Grappling

Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground set to return in 2019

Submission Underground (SUG), the submission grappling promotion founded by MMA star Chael Sonnen, has a show date booked and will return to promoting events in 2019, a source close to the promotion told The Body Lock. SUG promoted seven events…

Jon Blank and Yuri Simoes replace Gordon Ryan and Fabricio Werdum in Combat Jiu-Jitsu Fight Night

The first-ever Combat Jiu-Jitsu Fight Night bracket has been finalized – again. Changes were made to the tournament after Gordon Ryan was forced to withdraw from the competition. Ryan tore his LCL and “badly strained” his biceps femoris tendon in…

UFC and PFL vet Vinny Magalhaes will again search for ADCC gold, this time at 99kg

Vinny Magalhaes, a storied jiu-jitsu black belt and longtime MMA veteran, announced Wednesday that he would return for the sixth time to ADCC competition. The Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championships is widely considered jiu-jitsu’s ultimate proving ground. Many…