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Jon Fitch vs. Paulo Miyao at World Jiu-Jitsu Expo

Jon Fitch in a scene from the MMA

Add Jon Fitch to the superfight schedule for the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo next month in Long Beach, Calif.

Fitch will go against BJJ world champion Paulo Miyao in a 20-minute submission only match, Renzo Gracie told Newsday on Thursday.

"He's a fighter," Gracie said. "I couldn't beleive when we offered him such a tough opponent, he took it right away and not even a question."

Two...

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Weidman to host BJJ seminar for Live to Fight charity

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at a press

(Credit: EPA)

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, a newly minted brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under John Danaher and Matt Serra, will host a BJJ seminar for the Live To Fight charity of which he is a board member.

The event will be at Renzo Gracie's academy in Manhattan (224 W. 30th St.) on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.

The No Gi BJJ seminar will also include top UFC lightweight Jim Miller,...

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Some reasons to watch UFC Fight Night: Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields

More than 55,000 fans will be in attendance

I understand the Internet was built around assigning numbers to lists of things, but for the sake of fun, let's be different today. Rather than give you the psychologically comfortable number or five or 10 reasons to watch UFC Fight Night in Brazil on Wednesday night, here are "some" reasons to spend some of your evening tuned into Fox Sports 1 for the fights.

-- All 10 bouts are...

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BJJ video: Master Mansur, 9th degree red belt

Master Francisco Mansur

(Credit: KiotoBJJ.com)

If you’re a fan of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and its history, here is a video you must watch. It’s about 9th degree red belt Master Francisco Mansur and his student, fourth degree black belt Milton Regis. They run the Kioto Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools in Port Jefferson and Sayville.

Of course, 9th degree red belt is impressive enough. But perhaps more impressive is that Mansur is one of only 22...

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Kenny Florian on the Brazilian MMA scene

Retired UFC fighter Kenny Florian is now co-host

(Credit: Fuel TV)

One of the lasting images from UFC events the past two years is Jose Aldo knocking out Chad Mendes at UFC Rio and immediately running out of the octagon, into the arms of adoring Brazilian fans in the crowd and eventually onto the shoulders of a fan as he was brought back toward the cage.

That moment on Jan. 14, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, deserves a permanent spot on highlight reels...

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