1118 Search Results for jiu jitsu

Apr 5, 2017 11:52 am

Kenny Florian would have liked to rematch BJ Penn

This weekend, in the main event of UFC 210, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will attempt to defend his title against brick-fisted challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. The bout will be a rematch of an exciting 2014 affair, which saw Cormier weather an early storm to submit Rumble in the third. Speaking to MMAJunkie.com, UFC analyst...

Apr 4, 2017 12:04 pm

Dillon Danis says Bellator NYC will be a failure if he’s not on the bill

Not long ago, we learned that Conor McGregor training partner and world class jiu jitsu competitor Dillon Danis had signed with Bellator MMA. In the weeks since he signed with the organization, Danis has claimed to be the highest paid fighter on the Viacom-backed organization’s roster, and more recently, suggested that the organization’s upcoming pay-per-view “Bellator...

Apr 4, 2017 7:44 am

Mackenzie Dern targets summer return to MMA, but “likely not” not in the UFC

Though Mackenzie Dern came up short on the mats last weekend, giving up a choke to three-time world champion Bia Mesquita in the absolute division of the IBJJF’s Rio Falls event, she remains one of the most talked-about names in the grappling world. Having gone 3-0 in the cage, she’s also emerging as one of the hottest prospects...

Apr 2, 2017 11:33 am

VIDEO | BJJ whiz Mackenzie Dern gets tapped out in Rio de Janeiro

Mackenzie Dern is one of the most recognizable names in grappling. Having gone 3-0 in MMA – including a 2016 Submission of the Year contender over Montana Stewart – she’s also becoming one of the biggest names in women’s mixed martial arts. Unfortunately, Dern had a bit of a rough night in Rio De Janeiro,...

Mar 30, 2017 6:28 am

Jorge Masvidal gives prediction for UFC 211 showdown with Demian Maia

Back in January, UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal scored a career-altering knockout win over the streaking Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. This win sent the American Top Team staple rocketing up the UFC welterweight rankings. In the wake of this win, Masvidal quickly began calling for a fight with top welterweight contender Demian Maia. While Maia initially seemed reluctant...

Mar 23, 2017 12:05 pm

Urijah Faber to compete at Submission UnderGround

MMA veteran Urijah Faber may currently be retired from MMA, however the former top ranked bantamweight revealed recently that he will be competing once again, however it won’t be in MMA. Faber dropped 2 straight fights in 2016, the first being a trilogy fight with Dominick Cruz at UFC 199, where he dropped a unanimous...

Mar 16, 2017 9:37 am

Alan Jouban is leaving no stone unturned in preparation for Gunnar Nelson

This Saturday, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to London, England, rising welterweight Alan Jouban will take on dangerous Icelandic star Gunnar Nelson. Nelson is known primarily for his grappling. That said, the Conor McGregor training partner also has a unique, karate-based style of striking that has given many foes trouble in...

Mar 12, 2017 10:06 am

Robert Whittaker not bothered by GSP-Bisping booking, offers prediction for the fight

When the UFC brass ironed out their differences with former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, and pencilled him in for an immediate middleweight title shot against divisional king Michael Bisping, their hope was clearly for a positive reception. Unfortunately for them, this booking has been met with plenty in the way of backlash, as its been criticized...

Mar 2, 2017 5:37 am

Eddie Bravo on UFC 209 co-main event: don’t be surprised if Khabib can’t take Tony down

This weekend, 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu founder Eddie Bravo will watch one of his star pupils vie for UFC gold. That pupil is Tony Ferguson, who battles Dagestan’s Khabib Nurmagomedov for the interim lightweight title in the co-main event of Saturday night’s UFC 209. As one of Ferguson’s coaches and cornermen, Bravo’s allegiance heading into this...

Mar 1, 2017 1:32 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 22 // Andre Soukhamthath | Eddie Bravo

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with two guests involved in another awesome weekend of combat sports! 8:05PM ET- Kicking off tonights show we are joined by “The Asian Sensation,” Andre Soukhamthath – @AndreSoukMMA. Following back-to-back flying knee KO’s in CES MMA, both of which were arguably the best finishes from 2016 for AXS...

Feb 26, 2017 2:31 pm

Demian Maia “Sometimes the more you pursue a dream, the more it escapes you.”

Following his dominant first-round submission victory over former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit at UFC on FOX 21 this past August in Vancouver, Demian Maia was told by UFC officials that he would get to face the winner of UFC 205’s welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson next. Unfortunately for the...

Feb 22, 2017 7:51 am

Jorge Masvidal calls out Neil Magny, wants to “break his face”

Last month, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Denver, Colorado, Jorge Masvidal scored a significant upset by knocking Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone out with a series of second-round punches. In doing so, he ended the fan favorite’s four-fight win-streak, and established himself as a legitimate welterweight contender. Having emerged as a bona...

Feb 3, 2017 7:38 am

Demian Maia releases lengthy statement explaining why Masvidal fight won’t happen

Late last month, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Denver, Jorge Masvidal scored one of the biggest wins of his career, ending Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone’s win-streak with a second-round knockout. With this win, the American Top Team veteran burst into the ranks of the welterweight elite, where fights with fellow top...

Jan 30, 2017 6:07 am

EXCLUSIVE | Jorge Masvidal: If Demian Maia wants to get that ass whooped, I’m here

On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in Denver, Colorado with UFC on Fox 23. In the evening’s co-main event, hometown hero Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone looked to extend his welterweight record to 5-0 with a win over the ever-dangerous Jorge Masvidal. Masvidal, however, had other plans. After very nearly finishing Cowboy in the first, the...

Jan 20, 2017 12:48 pm

The 10 Best Chael Sonnen Quotes

On Saturday night, three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will return to the cage for the first time in more than three years. He will do so against retiring MMA legend Tito Ortiz in the main event of a stacked Bellator 170 card. In advance of his anticipated comeback, Sonnen has unleashed plenty of the...

Jan 16, 2017 9:46 am

Julianna Peña: I hope fans are grateful that I’m fighting Shevchenko

On January 28, the UFC will return to Fox with an exciting card. This card will be headlined by a women’s bantamweight contender bout between TUF winner Julianna Peña and Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina Shevchenko. In advance of this high-stakes fight, which is likely to produce the next challenger for champion Amanda Nunes, Peña says that she...

Jan 16, 2017 8:46 am

Amanda Nunes on why she wants to fight for a second belt: Conor McGregor did it

Earlier this month, UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes made headlines by calling for a shot at the winner of Holly Holm and Germaine De Randamie’s inaugural women’s featherweight title fight, which is scheduled for the main event of UFC 208 on February 11. The champ made this call on Twitter. I'm ready to make wmma...

Dec 30, 2016 6:45 am

Amanda Nunes on Ronda Rousey: I will submit her if she takes me to the ground

Tonight, in the main event of the massively hyped UFC 207, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will attempt to defend her title against returning former champion and MMA megastar Ronda Rousey. In advance of this fight, Nunes is perceived to be the stronger woman on the feet, while Rousey is believed to have the edge on...

Dec 28, 2016 11:25 am

The 10 Best UFC submissions of 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for those with an appreciation for the grappling components of mixed martial arts. We witnessed the sophomore MMA effort of ADCC champion MacKenzie Dern, who dropped jaws with a modified Imanari choke against Montana Stewart. We saw dozens of dazzling submissions in the cages of Bellator MMA, One Championship, and World Series...

Dec 5, 2016 6:58 am

Gray Maynard blasts Ryan Hall after loss

Last Saturday, on the undercard of the latest Ultimate Fighter finale, jiu jitsu ace Ryan Hall captured a decision win over former UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard. It was undoubtedly the biggest win of the grappling specialist’s mixed martial arts career. The way Hall achieved that win, however, was rather polarizing. While there are...

Nov 25, 2016 7:23 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor’s BJJ coach Dillon Danis nearly brawls at ADCC trials

It looks like Dillon Danis isn’t just the teacher in his newly established association with UFC superstar Conor McGregor. It appears as if the Marcelo Garcia black belt phenom that was brought in to help “The Notorious” with his Brazilian jiu-jitsu for the UFC 202 rematch against Nate Diaz is also learning a bit from...

Nov 21, 2016 12:11 pm

VIDEO | BJJ instructor makes student cry with awesome belt promotion

This BJJ instructor decided to promote his student to a bluebelt in a fairly unique way, and we loved her reaction at the end!credit: White Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Posted by Craziest Sports Fights on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 For those that train in any martial art, they know the feeling of accomplishment when they...

Nov 18, 2016 5:16 pm

Cris Cyborg reflects after nearly four years since testing positive for stanozolol steroid

In December of 2012, Cris Cyborg was hit with the most devastating blow of her professional MMA career. After needing just 16 seconds to TKO Hiroko Yamanaka at the Strikeforce – Melendez vs. Masvidal event, Cyborg found out soon after her fight that she tested positive for the steroid stanozolol. The California State Athletic Commission...