Video: Oliver Taza Disqualified at No-Gi Pans for Covering Opponent’s Mouth

Danaher Death Squad member Oliver Taza was one of the most exciting additions to the 2021 no-gi Pans middleweight black belt division. With the new IBJJF leg reaping rules for brown and black belt competitors in place, Taza and his leg locks stood a real chance at winning gold. That

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Third Coast Grappling Middleweight Grand Prix Line-Up Set With Oliver Taza, William Tackett, Others

The Third Coast Grappling middleweight grand prix line-up is now finalized, and it’s stacked with some of the best no-gi grapplers in the world. The promotion has announced the full, eight-man tournament field for that event, which will take place on June 19. Recent additions to the line-up include Oliver

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Exclusive: Oliver Taza Talks Training Atmosphere at DDS, Wrestling, and Leg Locks in IBJJF

Oliver Taza has been a fixture of the elite competitive jiu-jitsu scene for five years, and he’s spent the bulk of that time as a member of the famed Danaher Death Squad. Going from white through purple belt with Tristar head coach Firas Zahabi, then receiving his brown and black

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Kennedy Maciel vs. Josh Cisneros and Oliver Taza vs. Gabriel Almeida Annoucned for F2W 169

The most prolific submission-only grappling promotion in the country keeps on rolling, as a pair of high-level black belt match-ups were announced for Fight to Win 169, scheduled for Saturday, April 10. The promotion announced that Danaher Death Squad representative Oliver Taza will meet Gabriel Almeida, and in the main

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‘End of an Era’: John Danaher Announces Break-Up of Danaher Death Squad

One of the best competition teams in the history of competitive jiu-jitsu is officially no more. On Sunday, John Danaher, head coach of the legendary Danaher Death Squad, announced that the team is no longer together as a single training and competition unit. Danaher announced the news via a lengthy

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Third Coast Grappling President Ryan McGuire Talks FloGrappling, Seth Daniels, Future of 3CG and More

Although it’s still relatively new on the scene, Third Coast Grappling is a major player in competitive grappling. Its events regularly feature the top grapplers in the world competing in both superfights and tournaments. It’s most recent event, Third Coast Grappling 7, featured a stacked eight-man middleweight tournament that saw

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Breaking: Craig Jones Injured, Out of Road to ADCC Match Against Lucas Barbosa

One of the summer’s more anticipated match-ups will have to wait a little longer. On Friday, it was announced that Craig Jones is injured and forced to withdraw from his match against Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa that was scheduled for July 17 at The Road to ADCC. FloGrappling shared the x-ray

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Everything You Need to Know About the Submission Underground Absolute Tournament

On Sunday, June 27, Submission Underground (SUG) will hold an eight-man absolute tournament featuring some of the top submission-only grapplers and jiu-jitsu players in the world. The tournament winner will walk away with two things: a fresh check for $10,000 and a guaranteed shot at SUG champion Mason Fowler’s title.

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Third Coast Grappling Results and Highlights: Micael Galvao Submits 3 to Win Grand Prix

On Saturday, Third Coast Grappling held its eight-man middleweight grand prix, and teenage jiu-jitsu phenom Micael Galvao put on an incredible performance, submitting elite competitors John Combs, Pedro Rocha, and Pedro Marinho to win the tournament and a $15,000 purse. Galvao’s grand prix-winning performance came just one day after he

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