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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WATCH: Royce Gracie Try to Break Arm After Tap on UFC 2

WATCH this high intensity scramble on UFC 2 between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Royce Gracie and American MMA fighter – Jason Delucia. DeLucia practiced the Five Animals style of Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Aikido, and Judo. He is remembered by UFC enthusiasts for being in the very first fight (and the very

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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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Demian Maia Not Ready to Retire Yet, Plans to Compete in Jiu-Jitsu

On June 12 at UFC 263, Demian Maia lost a decision to surging welterweight contender Belal Muhammad. Following the fight, UFC president Dana White indicated that it was “probably” Maia’s last fight. Maia, who turns 44-years old in November, isn’t ready to call it quits just yet. In a recent

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UFC on ESPN 29 Highlight Video: Alexandre Pantoja Taps Brandon Royval to Secure Title Shot

On Saturday at UFC on ESPN 29, a flyweight bout featuring top contenders Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Royval carried big title implications, and Pantoja walked away the winner, having secured a shot at Brandon Moreno‘s UFC flyweight title with a second-round submission win over Royval. The win was arguably the

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Olympic Champion Gable Steveson Hints at Move to MMA: ‘All options will be open’

Fresh off his spectacular and stunning gold medal performance at the 2020 Olympics, 21-year old wrestler Gable Steveson is keeping his options open. In a recent interview with MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin, Steveson talked about his future plans, among other things. At the moment, Steveson seemingly has a world of

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