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The Ugly Guillotine

This is probably the ugliest guillotine I have done in a match before. I’m embarrassed looking at it now, lol! Even though I won, there was a lot of things that I did wrong here. Watch the video below to get the play by play breakdown so you don’t repeat my mistakes. Also, make sure […]

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Constant Pressure – David Avellan vs Shawn Eager

I entered this tournament just before ADCC 2011, as a way of tuning myself up for competition. I hadn’t competed since last ADCC in 2009. This was the first match of the day, against Pablo Popovitch Black Belt Shawn Eager. I can count the times in my life that I have been swept in competition […]

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My David vs. Goliath Match up with Roy “Big Country” Nelson

Back in 2003, I entered a 16-man Grapplers Quest West Absolute Division in Las Vegas. For some reason, I always end up drawing the largest specimens in every absolute I enter. Cyborg, Jeff Monson, Xande, Robert Drysdale, and in this match, the biggest of the bunch – Roy “Big Country” Nelson. This was my third […]

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Fighting 2 Rounds with 1 Arm

Jason Soares Kick

One of my fighters had a hell of a fight last night that pushed him to the edge. Jason Soares is a black belt from my brother and I and he was defending his featherweight title against a very game Guilherme Faria from Brazil. Jason is known for his grappling game, as he has 7 […]

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Old School Wrestling Battle

This is another great wrestling battle I had way back in 2002 against Rodrigo “Baga” Ramos. At the time, he was a BJJ Brown Belt that I knew nothing about. I didn’t realize we were going to throw down and go back and forth in this great match up. It doesn’t take long for the […]

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There is a first time for everything…

Back in 2002, I was known by some in the grappling scene in south Florida as “the Black Belt Wrestler.” It was a term they used to say that I didn’t really know Jiu Jitsu. My brother and I weren’t ranked in BJJ at the time, and being Americans with a wrestling background (and keep […]

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Old School NAGA Matches

Here is another blast from the past. Well actually there are two matches in this one video back to back. These are some videos I found buried on my computer from over a decade ago. Probably between 2000-2002, I can’t remember the exact dates. It was one of my first NAGA Pro divisions in Connecticut. […]

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Dan Faggella – Grapplers Quest Toe Hold Breakdown

For this blog, I will be having BJJ Black Belt Dan Faggella contribute an article that I think you all will learn something from. Dan is a No Gi Pan Am Champion, and has some great leg locks in his arsenal, which he will be breaking down below. If you are interested in learning how […]

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Should doing the most damage win a fight?

Shah fought tonight in San Do – a 3 man free for all MMA fight. He was able to use great foot work to evade his opponents while landing some great strikes. Shah landed a devastating liver kick to one of his opponents that left a huge welt across his rib (he later ended up […]

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Fight Review: TUF Live – Myles Jury vs Al Iaquinta

First, here is the official play by play MMAjunkie: [features_box_light_blue width=”75%” + border=”1px”]TEAM CRUZ’S MYLES JURY (9-0) VS. TEAM FABER’S AL IAQUINTA (5-1) Round 1 – Josh Rosenthal is your referee. Iaquinta moves confidently forward with punches. Jury trying to keep some distance and use a reach advantage. Iaquinta flurries, and Jury just misses on […]

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