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James Meals talks affiliation with Tom DeBlass, how coaching became life’s calling Interviews MMA News 

James Meals talks affiliation with Tom DeBlass, how coaching became life’s calling

Above photo by Angelo Carchesio – AngeloJ80_Photography James Meals began competing in combat sports at a time when regulations were not exactly where they are today.  The Driven Gym owner’s first recorded fight (depending on which site you look at) was roughly 17 years ago in 2001 when he took on Shawn Upshur at Rage in the Cage 27.  Fast... Read More
From mat to cage: Garry Tonon confident in repeating BJJ magic in debut vs Filipino talent MMA News 

From mat to cage: Garry Tonon confident in repeating BJJ magic in debut vs Filipino talent

For the past couple of decades, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been spreading like wildfire, gaining worldwide recognition and becoming the most well-known submission-orientated combat style among the grappling arts. Since modern mixed martial arts opened its doors to Brazil’s concept of Jiu-Jitsu, the style has been put to the test against other extremely effective grappling arts in a variety of point... Read More
ADCC World Championship Day 1 News and Results Event Results MMA News 

ADCC World Championship Day 1 News and Results

The ADCC World Championships are finally here! Today, in Finland, it was the opening day with already a ton of great matches and surprises. Last year’s – 60 kg Champion and current Legacy FC fighter, Mackenzie Dern, lost to local favorite Elvira Karppinen by points in the opening round. Karppinen advances to the semifinals against Bianca Basilio. Another surprise came... Read More
Fight To Win Pro 43 Results – DeBlass vs. Assis Event Results MMA News 

Fight To Win Pro 43 Results – DeBlass vs. Assis

Tonight, at Central Regonal High School in Bayville, New Jerse,y Fight To Win Pro returns for the second time in 2017. The 43rd Fight To Win Pro has a phenomenal main event featuring local hero Tom De Blass vs. current champion, Joao Assis. DeBlass defeated former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez via unanimous decision in his Fight to Win Pro... Read More
Tom DeBlass talks love for art of BJJ, giving back, Fight to Win 30 – “Logan’s Fight” Interviews MMA News 

Tom DeBlass talks love for art of BJJ, giving back, Fight to Win 30 – “Logan’s Fight”

Tom DeBlass talks love for art of BJJ, giving back, Fight to Win 30 – “Logan’s Fight” Retired mixed martial artist turned full-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor, Tom DeBlass will headline ‘Fight To Win’ 30, Saturday, April 8, against former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez. DeBlass, a former competitor in the UFC and Bellator MMA is the owner of Ocean County... Read More
WATCH:  Marriage proposal on the mat – OCBJJ students getting hitched MMA News Video 

WATCH: Marriage proposal on the mat – OCBJJ students getting hitched

WATCH:  Marriage proposal on the mat – OCBJJ students getting hitched Lana Hunter and Tony Rickey are engaged.  Tony’s marriage proposal came earlier today at Ocean County Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Forked River, New Jersey. The proposal was broadcast via Facebook by OCBJJ owner Tom DeBlass. Lana is a black belt from Texas. She is sponsored athlete with Da Firma Kimono... Read More
Garry Tonon vs Rousimar Palhares set for Polaris Professional Jiu Jitsu Invitational 3 Events Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ MMA News 

Garry Tonon vs Rousimar Palhares set for Polaris Professional Jiu Jitsu Invitational 3

Two of the world’s most dangerous grapplers will meet face-to-face April 2 in the United Kingdom.  Former World Series of Fighting and UFC star, Rousimar Palhares will face Garry Tonon at Polaris Professional Jiu Jitsu Invitational 3. Palhares has been the subject of several controversial submission finishes in both the UFC and WSOF, even being stripped of his WSOF belt... Read More
CFFC heavyweight champ Anyanwu to grapple DeBlass at UGA 2015 Fall Open Events MMA News 

CFFC heavyweight champ Anyanwu to grapple DeBlass at UGA 2015 Fall Open

CFFC heavyweight champ Anyanwu to grapple DeBlass at UGA 2015 Fall Open Current Cage Fury Fight Championships (CFFC) heavyweight champion, Zu Anyanwu, will step away from the cage, October 24, however the move is not permanent. Anyanwu (9-3) will locks horns with jiu-jitsu phenom Tom DeBlass (9-2) at the United Grapplers Association 2015 Fall Open. The champ posted on Facebook:... Read More
Happy 21st Birthday UFC – Fighters Reflect on Favorite Moments MMA News 

Happy 21st Birthday UFC – Fighters Reflect on Favorite Moments

Happy 21st Birthday UFC – Fighters Reflect on Favorite Moments Last year the UFC celebrated its 20th year and in doing so they headlined their UFC 167 anniversary card with then longtime welterweight champion Georges ‘Rush’ St. Pierre defending against Johny Hendricks. In the one year that has passed the landscape of the organization has changed, however the brand stays... Read More