discuss...

Oct 7, 2014 2:56 pm

Fight Pass Stats Revealed, Conor McGregor, Jon Jones Biggest Draws

The guys over at UFC Fight Pass have released some key stats from the subscription based UFC platform, regarding viewership and content popularity. Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports was the man lucky enough to open the book, here’s what he found: (Via Yahoo! Sports)   Top 10 most-watched fights: Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson, Sept. 21, 2013,...

Aug 8, 2014 1:34 pm

Combate Americas Becomes First Fight Program To Win Major TV Award

Combate Americas, the first U.S. Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise created by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) co-founder Campbell McLaren to serve the nation’s fastest growing demographic, made history with its competition reality series on Friday, August 1, becoming the first fight-themed program ever to win a major television honor at the 29th annual...