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.

John Olaf “The Viking” Einemo set to face Shane Carwin in UFC debut

John Olaf Einemo is finally set to return to the Fight Game after a long, life threatening battle with health and he is not wasting any time.  At UFC 131 in Vancouver on June 11, the Norwegian will face off against #5 ranked Heavyweight Shane Carwin.  John Olaf Who?, you may be asking yourself and why is the … Read more

Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Dave Herman part of open weight tournament May 14 in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, U. A. E. – On May 14, the Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship will hold “Battle of Champions”, an eight-man open weight professional mixed martial arts grand prix at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre’s Abu Dhabi Hall in the United Arab Emirates. Top fighters from around the world will gather to compete for a … Read more

Grapplers Quest: Children’s No-Gi featuring Fard vs. Kanniard *VIDEO*

This video is a Grapplers Quest Beast of the East Children’s No-Gi battle between Muhammad Fard, from Lloyd Irvin, and Robert Kanniard, representing Kurt Pellegrino, that took place on March 20th, 2010. One can only hope young Robert Kanniard and Muhammad Fard will continue on with their BJJ training and one day possibly transition to … Read more

Abu Dhabi Pro Jiu-Jitsu and ADCC Submission Fighting held together for the first time

APRIL 14, 2010 – TORONTO – Mixed Martial Arts Expo, Inc., the company behind MMA Expo – The Original MMA Expo (since 2005) – announced today that its upcoming June 12-13 event in Toronto will play host to two of the most prestigious grappling tournaments in the world. This will mark the first time ever … Read more

Rematch in the works for B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar

HAWAII – According to B.J. Penn, the UFC has contacted him about a rematch against Frankie Edgar for the UFC Lightweight Title. Penn said things are only tentative at this point. However, at least it gives the fans an indication which way the UFC brass is leaning. Rematches do not generally take place when there … Read more