Kate Bacik – One to Watch – Fighter Profile

Instagram: @purplesupernova7 Name: Kate BacikAge: 27D.O.B: 25/05/93Nationality: PolishLocation: Croydon, London, EnglandGym: New Wave Academy, CroydonBJJ Rank: Purple BeltHeight: 5”7Weight Class: Lightweight Kate Bacik is a name that’s been popping up a lot recently not just regarding BJJ, but MMA too. Bacik is a fierce cage fighter and grappler, ranking in at purple belt in BJJ.... Read more

Mikey Musumeci Is All-in on No-Gi, Eyes EBI and ADCC Appearances

Just a couple weeks removed from his first no-gi match in five years, Mikey Musumeci seems to be all-in on no-gi competition. The four-time world champion and one of the best current gi grapplers in the world, Musumeci recently posted on social media, indicating an interest in both EBI and ADCC competition. Musumeci first asked... Read more

Cageside Video: Julian Marquez Brutally Chokes Sam Alvey Unconscious at UFC Vegas 23

The submission finishes at UFC Vegas 23 just keep on coming. In the second round of his middleweight fight with veteran Sam Alvey, Julian Marquez hurt Alvey with strikes before securing a no-hooks rear-naked choke that put Alvey all the way out. Watch cageside video of the brutal finish below. Here's another angle, Octagon-side #UFCVegas23... Read more

Video: Mackenzie Dern Wins by Armbar at UFC Vegas 23

Mackenzie Dern extended her win streak to four fights when she submitted Nina Nunes in the first round at UFC Vegas 23. Nunes was Dern’s highest-ranked UFC opponent to-date, positioning Dern for a high-leverage fight in her next outing. The submission came in the final seconds of the first round. It was a round that... Read more

ADWPJJC: Black Belt champions crowned in epic closing act in Abu Dhabi

The 12th edition of the ADWPJJC is in the books. The adult black belt division for men and the adult brown/black belt for women put the closing numbers in four days of great Jiu Jitsu in Abu Dhabi. Talented competitors came from all over the world to test their skills at in the Jiu Jitsu... Read more

How to Succeed in BJJ with Black Belt Steve O’Keeffe

Photo Credit: Instagram @stevethespartan Grappling Insider speaks with Steve O’Keefe a 1st Degree Black Belt under Marco Canha at Checkmat and pro MMA fighter from Kent, England to discuss his career, how he kept focused and what the key to success in BJJ is. As well as an avid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and pro MMA... Read more

ADWPJJC: Blue belts and Purple belts run the show in thrilling Thursday in Abu Dhabi

The ADWPJJC kicked off its 12th edition this Thursday, April 8. Hundreds of athletes showed up to compete at the Jiu Jitsu Arena, in Abu Dhabi. The first day of action was devoted to the adult blue belt and adult purple belt divisions. There was no shortage of thrills on the mats since the first... Read more

Video: Adriano Moraes Knocks Out Demetrious Johnson at ONE on TNT 1

When Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson left the UFC in 2018 following his split decision loss to Henry Cejudo, he was widely considered the second best (or even the best, for those that disputed the decision) flyweight MMA fighter on the planet. After leaving the UFC, Johnson went 3-0 in ONE Championship, solidifying his status as... Read more

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam: season finale becomes a celebration of Jiu Jitsu’s resilience as black belt champions put on a show in Abu Dhabi

What a season it was! For both good and bad, the 2020/2021 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam will be one to be remembered for ages. The Covid-19 pandemic made every step of the journey 10 times more difficult. Only through the hard work and the dedication of the AJP Team, we were able... Read more

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam: Day 1 in Abu Dhabi crowns talented purple belts and brown belts from all over the world

The show is back in town! After great anticipation, the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam landed in the UAE on April 2nd for the final leg in the challenging but fulfilling 2020/2021 season. Over 200 athletes in the adult and masters divisions of the purple and brown belts competed this Friday. As usual, the mats in the... Read more