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The ROPE Drill – This is NOT fun, but it’s a great conditioning drill

I remember the first time I did the ROPE drill quite well. One of my training partners, Efrain Ruiz, introduced me to it. He seemed to do it with some struggle, but nothing major. When I finished 5 rounds of it though, wow – my legs turned into jello. It is pretty self explanatory from […]

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Far Side Duck Under off the Underhook

It’s nice being back in Miami, as it has been a while since I was able to hang out with my family and team at the Freestyle Fighting Academy. I also get to watch an ADCC National Champion, my brother Marcos Avellan, teach class. I wouldn’t want to leave you in the dark, so I filmed […]

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10 Year Challenge: Muay Thai Clinch Wrestling

It seems everyone has been posting before and after photos from 10 years ago, so I decided to step it up and show you a video of me from 10 years ago. 🙂 This was back in 2009 in Tiger Muay Thai in Thailand. Me and my former student and grappling sensation Enrico Cocco are […]

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My Battle with Andre Galvao

This match review is from the 2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. After having a breakthrough performance on Day 1 of ADCC, submitting European champion Trond Saksenvik and ADCC Pro World Champion Tarsis Humphries, my goal of becoming an ADCC Champion was within reach. One man stood in my way to the […]

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How to Stop a Half Guard Player

Do you know how to shut down a half guard player? Another match review, this one goes back to 2003 I believe in a Grapplers Quest West Pro Finals against Moacir “Boca” Oliveira. Funny to think I was here in Las Vegas over 15 years ago, and know I’m living here today. 🙂 Boca was […]

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ADCC 2009: Avellan vs Saksenvik

This match was the beginning of a mindset shift for me that changed how I approached every match afterwards. In previous ADCC tournaments, I was more focused on getting points to win. I took few risks, and had a take down / guard passing centered game plan. After 7 matches that lasted 100 minutes, I […]

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Old Match Review: Me vs Rodrigo “Baga” Ramos

This match from back in 2001 was a wrestling battle with a lot of under hooks! Man I’m getting old, or should I say, more experienced. 🙂 This match I believe was 17 years ago, against ATT Black Belt Rodrigo “Baga” Ramos. This was the first and last time I competed in an event I was promoting. The stress of running a grappling event when you are 19 years old […]

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Podcast and Results from Subversiv BJJ Team Tournament

This past weekend I coached Team Lloyd Irvin at the Subversiv BJJ Team Tournament. We had a last minute injury that caused us to be a man short for a team of 4 instead of 5. Still, Tim Spriggs, DJ Jackson, Angelo Clairborne, and Nyjah Rollins came out strong and won the first team match […]

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UFC 227 Fight Recap with Show the Art Podcast

I sat down with Abe from Show the Art Podcast to review UFC 227: Dillashaw vs Garbrandt. In this episode, we talk about the main card match ups, strategies, and future match ups. Give it a listen below and make sure to subscribe. 🙂

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Kimura Trap System in the UFC

ADCC Champion and UFC rising star Davi Ramos just won his fight against the tough Nick Hein in UFC 224 by using the rolling Kimura Trap setup from top half guard! This technique is in the Kimura Trap System, and I share it with you and break it down after highlighting Ramos use of it […]

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