196 Search Results for royce gracie

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...

Jun 6, 2017 12:45 pm

VIDEO | JiuJitsu blue belt vs. 235 pound bodybuilder

In the early days of MMA, JiuJitsu was widely regarded to be the most dominant martial art given Royce Gracie’s dominance and success using his family’s Gracie JiuJitsu to win early UFC tournaments. The Gracie family was known for holding events in their gyms which were dubbed ‘Gracie Challenges’ where a practitioner of another martial...

Jun 5, 2017 2:04 pm

Kazushi Sakuraba’s magnificent response to being called to the UFC Hall of Fame

Over the weekend at UFC 212, the UFC announced that MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on July 6. Sakuraba will be joined by other legendary names including Urijah Faber, Maurice Smith, and former UFC matchmaker Joe Silva. Sakuraba made the following honorable statement on social media following...

Jun 2, 2017 12:53 pm

Bellator’s Scott Coker and Chuck Liddell have lunch meeting in Los Angeles

There has been some buzz surrounding a potential return to competition for former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell. Liddell has kept himself busy with training and looks to be in terrific shape. John Hackleman, who is a longtime coach of “The Iceman,” said that if it were up to him on a comeback, it...


May 20, 2017 9:58 am

Rory MacDonald reflects on win over Paul Daley

Friday afternoon in the United Kingdom, UFC veteran Rory MacDonald made his highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut against heavy handed knockout artist Paul Daley. MacDonald dominated the opening round, using his grappling to take Daley down and negate his knockout power. In the second round, MacDonald once again took Daley to the ground, this time...

May 19, 2017 1:42 pm

VIDEO | Jiu-jitsu white belt vs. Kung Fu full contact combat match

Styles make fights, right? Back at UFC 1, Royce Gracie was able to beat out much bigger opponents with his Brazilian jiu-jitsu experience as none of his opponents knew what to do against him on the ground. Here, we take a look at a Taiwan Full Contact Kung Fu Combat matchup between a Brazilian jiu-jitsu...

May 19, 2017 11:12 am

Tutorial: Eduardo Novaes Demonstrates Rolling Collar Choke

This article/video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Three-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Eduard “Rigatto” Novaes has over 20 years of experience on the mat. He is a third degree BJJ black belt under Master Elcio Figueiredo. He also holds a silver medal at the Brazilian Nationals and is a three-time Sao Paolo State BJJ...

May 17, 2017 1:34 pm

VIDEO | Paul Daley gets an intense Rory MacDonald to crack a smile during faceoff

Many are anxious to see former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald get back to competition as he is set to make his debut for the Bellator MMA promotion on Friday. The former #1 UFC ranked welterweight contender will take on the hard-hitting Paul Daley in his debut at Bellator 179, which is taking place in...

May 16, 2017 10:42 am

VIDEO | BJJ instructor saves police officer from attacker

In the early days of the UFC, BJJ was believed to be the most dominant form of martial arts due to the success Royce Gracie found in the early days of the UFC using Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to dominate the early UFC tournaments while his opponents found themselves unable to comprehend what exactly Gracie was doing...

May 10, 2017 3:40 pm

VIDEO | Taekwondo black belt vs. Muay Thai champion

It’s no secret that UFC was originally formed with the intention of settling the argument of which martial art was truly the best. As we’ve stated countless times in articles, while nearly all MMA fighters today are well versed in multiple martial art disciplines, the topic of style vs style matchups in MMA is always...

Apr 17, 2017 1:41 pm

Sumo, WWE, and MMA star Akebono placed in medically induced coma following match

Alarming news has many people worried after finding out that Akebono was recently placed into a medically induced coma in Japan. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the 47-year-old combat sports star became ill and was admitted to the hospital after doing a show for the wrestling promotion DDT in Fukuoaka, south Japan. The report...

Mar 30, 2017 10:32 am

Mike Swick attempting to secure Matt Hughes fight

Earlier this month, news surfaced that former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes was looking to potentially return to the Octagon if he felt he could win his return fight. That prompted UFC icon Royce Gracie to release a statement in which he campaigned for a rematch with Hughes, who was TKOd by Hughes at UFC...

Mar 9, 2017 7:27 am

Vitor Belfort’s proposition to new UFC owners

With the new WME-IMG UFC owners, fight fans have noticed some changes coming to the promotion since the purchase of the UFC back in 2016. For Vitor Belfort, who has been competing professionally in MMA for 21 years, with 20 of those years spent in the UFC, he has a rather interesting proposition for the...

Feb 17, 2017 9:44 am

VIDEO | Learn the origins of Fedor Emelianenko’s legendary sweater

On Saturday night, legendary Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko will return to the cage. He will do so opposite dangerous UFC veteran Matt Mitrione in the main event of Bellator 172, which will emanate from San Jose, California. Fedor, of course, is a legend for many reasons: for his tremendous grappling skill, for his incredible power, for...

Oct 21, 2016 9:24 am

VIDEO | UFC Hall of Famer Says He Would Have Protected Kim Kardashian From Robbers

Earlier this month, reports surfaced that Hollywood megastar Kim Kardashian had been bound, gagged and robbed in a Paris hotel room. In the wake of the incident, a representative for Kardashian told E! News that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star was “badly shaken but physically unharmed.” Unfortunately, however, it was also confirmed that Kardashian lost something...

Jul 25, 2016 1:41 pm

VIDEO | Fighters make predictions on Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is getting the rematch that has had him “obsessed” over after losing for the first time in the UFC. McGregor is getting a shot to avenge his second-round submission loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 202 on August 20. Fellow fighters were asked about who they think will take the...

May 31, 2016 11:26 am

VIDEO | Michael Jackson’s son Prince Jackson talks briefly about training jiu-jitsu

19-year-old Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., also known as Prince Jackson is the son of pop legend Michael Jackson. Prince is the oldest child of the legendary entertainer and has been training Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Ryron and Rener Gracie for a few years now. Prince received his blue belt back in 2013 and is still climbing...

Apr 8, 2016 11:57 pm

Details emerge regarding Ken Shamrock’s failed drug test

Back in February, Ken Shamrock lost to Royce Gracie via 1st round TKO in the main event of Bellator 149. Following the fight, it was revealed that Shamrock tested positive for banned substances, something he has since denied using. MMAJunkie has the statement from TDLR’s Jason DeBord: “Respondent stated he is certain the results are...

Mar 18, 2016 11:09 am

Kimbo Slice’s son, Kevin ‘Baby Slice’ Ferguson Jr. makes MMA debut

Kimbo Slice simply grabs the people’s attention. In his last controversial fight with Dada 5000 where he also happened to fail a drug test at Bellator 149, Spike TV said in a press release that a card with Slice on it once again broke a Bellator record. “Bellator 149 shattered viewership records for Bellator MMA,...

Mar 11, 2016 2:07 pm

Kimbo Slice, Ken Shamrock fail Bellator 149 drug tests

Back in February Bellator headed to Houston Texas for Bellator 149. The event was an interesting one to say the least. In the co-main event Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 squared off in a highly anticipated grudge match, while in the main event Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie had their trilogy fight nearly 25 years...

Mar 2, 2016 11:24 am

VIDEO | A compilation of some of the worst fouls in MMA

Check out this compilation of some of the worst fouls to take place in the sport of MMA. These are moments in MMA history that have had people talking about long after the fight. From Heath Herring’s kiss that led to a knockout before the fight even started, all the way up to Ken Shamrock...

Feb 20, 2016 6:48 am

Video: Post Fight Press Conference – Bellator 149

Missed the live post-fight presser? Check out what you missed when the fighters last night got their last words in after the event. Check out what co-main event fighter Kimbo Slice and BJJ legend Royce Gracie had to say about his performances’ last night.

Feb 18, 2016 11:09 am

VIDEO | Josh ‘The Punk’ Thomson gets a rude awakening attempting to hit on this ‘girl’

[ooyala code=”JybWkyMTE6uhlznIz8gb_AbiZQK79u_g” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”1280″ height=”720″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] Check out this funny video of Josh “The Punk” Thomson attempting to hit on this “girl with really nice hair” at the Bellator 149 press conference in Houston, Texas. The little skit played out by Thomson and fellow Bellator MMA fighter Justin “The Viking” Wren shows the lighter...