WNO Championships Preview: Young Talent at Middleweight

The Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships on September 25-26 will feature five eight-person brackets with many of the best grapplers in the world competing in 15-minute submission-only matches. In the days leading up to this event, Grappling Insider will be previewing each of the five divisions. View the men’s lightweight preview here,

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Video: Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida Wins MMA Debut by North-South Choke

On Friday At ONE Championship: Revolution, Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida lived up to the lofty expectations in his much-anticipated MMA debut. One of the most accomplished jiu-jitsu players ever, Almeida made quick work of Anderson “Braddock” Silva, submitting him with a north-south choke in just under three minutes. Considering that Silva

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WNO Championships Preview: Mayssa Bastos Faces Tough Tests at Strawweight

The Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships on September 25-26 will feature five eight-person brackets with many of the best grapplers in the world competing in 15-minute submission-only matches. In the days leading up to this event, Grappling Insider will be previewing each of the five divisions. View the men’s lightweight preview here,

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SUG Champ Amanda Loewen Is Ready for WNO: ‘That’s my preferred ruleset’

On September 25, the long-reigning Submission Underground (SUG) champion Amanda Loewen will make her Who’s Number One (WNO) debut at the WNO Championships. A black belt for nearly eight full years, she is stepping into the deep end of the women’s heavyweight division where she’ll be facing the world’s absolute

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Nicky Rodriguez Talks Gordon Ryan, DDS Breakup: ‘We cut the poison out for a reason’

Ever since John Danaher announced earlier this year that the famed Danaher Death Squad had broken up, the jiu-jitsu world has been abuzz with speculation about the group’s decision to split up. Adding to that speculation, Craig Jones and a three of his former DDS teammates — Ethan Crelinsten, Nicky

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WNO Championships Preview: Kaynan Duarte Is The Man To Beat at Heavyweight

The Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships on September 25-26 will feature five eight-person brackets with many of the best grapplers in the world competing in 15-minute submission-only matches. In the days leading up to this event, Grappling Insider will be previewing each of the five divisions. View the men’s lightweight

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Number One-Ranked IBJJF Competitor Fellipe Andrew Faces Yuri Simoes at Fight To Win 185

A match-up of elite black belt competitors is scheduled for Fight To Win 185. Fellipe Andrew, the no. 1-ranked IBJJF gi black belt competitor, will take on two-time ADCC champion Yuri Simoes at the event which will take place on Friday, September 24 in Seattle, WA. View this post on

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BJJ Black Belt Ethan Crelinsten Undergoes ACL Surgery

Ethan Crelinsten – an American BJJ black belt under renowned coach John Danaher, and a member of the newly founded ‘B-Team’ – has undergone ACL surgery.  Injuries are unavoidable and inevitable in BJJ, especially being a high-level competitor; due to all of the intensive training and strain put on your

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Exclusive: Jersey Shore Bouncer Shares Details of Dillon Danis Arrest

New details regarding the arrest of BJJ black belt and undefeated MMA fighter Dillon Danis have come to light. Over the weekend, an image of Danis’ mugshot, showing that he had been arrested in Seaside Heights, NJ, surfaced and was posted by top grappler Gordon Ryan. Soon, video of Danis’

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Full Product Review: The Iron Neck for Grapplers, BJJ Players, and MMA Fighters

A strong neck can be the difference between a safe spine or an injured spine, the difference between a safe brain and a concussion, or the difference a finished or a failed takedown. Why, then, do grapplers and MMA fighters spend so little time working out and strengthening the muscles

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