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Following in his father's footsteps, Kron Gracie tested his royal Brazilian jiu-jitsu pedigree in a pro MMA bout in Japan, a place where his father Rickson forever solidified his name in the sport's lore in the 1990s. And like Rickson did in his first bout in Japan in 1994, Kron scored a first-round submission win in his first fight in Japan. In what was his pro MMA debut, Kron put his top-flight grappling chops on display and submitted South Korean Hyung Soo-Kim with an armbar just 65 seconds i read news >>

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A pair of Brazilian fighters made the most of their appearances on the UFC’s final show of 2014, picking up big wins and moving up in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UFC, WSOF read news >>

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Raphael Assuncao joins fellow UFC bantamweight contender Dominick Cruz on the sidelines, as the Brazilian has injured his ankle in training. With yesterday's news of UFC bantamweight contender and former champion Dominick Cruz's latest ACL injury, this time on his right knee, it was expected that Raphael Assuncao would immediately be in the running to take Cruz's spot against T.J. Dillashaw at some point in 2015. Unfortunately, Assuncao posted this announcement on Twitter that confirms he's also read news >>

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The Olympics might not feature Brazilian Jiu Jitsu any time soon, but Rolles Gracie, if he wants to make the effort, has a real shot of representing Brazil in the 2016 games...in freestyle wrestling. Igor, Gregor and Rolles, the sons of Rolls Gracie, have been trying their hands at freestyle wrestling. All three competed this weekend in New York City's Grapple at the Garden. It's fun to see decorated BJJ practitioners dabble in an Olympic style of wrestling, and though none of them won on Sunday read news >>

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While Caio Magalhaes (9-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was initially announced as Mark Munoz’s opponent for UFC 184, he was quickly pulled in favor of Roan Carneiro. As it turns out, impending dental surgery is to blame.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Tyson Nam was brought in to lose the first time he fought in Brazil. Two years later, he wants another upset. Nam was an 11-4 prospect from Team Quest when he was booked to fight Eduardo Dantas, the then Bellator bantamweight champion. The Nova Uniao fighter, who had dominated his past seven opponents going into that bout, was waiting for the next Bellator tournament winner to put his title on the line, so the promotion let him compete in Brazil under the Shooto banner to stay active. It couldn’ read news >>

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Back to the cage after a three-year hiatus in 2013, Brazilian featherweight Chinzo Machida has signed a deal with Bellator MMA. Chinzo Machida, who turns 38 years old in March, has signed a multi-fight deal with Scott Coker’s promotion, and expects to make his debut around April or May of 2015. Tatame first reported the signing, and Machida confirmed the news to MMAFighting.com. "I signed with them," Machida said. "I underwent a shoulder surgery a month ago and I’m still recovering. I believe (I read news >>

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Brazilian middleweight Caio Magalhaes was set to face Mark Munoz on February 28th, but those plans have since been put on hold. UFC officials announced earlier today a middleweight bout between Brazil's Caio Magalhaes and Mark Munoz for UFC 184 in Los Angeles. Munoz is on the first losing streak of his career, while Magalhaes has rattled off four consecutive victories. But as has been the standard thing to read in 2014, someone had to pull out with an injury/illness, and MMA Fighting confirmed t read news >>

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Two fresh Brazilian faces have been added to the UFC ranks, with the arrival of a new featherweight and a new welterweight fighter. The stream of young talent in MMA, at times, seems unending. It's remarkable how unremarkable it's become to see young, skilled fighters coming in to the UFC. Guys with strong winning records out of decent camps, just waiting in the wings for their opportunity to shine. Two such Brazilian fighters have gotten that opportunity, on the back of injuries to their peers. read news >>

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Anderson Silva added another feat to his long list of accomplishments. The former UFC middleweight champion, and arguably the best mixed martial artist of all time, who returns to the Octagon on Jan. 31 against Nick Diaz after suffering a gruesome injury in 2013, was named the 27th-biggest Brazilian celebrity in 2014 by Forbes Brasil. The top 100 list is based on criteria like media visibility, earnings numbers, online exposure, popularity, international prestige and number of followers on socia read news >>

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Fabricio Werdum became the third Brazilian to ever win the UFC heavyweight championship, and the people of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, gave their fellow countryman a hero’s reception on Monday. Werdum, who traveled from the United States to Porto Alegre to promote the UFC Fight Night card that takes place Feb. 22 in the city, was welcome by several fans at the Salgado Filho International Airport. The city also had a fire truck waiting for the UFC champion, who was celebrated by the people d read news >>

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Earlier this year, Brazilian brawler Fabio Maldonado stepped up to help save the main event of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale. His reward was a Stipe Miocic beatdown.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- More Brazilian talent is headed to Jackson-Wink MMA. read news >>

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There are two changes happening simultaneously today in the sport of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. First, it's popularity has grown and continues to expand. There have never been more competitors at more age ranges and in more geographical locations than there are today. YouTube is filled with grappling tutorials, competition footage and even documentaries about the sport. There are clothing lines and an entire economy of small businesses making training gear or other supplemental content. Jiu-jitsu is a read news >>

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