1318 Search Results for jiu jitsu

May 30, 2012 3:25 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Vinny Magalhães Talks Silva, Sonnen, M-1 Global and His UFC Prospects

Vinny Magalhães is one of the most talked-about mixed martial artists not currently signed to a major promotion’s talent roster. The 27-year-old Brazilian has been getting attention lately for a number of reasons: (1) training consensus #2 middleweight Chael Sonnen in the lead up to his rematch with UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, who is...

May 30, 2012 7:25 am

Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy Tickets On Sale This Friday | MMA NEWS

The Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore will host STRIKEFORCE when it returns to the Pacific Northwest with STRIKEFORCE: ROCKHOLD vs. KENNEDY announced for Saturday, July 14. Current STRIKEFORCE middleweight champ Luke Rockhold will meet U.S. Army Green Beret and number one contender Tim Kennedy for a five-round bout live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m....

May 28, 2012 3:52 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 10 Recap | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister On last weeks episode the final bout of the quarter finals took place with Delson “Pe De Chumbo” Heleno of Team Wanderlei being defeated by Sergio “Serginho” Moraes of Team Belfort via rear-naked-choke in the first round. Due to Team Belfort dominating the competition with 7 of 8 semi-final spots the teams...

May 25, 2012 2:55 pm

UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP MAKES KID’S DREAM COME TRUE | UFC NEWS

Reigning UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos may be wrapped in UFC gold now, but there was a time where he was just another poor kid from Brazil, dreaming of one day becoming a fighter and making a better life for himself. Nicknamed ‘Cigano’ after a character in a Brazilian soap opera he resembled, dos...


May 25, 2012 12:40 am

Cain Velasquez Thinks Bigfoot Poses More Threats Than Mir

By Jamie McAllister Cain Velasquez in an interview with TATAME. Velasquez makes the comparison between Bigfoot Silva & Frank Mir. “They’re similar a little bit, but I think Silva is better all around. He does more kicks than Mir does, he uses his hands on his feet, good Jiu-Jitsu on the ground. I think Silva...

May 23, 2012 5:34 pm

Exclusive | Johny Hendricks Predicts UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

UFC 146 is scheduled to take place on May 26, 2012. The headline bout for the card is current UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos versus former champ Frank Mir. Also featured on the card is a superfight between former champ Cain Velasquez and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. Additionally, Roy Nelson faces Dave Herman, and Lavar...

May 22, 2012 7:12 am

Alan Belcher to host free webinar on leg hold defense TODAY!

UFC Middleweight star Alan “The Talent” Belcher impressed many in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community with his May 5 knockout of Rousimar Palhares, as well as his defense of leg holds in that fight. On Thursday, May 24 at 8:30 p.m. EST, Belcher will hold a free exclusive webinar to show the exact technique...

May 21, 2012 2:56 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 9 Recap | UFC News

Jamie McAllister On last weeks episode Middleweights took centre stage with Thiago Bodao defeating Francisco Massaranduba. Team Belfort took back control of the competition and increased their lead to (6-1). This weeks episode starts off by laying out some facts, Team Belfort has six spots in the four upcoming semifinal match-ups in comparison Team Wanderlei...

May 18, 2012 8:10 am

Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva: Fight Breakdown | UFC NEWS

Through all the shifting that the UFC 146 card has gone through, its good to see that the co-main event is still intact and now features two men who will come together to make a very intriguing matchup before the Heavyweight title fight as former UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez will take on UFC newcomer...

May 17, 2012 6:01 pm

EXCLUSIVE | DellaGrotte Talks Coaching TUF Live, New Movie with Kevin James

BJPenn.com: This is George Deutsch with BJPenn.com and I’m honored to be joined today by legendary Muay Thai trainer and Sityodtong gym owner Mark DellaGrotte out of Boston. Welcome, Mark. Mark DellaGrotte: What’s up guys? AKA DellaGrotte karate! What’s happening? What’s going on, George, man? It’s good to be on with you. I’ve been looking...

May 17, 2012 7:36 am

JDS on Mir | He Is Good But He Talks Too Much | UFC NEWS

“He likes to talk a lot, and I don’t agree with that. Yeah, as a fighter, he is a pretty good fighter. He got pretty good jiu-jitsu skills and he is a good striker too, but he likes to talk, and that is not so good to me to hear when he says something stupid....

May 16, 2012 4:55 am

"Cigano is better in the stand-up and on the ground," Say JDS Coach | UFC NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Yuri Carlton Junior Dos Santos BJJ coach in an interview with TATAME. Carlton comments on Junior’s Jiu-Jitsu skills and feels he may be better than Mir on the ground. “I am positive that Cigano’s Jiu-Jitsu is better. He trains with the Best guys in Brazil: Minotauro, Minotouro, Anderson, Demian, just to name...

May 15, 2012 7:01 am

Cesar Gracie Issues Official Statement On Nick Diaz No-Show

By Jamie McAllister Cesar Gracie issues official statement on Nick Diaz no show. Gracie details the facts behind the situation in a statement to GracieFighter.com In early April I got the call from Junior asking what I thought of a Braulio Estima vs Nick Diaz matchup. I had heard of Braulio and knew he was...

May 14, 2012 8:21 am

Dana White Is Not Shocked at Diaz's No Show | UFC NEWS

Nick Diaz failed to show up to yet another scheduled appearance over the weekend and Dana White is not surprised. After Diaz failed to show up for his supermatch against Braulio Estima at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo on Saturday, the early speculation on the Internet was that UFC president Dana White forced Diaz to withdraw...

May 14, 2012 7:30 am

Bigfoot Silva Compliments Dos Santos BJJ Skills

By Jamie McAllister Antonio Silva in an interview with TATAME. Bigfoot comments on Junior Dos Santos vs. Frank Mir & compliments Junior’s Jiu-Jitsu skills. “It’s complicated. (Nogueira and Mir) fought twice and unfortunately Mir won them both, but he shouldn’t take it personally because when you put your emotions in there it’s when you get...

May 13, 2012 8:56 am

Nick Diaz No Shows For His BJJ Super-Fight With Braulio Estima

Continuing a long pattern throughout his career, Nick Diaz decided to no show last night, for his BJJ superfight with Braulio Estima. The match had been finalized for weeks, and with the event broadcasting live via web stream from the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, BJJ and MMA fans from around the world were very excited for...

May 12, 2012 10:05 am

Frank Mir | Criticisms from JDS is a Way to Garner Confidence

Frank Mir put the stamp on the win against Antonio Nogueira with a brutal arm bar submission at UFC  140 .  That was a big upset since Nogueira has never been knocked out before in his entire career before Mir fought him the first time and let alone been submitted before in his entire career....

May 10, 2012 2:39 pm

"King Mo" Inks Deals with Bellator and TNA Pro Wrestling

In an unprecedented move – one of the biggest names in mixed martial arts, “King Mo” Lawal, has signed a deal to compete in Spike TV’s two major sports properties, Bellator Fighting Championships and TNA’s IMPACT Wrestling. King Mo will join the stars of TNA this summer and resume his mixed martial arts career next...

May 10, 2012 7:31 am

VIDEO | Blind BJJ Fighter Finds Inspiration from B.J. Penn, Florian Brothers

Shannon Cantan is in many ways a typical young athlete with dreams of mixed martial arts success. A Hawaii native who transplanted to Boston, he grew up idolizing fighters B.J. Penn and Kenny Florian. In high school he ran track, played football and competed on the wrestling team. More recently he has found success in...

May 9, 2012 12:32 pm

M-1 Global Official Calls M-1 Champion Vinny Magalhaes ‘an Unemployed Gigolo Stalker’

The ongoing war of words between Ultimate Fighter finalist, former UFC fighter and current M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Champion Vinny Magalhaes and M-1 Global’s director of operations Evgeni Kogan continued overnight, with the two sides exchanging increasingly heated insults via social media outlet Twitter. Kogan described Magalhaes — his organization’s reigning light heavyweight champion —...

May 8, 2012 2:32 pm

Rousey vs. Kaufman In The Works For Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Title This August

Ronda Rousey will be looking to continue her winning streak by successfully defending her Strikeforce Bantamweight Title for the first time this summer. After defeating Miesha Tate at a Strikeforce event in March 2012, and with Cyborg Santos sidelined due to suspension, Ronda Rousey is now expected to face top-contender Sarah Kaufman at a Strikeforce...

May 4, 2012 2:44 pm

"UFC on Fox 3: Diaz vs Miller" Preview and Predictions

By George Deutsch: UFC on Fox 3 is upon us, and though it may lack star power — other than Josh Koscheck — the card promises to be competitive with title implications involved. Here are my thoughts on what you can expect when the UFC rolls into the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey,...

May 4, 2012 9:59 am

Contrasting The Diaz Brothers | A Must Read Story For Diaz Fans

I don’t usually share the stories of other writers from other websites here on BJPENN.COM, but this is a good one that I thought needed to be shared with our community. With UFC on FOX 3’s main event between Nate Diaz and Jim Miller just a day away this story is relevant and gives a...

May 2, 2012 7:30 am

Dana White Opens Up On TRT, Talks Evolution Of MMA & More | UFC NEWS

By: Red Mattos UFC president Dana White recently sat down with national columnist Mark Kriegel and Al Bundy Ed O’Neill to discuss all things MMA. You may or may not know this but, believe it or not, Ed O’Neill is a black belt in Gracie jiu-jitsu. He rolls with Rorion Gracie and he’s been doing...

May 1, 2012 6:50 am

UFC 150 | Jake Shields Set For Middleweight Bout Against Ed Herman | UFC NEWS

By Lewis Mckeever: Since joining forces with the UFC, Jake Shield’s welterweight stint has been some-what underwhelming. The Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu student has decided to switch up his tactics and make a return to the Middleweight division, where he is slated to face “Short Fuse” Ed Herman in Denver for UFC 150. UFC kingpin Dana...

Apr 30, 2012 1:14 pm

Renan Barao | "My goal is to get the title and I’ll get there" | UFC NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Renan Barao in an interview with TATAME. “UFC has announced that depending on who wins this one this person can get a chance at the title, but meanwhile I’m cool. If I have to fight one more time, no problem. My goal is to get the title and I’ll get there”, said...