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Battle for NY BJJ Supremacy – Gianni Grippo vs. Mateo Maldonado

Check out this exciting match between two world champions, Gianni Grippo vs. Mateo Maldonado! This battle occurred at yesterday’s World Pro trials in NY. In addition to winning a trip to Abu Dhabi, the winner of this match gets bragging right. LOL! Enjoy the match.


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Match of the Week: Antonio Carlos “Cara de Sapato” vs Romulo Barral

Hey guys, we had to take some time off to straighten somethings out and now we are back. Today’s feature match is between a rising star versus a BJJ legend… Antonio Carlos “Cara de Sapato” (Checkmat) vs Romulo Barral (Gracie Barra)! This battle took place at the semi-finals of the absolutes at the 2012 Brasileiro’s. Antonio Carlos is a relative new comer in the BB … Continue reading


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Match of the Week: Michael Langhi vs. DJ Jackson

Today, we feature a match that took place in Japan this past weekend, Michael Langhi vs. DJ Jackson. This intense battle took placeatn the absolute finals of the Rickson Cup. This is the classic guard player vs the relentless passer battle. Check out who wins.


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Match Of The Week: Bruno Malfacine Vs. Felipe Costa (2011)

Ok guys, we took some time off to get some R&R, but now we are back! Today, we feature a stellar match between two superstars of the Galo weight class, Bruno Malfacine Vs. Felipe Costa. This exciting match took place in the finals of the 2011 Brasileiros (Brazilian National). Enjoy the match! Also we are starting a new thing. For those who intently study these … Continue reading


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Match of the Week: Demian Maia vs Gabriel Gonzaga

To celebrate Demian Maia’s return to the octagon , today’s Match of the Week features one of his gi matches at a CBJJO event. I’m not sure when this happened (looks like 2004), but I do know that his opponent was another UFC veteran, Gaberial Gonzaga. Enjoy the match!         This is how it was done!


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Match of the Week: Marcelo Garcia vs. Raphael Lovato jr

Today’s Match of the Week Features Marcelo Garcia and Raphael Lovato jr tearing it up at a smaller event in Houston TX. When speaking to Marcelo, he claims that he has the hardest time with long lanky players like Roger Gracie and Raphael Lovato jr. Check out the match to see who comes on top. Enjoy! Slow Motion


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Match of the Week: Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida vs Leandro “Lo” Nascimento

This week we feature two 2012 Mundial Champions vying for dominance, Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida vs Leandro “Lo” Nascimento! This match too place at the 2011 Pan-Americano in Brasilia, Brazil. This event was not the IBJJF Pan Ams, but the FEDERAÇÃO DE JIU-JITSU DE BRASÍLIA (FBJJDF). Enjoy the match.


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Match of the Week: Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida vs Jimmy Harbison

So the smoke has finally cleared from an explosive 2012 Mundial Championship. As always, the nail-biting suspense left people wondering how the IBJJF can top themselves next year. This year, without a Roger Gracie presence, there was a new crowned prince of the absolute division, Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida! Today’s Match of the Week features a no-gi match between the superfast Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida vs one … Continue reading


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Match of the Week: Romulo Barral vs Demian Maia

Today’s Match of the Week features an exciting battle between an elite MMA star and a bjj wizard, Demian Maia vs Romulo Barral. This match took place in the semi-finals of the 2006 Brasileiros. Don’t look away, this is a fast match. Enjoy!


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Match of the Week: Victor Estima vs. Alan “Finfou” Nascimento

Today’s Match of the Week features two men who are helping to shape the BJJ scene in Europe, Victor Estima (Gracie Barra) and Alan “Finfou” Nascimento (Checkmat). This battle took place in the finals at this year’s European Open in Lisbon, Portugal. Both were vying for the title “king of the European middle weights”, Finfou represented Sweden and Victor represented the UK. Enjoy this match! … Continue reading


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