Renato Babalau Sobral joins the ranks of Bellator Fighting Championships

Bellator Fighting Championships has just announced the signing of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Renato “Babalu” Sobral (37-9) to its Light Heavyweight roster. “Babalu” will make his Bellator debut in the Season 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament, which will air on Spike TV starting in January. Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney said via press release: “Babalu is an awesome addition to the Bellator family. He’s beaten some of the greatest fighters in the sport, and

Books in Review: Kettlebell RX, Marcelo Garcia’s Advanced BJJ, Grappler’s Manifesto

Victory Belt Publishing recently released three instructional sports books; Marcelo Garcia’s Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Grapplers Manifesto, and Kettlebell RX. I had an opportunity to review the mentioned above trio. The first that comes to mind when holding a Victory Belt book is the print quality. It feels like a book and looks like a book. The covers are very creative, and will add some color to every bookshelf. Things get serious when you open the book and proceed to its content. The first book

Bibiano Fernandes to train with Demetrious Johnson for DREAM GP

According to a report from TATAME, the former DREAM featherweight champion Bibiano Fernandes will be making his return to Bantamweight to be part of the upcoming grand prix. No opponent has been announced as of this date, but the four-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion will be driving three hours from Vancouver, Canada to Seattle, Washington to prepare for his upcoming bout.  AMC Martial Arts run by legendary coach Matt Hume has invited ‘Bibi’ for a seven day camp and a chance to work with the

Jon Olav Einemo: The fight against Dave Herman will end in Round 1 or 2 (Exclusive Interview)

Jon Olav Einemo, or simply JOE (props to Ryan Ventura for the nickname), will return to Mixed Martial Arts this weekend after almost a five-year lond absence, directly into the big stage against the 20-2 Dave Herman on the main card of UFC 131 in Vancouver. Holding a professional MMA record of 6-1 (5 Submissions and one TKO), thirty-five year old Jon Olav Einemo started his MMA career in the year 2000. Einemo is a decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, and a 2003 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Champion with a