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Mackenzie Dern proves her BJJ skills yet again, with first round win vs Nina Ansaroff

Mackenzie Dern made light work of her opponent Nina Ansaroff after submitting her with an armbar towards the end of the first round. What was more impressive than the submission itself, was the calm demeanor of Dern whilst she peeled off the hands of Ansaroff with the seconds left of the round. This victory gave …

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Emilio Hernandez vs Jon Calenstine to headline the Sapateiro Invirtational

On March 20th, the Sapateiro Invitational will commence, with various Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athletes going at it for pride and money. Headlining the night is Emilio Hernandez vs Jon Calenstine in what has been dubbed, ‘Battle for the axe’. This is because the winner receives $1000, a title belt and a custom-made axe. In a …

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Third Coast Grappling 8-man Grand Prix tournament competitors announced

Third Coast Grappling recently made the move over to Fite TV in favor of using a PPV model. This will be their first promotion under their new structure and with the names of the competitors involved, it looks set to be a cracker. The event is scheduled for April 3rd and is set to take …

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Eddie Bravo announces Combat Jiu Jitsu Welterweight World Championships lineup

This week saw 10th Planet pioneer Eddie Bravo announce the lineup for his Combat Jiu Jitsu Welterweight World Championship. This saw a couple of experienced CJJ participants as well as a few new faces too. The names mentioned were Roberto Jimenez, Tye Ruotolo, Nathan Orchard and Kody Steele. Nathan Orchard has fought in CJJ before, …

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Quintet Fight Night 6 makes history will all-female squads

Last night saw a historic moment for Sakuraba’s Quintet grappling series. For the first time ever, it featured all-female teams. The event was a success and even had a superfight that even featured Sakuraba’s son who like his father, won by a Kimura submission. After a few hours of pure no-gi grappling, the eventual winners …

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Richie Martinez to face Mason Fowler at Submission Underground 21

Veteran grappler Richie Martinez is set to face Caio Terra brown belt Mason Fowler at Submission Underground 21. Fowler made headlines last year after beating Craig Jones twice on the SUG promotion. By taking Jones to overtime, he managed to finish twice from the back under EBI rules. After beating Jones, this meant Fowler was …

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10th Planets Nathan Orchard challenges Colby Covington to SUG match

Nathan Orchard has been on the SUG scene for a couple of years now and has fought the likes of Roberto Jimenez amongst others. More recently, Submission Underground has grown in exposure with the addition of Chael Sonnen who has helped bring more eyes to the promotion. Well, now Orchard is trying to expose SUG …

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WNO roundup, Gordon Ryan, controversy and the aftermath

Gordon Ryan is no stranger to controversy and his match at last nights Whose Number One went without any chaos. However, it was the aftermath that got people talking. In a backstage exchange, he and Andre Galvao got into a verbal confrontation, which resulted in Ryan slapping Galvao. Obviously, this is not a good look …

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