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  • UFC 211 Results & Bonuses

    UFC 211 took place Saturday, May 13th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX  Main Card (Live on PPV, 10:00 PM ET) -Stipe Miocic defeated Junior Dos Santos by TKO (Punches, Round 1, 2:22)-Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeated Jessica Andrade by Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-45)-Dem...
  • UFC Fight Night 108 - Results & Bonuses

    UFC Fight Night 108 takes Saturday, April 22nd in Nashvile, TN.  Main Card (Live on FOX Sports 1, 10:00 PM ET) -Cub Swanson defeated Artem Lobov by Unanimous Decision (5 Rounds 25:00)-Al Iaquinta defeated Diego Sanchez by Kncockout (Punches, Round 1, 1:38)-Ovince Saint Preux defeated M...
  • UFC on FOX 24: Results, Bonuses

    UFC on FOX 24 took place Saturday, April 15th at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.  Main Card (Live on FOX, 8:00 PM ET) -Demetrious Johnson defeated Wilson Reis by Submission (Armbar, Round 3, 4:49)-Rose Namajunas defeated Michelle Waterson by Submission (RNC, Round 2, 2:47)-...
  • UFC Fight Night 107 Results & Bonuses

    UFC Fight Night 107 takes place Saturday, March 18th at the O2 Arena in London, England.  Main Card (Live on UFC Fight Pass, 5:00 PM ET) -Jimi Manuwa defeated Corey Anderson by KO (Punch, Round 1, 3:05) -Gunnar Nelson defeated Alan Jouban by Submission (Guillotine Choke, Round 2, 0:46)-M...
  • UFC Fight Night 106 Results & Bonuses

    UFC Fight Night 106 took place Saturday, March 11th at the Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.  Main Card (Live on on FOX Sports 1, 10:00 PM ET)-Kelvin Gastelum defeated Vitor Belfort by TKO (Strikes, Round 1, 3:52)-Mauricio Rua defeated Gian Villante by...
  • UFC 209 Results - Woodley vs. Thompson 2

    UFC 209 took place Saturday, March 4th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vega, Nevada.  Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov, however that was cancelled just yesterday when Nurmagomedov experienced medical complications during his weight cut.    Main Card (Live on PPV, 10:00 PM ...
  • Pound for Pound Hottest Chick in the Game - Mercedes Terrell

    Every wonder if there is a God or a higher power that created this world? I think Mercedes Terrell pretty much solves that question. To me she is proof that there is a heaven. There is no-way a creature this stunning was created out of evolution. Here is a thread dedicated to the undisputed most bea...
  • Mercedes Terrell Appreciation Thread #2

    Mercedes Terrell Appreciation Thread #2
  • UFC Fight Night 105 Results & Bonuses

    UFC Fight Night 105 took place Sunday, February 19th at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Main Card (Live on FOX Sports 1, 9:00 PM ET) -Derrick Lewis defeated Travis Browne by Knockout (Punches, Round 2, 3:12)-Johny Hendricks defeated Hector Lombard by Split Decsion (30-27, ...
  • UFC President Dana White to Attend CFFC 63: Looking for a Fight

    UFC PRESIDENT DANA WHITE TO ATTEND CFFC 63 THIS SATURDAY NIGHT   LOOKIN' FOR A FIGHT? WE'VE GOT A FEW GOOD ONES...   Wednesday afternoon, Alliance MMA President Rob Haydak made the announcement via Facebook LIVE that UFC president Dana White will...
  • An Easy and Effective Sweep From Open Guard

    THE KEY TO DEVELOP A COMPLETE PASSING GAME BERNARDO FARIA FEBRUARY 15, 2017    The Key To Develop A Complete Passing Game Today I want to talk about developing your passing game. In my opinion, the most important thing to develop a good passing game is to train with different...
  • Conor McGregor GQ Interview: Talks Mayweather, Kardashian & UFC

    Conor McGregor Talks Fighting Floyd Mayweather, Searching for Khloé Kardashian, and Really Getting Paid by the UFC    BY ZACH BARON PHOTOGRAPHS BY THOMAS WHITESIDE Coat, $920, by MP Massimo Piombo / Pants, $350, by Etro / Loafers...
  • Irish News Reports McGregor & Mayweather Come to Terms

    by Kirik Jenness Tuesday, February 14, 2017 The Irish Sun is reporting that UFC lightweight Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have finally come to an agreement on a multi-million dollar deal to box.   “Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have agreed a deal to fig...
  • UFC 208 Results

    UFC 208 took place Saturday, February 11th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY  Main Card (Live on PPV, 10:00 PM ET) -Germaine de Randamie defeated Holly Holm by Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)-Anderson Silva defeated Derek Brunson by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27...
  • UFC Fight Night 104 Results & Bonuses

    UFC Fight Night 104 took place Saturday, February 4th at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.  Main Card (Live on FOX Sports 1, 10:00 PM ET) -Chan Sung Jung defeated Dennis Bermudez by Knockout (Punch, Round 1)-Felice Herrig defeated Alexa Grasso by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30...
  • UFC on FOX 23 Results & Bonuses

    UFC on FOX 23 took place Saturday, January 28th at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado  Main Card (Live on FOX, 8:00 PM ET) -Valentina Shevchenko defeated Julianna Pena by Submission (Armbar, Round 2, 4:29)-Jorge Masvidal defeated Donald Cerrone by TKO (Strike, Round 2, 1:00)-Francis N&rsq...
  • UFC Fight Night 103 Results & Bonuses

    UFC Fight Night 103 takes place Sunday, January 15th in Phoenix, Arizona. Main Card (Live on Fox Sports 1, 10:00 PM ET -Yair Rodriguez defeated BJ Penn via TKO at 0:24 of Round 2-Joe Lauzon defeated Marcin Held by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 27-30)-Ben Saunders defeated Court McGee by...
  • ALLIANCE MMA ACQUIRES SUCKERPUNCH ENTERTAINMENT

    Leading MMA Management and Marketing Company to Expand Company’s Offerings     NEW YORK, NY – January 10, 2017 – Alliance MMA, Inc. ("Alliance MMA" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: AMMA), a mixed martial arts (MMA) organization that provides live professional ...
  • THE COLLAR CHOKE FROM CLOSED GUARD BY CHRIS DERR

    THE BEST SWEEP VS BIGGER OPPONENTS BY 8X WORLD BLACK BELT CHAMPION BRUNO MALFACINE BERNARDO FARIA DECEMBER 31, 2016   If there is one guy that I have TREMENDOUS RESPECT FOR IN THIS BJJ WORLD. The guy below is the one I’m talking about. Imagine that you are the smallest and lig...
  • XKO Amateur Series 3 – Quick Results and Highlights

    By TXMMA Staff // Sean Malone   Austin Lingo knocks out Francisco De Los Cabos for third straight finish   ARLINGTON, TX – Austin Lingo continued to show signs of fistic brilliance knocking out the highlight-reel creating Francisco De Los Cabos in over a minute...
  • Top 10 Storylines of UFC in 2016 - by the UG

    MMA Fighting staff put together a top 10 list of the biggest stories of 2016: 10. The rise of Nate Diaz9. UFC 200 fiasco8. Rousey’s absence7. Weight-cutting reform6. Free agency5. Fighter unrest4. MMA legalized in New York3. USADA’s impact2. Conor McGregor changing the game1. UFC sold f...
  • HOW TO BEAT WRESTLERS USING THE KIMURA BY “MAU-MAU”

    HOW TO BEAT WRESTLERS USING THE KIMURA BY “MAU-MAU” BERNARDO FARIA DECEMBER 21, 2016   Many times training or competing against a good wrestler can be a very tough task, just because they are normally stronger than us, and they also have a very good base, which c...
  • CLOSED GUARD BREAKING THE POSTURE AND FINISHING WITH THE ARMBAM

    CLOSED GUARD: BREAKING THE POSTURE AND FINISHING WITH THE ARMBAR BY DAN COVEL BERNARDO FARIA DECEMBER 28, 2016     Dan Covel is a black belt who trains here at Marcelo’s school with us. Dan is very well known about his tough closed guard.   Even tough he is ...
  • THE MOST DANGEROUS POSITION IN BJJ

    THE MOST DANGEROUS POSITION IN BJJ BERNARDO FARIA DECEMBER 14, 2016   In your opinion what is the most dangerous technique in BJJ? Well, I bet many people would say heel hook, knee bar, some crazy takedown, or something like that. But there is one specific position in Jiu-Ji...
  • BERNARDO FARIA’S OVER/UNDER PASS STUDY

    BERNARDO FARIA’S OVER/UNDER PASS STUDY BERNARDO FARIA DECEMBER 17, 2016   This Blog post below was not written by me, it was written by Graham Barlow (www.bjjnotebook.com), who seems to be a big fan of my BJJ Style. So I asked him for permission to post it on my blog. ...
  • UFC on FOX 22 Results, Bonuses & Purses

    UFC on FOX 22 took place Saturday, December 17th in Sacramento, CA Main Card (Live on FOX, 8:00 PM ET) -Michelle Waterson defeated Paige Van Zant by Technical Submission (RNC, Round 1, 3:21)-Mickey Gall defeated Sage Northcutt by Submission (RNC, Round 2, 1:40)-Urijah Faber defeated Brad Pickett...
  • UFC 206 Results & Bonuses

    UFC 206 took place Saturday, December 10th in Toronto, Canada Main Card (Live on PPV, 10:00 PM ET)-Max Hollaway defeated Anthony Pettis by TKO (Strikes, Round 3, 4:50)-Donald Cerrone defeated Matt Brown by Knockout (Kick, Round 3, 0:34)-Cub Swanson defeated Dooho Choi by Unanimous Decision (30-27...
  • THE ARM DRAG TRAP FROM BUTTERFLY GUARD

    THE ARM DRAG TRAP FROM BUTTERFLY GUARD BERNARDO FARIA DECEMBER 7, 2016   One of my favorite techniques in no-gi is the Arm-Drag. I love to do arm drags from the standing and also from the ground.   For this blog post I made a video showing how to do the arm drag from ...
  • UFC 205 Social Media Impressions 3x's More Than Superbowl

    UFC 205 social media impressions 3X larger than Superbowl 50 by Kirik Jenness Saturday, November 19, 2016   During a recent episode of “The Herd” Colin Cowherd and Kristine Leahy discussed the social media impact of UFC 205, which is widely believed to be t...
  • UFC Fight Night 99 Results

    UFC Fight Night 99 took place Saturday, November 19th in Belfast, North Ireland.  Main Card (Live on UFC Fight Pass, 4:00 PM ET)-Gegard Mousasi defeated Urijah Hall by TKO (Strikes, Round 1, 4:31)-Stevie Ray defeated Ross Pearson by Split Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)-Alexander Volkov defea...
  • UFC Fight Night 100 Results

    UFC Fight Night 100 took place Saturday, November 19th in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Main Card (Live on FOX Sports 1, 9:00 PM ET) -Ryan Bader defeated Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by TKO (Strikes, Round 3, 3:51) -Thomas Almeida defeated Albert Morales by TKO (Strikes, Round 2, 1:37) -Claudia Gadelha defeate...
  • HOW TO SWEEP THE BIGGER/STRONGER OPPONENT

    HOW TO SWEEP THE BIGGER/STRONGER OPPONENT BY MANSHER “MUNCHIE” KHERA BERNARDO FARIA NOVEMBER 13, 2016   In 2013 I arrived in NYC to begin training and teaching at Marcelo Garcia’s Academy. I was unsure of what to expect; living in a new city, new country, n...
  • UFC 205 Complete Results

    UFC 205 took place Saturday November 12th, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  Main Card (Live on PPV, 10:00 PM ET) -Conor McGregor defeated Tyron Woodley by TKO (Strikes, Round 2, 3:04)-Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson declared a Majority Draw (47-47, 47-47, 48-47)-Joanna Jedrzej...
  • HALF-GUARD - BACK TAKE - CHOKE BY MATHEUS DINIZ

    HALF-GUARD -> BACK TAKE -> CHOKE BY MATHEUS DINIZ BERNARDO FARIA NOVEMBER 2, 2016     When I first decided to move to NYC full time to teach and train at Marcelo Garcia’s Academy, I was a little unsure on how the training would be because there was not many...
  • UFC Fight Night 98 Results & Bonuses

    UFC Fight Night 98 took place Saturday, November 5th in Mexico City, Mexico.  Main Card (Live on FOX Sports 1, 10:00 PM ET) -Tony Ferguson defeated Rafael Dos Anjos by Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)-Diego Sanchez defeated Marcin Held by Uanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)-Rica...
  • THE “TRACTOR”-16 YEARS OLD – OVER 200 CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES

    THE “TRACTOR”-16 YEARS OLD – OVER 200 CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES BERNARDO FARIA OCTOBER 27, 2016   When you see this title, you might be asking yourself if it is true or not?  Over 200 Championship titles?- who is this Vinicius “Tractor” Ferreira? a...
  • THE IDEAL GAME FOR “THE OLD GRAPPLER”

    THE IDEAL GAME FOR “THE OLD GRAPPLER” BERNARDO FARIA OCTOBER 23, 2016   Last year (2015), in one of my seminars, a student attending the seminar came to me and said: “Hey Bernardo, I love your game, because it is really good for guys getting old like me&hel...
  • FIVE TIPS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOUR FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP

    FIVE TIPS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOUR FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP BERNARDO FARIA SEPTEMBER 21, 2016   The days leading up to your first championship can make you feel very nervous. Some people never compete or wait a long term before testing the competition mats. Others like me compete a...
  • PRESSURE PASSING BREAKDOWN

    PRESSURE PASSING BREAKDOWN BERNARDO FARIA OCTOBER 16, 2016   I decided to have this Pressure Passing video breakdown made, to help to show what my techniques, concepts and approach to pressure passing is. I believe that using pressure to pass the guard is the best approach t...
  • HOW TO SET THE TRIANGLE TRAP FROM HALF-GUARD WITH DILLON DANIS

    HOW TO SET THE TRIANGLE TRAP FROM HALF-GUARD WITH DILLON DANIS BERNARDO FARIA OCTOBER 14, 2016   As many of you guys know, the Half Guard is one of my favorite positions in BJJ. Especially the Z-Guard (Knee Shield), In the Z-Guard I am able to create a frame against the p...
  • Shogun Fights: From the Fighters’ Perspective

    Micah Terrill (Keith Mills/Sherdog) Shogun Fights: From the Fighters’ Perspective Chris Huntemann October 12, 2016 Before John Rallo helped to sanction mixed martial arts in the state of Maryland in 2009, any fighter who called the “Free State” home had to travel fa...
  • Nutrition Tips for Youth Wrestlers

    Published on October 10, 2016 Clayton McBryde Founder, McBryde Mats LLC ► We Specialize in High Performance Multipurpose Sports & Fitness Mats | Stock & Custom Vinyl   Weight management is a hotly debated topic in sports nutrition. Everyone will tell you that they have ...
  • Dollamur & Olympian Adeline Gray - #MatMakeover Contest

      Dollamur and U.S. Olympian Adeline Gray to RewardMost Deserving Wrestling Program with #MatMakeover     Launch Nationwide Contest, Winner to Receive up to $12,000in New Wrestling Mats or Wall Pads    (FORT WORTH, Tex.) – Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Doll...
  • THE EASIEST TAKEDOWN FOR BJJ PLAYERS

    THE EASIEST TAKEDOWN FOR BJJ PLAYERS BERNARDO FARIA OCTOBER 9, 2016   Takedowns can be a tough task for BJJ players. Especially, when we don’t have any standing background, like wrestling or Judo. I have been doing BJJ for 16 years, but I never had any standing ba...
  • THE BIGGEST MISTAKE IN THE HIP-ESCAPE

    THE BIGGEST MISTAKE IN THE HIP-ESCAPE BERNARDO FARIA SEPTEMBER 21, 2016     The Hip Escape is one of the core movements of BJJ. It is something that can be taught on your first day in BJJ and you will do up until your last training as an old Black Belt! It may seem ver...
  • FROM DEEP HALF GUARD TO X GUARD BY PAN-AMS NO-GI CHAMPION

    FROM DEEP HALF GUARD TO X GUARD BY PAN-AMS NO-GI DOUBLE GOLD CHAMPION 2016 (JONATHAN SATAVA) BERNARDO FARIA OCTOBER 2, 2016     Many times people ask me if I like to go to X-Guard from Half-Guard. I like X-Guard, it’s a great position, but it’s not my favorit...
  • THE ARM DRAG TRAP

    THE ARM DRAG TRAP BERNARDO FARIA OCTOBER 4, 2016     The Arm drag is a great position in BJJ. The Arm drag is not only great in BJJ but, I see is super effective in my wrestling training. When I first started wrestling, I looked for positions and setups that I already ...
  • UFC 204 Results & Bonuses

    UFC 204 took place Saturday, October 8th in Manchester, England. Main Card (Live on PPV, 10:00 PM ET)   -Michael Bisping defeated Dan Henderson by Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)-Gegard Mousasi defeated Vitor Belfort by TKO (Strikes, Round 2, 2:43)-Jimi Manuwa defeated Ovince Sain...
  • UFC Fight Night 96 Results and Bonuses

    UFC Fight Night 96 takes place on Saturday, October 1st in Portland, Oregon. Main Card (Live on FOX Sports 1, 11:00 PM ET) John Lineker beat John Dodson by split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)Alex Oliveira beat Will Brooks via TKO (punches) at 3:30 of Round ThreeBrandon Moreno beat Lou...
  • HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF OPEN MAT

    HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF OPEN MAT BERNARDO FARIA SEPTEMBER 29, 2016     Open mat can be a really good way to add on to the training that you do in the classes at your school. To get the most out of a open mat it is best to have a plan going into the training. There are...
  • Breaking News! McGregor vs. Alvarez at UFC 205 - Rumor?

    BREAKING! Conor McGregor will return at UFC 205 in New York  September 26, 2016 7:38 pm Home » MMA-News » Conor McGregor Not sure if this is just a Rumor or Not...Haven't seen anything announced by the UFC but talks about this fight have been going on fo...
  • UFC Fight Night 95 Results

    UFC Fight Night 95 took place Saturday, September 24th, in Brazil. Main Card (Live FOX Sports 1, 10:00 PM ET)-Cris Cyborg defeated Lina Lansberg by TKO (Strikes, Round 2, 2:29)-Renan Barao defeated Phillipe Nover by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)-Roy Nelson defeated Antonio Silva by KO ...
  • UFC Fighters Who Smile Before a Fight Lose More

    UFC Fighters Who Smile Before a Fight Lose More Gil Greengross Ph.D. Humor Sapiens  Smile as a sign of submission and lack of aggression   Smiling can teach us quite a bit about a person. A person who smiles tends to be in a good mood, easygoing and is fun to be around. Peop...
  • RFA & Legacy Merge into LFA "NCAA of MMA"

    RFA and Legacy promotions to merge into LFA, the 'NCAA of Mixed Martial Arts' By Chuck Mindenhall Sep 19, 2016, 2:23pm Esther Lin, MMA Fighting   The future is now, at least for the springboard promotions for upcoming talent in MMA   On Monday, Resurrectio...
  • Five Videos of UFC Fighters in Bareknuckle Brawls

    Five Videos of UFC Fighters in Bareknuckle Brawls Sep 10, 2016   Longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan has said multiple times on his podcast that he believes mixed martial arts fighters should not be required to wear gloves. Rogan is coming from the perspective that an MMA bout should ...
  • UFC Fight Night 94 Results & Bonuses

    UFC Fight Night 94 takes place Saturday, September 17th in Hidalgo, TX Main Card (Live FOX Sports 1, 10:00 PM ET)-Michael Johnson defeated Dustin Poirier by Knockout (Punches, Round 1, 1:35) -Derek Brunson defeated Urijah Hall by TKO (Strikes, Round 1, 1:41)-Evan Dunham defeated Rick Glenn ...
  • FROM THE “OVER-UNDER BROTHER” TO THE FOLDING PASS

    FROM THE “OVER-UNDER BROTHER” TO THE FOLDING PASS BERNARDO FARIA SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 From “Over-Under Brother” to the Folding Pass   One of the most important things in BJJ is the ability to change one position to another, when you feel that your oppo...
  • Testosterone Levels: What You NEED to Know

    Ben House | March 23, 2016 Houston, we have a problem. Literally, Houston, you have a problem. Testosterone levels are at an all time low in U.S. males.   “Male Reproductive Disorders and Fertility Trends: Influences of Environment and Genetic Susceptibility. It is ...
  • The Dark Ages: 10 Crazy Stories From UFC 1

    By Ross Cole - Jul 8, 2016   This weekend, almost 23 years after the birth of the UFC, the promotion will host UFC 200 live on pay-per-view from the brand-new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Milestone events like this bring about a sense of nostalgia for other histori...
  • UFC Fight Night 93 Results

    UFC Fight Night 93 takes place Saturday, September 3rd in Hamburg, Germany.  Main Card (Live on UFC Fight Pass, 3:00 PM ET) Josh Barnett def. Andrei Arlovski via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:53 of round 3Alexander Gustafsson def. Jan Blachowicz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30...
  • FIVE TIPS FOR TOURNAMENT DAY - Jiu Jitsu

    On tournament days, there are many things that can happen that could possibly affect your performance. Physical, mental and emotional factors can help determine the outcome of your matches. But you shouldn’t fret. There are things you can do to make sure that you perform at your best. Here are...
  • UFC on FOX 21: Results

    UFC on FOX 21 takes place Saturday, August 28th.   Main Card (FOX at 8 p.m. ET)Demian Maia (171) defeated Carlos Condit (170.5) by Submission ( Rear Naked Choke, Round 1, 2:00)-Anthony Pettis defeated Charles Oliveira by Submission (Guillotine Choke, Round 3, 1:49)-Paige VanZant defeat...
  • TUFMED Now Available Through Medco

    ATHLETES DESERVE BETTER Now available...TUFMED's entire line of world class natural healthcare products is now available through Medco Sports Medicine, one of North America's premier distributors of sports medicine products. This partnership enables physical therapists, strength & conditioning coa...
  • UFC 202 Results - Purses & Bonuses

    UFC 202 took place Saturday, August 20th, at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and was headlined by a rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. Yesterday morning the salary information for the UFC 202 PPV portion was released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Today ...
  • LEARN THE PRINCIPLES OF PRESSURE PASSING

    BETTER FOR BJJ: WRESTLING OR JUDO? BERNARDO FARIA AUGUST 17, 2016   A topic that people tend to ask me is what style of grappling works well to help their Jiu-Jitsu. The two that always come up are Wrestling and Judo. Both are important and work well with Jiu-Jitsu, making f...
  • HOW TO COUNTER A YOUNGER OPPONENT

    HOW TO COUNTER A YOUNGER OPPONENT BERNARDO FARIA AUGUST 8, 2016   Many times at seminars, the older guys that train Jiu Jitsu always seem to ask me how to beat the younger guys on the mats. Some of the older guys have a difficult time dealing with the speed, flexibility and ...
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CLOSED GUARD

    THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CLOSED GUARD BERNARDO FARIA AUGUST 7, 2016   The closed guard is one of the most important positions in all of Jiu Jitsu. When I started Jiu Jitsu many years ago as a white belt, the closed guard is where I would go to beat others on the mats. I was abl...
  • HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR BJJ FASTER

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is probably like any other thing in life. If we focus on it, putting all our effort to get better, we will always get better. But sometimes there are easier ways to improve than just training, going to the school and doing what everyone does. HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR BJJ FASTER...
  • UFC Fight Night 92 Results

    UFC Fight Night 92 - Salt Lake City Complete event results: Main Card (Live on FOX Sports 1, 10:00 PM ET)-Yair Rodríguez defeated Alex Caceres by Split Decision (46-49, 48-47, 48-47)-Dennis Bermudez defeated Rony Jason by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)-Thales Leites defeaged Chr...
  • UFC 201 Results

    UFC 201 took place Saturday, July 30th in Atlanta, Georgia. UFC 201 Main Card (Live on PPV, 10:00 PM ET) -Tyron Woodley defeated Robbie Lawler by KO (Punch, Round 1, 2:12) - Championship -Karolina Kowalkiewicz defeated Rose Namjunas by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) -Jake Ellenberger def...
  • Regional Champion Jon Delbrugge Returns at CFFC 60

      Regional Champion Jon Delbrugge Returns at CFFC 60!   In his last two fights, Jon Delbrugge has won two different regional titles. In his next fight at Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) 60, Delbrugge hopes to put himself in a position to add a third title to hi...
  • HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR BJJ FASTER

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is probably like any other thing in life. If we focus on it, putting all our effort to get better, we will always get better. But sometimes there are easier ways to improve than just training, going to the school and doing what everyone does. HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR BJJ FASTER...
  • UFC on FOX 20 Results

    UFC on FOX 20 took place Saturday, July 23rd, in Chicago, IL. Main Card-Valentina Shevchenko defeated Holly Holm by Unanimous Decision (49-46,49-46, 49-46)-Edson- Barboza defeated Gilbert Melendez by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)-Francis Ngannou defeated Bojan Mihajlovic byTKO (St...
  • 5 MISTAKES YOU ARE DOING IN TRAINING

    BERNARDO FARIA JULY 13, 2016   After many years doing BJJ, I have realized some very important things that we should avoid in training. To reach our full potential we need to correct these mistakes.   Here is the list of my 5 most important things:   1 –&n...
  • UFC Fight Night 91 Results

    UFC Fight Night 91 took place Wednesday, July 13th and marked the promotion's first trip to Sioux Falls, South Dakota.    Main Card (Live on Fox Sports 1, 9:00 PM ET) -John Lineker defeated Michael McDonald by Knockout (Punches, 1st Round, 2:43 )-Tony Ferguson...
  • UFC Officially Sold for a Fortune

    Rumors have been swirling over the last month that the UFC had been in negotiation to sell. Several reputable media outlets reported different aspects of the sale, including interest parties, valuation, etc. 7/10/2016 9:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF The UFC has been sold ... TM...
  • Memo Sent to Fighters by Zuffa On the UFC Sale

    The UFC was bought for $2,000,000 in 2000. Then the company lost tens of millions before taking a gamble on The Ultimate Fighter. The Finale between Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar was so transcendently amazing the world began to wake up to MMA.  Now the company has sold for $4,00...
  • 5 TIPS TO INCREASING YOUR SUCCESS WITH THE OMOPLATA AS A SUB

    5 TIPS TO INCREASING YOUR SUCCESS WITH THE OMOPLATA AS A SUBMISSION BERNARDO FARIA JULY 7, 2016   Omoplata: Sweep or Submission?   When you hit the Omoplata, do you go for the sweep or do you go for the Submission?   The Omoplata is a “Submission” tec...
  • UFC 200 Results & Bonuses

    UFC 200 took place Saturday, July 9th in Las Vegas, NV. Main Card (Live on PPV, 10:00 PM ET) -Amanda Nunes defeated Miesha Tate by submission (RNC 3:46, Round 1)-Brock Lesnar defeated Mark Hunt by Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)-Daniel Cormier defeated Anderson SIlva by Unanim...
  • TUF 23 Finale Results

    The finale of the Ultimate Fighter Season 23 took place Friday, July 8th in Las Vegas, NV. The event also featured the finals of the Ultimate Fighter Season for the men's light heavyweight bracket and women's strawweight bracket.   MAIN CARD-Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeated Claudia Gadelha by U...
  • UFC Fight Night 90 Results: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez

    Official Result: Eddie Alvarez defeated Rafael dos Anjos by TKO (Strikes, Round 1, 3:49) Play-By-Play Round 1 – Early on, it’s dos Anjos in the center. Alvarez moves on the outside. Both men look quick to start. Big uppercut from dos Anjos. He’s keeping the pressure h...
  • 5 THINGS TO AVOID IN THE HALF-GUARD

    5 THINGS TO AVOID IN THE HALF-GUARD BERNARDO FARIA JUNE 29, 2016 5 Things to Avoid In the Half-Guard   I have been doing Half-Guard since 2003, back when I was blue belt, and since then I have been studying all types of Half-Guard and every detail that jiu jitsu practitio...
  • 5 TIPS TO PASS THE GUARD

    5 TIPS TO PASS THE GUARD   BERNARDO FARIA JUNE 23, 2016   If you do BJJ there are 2 things that you really have to know how to do very well. These are: how to pass the guard and how to sweep. Basically because the fight goes around this: the person on top is trying to pr...
  • UFC 197 Walk-Out Songs - MMA Melee Music

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  • In depth: Binky Jones vs. Jim Hettes at Shogun Fights II

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  • MMA MELEE MIXTAPES

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