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Kevin Bradley is a writer covering Bloody Elbow’s grappling beat. A longtime BJJ hobbyist, he began covering combat sports in 2018 for the Jiu-Jitsu Times with athlete interviews and fight breakdowns. He branched into audio the following year, producing and co-hosting the JJT Podcast for its 100 episode run. After a writing hiatus, occasionally contributing to various sites in the interim, he joined BE in late 2022.

2023 IBJJF Pans Preview: Who to watch, and how

Bloody Elbow looks over some of the exciting matchups kicking off this weekend’s IBJJF Pans black belt tournament.

Burns criticizes Covington’s ‘deserved’ UFC title shot

The BJJ expert gave his unvarnished opinion on Covington’s title nod given his inactivity in 2022.

Cyborg, Vagner Rocha among five BJJ stars suspended by for doping

The Fight Sports leader was among five high-profile male athletes given suspensions for violating the IBJJF’s anti-doping policies.

‘I hope you’re training’ - Jones calls out ‘greatest heavyweight’ Miocic

The new UFC Heavyweight champ took time after his submission win over Ciryl Gane to call out the most successful heavyweight champion in the promotion’s history.

WNO results, highlights - Felipe Peña beats Nick Rodriguez

An ADCC legend grapples a physical monster at the top of a stacked Who’s Number One card.

Ryan out of Pena rematch

The ADCC legend announced his withdrawal due to health complications yesterday on social media, leading his former teammate to replace him.

McGregor bounces contestants from TUF to include teammates

The now two-time TUF coach is allegedly axing three winners of the selection rounds in favor of fighters he knows.

Rodriguez denies greasing, as allegations with Gordon Ryan get ugly

The ADCC Silver Medalist kicked off a social media war with his former teammate after an appearance on Mark Bell’s Power Project Podcast.

McGregor hasn’t re-enrolled in USADA testing despite TUF announcement

Set to coach the newest season of The Ultimate Fighter, McGregor still hasn’t begun the six months required for the UFC’s anti-doping program.

WWE’s Matt Riddle earns BJJ black belt

The mma fighter turned pro wrestler was promoted last week following a month-long absence from Monday Night RAW.