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BJJ Ace Garry Tonon Moves To 5-0 With Perfect Heel-Hook

Garry Tonon’s transition to mixed martial arts has continued to be a joy to behold, this time as he scored a slick first-round heel-hook victory at ONE Championship: Enter The Dragon. For those in the know, the athletic capabilities of this 27-year-old Danaher Death Squad stand-out have been beyond any doubt for some time. With that being said, the ease …

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Coach Owen Roddy Will Return To Action In BJJ Tournament

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Owen Roddy’s name is renowned throughout the world of combat sports. The SBG Charlestown is the striking coach for one of the world’s most feared strikers, Conor McGregor. What many don’t know about Coach Roddy though, is that he is also a Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu Black-Belt under the tutelage of John Kavanagh. Roddy himself fought professionally, but it was his coaching …

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Watch: Brian Ortega Spars Rener Gracie In Amazing Session, Shows Exactly How Creative His BJJ Game Is

UFC featherweight Brian Ortega takes on Rener Gracie in an electric – albeit lighthearted – grappling exhibition and shows his immense creativity on the mat. Brian Ortega is a man who has been on the radar of hardcore MMA fans for some time now but after his incredible submission win over Cub Swanson last weekend, he proved to the masses …

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Watch: Our First Look At Dillon Danis In Full-Bellator Gear

SBG Ireland’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu whiz-kid Dillon Danis has made his first appearance in the Bellator colours, taking part in a photoshoot we can only assume is to mark his arrival in the promotion. Dillon Danis, despite being an untested 0-0 fighter, has found himself in the headlines very frequently of late. Of course, his correspondence with the sport of mixed …

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Fighter Of The Week: Gunnar Nelson

In this, the latest edition of Pundit Arena’s ‘Fighter of the Week’ series, we’ll be taking a closer look at this weekend’s UFC London co-main event headliner, Gunnar Nelson. They say that looks can be deceiving and for the many fans of mixed martial arts, there is perhaps no one who sums that saying up in modern MMA more than the …

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Fighter Of The Week: Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza

In this, the first edition of Pundit Arena’s Fighter Of The Week, we’ll be taking a closer look at the only competitor who managed to take home a finish at last weekend’s relatively flat UFC 208, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza. It has been said on several occasions by the UFC’s colour commentator Joe Rogan that there are three Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners in …

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Demian Maia Makes A Beautifully Transparent Statement On His Title Aspirations & Why He Should Be Next

UFC welterweight Demian Maia has made a heartfelt statement about his life as a martial artist, his career and his title aspirations in the lead up to the 170lb championship bout between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson at UFC 209. Maia may well be the UFC’s most talented martial artist from a traditional standpoint. As a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor he …

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McGregor’s Training Partner Dillon Danis Believes He Would Submit Jon Jones In Under 8-Minutes

In one of the stranger rivalries to emerge in recent times, Dillon Danis has fired back at the UFC’s former light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, claiming he would make short work of him if they ever met in a grappling contest. The brash personality of Dublin’s Conor McGregor has seemingly started to rub off on his SBG Ireland teammates (with the …

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Conor McGregor’s Jiu-Jitsu Coach Issues Challenge To Every UFC Fighter

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 18: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor arrives at an open workout for UFC 202 at Rocks Lounge at the Red Rock Casino on August 18, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor is scheduled to fight Nate Diaz in a welterweight rematch at UFC 202 on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor brought in some top level guys for his training camp leading up to his UFC 202 rematch with Nate Diaz in August, among them multiple Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Dillion Danis. The Marcelo Garcia black belt is fresh from winning double gold at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s No-Gi Pans in New York this past …

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Nate Diaz Has Cruel Intentions For Conor McGregor Teammate

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Nate Diaz eyes Conor McGregor from across the Octagon before their welterweight rematch at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by majority decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Nate Diaz’s post UFC 202 press conferences and comments have led to a plethora of quotable remarks.  In the aftermath of what is now being hailed by many as the greatest UFC encounter of all time, Nate Diaz can be forgiven for feeling somewhat aggrieved after evidently going to the very limit of ones will, only to come up just …

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