‘Korean Zombie’ Awarded BJJ Black Belt After Win Over Dan Ige at UFC on ESPN 25

Chan Sung Jung, AKA “The Korean Zombie,” picked up a hard fought decision win over fellow featherweight contender Dan Ige in the main event of UFC on ESPN 25 on Saturday. Immediately following the win, Jung was awarded his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu from his instructor, Santino Defranco. Known

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John Danaher Gives His Thoughts On Belt Promotion

Quite recently, Firas Zahabi went on the Joe Rogan Experience and at one point, he talked about John Danaher and his comparatively high standards for belt promotion. This is something that is relatively common knowledge as Nick Rodriguez had a breakout silver medal ADCC performance before even being awarded his

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Full Competitor List for ADCC East Coast Trials Announced

The largest ever ADCC Trials event is set to go down this weekend. With approximately 800 total competitors registered, the ADCC East Coast Trials is scheduled for November 6-7. The complete competitor list has now been released, and features a number of North America’s top grapplers. Male East Coast Trials

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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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2021 ADCC European Trials Competitor List: Oliver Taza, Former Trials Winners, Polaris Vets

Now less than a year away from the 2022 ADCC Championships, the first official qualifying event is set to take place. The ADCC European, Middle East and African Trials (“European Trials”) take place on Saturday, September 18. As one of the few qualifying events for the prestigious ADCC Championships, it

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Firas Zahabi Comments on Gordon Ryan’s Potential Transition to MMA

Firas Zahabi is one of the most accomplished and universally respected coaches in MMA. A black belt under John Danaher, Zahabi has coached many of MMA’s best fighters, including Georges St-Pierre, Rory MacDonald, and Kenny Florian. Owing to his background in BJJ, Zahabi is also widely respected within the jiu-jitsu

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