Zuffa Fighters get Belted

Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - The art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a key element of any mixed martial artist’s arsenal in the Octagon. Some though, have taken their development higher than others, and in September and October, a select group of fighters from the UFC and WEC have seen promotions in their discipline.
By Thomas Gerbasi

The art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a key element of any mixed martial artist’s arsenal in the Octagon. Some though, have taken their development higher than others, and in September and October, a select group of fighters from the UFC and WEC have seen promotions in their discipline.

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre heads up this distinguished list, as he recently received his black belt from Bruno Fernandes. Also entering this select club is welterweight contender Dustin Hazelett, who received his black belt from Jorge Gurgel in September, and WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres, who received his black belt from Carlson Gracie Jr., also in September.

Being promoted from blue belt to purple belt is welterweight prospect Kevin Burns, who received his new belt from Carlos Henrique "Caique" Elias last month.

Congratulations to all of these groundfighting standouts.
Sonntag, September 28
4 UHR
MESZ
Las Vegas, Nevada

Multimedia

Kürzlich
Undefeated lightweight Myles Jury reflects on his win at Fight Night Japan. You can catch all the action from Fury's 15th straight win, exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS!
20.09.2014
Mark Hunt gets a chance to thank his fans and wish his daughter a happy birthday during his post-fight interview with Brian Stann at Fight Night Japan. Watch all the action all over again, only on UFC FIGHT PASS!
20.09.2014
Fight Night Japan headliner Mark Hunt joins Megan Olivi backstage to reflect on his knockout win against Roy Nelson. Rewatch all the action from Fight Night Japan on UFC FIGHT PASS!
20.09.2014
Hear from Yoshihiro Akiyama immediately after he rallied to victory against Richard Walsh at Fight Night Japan. You can watch the come-back victory on UFC FIGHT PASS!
20.09.2014