Ronda Rousey says there’s not a woman in the world who can beat her in pure Jiu Jitsu

Judo vs. Jiu Jitsu, it’s an old martial arts debate that could play out before our eyes once again on July 5th when UFC women’s bantamweight champion and Olympic judo medalist, Ronda Rousey, takes on BJJ black belt Alexis Davis at UFC 175. Rousey remains unbeaten in her career with nine straight stoppage victories. However, … Read more

Roots of Fight commemorates Helio Gracie vs. Masahiko Kimura match with apparel and mini-documentary

Roots of Fight releases another stunning mini documentary and accompanying apparel. The film pays tribute to the epic grappling match between Gracie family patriarch and father of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Helio Gracie and legendary Japanese judoka Masahiko Kimura.

Diego Sanchez to face Andrew McInnes in opening round of UFC Fan Expo Grappling Tournament

Diego Sanchez is one of four competitors who will take part in the UFC Fan Expo grappling tournament presented by Grapplers Quest in Toronto on April 29 and 30. A super fight is also scheduled.

Rolles Gracie joins the Shine Fights roster

Shine Fight Promotions continues to add quality talent to their roster with the addition of heavyweight Rolles Gracie (3-1). Though not yet official, Rolles is expected to face UFC veteran Mike Ciesnolevicz (18-4, 1 NC) on Jan. 8.

Fighter’s arm broke at Tuff-N-Uff *VIDEO*

On Friday, Feb. 26, Tuff-N-Uff returned to the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with a night of MMA action. Unfortunately for one young fighter, he chose to let it snap, rather than tap. Listen up kids, there’s nothing cool about getting your arm broke. Having said that, even the great Helio Gracie had … Read more

Rolles Gracie signs multi-fight deal with UFC, to make Octagon debut at UFC 109

Art of War and IFL veteran Rolles Gracie has signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC according to a post he made on his Twitter account Tuesday. Rolles’ father, Rolls Gracie, was raised by his uncle Helio Gracie, who is the co-founder of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Mixed Martial Arts is literally in Rolles Gracie’s blood.

Rolles is 3-0 as a professional MMA fighter. Not surprising, all three of his wins have come in the first round by submission. His most recent fight was on Sept. 26 at Art of War 14 where he tapped out Peter Graham with an arm-triangle just 1:43 into the bout.

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UFC 94 dedicated to the patriarch of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

In a very classy show of appreciation and remembrance, the UFC will be dedicating tonight’s event, UFC 94 St. Pierre vs Penn 2, to the memory of the late Grand Master Helio Gracie.

The Grandfather of MMA, and founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Helio Gracie passed away at age 95 on Thursday. Before the beginning of the show, UFC officials will announce the tribute to the public at MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, USA.

A statement given on the UFC’s official website on Thursday, reads, “The legendary patriarch of jiu-jitsu’s first family, Helio Gracie, has passed away at the age of 95. The father of nine children, including UFC Hall of Famer Royce, the master of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was revered throughout the world for his gentle manner off the mat and his amazing skill and technique on it. He will be sorely missed. The UFC sends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Helio Gracie”

Here is a video of the Master at 91 years of age still going strong…

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