After Saturday nights Strikeforce event in San Jose California there is little room for any question of whether Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is still relevant in Mixed Martial Arts. Three of the four televised fights of night ended in submission.
• Nick Diaz defeats Evangelista Santos via submission (arm bar) – Round 2, 4:50
• Jacare Souza defeats Robbie Lawler via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 2:00
• Roger Gracie def. Trevor Prangley via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:19
All three of the above MMA fighters are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelts. If you are interested in learning Mixed Martial Arts it is crucial to learn the submission game. At Long Island MMA and Fitness Center we cover ALL aspects of the MMA game, including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Long Island Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) and No Gi Jiu Jitsu.
Also, stay tuned for Gian Villante fighting at Strikeforce’s next event Strikeforce and M-1 Global Present Fedor vs Silva Saturday February 12th, 2011 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ.
Untelevised Prelim Bouts Results
Armin Safiari def. Sam Bracamonte via unanimous decision
Ricky Jackson def. Niko Jackson via unanimous decision
Jenna Castillo def. Charlene Gellner via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:57
James Terry def. Lucas Gamaza via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:26
Germaine de Randamie def. Stephanie Webber via KO (knee) – Round 1, 4:25
Ron Keslar def. Eric Lawson via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:57
Isaiah Hill def. Bobby Stack via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 1:02
Nate Moore def. Nathan Coy via KO (punches) – Round 2, 0:25