UAEJJF World Pro 2015

  • Behind the Scenes from 2015 World-Pro Championships

    Filmmaker Josh Halvatzis of GOLIVE Films put together this great behind the scenes look at the goings on at this year’s World Professional Championship from Abu Dhabi. This is the first of two parts. The video includes conversations with Jackson Sousa, Luanna Zlzugui, Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida  and others....
  • Video Compilation From Abu Dhabi World Pro 2015

    Here’s a great video compilation from film maker Joshua Halvatzis of GOLIVE Films. Josh was captured so many great moments of the event. Be sure to swatch and subscribe to his YouTube Channel....
  • No Points! (My “Official” “Opinion”)

    Since Mackenzie Dern’s win over Gabi Garcia in the Open Semi-Final Saturday at the UAJJF WP Championships the internet’s been a buzz on whether or not Gabi should have received points for a takedown. Being there and watching in person I was under the opinion that it was a...
  • Mackenzie Dern Defeats Vanessa Nascimento UAEJJF WPC Open Female

      After coming off the extremely close win over Gabi Garcia in the semi-final nobody would have faulted Mackenzie Dern if she came out flat or looking tired against the very talented and larger Vanessa Nascimento for the Open Final. But Mackenzie came to win and that’s just what she...
  • Buchecha Wins 2015 UAEJJF World Pro Championship

    Once again Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida (Checkmat BJJ) wins his weight class (95+) and the open division. Winning both by defeating Alexander Trans (UAEJJ Team). In the weight division Buchecha won by submission, in the Open contest it was much closer, with the two changing positions often, Almeida received two...
  • Mackenzie Dern Defeats Gabi Garcia

    Mackenzie Dern has managed to do what no woman since Luciana Dias choked her out in 2008 – defeat Gabi Garcia as a black belt in an Open Semi-Final match. Gabi’s seven year run as not being defeated in black belt competition was broken today. The win came via a penalty assessed to Gabi...
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