Royal vision that led to growth of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Abu Dhabi and the World

A seven-month process hosted over six continents to qualify for the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Abu Dhabi next month ended last week in Gramado, Brazil.

San Diego was one of the host cities to the trials not that long ago. That the southern California city is one of the host sites is entirely fitting. It was there, while watching an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pay-per-view telecast almost two decades ago, that Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed conceived the idea that changed the landscape of grappling arts forever.

Add Rolles Gracie, Phillipe Nover to list of fighters released following UFC 109

Since our initial “Firing Line” report on Wednesday that the UFC had cut UFC 109 participants Mark Coleman, Frank Trigg, and Tim Hague, we have learned two more fighters from that same card have also been cut: Phillipe Nover (5-3-1), and Rolles Gracie(3-1). UFC fans will remember Nover as a finalist on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team … Read more

MMA documentary: Renzo Gracie – Legacy (updated)

Continuing with our MMA documentary series as we close out the year, here is “Renzo Gracie: Legacy”. Wikipedia describes it as: “…a 2008 documentary film about Brazilian jiu jitsu pioneer Renzo Gracie, directed by Gethin Aldous and written by Aldous and Adrian Miller. Shot over a ten-year period, it shows the origins of the sport … Read more

Fedor takes Manhattan


Showtime released this new video today showing Fedor when he recently made his trip to New York for the open workout and to announce the Brett Rogers fight. He also made a visit to the Renzo Gracie Academy.There is another new Showtime Fedor video after the jump…

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