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2012 World Pro Trials – New York

Here is some of the action that went on this past weekend from the World Pro Trials in New York. More EXCLUSIVE Content from Submission Control still to come. STAY TUNED!


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Match of the Week: Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes x. Mario Reis

Today’s “Match of the Week” features a great battle between two gamed competitors currently active in the tournament circuit… Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes and Mario Reis! This match between these two amazing athletes took place in the absolute division of the 2010 Sul Americano’s. Augusto Mendes of Soul Fighters is considered one of the top five BJJers in his weight class; he has beaten some of … Continue reading


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Before they were Stars: Ronda Rousey

Today’s “Before They Were Stars” segment features the undefeated “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey! As many of you may know, Ronda’s accomplished a lot in her short time as a professional MMA fighter (including securing a title shot this March against Miesha Tate); however many of you may not know that she was breed for combat sports. Ronda’s mother Dr. AnnMaria DeMars, was the first-ever American to … Continue reading


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Young Guns: Ralph Go (2011 IBJJF Mundial Silver Medalist)

Today’s Young Guns segment features a bjj practitioner from a distant part of the world where martial arts has historically been a striker’s art form. In a country where a modest youth can change himself to an international superstar, today’s Young Gun, Ralph Go is trying to replicate Manny Pacquiao’s success with boxing in BJJ. Ralph Go, a brown belt under Makoto Aramaki, is one … Continue reading


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Pioneers of the Sport: Ricardo Libório

    Today’s “Pioneers of the Sport” segment features the founder of American Top Team (ATT), Ricardo Libório. He is known by the general MMA audience as the mastermind of one of the most successful modern teams. His roots in the martial arts leads back to Judo, Tae Kwon Do and the Gracie family. Libório was the first super heavyweight CBJJO/IBJJF Mundial Champion, yet he … Continue reading


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Before They Were Stars: Shinya Aoki

    Today’s “Before They Were Stars” segment features one of the top light weight Japanese fighters in MMA… Shinya Aoki! This Yuki Nakai BB holds a MMA record of 29-5-1. Of his twenty-nine win, nineteen were via submissions. He is one of the best representatives of BJJ in MMA. Little know fact, Shinya’s nickname in Japan is Tobikan Judan (which translates to grandmaster of … Continue reading


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Young Guns: Francisco “Sinistro” Iturralde

Today, we feature yet another member of the Alliance team. It seems that in addition to having a huge stable of world champion black belts, this mega-team’s breadth reaches to all different belt levels. In the below interview, we talk to purple belt world champion Francisco “Sinistro” Iturralde. Sinistro hails from a place where BJJ is still in its infancy. While Ecuador is geographically close … Continue reading


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Match of the Week: Vinny Magalhaes vs. Mike Fowler

    Today we feature an exciting match between Lloyd Irvin’s star student Mike Fowler and ADCC champion Vinny Magalhaes. This bout took place at a Grapplers Quest West Coast event in 2006. The tournament was stocked with BJJ studs including the abovementioned and previous champions such as Xande Ribeiro, Sean Spangler, Cascao Vital, Bill Cooper and many more! Enjoy this great match from one … Continue reading


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Before They Were Stars: Nick Diaz

Before his meteoric rise to MMA stardom, he was a phenomenal Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner. Through his MMA career, this Cesar Gracie Black Belt… Continue reading


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Pioneers of the Sport: Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti

    Confucius… Plato… Roger Bacon… Annie Sullivan… James Escalante… In the same vein as the aforementioned, today’s “Pioneers of the Spot” segment features the famed instructor/head of Alliance… Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti. Jacare is a 7th degree coral belt, who received his BB from the late Rolls Gracie. As a member of the “Famous Five,” his training partners included Rickson Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr., Mauricio Gomes, … Continue reading


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