Gilbert Burns Awards BJJ Black Belt to Undefeated Bellator Heavyweight Steve Mowry

Steve Mowry is a problem for the heavyweight division. At a tower 6’8″, Mowry sports a perfect 10-0 professional MMA record, which is supported by his 6-0 amateur record. On Wednesday, Mowry announced that he had leveled-up in jiu-jitsu, and had been awarded his black belt by Gilbert Burns. View

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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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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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UFC Fighter and EBI Champ Erin Blanchfield Promoted to BJJ Black Belt

Fighting prodigy and MMA prospect Erin Blanchfield has been promoted to BJJ Black Belt by coach Karel “SIlver Fox” Pravec. Blanchfield was just 18 years old when she earned a championship title at EBI 12 as a purple belt back in 2017, on the strength of wins over Livia Gluchowska,

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FloGrappling’s ‘Hollywood’ Mike Sears Awarded Black Belt by Carlson Gracie, Jr. (Video)

One of jiu-jitsu’s big personalities, FloGrappling’s “Hollywood” Mike Sears has joined the black belt club. Recently, Sears made the trip up from Austin, TX, to Chicago, IL, to receive his black belt from Carlson Gracie, Jr., and fellow black belts Heath Pedigo tagged along to video the ceremony. Watch that

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‘Korean Zombie’ Awarded BJJ Black Belt After Win Over Dan Ige at UFC on ESPN 25

Chan Sung Jung, AKA “The Korean Zombie,” picked up a hard fought decision win over fellow featherweight contender Dan Ige in the main event of UFC on ESPN 25 on Saturday. Immediately following the win, Jung was awarded his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu from his instructor, Santino Defranco. Known

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Paul Craig Awarded BJJ Black Belt Over Beers Following UFC 263 Win

On June 12 at UFC 263, light heavyweight fighter Paul “Bearjew” Craig picked up what might have been the best win of his career when he defeated previously-unbeaten Jamahal Hill. Craig used his excellent submission skills to dislocate Hill’s arm before ultimately finishing the fight with ground strikes. Following the

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