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Sunday, December 03, 2023

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UFC Fight Night: Beneil Dariush vs. Arman Tsarukyan Results & Highlights

UFC Fight Pass Is The Disruption We Need In The Grappling World

Watch Friday's UFC on ESPN 52 ceremonial weigh-ins

UFC boss Dana White working on huge ‘curveball’ Conor McGregor fight

Kickboxing Rankings December 2023

UFC Star Dricus Du Plessis Reveals His House Has Been Broken Into Six Times

Former UFC Champion Jamahal Hill Arrested

Scale snafus: UFC official weigh-in misses in 2023

Lessons BJJ Instructors Can Learn From Wrestling Coaches





MMA Daily News

Friday, December 01, 2023

Pancrase News Network

Denver, Colorado, USA



How to Watch ONE Friday Fights 43

UFC star Conor McGregor and fiancee Dee Devlin welcome new baby boy

ONE Championship Announces Return to Japan with ONE 165

Colby Covington Claims Dustin Poirier Got Him Kicked Out of ATT

Rorion Gracie: Red Belt & Gracie Jiu-Jitsu US Founder

Professional Fighters League And ESPN Announce Multi-year U.s. Media Rights Renewal

Bec Rawlings takes credit for OnlyFans explosion in combat sports: ‘I definitely was a trailblazer’

Top 6 MMA and UFC Games for the Fighters

The 10 Best Guard Passers in BJJ





MMA Daily News

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Pancrase News Network

Denver, Colorado, USA



UFC on ESPN 52: Beneil Dariush vs. Arman Tsarukyan, start time, Austin lineup

Dana White Relives His Long Battle With ‘Corrupt’ Las Vegas Culinary Union

Predicting Every Year-End UFC Champ for 2024

Green and Tsarukyan nearly came to blows in Austin

2023 MMA retirement tracker

UFC Veteran Calls On Francis Ngannou To Lead United Fighters' Organization

OKTAGON MMA’s debut in Newcastle on Jan. 27

Best Armbar Setup (From The Back)

Martial Arts Can Improve Problem-Solving Skills For Kids





MMA Daily News

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Pancrase News Network

Denver, Colorado, USA



ONE Championship ‘about to go out of business’ — ‘They’ve run out of people to scam’

Vince McMahon Accused Of Using UFC Merger To Stay In Power

Likely payouts for Nick and Nate Diaz, nearly 50 UFC stars and WMMA champs revealed

Finding fool’s gold: Where’s the oil money for MMA?

Investors sue Vince McMahon over ‘sham sales process’ in WWE-UFC merger

Alleged Car Thief Situation Described As Sean Strickland's 'Wet Dream'

Christmas And New Year’s Gift Ideas For Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners

The Z Lock Leg Attack In BJJ

Sean Strickland Points Firearm At Alleged Domestic Abuser





MMA Daily News

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

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Conor McGregor targeted by Irish police in hate speech investigation

ONE Championship plans record number of events in 2024

UFC Star Tony Ferguson Sentenced To Probation In Truck Wreck Case

BKFC 56 fight card, ‘Perry vs Alvarez’ bareknuckle PPV lineup

Kayla Harrison tired of regular free agency but hopeful for Cyborg fight

Broke Forge Inn?

MMA fans stunned as cameraman awkwardly gets stuck in the CAGE

How To Throw A Stronger And More Powerful Cross

Fans React To Return Of Controversial MMA Referee Mario Yamasaki: ‘Lord Please Protect Those Fighters’





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Monday, November 27, 2023

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UFC Austin 2023 fight card

Abu Dhabi World Pro 2023 Results

Top UFC contenders without a currently ranked win

Shooto 2023 Volume 7

I’m an MMA star and coach to Facebook boss Mark Zuckerburg

Road FC fighter attacked with soy sauce!

Dana White: “Jiu-Jitsu Is Pretty Damn Boring”

How To Perfect The Long Step Pass In BJJ

Breaking Down Boxing KO/TKO Rates By Sex, Weight Class and Experience





MMA Daily News

Sunday, November 26, 2023

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UFC 298 location confirmed

UFC’s Expansion into Spain in 2024

Matches to Make After 2023 PFL Championships

2023 Kyushu Basho: Day 14 results, highlights and analysis

FightWorld MMA 31 Results

Deep Jewels 43 - Results

BKFC chief on Ngannou's claim that he fabricated story of free agency talks

Eddie Alvarez Explains Why BKFC Is More 'Fighter Friendly' Than MMA

Fighter's Ear Explodes In Horrific Injury at ACA 166





MMA Daily News

Saturday, November 25, 2023

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Conor McGregor "Ireland, We are at War" after immigrant attacks

Magomed Magomedkerimov chokes Sadibou Sy to win second $1 million title

Rizin Adds 4 Bouts to NYE Card

'Harrison vs Cyborg Is Money'

Potential First PFL Opponent for Francis Ngannou Emerges

The True Fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu

John Fury Surprisingly Admits 'Decline' In Son Tyson Fury

The PFL boss has a big reveal on Bellator fighter contracts following merger

OnlyFans gets another win over MMA





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Friday, November 24, 2023

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2023 PFL World Championship Results & Highlights

ONE Friday Fights 42 Results And Live Stream

30 greatest UFC fighters of all time companion video: Part 1

No Conor McGregor at UFC 300?

Cage Warriors 164: Final Card & Broadcast Times

FightWorld MMA 31 fight card

What Is The Kipping Escape In BJJ?

Cyclical Solo Drills For Jiu-Jitsu

Tommy Fury reportedly in talks to box former world champion Roy Jones Jr.





MMA Daily News

Thursday, November 23, 2023

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2023 PFL World Championship Weigh-In Results: Three Fighters Miss Weight

4 UFC Superfights We Need to See in 2024

Startling Claim Regarding Bellator's Financial Losses Prior To PFL Acquisition

Former UFC headliner exposes ‘The Rock’ for ‘lying’ about steroids — ‘You’re Liver King all over again’

Scott Coker: Always a Black Belt

PFL now offering Nate Diaz $15 million to fight Jake Paul in MMA

Road FC 67, Seoul, December 16th - Fight Card

How To Throw A Stronger And More Powerful Jab

UFC legend Anderson Silva in favor of doping to prevent injuries

Tyson Fury's Promoter Reveals Whether A Future Rematch With Francis Ngannou Is On The Cards





MMA Daily News

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

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Former Pancrase Student and Colorado MMA Fighter Wanted for Shooting 4

UFC Schedule: Updated List Of Upcoming Events & Fight Cards

ONE Championship Planning More U.S. Events in 2024

7 key aspects of Bellator acquisition explained by PFL founder

UFC CEO Dana White Gifted $500,000 After Nelk Boys Go On ‘Insane’ Gambling Streak

Most Exciting Next Title Fight In Every UFC Weight Class

Kayla Harrison Faces The Most Important Fight Of Her Career

ONE Championship's Financial Troubles Resurface

Shooto 1119 Results

Guard Recovery Fundamentals You Should Know In BJJ




PANCRASE NEWS - Prof. James Wright Promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt Pancrase MMA

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Pancrase News Network

Denver, Colorado, USA



Professor James Wright has recently achieved the remarkable milestone of being promoted to the 5th Degree Black Belt in Pancrase Mixed Martial Arts. With a career spanning over three decades, Professor Wright is a seasoned professional in the field of martial arts, possessing extensive training, coaching, and instructional experience. He has been an influential figure in Pancrase MMA for close to 20 years, and his exceptional achievements were recognized by his induction into the World Karate Union Black Belt Hall of Fame.


Aside from his latest accolade, Professor Wright holds numerous other black belt degrees across a range of martial arts. In mixed martial arts, he is a Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. In traditional martial arts, he has achieved a 6th Degree in Fudozen Shorinji Kempo, as well as a 2nd Degree in Go Ju Ryu, and 1st Dan in Goshin Jutsu Yudansha Kai, Shotokan, and Tae Kwon Do. Additionally, he is a Black Belt Instructor in Combative Arts, with credentials as a Marine Corps Line Training expert, Close Combat Instructor, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program expert, and Kru in Black Tiger Muay Thai.


Professor Wright owns and operates Martial Arts & More located in Jacksonville, NC.


Congratulations on behalf of the Pancrase Promotions Committee - Will Hendricks Commissioner.




PANCRASE NEWS -  Micah Stockton Awarded Pancrase MMA Black Belt

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Pancrase News Network

Denver, Colorado, USA



Professor James Wright (Pancrase MMA - Martial Arts & More, Jacksonville, NC) has promoted long-time student and fighter Micah Stockton to Black Belt of Pancrase MMA.

Prof. Wright said, "
Micah earned his blue belt at my school about 15 years ago. Since then he has won dozens of tournaments at each BJJ rank from white belt to Black Belt. He has over 50 MMA fights winning multiple title belts"


Congratulations on behalf of the Pancrase Promotions Committee - Will Hendricks Commissioner.





PANCRASE USA MMA:  New Black Belt Degree & Belt Rank Promotions

Monday February 01, 2021

Pancrase News Network

Denver, Colorado, USA


Pancrase MMA is pleased to announce three new Black Belt degree recipients and several belt rank promotions that were awarded at the "Warrior Weekend Seminar Series" held in Jacksonville, N.C., on January 23,23, 24, 2021.


Special congratulations to those promoted in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Pancrase MMA and to those with dual promotions.


NEW Black Belts in Pancrase MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:


Bryson “Alexander” Morgan - PANCRASE MMA Black Belt 1st Degree/BJJ Blackbelt
• Started wrestling at age 12
• Wrestled for Naval Academy and alternate for the Marine Wrestling Team
• Boxed for the Naval Academy
• Started the Navy Jiu Jitsu program
• Black Belt in Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
• Army Martial Art Instructor certification at Ft. Leonard Wood
• 2-0-0 Amateur MMA record
• 2-0-1 Muay Thai record
• Military police officer, Specialist and instructor in close quarters tactics, close quarters combat, special reaction teams, non-lethal weapons, riot control, weapons handling, small arms implementation, battlefield planning and Heavy weapons integration
• BJJ Black Belt


Bradley Desir - Pancrase MMA Black Belt 1st Degree/BJJ Black Belt

 (Prof. Wright, "Started with me 16 years ago and has been training and competing since".)
• Fight labs 185lbs champion
• 185lb North Carolina state champion
• Onslaught fight promotions 170lb champion
• 2011 fight nerd east coast rookie of the year
• Starred in feature film New York MMA
• 3 time Ring of Combat lightweight champion
• Featured in ESPN magazine Bellator veteran
• Muay Thai kru
• Bjj blackbelt Pancrase blackbelt.


Pancrase MMA Black Belt 1st Degree

Derrick Lambert
• 22 years of boxing
• Professional boxer
• Professional mixed martial artists
• Owns and runs Advantage martial arts gym for over 10 years



Pancrase MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Belt Rank Promotions:



Brett Summers – Brown Belt Pancrase MMA & BJJ



Aaron Klein-Purple Belt Pancrase MMA



Gustavo Duarte-Purple Belt Pancrase MMA



Thomas Grady - Dual Promotion Pancrase MMA/BJJ



Carlos Malagon BJJ Blue Belt - Promoted to Blue Belt Pancrase MMA


Congratulations to our new Black Belt degree and belt rank recipeants.   Your hard work and dedication to training are an example and inspiration to all.   A special thanks to the Professors that made it happen during these difficult times. 


Will Hendricks







PANCRASE MMA News - Hill Brothers Join Pancrase

Thursday October 03, 2019

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO




Pancrase USA welcomes Professors Ron and James Hill of SUDA International Training Center in Plainfield, Illinois.  The Hill brothers have more the seventy years combined experience in several martial arts and hold many blackbelt degrees including 4th dan ranking in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under our own Pancrase Grandmaster Ricardo Murgel.


Here is a sampling of their many accomplishments:


Sport USA National team coaches

22 Time USA National Team coaches



World Champion 1ST PLACE OVERALL coaches (PANKRATION) UWW/FILA2009





and others



SUDA International Training Center







PANCRASE MMA NEWS - Ricardo Murgel Receives 9th Degree BJJ Red Belt

Sunday September 01, 2019

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Grand Master Alvaro Barreto (left) promoting Ricardo Murgel (right)



Congratulations to Ricardo Murgel (highest ranking practitioner of Pancrase Mixed Martial Arts) for his recent promotion to GRAND MASTER -  9th degree Red Belt of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


This highest of honors is only bestowed upon a few extraordinary individuals and reflects a life-time of devotion to the knowledge, practice, teaching and betterment of the martial arts.


In recognition of a true living legend who deserved this award many years ago.



Will Hendricks - Pancrase USA





PANCRASE NEWS - Professor James Wright Hosts Fundraiser

Tuesday February 19, 2019

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

By Prof. Jerry Roeder




Pancrase Prof. Jim Wright (Martial Arts And More)  recently hosted a fundraiser for UFC vet Justin Wren's Fight for the Forgotten. Professor Wright has raised thousands of dollars to help Wren bring land and clean drinking water to the Pygmies.





PANCRASE NEWS - CXMMA International LLC/Pancrase Black Belt Promotion

Tuesday December 25, 2018

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

By: Prof. E. Watson




CXMMA would like to Congratulate Pro MMA Fighter Ryan Sutton on His promotion to Pancrase Black Belt to be effective as of 12 Dec 2018. Here are some of his Accomplishments that made it easy for us to award him his black belt.

Wrestling: High school Greco All American and nationally ranked from Sophomore to Senior year. Over 100 Varsity wins and won every tournament under the sun


College: NJCAA All American (ranked only below Jon Jones- even tho he became academically ineligible for nationals)
NCAA Division 1 starter
NAIA All American
3x USA University Greco All American
MMA: every professional win by submission.
2 x Revgear submission of the night winner
Undefeated in submission grappling matches with wins over Strikeforce, Belllator, and UFC veterans/active competitors




PANCRASE NEWS - Pancrase Black Belt Enrique Watson and his team are tearing up the tournament competition!

Tuesday December 25, 2018

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO





Professor Enrique Watson reports:

"Today our team went to do battle as a team and came home with everything but the kitchen sink!, I am so proud of all our teammates, our kids took second as kidsteam over all, an we took 1st place for the second year in a row as Academy Gi and No Gi, all of our teammates made podium and I was able to secure all 4 Gold medals in the adult Gi weight division, and Open, and the Adult No Gi weight and Open division,. This was a special win as this is my last competition as the head coach as CXBJJ Iwakuni Japan. I Pass the Helm to Proffesor Shinji Morito as the new CXBJJ Iwakuni Head Instructor. I want to thank all of our CXMMA family from MO to NC to Japan, our team will continue to lead the way for years to come! Osss and Semper Fidelis."







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