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

Demi Lovato Speaks About Jiu Jitsu being “Meditative” and “Empowering”

The hype of celebrities jumping on board the jiu jitsu train has increased over the past decade, and the sport is gaining more recognition now – in terms of global and celebrity – than it ever has done before. Grappling Insider also looked into 10 BJJ Celebrity Black Belts, and there’s some celeb black belts... Read more

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SUG 21 Results and Highlights: Mason Fowler Armbars Richie Martinez

On Sunday, Submission Underground (SUG) returned to action for the promotion’s first event of the year. The card featured SUG absolute champion Mason Fowler, fresh off a breakout year in 2020, successfully defending his title against 10th Planet representative Richie Martinez. Lower on the card, women’s champion Amanda Loewen faced UFC veteran Roxanne Modafferi, Andy... Read more

Breaking: Gordon Ryan Signs With ONE Championship for MMA, Grappling

One of the most anticipated grappling to MMA cross-overs is finally about to happen. The CEO of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong, announced on Tuesday that Gordon Ryan has signed with the promotion and will compete in both MMA and submission grappling. BREAKING NEWS: Gordon Ryan has signed with ONE Championship for both mixed martial arts... Read more

Kade Ruotolo Bitten by Dog, WNO Match With Ethan Crelinsten Rescheduled

One of the most anticipated rematches of the year will have to wait a bit longer. According to Flo Grappling, Kade Ruotolo is injured and out of his rematch with Ethan Crelinsten scheduled for Who’s Number One (WNO) on March 28. The match is now planned to take place at a WNO in April. The... Read more

Roberto Jimenez and Others Announced for Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds

A young grappling phenom will be trying his hand (pun intended) at combat jiu-jitsu. Eddie Bravo, the founder and creator of combat jiu-jitsu, announced that 20-year old Roberto Jimenez will join Nathan Orchard, CJJ lightweight champion Tye Ruotolo, and CJJ welterweight champion Kody Steele at the Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds welterweight tournament on June 6. For... Read more

Five Finger Death Punch Guitarist Zoltan Bathory Awarded BJJ Black Belt

Another celebrity is now a BJJ black belt. Over the weekend, Zoltan Bathory, the founder and guitarist of the metal band Five Finger Death Punch, was awarded his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in a ceremony involving Royler Gracie. “It took 13 years hard work (& some fat lips and some black eyes) to get... Read more

Brown Belt World and Pans No-Gi Champion Pedro Marinho Promoted to Black Belt

Gracie Barra’s Pedro Marinho is already an elite competitor, and he now has the black belt rank to match those elite skills. The IBJJF brown belt world and gi Pans no-gi champion was recently awarded his black belt. Marinho has plenty of accomplishments at the colored belts. In addition to his Pans and world championships... Read more