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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Robert Drysdale is Telling The True History of Jiu-Jitsu: ‘There’s a lot more to the story’

Robert Drysdale might be the most uniquely qualified person in the world to tell the story of jiu-jitsu. A history major in college, Drysdale was born in the United States but spent most of his childhood in Brazil, and is intimately familiar with both US and Brazilian culture. More importantly,

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Andrew Wiltse Talks Fight Sports Sexual Misconduct: ‘Their situation is pretty inexcusable’

Elite black belt competitor Andrew Wiltse isn’t shy about sharing his opinions. It comes as no surprise, then, that Wiltse has plenty to say about the situation involving Marcel Goncalves’ pending sexual assault case and how it has been handled by Fight Sports owner and head coach Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu.

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Bryony Tyrell: Nurse by Day, Pro Fighter by Night (Fighter Profile)

Name: Bryony TyrellAge: 41DOB: 07/10/79Nationality: BritishLocation: Southampton, EnglandGym: New Generation Martial ArtsCoach: Lukasz ChilareckiBJJ Rank: Purple BeltHeight: 5”4BJJ Weight Class: 54-60kgMMA Weight Class: 52kg Bryony Tyrell is a pro MMA fighter and purple belt BJJ competitor from New Generation Martial Arts, Southampton, England. Bryony has been entertaining martial arts since

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Ex Powerlifter Mark MacQueen: First Comp at Blue Belt – Wins the Absolute

“Had my first comp as a blue belt, and my first match as a blue belt was against a black belt.” Grappling Insider speaks with ex world champion powerlifter Mark MacQueen about his tremendous win in the absolute division at Grappling Industries in Manchester last week. Alongside him in the

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Roll66: Sean Flynn Does 66 Rolls in 6 hours for Charity

Sean Flynn, (@championofchampions on Instagram) is a BJJ Brown Belt from Watford, England who has been training jiu jitsu for 14 years, starting at the Roger Gracie Academy in London, now training at Premier BJJ in Harrow under Chris Foran. Recently on 25th July, Flynn decided to challenge himself with

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Robert Drysdale Explains Beef with Gordon Ryan, Responds to Match-Fixing Allegations

Earlier this year, Gordon Ryan and ADCC organizer Mo Jassim alleged that Robert Drysdale engaged in at least one fixed match on his way to winning the 2007 ADCC absolute title. Drysdale initially denied those allegations, and in an appearance on the Aces BJJ Podcast, Drysdale explained in detail the

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Rickson Gracie Explains the Difference Between Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Rickson Gracie is one of the most noteworthy and mythologized characters in jiu-jitsu. Widely considered the Gracie family’s best competitor, he is said to be undefeated in hundreds of amateur and street fights, and he retired as an undefeated professional MMA fighter. Importantly, Gracie was able to witness first-hand the

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Polaris Squads: Meet Dan Strauss, Team UK/Ireland’s Denim-Clad Strongman

Dan Strauss is a bit of a renaissance man. A podcaster, combat sports commentator, BJJ black belt, and aficionado in the manly art of traditional strength training, Strauss returns to elite-level jiu-jitsu competition this weekend at Polaris Squads: Team USA vs. Team UK/Ireland. A Polaris veteran, this will be Strauss’

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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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