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  • IBJJF Announces Dates For the 2020 Pan American Championships

    Last night the IBJJF made a sudden announcement that surely surprised the jiu-jitsu community. With jiu-jitsu events slowly moving to get back on track since the COVID lockdowns, the IBJJF announced that they will also resume action by setting a new date and location for the 2020 Pan...
  • BELLATOR MMA IS BACK! TOP CONTENDERS RICKY BANDEJAS AND SERGIO PETTIS COLLIDE IN 135-POUND MAIN EVENT TITLE ELIMINATOR

    BELLATOR 242 AIRS LIVE FRIDAY, JULY 24 ON PARAMOUNT NETWORK AT 10 P.M. ET FROM MOHEGAN SUN ARENA ALSO, CARD SET TO FEATURE AARON PICO, JASON JACKSON, TYWAN CLAXTON AND THE DEBUT OF JORDAN MEIN LOS ANGELES – Bellator MMA returns to action for the first time since the global coronavirus...
  • Royce Gracie Gives FREE Online Jiu-Jitsu Seminar TODAY!

    Today at 3 p.m. PST / 6 p.m. EST on Bellator MMA’s social channels, one of the most influential MMA fighters of all-time, Royce Gracie, will be teaching a Brazilian jiu-jitsu seminar. The event will begin promptly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. — Sit back and enjoy!  ...
  • It’s Official; IBJJF 2020 Pan Ams Have Been Canceled!

    In the latest development of global concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the IBJJF has been working to address this year’s 2020 Pan American Championships held at the University of California Irvine. The IBJJF has officially released its official statement concerning this matter earlier today. In an effort to prevent...
  • Bruno Bastos Announces His Retirement

    After decades dedicated to high-performance BJJ, the black-belt, Bruno Bastos has announced his retirement from competing in the adult division. An ADCC veteran and IBJJF champion, the head of Lead BJJ is wrapping up his competitive career at the age of 40. Bastos’s journey in the sport started when...
  • UAEJJF Postpones All Sport Activities and Events

    With the global concern of the spread of COVID-19, a.k.a. “the Corona Virus”, the United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) has released an official announcement that all sporting events and activities are to be postponed. Read their official release below: To support international efforts to limit the spread of...
  • Bellator Middleweight Champion Rafael Lovato Jr. Relinquishes Title Due to Ongoing Medical Issues

    LOS ANGELES – Following the medical complications that were publicly disclosed by Rafael Lovato Jr. (10-0) late last month, the Bellator middleweight champion has decided to relinquish his 185-lb world title. The unbeaten Lovato Jr. defeated former champ Gegard Mousasi to win the title at Bellator 223 in London on June 22, 2019.  ...
  • Meet the CEO of Kasai Grappling; Rich Byrne

    To run a typical event, you need a solid team in place to cover many of the operations relevant to the task. However, it takes a keen individual to oversee the big picture items, take the valuable input of said team and point things in the direction to accomplish...
  • Everything’s Big for Kasai Pro 7 In Dallas TX

    As the saying goes, “everything is bigger in Texas”. Well, NYC based grappling promotion Kasai took that to heart to bring in the big boys of grappling. Featuring an eight-man tournament to crown a Heavyweight champion in a round-robin style tournament the evening is sure to be bright with...
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