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.

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

Historic MMA Rivalries, part 3: Brazil vs. Japan

Kimura vs. Gracie

Brazil vs Japan

For many years, two countries have been represented well by their native sons in the sport of mixed martial arts. Each culture embodies the spirit and wisdom necessary to be successful in the sport, as well as helping it evolve over time. 

The roots of Brazil and Japan’s contributions to MMA runs far deeper then the sport’s short history of fifteen years. The art of Jiu-Jitsu had been developed in Japan during the Feudal period as a form of hand to hand combat for war. Centuries after its development, Jiu-Jitsu found its way to Brazil thanks to Mitsuyo Maeda.

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