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    Vitor Belfort Finally gets Opponent

    Tue, 2013-08-20 22:40 — Benjamin Bieker

     Vitor Belfort has called out and turned down every fighter from Chael Sonnen to Tim Kennedy. He has also stated that he prefers a fight at light-heavyweight while he waits for the outcome of the upcoming title shot rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva. Now, he may have a chance to do that, because the UFC has offered him a headlining slot opposite Dan Henderson for a bout in November. The fight would take place in Brazil at a yet to be determined arena, and would serve as Ultimate Fight Night 31. 

    Jiu Jitsu by the Sea Fall invitational

    Tue, 2013-08-20 08:53 — Benjamin Bieker

     Early Registration closes at 11:59pm Friday, August 23 

    For our Jiu Jitsu by the Sea Fall Invitational, this will be the last time you will be able to really compete "by the sea" at our East Cliff location. This tournament has been held at the East Cliff location for 13 years, so don't miss this opportunity to compete one last time by the sea! We will be moving locations for this tournament for future dates and will keep you posted as soon as we know.

    BJJ Black Belt Demian Maia Returns to Brazil

    Fri, 2013-08-16 00:14 — Benjamin Bieker

      Demian Maia was supposed to return to Brazil earlier this year at UFC 163 against longtime UFC veteran Josh Koscheck, but now he will be facing off with an American black belt in Jake Shields. They will be fighting at UFC Fight Night 29 which is set for Ginasio Jose Correa arena which is in Barueri, Brazil. This will be an interesting fight as both fighters are fans of the ground game. Obviously, Maia is one of the best BJJ practitioners to transfer into MMA, and he holds 9 of his 18 wins by submission over big names like Chael Sonnen, Ed Herman, Rick Story, and Nate Quarry.

    Famed Black Belt Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Ready to Train

    Tue, 2013-08-13 09:17 — Benjamin Bieker

     Antonio Rogerio Nogueira captured the biggest win of his UFC career earlier this year when he beat former champion Rashad Evans by decision. He was then set to take on another former champion and past foe Mauricio Rua who beat Nogueira back in 2005 in PRIDE. The match was the fight of the year, and was an instant classic for that years tournament. Since that time, both fighters have had varied success with Shogun capturing the UFC title, but having traded wins and losses in his last few fights.

    Bred 4 Battle Combat Sports Tournament

    Mon, 2013-08-12 08:53 — Benjamin Bieker

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    BJJ Champion Vinny Magalhaes Set to Retire from MMA... Maybe

    Thu, 2013-08-08 20:51 — Benjamin Bieker

     Recently, Vinny Magalhaes suffered a knockout at the hands of Anthony Perosh in less than twenty-seconds. While it was not on the live feed of the event, it was rumored that Magalhaes left his glove sin the cage after the match. This lead to speculation that the former BJJ champion was retiring from the sport of MMA. Now, he has broken his silence and this is what he said. 

    BJJ Champion Vinny Magalhaes Set to Retire from MMA... Maybe

    Thu, 2013-08-08 20:51 — Benjamin Bieker

     Recently, Vinny Magalhaes suffered a knockout at the hands of Anthony Perosh in less than twenty-seconds. While it was not on the live feed of the event, it was rumored that Magalhaes left his glove sin the cage after the match. This lead to speculation that the former BJJ champion was retiring from the sport of MMA. Now, he has broken his silence and this is what he said. 

     

    The Power of Cross Training Part 3

    Tue, 2013-08-06 21:34 — Benjamin Bieker

     The power of cross-training is an important interest to anyone that trains in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, because not only can it increase your strength, but it can increase your flexibility, cardio, and muscle fatigue as well. We have covered running and swimming so far as part of the power of cross-training. In this article, we will talk about how weight training can help you improve your game of Jiu Jitsu.

    The Power of Cross Training Part 3

    Tue, 2013-08-06 21:34 — Benjamin Bieker

     The power of cross-training is an important interest to anyone that trains in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, because not only can it increase your strength, but it can increase your flexibility, cardio, and muscle fatigue as well. We have covered running and swimming so far as part of the power of cross-training. In this article, we will talk about how weight training can help you improve your game of Jiu Jitsu.

    Special Gracie Breakdown: The Zombie's Twister

    Tue, 2013-08-06 07:41 — Benjamin Bieker

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    Although the Zombie couldn't get the job done last weekend, in this special edition Gracie Breakdown which aired last week on Fox Sports, Rener Gracie and Eddie Bravo analyze The Zombie's historic UFC win over Leonard Garcie where he used the Twister submission to get the win. After they breakdown the technique, they also discuss what could have been done to counter the Twister in case you ever get tied up! 

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