UFC Fight Night: Matt Brown misses weight, but avoids penalty after Comission blocks second cut


The official weigh in for the UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs. Brown took place this Friday, in San Jose California.

Two out of all competitors didn’t make weight.

0_HayabusaGi_StampSiteStrawweight Juliana Lima was one pound over the 116lb mark and co-headliner Matt Brown was 1,5lb over the 171lb limit.

Both fighters were willing to go under a second cut in the hour they had available but the California Athletic Comission wouldn’t allow them to do it.

With that, Lima and Brown will not loose 20% of their purse and will still be eligible for bonuses of the evening after tomorow evening’s event.

UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs. Brown takes place this Saturday, in San Jose.

Here are the compete results of the official weigh in:

Main card:

170 lbs.: Robbie Lawler (171) vs. Matt Brown (172.5)

205 lbs.: Anthony Johnson (204.5) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (205.5)

145 lbs.: Clay Guida (145) vs. Dennis Bermudez (146)

155 lbs.: Josh Thomson (155) vs. Bobby Green (155.5)

Preliminary card:

155 lbs.: Daron Cruickshank (155.5) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155.5)

170 lbs.: Hermani Perpetuo (171) vs. Tim Means (170.5)

205 lbs.: Kyle Kingsbury (204.5) vs. Patrick Cummins (206)

145 lbs.: Mike de la Torre (146) vs. Brian Ortega (145.5)

155 lbs.: Akbarh Arreola (155.5) vs. Tiago dos Santos (155)

145 lbs.: Steven Siler (146) vs. Noad Lahat (145)

170 lbs.: Andreas Stahl (171) vs. Gilbert Burns (170)

115 lbs.: Juliana Lima (117)  vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (115)


UFC Fight Night – Lawler vs. Brown: watch the official weigh in at 7pm/4pm (ET/PT)

Canada: Last day to register for the 2014 IBJJF Toronto Open July 25 at 11:59 PM PST

Daniel Alvarez at the 2013 Toronto Open.

Daniel Alvarez at the 2013 Toronto Open.

Today, July 25, is the last day to register for the 2014 IBJJF Toronto Open in Toronto, Ontario, CA. The registration deadline is officially at 11:59 p.m. PST.

The event will be hosted on August 2 at Ryerson University – Kerr Hall located at 350 Victoria Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2K3.

Divisions from juvenile to maser 6, white to black. The cost is $115 per person.

This is a great event for the Canadians to compete in a high-level and professional atmosphere on their home turf.

Register now at www.ibjjf.org

Video: Sophia Drysdale demonstrates a triangle submission from closed guard

Australian black belt Sophia Drysdale of GMA Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu in Las Vegas, NV has put together an instructional for a position that goes back to basics. With all the excitement over worm guard and berimbolos, referring back to the closed guard is never a bad decision.

Here, Sophia offers a way to secure a triangle submission from the closed guard by breaking an opponent’s grip on your lapel in the process. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Learn more about Sophia and Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu at www.drysdalejiujitsu.com


João Gabriel Rocha back in the gi and preparing his return to training

João Gabriel Rocha with some of his teammates at the Soul Fighters HQ in Rio.

João Gabriel Rocha with some of his teammates at the Soul Fighters HQ in Rio.

Black belt João Gabriel Rocha is almost ready to comeback to training.

0_HayabusaGi_StampSiteThe Soul Fighters rising star spent the last months battling a testicular cancer diagnosed earlier this year.

This Thursday he put on the gi again to take part in the team’s annual belt ceremony.

On his Facebook account, he wrote about his plans for the weeks to come: “I’m literally running after the time I lost. Next week I begin my detox diet and the week after that one I can go back to training. I can’t wait. The anticipation is killing me.”


Nick Diaz signs three-fight contract with UFC to return to MMA

Nick Diaz signing his new UFC contract

Nick Diaz signing his new UFC contract

Nick Diaz’s retirement from MMA is over.

0_HayabusaGi_StampSiteThe welterweight just signed a three-fight contract with the UFC.

The news was posted by UFC President, Dana White, in his Twitter account.

It is still unknown when Nick will first appear in the octagon under his new contract.

His last appearance happened at UFC 153, on March 16, 2013, when he was defeated by GSP by unanimous decision.

After that match, Diaz said he was done with MMA and has since kept his promise.

Diaz is 26-9 in his MMA career.

Who do you think he should face first?

World Jiu-Jitsu Expo confirms Mendes Bros free seminar on October 18

Rafael Mendes and Guilherme Mendes

Rafael Mendes and Guilherme Mendes

The World Jiu-Jitsu Expo announced another huge attraction for its third installment.

0_HayabusaGi_StampSiteRafael and Guilherme Mendes will be teaching a free seminar on October 18.

The World Jiu-Jitsu Expo takes place October 18 – 19, at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Other than the Mendes Bros, Marcus Buchecha is also confirmed to teach a seminar.

The event will also feature three IBJJF events: The IBJJF Pro League, the American Nationals Kids and the Long Beach Open.

Three superfights are also already confirmed – Gianni Grippo vs. Augusto Tanquinho, Nino Schembri vs. Vitor Shaolin, Robson Moura vs. Marcos Parrumpinha.

For more info, go to worldjiujitsuexpo.com

Go to ibjjf.com to register for the tournaments.

Luiz Panza confirmed in the IBJJF Pro League at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo

Luiz Panza at Pan 2014

Luiz Panza at Pan 2014

The 2014 Pan superheavy champion, Luiz Panza is confirmed in the 2014 IBJJF Pro League.

Panza will probably compete in the superheavy/ultra-heavy division.

The IBJJF Pro League takes place October 19, at the Long Beach Convention Center, inside the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo.

Besides Panza, the following names are already confirmed in the roster:  Otavio Sousa, Paulo Miyao, Claudio Calasans Jr, Yuri Simões, Felipe Pena, Bernardo Faria, Gustavo Pires, Jackson Sousa, Vitor Oliveira, Ivaniel Cavalcante and Ricardo Evangelista.

For more info, go to Worldjiujitsuexpo.com or ibjjf.com

TBT: Remember Roger Gracie Vs Saulo Ribeiro at The Worlds 2005

Rafael Lovato Jr. on the road; don’t miss seminars in Texas & Oregon


Rafael Lovato Jr. of GMA Lovato’s School of BJJ & MMA will be out on the road for a few seminars coming up this summer. This Saturday, July 26, he will be making his way to the Texas area for a three-hour seminar in Garland.

The seminar starts at 12 p.m. and will run until 3 p.m. at Redemption Jiu-Jitsu located at 354 E. I-30 Suite B Garland, TX.

The cost is $90 for students of Redemption Jiu-Jitsu and $100 for guests.

To reserve your spot call 972-861-2551.



On the following day, Lovato will visit Wichita Falls, TX for another three-hour event. This seminar runs from 12 to 3 p.m. at Texoma BJJ located at 4020 Rhea Rd Suite 7C Wichita Falls, TX.

The cost is $85 for Texoma BJJ members and $100 for guests.

Reserve your spot by visiting www.texomabjj.com


And on August 5, GMA Seaside Jiu-Jitsu will host Lovato in Seaside, OR. This seminar will cost $75 per person. The location will be 1601 S. Roosevelt Seaside, OR.

Register at www.oregonjjevents.com


Learn more about Rafael Lovato Jr. and his GMA academy at www.okbjj.com