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Grappling Report: Dates Finally Set For ADCC Trials 2021

A rundown of the biggest headlines and news from the world of competitive grappling.

2020 Wrestling for MMA Awards

Looking back on some of the best wrestling-specific fights and moments this year in MMA.

Grappling Report: SUG 19 Crowns Inaugural Women’s Champion as Mason Fowler Retains his Title

A rundown of the biggest headlines and news from the world of competitive grappling.

Wrestling breakdown: Jordan Burroughs vs. Zahid Valencia

The greatest active American freestyle wrestler challenged himself by bumping up in weight to take on a two-time NCAA champion and rising senior-level star Zahid Valencia.

Watch teenage phenom shock black belt with rare choke to win CJJ title

The jiujitsu phenom pulled off a rare "buggy" / "bunny" choke from bottom side control to win the Combat Jiujitsu lightweight title

Wrestling breakdown: The entries of Curtis Blaydes

Curtis Blaydes is an excellent top position grappler in the heavyweight division, but his ability to consistently get to the legs of his opponents for takedowns is what holds his game together.

UFC 255: How Valentina Shevchenko stinks up the joint

Bloody Elbow’s Connor Ruebusch presents what is either a hate-fueled screed or a desperate love letter, but definitely also a technical analysis of UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko.

The Sideboard: Deiveson Figueiredo and the art of submission brawling

Prior to UFC 255 we look at how Deiveson Figueiredo showed some high level grappling against Benavidez, but there’s both more (and less) than meets the eye.

The Sideboard: The unused arsenal of Rafael dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos may be on his last legs as an elite fighter, but his tools aren’t.

Judo Chump: Here’s that NFL athleticism that MMA is missing

More like National Fisticuffs League, amirite? No? You know what? Y’all a bunch of ingrates.

UFC 254 breakdown - Justin Gaethje: Learning the hard way

Bloody Elbow’s striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down Justin Gaethje’s newly honed defense ahead of his title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254.

The Alternate Pt. 2: How Chandler matches up with Khabib

A critical wrestling evaluation of former Bellator champion and current UFC lightweight alternate title challenger Michael Chandler, and his chances against the lightweight king.

Review: Kazushi Sakuraba’s ‘Anti Jiu-Jitsu’

Grappling demigod Kazushi Sakuraba releases an essential instructional to give any grappler the edge on the mats.

Takedown breakdown: Khabib’s uppercut double entry

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov uses level fakes in tandem with his blitzing cage wrestling setups.

Takedown breakdown: How Cruz spoiled Gilman’s undefeated season

Iowa’s Thomas Gilman was on his way to finishing off a dominant senior campaign. In the semifinals, Darian Cruz shocked the country with one pivotal takedown.

Wrestling for MMA: Pedro Munhoz

UFC VEGAS 7: Strong wrestling competency, both offensively and defensively, holds together the game of Pedro Munhoz.

Takedown breakdown: How Kyven Gadson pinned Kyle Snyder

Kyle Snyder’s hopes for four NCAA titles were dashed at the end of his freshman campaign by a beautiful Polish throw.

Takedown breakdown: Alexander Volkanovski’s inside trip

The champion Alexander Volkanovski’s two brief takedowns on Max Holloway may have influenced the judges in their UFC 251 rematch.

Takedown breakdown: Frank Chamizo’s footsweep

Highlighting the superhuman timing and positioning of the two-time World champion.

Zane Richards vs. Zach Sanders: Adjustments from the underhook

Two midwestern standout wrestlers clashed at June’s charity freestyle exhibition - Rumble of the Rooftop.

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Takedown Breakdowns: MMA/UFC wrestling analysis and more

Lessons on how MMA’s best wrestlers get stuff done (and avoid getting stuffed).

Takedown breakdown: How Dvalishvili uses overhand punches

Bantamweight contender Merab Dvalishvili’s record-setting performance in Vegas relied largely on explosive entries off the rear hand.

Belfort says MMA should focus on ‘safety’

The former UFC light heavyweight champion feels the future of mixed martial arts lies in an emphasis on safety.

Rise of a wrestle-boxer: The keys to Cody Stamann’s UFC 250 performance

Under absolutely unimaginable circumstances, bantamweight rising contender Cody Stamann showed off the tools of a future title challenger.

O’Malley on Garbrandt’s KO: ‘There’s levels to striking’

‘Sugar’ Sean gave his fellow bantamweight some props for Garbrandt’s stellar KO of Raphael Assuncao... kinda... sorta... not really.

MMA fighter vs Butterbean wannabe - Tiger MT Training: Episode #5

MMA Mania’s Andrew Richardson takes viewers inside his time training at the one of the world’s largest combat sports gyms: Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand.

Judo Chump: Russian bloggers duke it out for some reason

Two internet "personalities" engaged in fisticuffs for internet clout. That’s it. That’s literally the story.

Battling Bullies, BBQ Beatdowns - Tiger MT Training: Episode #4

MMA Mania’s Andrew Richardson takes viewers inside his time training at the one of the world’s largest combat sports gyms: Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand.

Wrestling for MMA: The entries of Aljamain Sterling

UFC 250’s title eliminator between Aljamain Sterling and Cory Sandhagen may come down to one specific piece of Sterling’s game.

Takedown breakdown: How Burns seized initiative vs. Nelson

A few small details were giving Gunnar Nelson the edge over Gilbert Burns in their wrestling exchanges. Burns adjusted when it mattered the most.

Takedown breakdown: How Cael Sanderson ankle picked Daniel Cormier

Breaking down the signature move of the greatest collegiate wrestler of all time

Takedown breakdown: How Lombard ragdolled Shields

Hector Lombard didn’t use his judo offensively very often in the UFC, but for one night he put on a masterclass.