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UAEJJF Introduces Legend Category as Part of Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Season

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UAEJJF has been at the forefront of innovating jiu jitsu. Just earlier this season they introduced some changes regarding national qualifiers in order to spice up the finals and introduce some diversity....

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Leonardo Nogueira fails drug test, loses 2016 world title

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Alliance’s Leonardo Nogueira has had his 2016 BJJ world championship rescinded after failing a drug test done by the USADA (U.S. Anti-Doping Agency) following his campaign in June of last year. Tested positive for...

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The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Deron Williams Plans To Compete In BJJ When Retired

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Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Deron Williams plans to compete in BJJ when he’s retired....

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Rafael Mendes Retires – at age 27

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Much has been rumored about the lack of application for Worlds by Rafa Mendes and now he’s issued his own statement....

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Five Grappling 8-Man Lightweight Super League Is Straight FIRE

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The Five Grappling Super League is back, and this time it has assembled eight outstanding lightweight black belts to take part in a straight knockout tournament on July 15 in San Diego....

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Demian Maia: IBJJF Needs To Simplify the Rules

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Demian Maia had a very cool interview just recently – he spent some time with the girls of the Mat Therapy Podcast....

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Keenan Cornelius To Meet Matheus Diniz In Submission-Only Match

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Five Grappling added an explosive submission-only headlining superfight for the Five Super League event scheduled for July 15, in San Diego, California. ...

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Atos Win IBJJF Worlds Team Title, Break Alliance’s 10-Year Streak

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Team Atos made history by winning their first ever team World trophy last weekend, marking the end of Alliance’s ten-year run championship dominance. ...

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Which Athletes Got Promoted After IBJJF 2017 Worlds?

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Most jiu-jitsu gyms have a tradition in which they promote students around twice a year. One of those “graduation ceremonies” takes place at the end of the year, the other usually might after Worlds in...

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Buchecha Reflects On Setting Historic World Championship Openweight Record

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10 IBJJF World titles, five of them gold in the open weight division. Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida made history at the 2017 World Championships. ...

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