ADCC European, Middle East, and African Trials Results and Recap

On Saturday, the first Trials event leading up to the 2022 ADCC Championships took place in Poznan, Poland. Winners of the ADCC European, Middle East, and African Trials punched their ticket to the ADCC Championships, scheduled for September 2022 in Las Vegas, NV. Below are the results from the finals

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Garry Tonon Booked to Fight for ONE Championship Featherweight Title

One of MMA’s best pure submission artists, the undefeated Garry Tonon, is slated to fight for Than Le’s ONE Championship featherweight title on on December 5 at ONE X. An ADCC medalist and one of the most entertaining grapplers in jiu-jitsu, this will be Tonon’s first bout since a December

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Video: 16-Year Old BJJ World Champion Defends Himself in Street Altercation

Somebody messed with the wrong teenager. Veteran MMA fighter-turned coach Alex Enlund posted video of one of his students, Alex Williams, involved in an altercation on the street in which Williams, a multiple-time BJJ world champion, deals with an attacker. Watch that video below. View this post on Instagram A

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WNO Championships Preview: Will Mikey Musumeci’s Dominance Continue at Lightweight?

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. One of the biggest

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Stephan Kesting to Speak at Texas Tech Webinar on Science Denialism

Longtime BJJ black belt and well-known instructor Stephan Kesting has been an outspoken supporter of science throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Kesting has used his vast social media following to spread information about COVID-19 and the vaccine, encouraging his followers to be vaccinated against the virus. On Wednesday, September 15, Kesting

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Throwback: Watch Rickson Gracie vs. Rigan Machado 35 Years Later

Compared to other martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is still in its infancy. For that reason, footage exists of the early, developmental days of the art. By 1986, Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a martial art had existed for decades. But the art as a sport, a form of regulated competition in and

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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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Craig Jones Out of WNO Championships, Replaced by Oliver Taza

We are now less than two weeks away from the much-anticipated Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships on September 25-26, and the event has taken a major blow. On Monday, FloGrappling announced that Craig Jones, the favorite to win the 185-pound division, has withdrawn from the event and has been replaced

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Gordon Ryan Announces Date, Location of First Class He’s Teaching in Austin, TX

Following the unexpected break-up of the Danaher Death Squad several weeks ago, many of the team’s key players have moved to Austin, TX. Among those key players is, of course, current top pound-for-pound grappler Gordon Ryan. Ryan has previously announced his plans to open an academy in Austin with John

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