Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong dropped big on Twitter news to begin the week.

The leader of Asia's largest sports media property announced that Gordon Ryan's highly-anticipated debut in the organization would come on August 27 in an openweight grappling super match.

Ryan has competed at nearly 220 pounds throughout his grappling career. Upon signing with ONE, Ryan said he would be competing in both the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. But first-up will be a dazzling spotlight on two of the world's premier grapplers.

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Prosecutors in New Mexico have elected not to pursue rape charges against jiu-jitsu coach Rafael de Freitas. De Freitas, who had a 6-1-1 record as an MMA fighter and who had served as a coach for former UFC champion Holly Holm, had been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a female student at her home last November.

But prosecutors felt there was insufficient evidence to proceed. De Freitas' lawyers contended that while their client made an error in his marriage for which he was regretful, the incident with his student was entirely consensual. According to sherdog.com they suggested the woman who alleged the assault may have had motives for falsely accusing him.


ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced on Monday that three-time ADCC World Champion Gordon Ryan has signed with the Asian-based martial arts organization.

Via a tweet, Sityodtong wrote Ryan would be competing in both submission grappling and mixed martial arts competitions for Asia's largest sports media property.

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After years of almost solely competition-based interviews, articles, and media, BBMJJ offers a new, fresh take on how Jiu-Jitsu is seen and heard globally.

ORLANDO, March 18, 2021 -- BBMJJ, LLC., creators of exclusive Jiu-Jitsu content for everyone who practices Jiu-Jitsu, announced today its website and platform launch with the release of bbmjiujitsu.com. The new platform features exclusive interviews, stories, and other media from Icons of the art, such as Renzo Gracie, Fábio Gurgel, and Murilo Bustamante, as well as previously unknown Jiujiteiros from around the world. Delivering an experience like no other in sharing the "voice" of Jiu-Jitsu to everyone… what Jiu-Jitsu is truly about.

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