High Rollerz: Cops Vs Stonerz – 18 September!

The dopest martial art tournament in the world, High Rollerz, has come back for its seventh edition, taking place soon on 18 September with a special ‘Cops Vs Stonerz’ event, and a middleweight super championship bout between Mitch Aguilar (Team Cops) and Jake Shields (Team Stonerz) being the main event. Providing commentary for the night... Read more

Current Bellator MMA Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader Awarded Black Belt in BJJ

Accomplished MMA fighter Ryan Bader can now add BJJ black belt to his resume. A longtime UFC veteran and current Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion, Bader was awarded his black belt by Nova Uniao black belt Jair Gurgel. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ryan Bader (@ryanbader) After 15 years I have... Read more

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Moscow: Stars shine on and off the mats for a perfect Jiu Jitsu Sunday in Russia

The last time the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour landed in Russia, the temperature outside was -16oC. On this Sunday, September 12, 2021, things were much hotter both in and out the Sambo 70 venue. The second stop in the 2021/2022 ADGS season delivered all the thrills fans were hoping for and more. The ADGS... Read more

BJ Penn Says Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘is not proficient and confident in jiujitsu’

It’s no secret that BJ Penn’s base martial art was jiu-jitsu. He used that jiu-jitsu, coupled with excellent boxing and superb takedown defense, to win UTC titles as a lightweight and a welterweight. Now, Penn is weighing in on why another former lightweight champion — Khabib Nurmagomedov — never attempted to capture the welterweight belt.... Read more

Matt Lindland Promoted to BJJ Black Belt by Renzo Gracie

Matt Lindland awarded BJJ Black Belt from Renzo Gracie Last week saw UFC veteran Matt Lindland promoted to the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by the legendary Renzo Gracie. This promotion took place in Renzo Gracie’s New York City gym. Upon receiving his black belt, Lindland had posted on Instagram, “Honored to... Read more

BJJ Community Mourns the Loss of 10th Planet Black Belt Zack Edwards

The jiu-jitsu community has lost a black belt competitor. On Monday, 10th Planet black belt Zack Edwards passed away due to brain cancer. Edwards was a black belt under JM Holland and Zach Maslany of 10th Planet Bethlehem. He was a frequent no-gi competitor, appearing on the Fight To Win and Subversiv stages. Earlier this... Read more

Bryony Tyrell: Nurse by Day, Pro Fighter by Night (Fighter Profile)

Credit: Instagram – @bryony.killabee Name: Bryony TyrellAge: 41DOB: 07/10/79Nationality: BritishLocation: Southampton, EnglandGym: New Generation Martial ArtsCoach: Lukasz ChilareckiBJJ Rank: Purple BeltHeight: 5”4BJJ Weight Class: 54-60kgMMA Weight Class: 52kg Bryony Tyrell is a pro MMA fighter and purple belt BJJ competitor from New Generation Martial Arts, Southampton, England. Bryony has been entertaining martial arts since she... Read more

UFC on ESPN 29 Highlight Video: Alexandre Pantoja Taps Brandon Royval to Secure Title Shot

On Saturday at UFC on ESPN 29, a flyweight bout featuring top contenders Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Royval carried big title implications, and Pantoja walked away the winner, having secured a shot at Brandon Moreno‘s UFC flyweight title with a second-round submission win over Royval. The win was arguably the best of Royval’s career, as... Read more

Video: Jornel Lugo Puts Keith Lee to Sleep at the Bell at Bellator 265

Bellator MMA seems to have a bona fide prospect on its hands in Jornel Lugo. On Friday at Bellator 265, Lugo improved his perfect professional record to 6-0 with a technical submission win over Keith Lee. Lugo was in control for essentially the full five minutes of the bout, controlling the action on the feet... Read more

Ex Powerlifter Mark MacQueen: First Comp at Blue Belt – Wins the Absolute

“Had my first comp as a blue belt, and my first match as a blue belt was against a black belt.” Grappling Insider speaks with ex world champion powerlifter Mark MacQueen about his tremendous win in the absolute division at Grappling Industries in Manchester last week. Alongside him in the absolute was a purple belt,... Read more