A conversation with Merseyside’s first BJJ black belt – Paul Rimmer

Paul Rimmer, widely regarded as one of the top trainers in the UK and head coach of Next Generation MMA Liverpool, talks about handling Covid at his gym, his favorite submission and fighting a 300 lb. wrestler. Rimmer was the first BJJ black belt from Merseyside, so he has been

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Ultimate F2W 149 preview: Keenan Cornelius vs Gabriel Almeida

F2W 149 just got a major update! Keenan Cornelius will fight Gabriel Almeida from Checkmat in the main event. Fight to Win is going back to Dallas, Texas, for the 149th event on August 14. Expect fireworks for this one as the match-ups are quite compelling! F2W 149 Main event

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6’8, 145kg Bodybuilder and Actor Martyn Ford Steps Back On the Mats for MMA Debut

British bodybuilder, actor and aspiring MMA fighter Martyn Ford has stepped back on to the mats at his gym – Gracie Barra Sutton Coldfield, in preparation for his debut MMA fight. Towering at 6’8 – 203 cm, weighing a massive 320 lbs – 145 kg of pure muscle, with a

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3D Bio-Printing May Relegate Cauliflower Ear to an Annoyance of the Past

New Developments in Bio-Printing Technology Regarding Cauliflower Ear In a recent research paper, first published in Science Advances, Professor Maling Gou explains how his team used a microchip (called a digital mirror device) in conjunction with “Bioink” (a viscous fluid made up of cartilage cells and various proprietary chemicals) to

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Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones COVID-19 Positive?

Unfortunate news has hit the jiu jitsu world. Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones are suffering from COVID-like symptoms. The situation was revealed earlier on a Flograppling instagram post. This is bad news for the upcoming July 31 Who’s Number One event. Both Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones will be unable

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Buchecha set to focus on MMA and retire from the Gi

It looks like Marcus “Buchecha“ Almeida is about to begin his MMA career. Buchecha appears to have grown tired of pulling collars and pant grips. The 13x IBJJF World Champion has signed with Dominance MMA. Dominance MMA is owned by the infamous MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz. Abdelaziz manages renowned fighters

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WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Ronaldo Junior – Preview

Craig Jones vs Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa has been added to the Who’s Numer One Gordon Ryan vs Ronaldo Junior card. This event features some of the strongest No Gi competitors in the game. The card will take place on July 31 in Austin, TX. Most athletes on the card have

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Five Gi Chokes You Need to Know

Picture courtesy of @evolveMMA I prefer the gi in comparison to no-gi because I feel the gi provides so many options. Not only are there more ways to grip and control your opponent but there are also more guards, take-downs, chokes, submissions and sweeps in the gi. For better or

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