Video: Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida Wins MMA Debut by North-South Choke

On Friday At ONE Championship: Revolution, Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida lived up to the lofty expectations in his much-anticipated MMA debut. One of the most accomplished jiu-jitsu players ever, Almeida made quick work of Anderson “Braddock” Silva, submitting him with a north-south choke in just under three minutes. Considering that Silva

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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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Current Bellator MMA Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader Awarded Black Belt in BJJ

Accomplished MMA fighter Ryan Bader can now add BJJ black belt to his resume. A longtime UFC veteran and current Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion, Bader was awarded his black belt by Nova Uniao black belt Jair Gurgel. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ryan Bader (@ryanbader)

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BJ Penn Says Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘is not proficient and confident in jiujitsu’

It’s no secret that BJ Penn’s base martial art was jiu-jitsu. He used that jiu-jitsu, coupled with excellent boxing and superb takedown defense, to win UTC titles as a lightweight and a welterweight. Now, Penn is weighing in on why another former lightweight champion — Khabib Nurmagomedov — never attempted

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Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida Gets New Opponent for MMA Debut at ONE: Revolution

The long-awaited MMA debut of top BJJ competitor Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida is a little over two weeks away. Originally slated to face former professional hockey player Thomas Narmo on September 24 at ONE: Revolution, Almeida will now square off with Anderson “Braddock” Silva at the same event. The promotion announced

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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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Matt Lindland Promoted to BJJ Black Belt by Renzo Gracie

Last week saw UFC veteran Matt Lindland promoted to the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by the legendary Renzo Gracie. This promotion took place in Renzo Gracie’s New York City gym. Upon receiving his black belt, Lindland had posted on Instagram, “Honored to receive my blackbelt from

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