‘Korean Zombie’ Awarded BJJ Black Belt After Win Over Dan Ige at UFC on ESPN 25

Chan Sung Jung, AKA “The Korean Zombie,” picked up a hard fought decision win over fellow featherweight contender Dan Ige in the main event of UFC on ESPN 25 on Saturday. Immediately following the win, Jung was awarded his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu from his instructor, Santino Defranco. After a dominant performance, @KoreanZombieMMA received... Read more

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza Released From UFC Roster Following Loss at UFC 262

Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend and longtime elite MMA fighter Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is officially no longer with the UFC. ESPN reported the news, citing Jacare’s manager Andre Pederneiras. At UFC 262 on May 15, Jacare lost to Andre Muniz via an arm break submission. That bout was the last on Jacare’s UFC contract, and he is... Read more

Video: Andre Muniz Breaks ‘Jacare’ Souza’s Arm at UFC 262

Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza suffered his fourth consecutive loss at the hands of Andre Muniz on Saturday night at UFC 252. A fellow grappler, Muniz found his way to Jacare’s back with just over a minute remaining in the first round. As Muniz fell off Souza’s back he took an arm with him,... Read more

UFC’s Charles Oliveira Awarded 3rd Degree On BJJ Black Belt

Upcoming UFC Lightweight Title contender Charles ‘do Bronx’ Oliveira has earned the third degree on his BJJ black belt. This comes just weeks before he goes for the UFC Lightweight Title against Michael Chandler at UFC 262. The title was previously held by the notorious and now-retired Khabib Nurmagamedov. The UFC fighter shares the news... Read more

The Call-outs Continue: BJ Penn Says He Will Knock Jake Paul Out ‘in one round’

Following YouTube star Jake Paul’s first-round knockout of Ben Askren over the weekend, numerous MMA fighters active and retired have publicly called for a fight with Paul. Former two-division UFC champion and IBJJF black belt world champion BJ Penn has added his name to that list. In a tweet from the MMA legend, Penn said... 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

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz Get Heated on Twitter

Some feuds will simply never die. That seems to be the case with Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, who went back and forth on Twitter on Wednesday, reminding fans of the rivalry that began in 2016. McGregor started things innocently enough, suggesting that his rumored trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier have a special “McGregor belt”... Read more

Ryan Hall Booked (Again) for First UFC Fight in Two Years

Ryan Hall’s MMA career has certainly been a successful one, but it has also been a frustration due to inactivity and numerous fight cancellations. Yet again, the jiu-jitsu ace is scheduled for his return to the Octagon, this time against Ilia Topouria at UFC 264 on July 10. News of the booking was first reported... Read more