The man behind the Metamoris jiu-jitsu tournament, Ralek Gracie, was a guest on Inside MMA (via AXS TV) to explain his decision to include embattled mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Chael Sonnen in the upcoming Metamoris 4 event, which is currently scheduled for Aug. 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California (preview). A decision that has brought him a fair share of "trouble" thanks to Sonnen's fall from grace with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). But considering "The American Gangster" is tasked more
2009 ADCC bronze medalist and Felipe Costa jiu-jitsu black belt Ryan Hall has signed a multi-fight deal with Titan FC. Titan FC COO Lex McMahon confirmed the news with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani Tuesday evening.
Hall, 29, is the owner of a number of grappling awards, most notably a 2009 run at ADCC which netted him the bronze medal (a full rundown of his jiu-jitsu resume is available here). He is known for his triangle, heel hook and 50/50 guard, which he detailed for MMA Fighting in a previou more
Jiu-Jitsu world champion Talita Nogueira is currently in the process of negotiating a contract with the UFC and hopes to expose Rousey’s “flaws” in the near future.
Undefeated jiu-jitsu specialist Talita Nogueira could soon become the latest addition to the UFC women's bantamweight division.
The decorated world champion revealed that her manager is currently in negotiations with the UFC's matchmaker and hopes to get a deal ironed out sooner rather than later.
"My manager is talking to Sean Shelb more
Legacy Fighting Championship added a pair of jiu-jitsu experts to the September card in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Scheduled for September 26 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Legacy FC 35 will feature the promotional debut of grappling wizards Rafael Lovato Jr. and Justin Rader, Legacy FC promoter Mick Maynard told MMAFighting.com.
No opponents for Lovato and Rader have been announced yet.
Lovato makes his MMA debut in the middleweight division after a successful career in jiu-jitsu, becoming the second more
Jiu-jitsu doesn’t need to be pretty. Nowhere is it written that submission artists are required to use finesse. more
Kountermove brings Bloody Elbow readers a HUGE $500 tourney for UFC 175
The event of the summer is almost upon us and MMA fans can finally a card worth the price of the PPV. UFC 175 has several good match-ups, including two title bouts featuring some of the brightest stars in the sport. Ronda Rousey vs Alexis Davis and Chris Weidman vs Lyoto Machida will be your main and co-main events, and the return of heavyweight attraction, Stefan Struve will also happen on the main card.
As always, anytime more
In a week where Vale Tudo Japan made headlines with a newly signed UFC partnership, the Japanese promotion also brought its show to Osaka for the semifinals of its ongoing 125-pound tournament. more