Alex Lindsey
Alex Lindsey

Grappling Report Writer

Alex first got introduced to MMA in 2008, and has been training in Jiu-Jitsu ever since. He started covering grappling and MMA news in 2019 and has gone on to work for some of the biggest Jiu-Jitsu media outlets over the years.

Grappling Report: Art of Jiu-Jitsu dominates at IBJJF Grand Prix
Grappling Report: Art of Jiu-Jitsu dominates at IBJJF Grand Prix
The IBJJF grand prix took place this weekend and the team at Art of Jiu-Jitsu managed to win two out of three titles at the event.
Grappling Report: BJJ competitors dominate Sambo and MMA counterparts at ONE Fight Night 7
Grappling Report: BJJ competitors dominate Sambo and MMA counterparts at ONE Fight Night 7
There were two exciting grappling matches booked for ONE Fight Night 7, both pitting top BJJ competitors against grapplers from other disciplines. First up was Tommy Langaker, who took on Sambo world champion Uali Kurzhev and managed to submit him with a heelhook less than three minutes into the match. He was given one of […]
Grappling Report: Mikey Musumeci set for next ONE title defense
Grappling Report: Mikey Musumeci set for next ONE title defense
ONE Championship are staging their first event on US soil with ONE Fight Night 10 on May 5th. To their credit, the promotion looks to be going all out to in order to put on the best show they can. Part of that involves getting their reigning flyweight submission grappling champion Mikey Musumeci to defend […]
Grappling Report – Full lineup announced for WNO: Gordon Ryan v Felipe Pena 4
Grappling Report - Full lineup announced for WNO: Gordon Ryan v Felipe Pena 4
Grappling Report rounds up all the news and events from the BJJ and grappling scene.
Grappling Report: IBJJF European champions crowned for 2023
Grappling Report: IBJJF European champions crowned for 2023
The IBJJF European Championship was held in Paris this year for the first time, and thousands of the continent’s top competitors descended on the French city for the last week of January. Kaynan Duarte ended up walking away with the most prestigious achievement in the men’s divisions by winning gold in both his own weightclass […]
Grappling Report: Merab Dvalishvili impresses at High Rollerz 23
Grappling Report: Merab Dvalishvili impresses at High Rollerz 23
Merab Dvalishvili competes in BJJ Merab Dvalishvili has been going from strength to strength in his MMA career lately, fighting his way all the way up to third in the UFC Bantamweight rankings. He’s done that by winning an impressive eight fights in a row, including against big names like Jose Aldo and Marlon Moraes […]
Grappling Report: Watch Jake Paul start training BJJ with ADCC head, Atos black belt
Grappling Report: Watch Jake Paul start training BJJ with ADCC head, Atos black belt
Jake Paul made the transition from YouTube star to boxer relatively quickly, and now it seems like he’s jumping into MMA head-first as well. He signed a contract with PFL earlier this month and he’s already got to work training for his eventual debut. Paul has managed to meet up with the head organizer for […]
Grappling Report: Update on the Leandro Lo murder trial
Grappling Report: Update on the Leandro Lo murder trial
The BJJ world was shocked back in August when news broke that Leandro Lo was murdered in a nightclub in Sao Paulo. According to witnesses, the BJJ world champion got into an altercation with Henrique Otavio Oliveira Velozo after the man attempted to take a drink from Lo’s table. Lo allegedly subdued Velozo and restrained […]
Grappling Report: ADCC 2024 North American trials, Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds event set
Grappling Report: ADCC 2024 North American trials, Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds event set
The 2023 schedule for Combat Jiu Jitsu worlds is already starting to come together, as the promotion has just announced its first event of the year. The welterweight edition of the tournament will take place on march 26th in Cancun, Mexico, and will feature several familiar faces for fans of the ruleset. UFC veteran and […]
Grappling Report: Nicholas Meregali vs Craig Jones rematch scrapped
Grappling Report: Nicholas Meregali vs Craig Jones rematch scrapped
Nicholas Meregali and Craig Jones met in the semifinals of ADCC 2022 and put on one of the most exciting matches of the weekend, with Jones eventually winning the decision. The score was far from settled between the two though and Who’s Number One arranged for the pair to meet for the second time on […]
Grappling Report: Boxing star Ryan Garcia trains BJJ, 10th Planet wins Combat Jiu-Jitsu team duel
Grappling Report: Boxing star Ryan Garcia trains BJJ, 10th Planet wins Combat Jiu-Jitsu team duel
Since the lineup for Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds Team Duel was announced, it was clear that this was going to be an exciting event. Four teams of five elite grapplers met in Cancun, Mexico in order to strike and submit each other until only one team was remaining. Dorian Olivarez and Damien Anderson drove B-Team to […]
Grappling Report: Full lineup for Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds team duel, Musumeci in BJJ vs Sambo match
Grappling Report: Full lineup for Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds team duel, Musumeci in BJJ vs Sambo match
The next Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds event will feature four teams of five grapplers representing B-Team, 10th Planet, CJJ Mexico, and Team Alpha Male; all battling it out for a $50,000 grand prize and the enviable status as the inaugural team champions. While the headline superfight between Urijah Faber and Elias Anderson was announced weeks […]
Grappling Report: Two new champions crowned at Grapplefest 14
Grappling Report: Two new champions crowned at Grapplefest 14
Grapplefest 14 took place this past weekend and in total, there were three belts on the line at the end of the night. First up was the women’s under 65kgs division, where Julia Maele and Nadine Tavares competed for the inaugural title. Maele was calm under pressure throughout and ended up securing a kneebar to […]
Grappling Report: Gordon Ryan vs Vinny Magalhaes rematch headlines UFC Fight Pass Invitational 3
Grappling Report: Gordon Ryan vs Vinny Magalhaes rematch headlines UFC Fight Pass Invitational 3
Vinny Magalhaes is one of only a handful of men who own a win over Gordon Ryan, and he’s the last person to hand Ryan a loss in professional grappling. The pair met in 2018 at ACBJJ 13 where Magalhaes won on points, and now they’ll be running it back at UFC FightPass Invitational 3 […]
Grappling Report: Danielle Kelly earns big win over Sambo world champion
Grappling Report: Danielle Kelly earns big win over Sambo world champion
Danielle Kelly had a huge match booked at ONE on Amazon Video 4, as she was due to face off against Sambo star Mariia Molchanova. Kelly took the same approach to facing a more experienced standing grappler that Rodrigo Marello took before her, and she pulled guard almost immediately. Molchanova is no slouch on the […]
Grappling Report: Gordon Ryan v Felipe Pena 4 booked
Grappling Report: Gordon Ryan v Felipe Pena 4 booked
Gordon Ryan and Felipe Pena have now managed to set a date for the fourth instalment of a rivalry that has spanned over half a decade at this point. Pena won their first meeting in a no time-limit match back in 2016 before going 2-0 up in with a win in the final of the […]
Grappling Report: Dan Manasoiu impresses at Emerald City Invitational Absolute Division
Grappling Report: Dan Manasoiu impresses at Emerald City Invitational Absolute Division
Daniel Manasoiu put in a great performance this past weekend at the latest edition of the Emerald City Invitational. The promotion brought together eight talented grapplers to compete in their very first absolute division, and the John Danaher student won all three of his matches by submission, two of which came inside the regulation time […]
Grappling Report: First ever ADCC Canada Open set for 2023
Grappling Report: First ever ADCC Canada Open set for 2023
The ADCC Open took place this year just a few days before the 2022 ADCC world championships and the event attracted a ton of talented competitors from around the world to take part. With the world championships only taking place every two years, most fans and competitors assumed that they would have to wait just […]
Grappling Report: Nicky Rodriguez impresses at EBI 20
Grappling Report: Nicky Rodriguez impresses at EBI 20
A new EBI absolute champion was crowned this past weekend, with EBI 20 marking the first time that Gordon Ryan was not competing for the title. Two of his teammates were vying for the title however, as both Giancarlo Bodoni and Luke Griffith were invited to compete. In the end it was Nicky Rodriguez who […]
Grappling Report: A new generation of IBJJF Pans no gi champions crowned
Grappling Report: A new generation of IBJJF Pans no gi champions crowned
There was a little less attention on the IBJJF no gi pans this year, owing in no small part to the fact that the grappling world is still reeling from ADCC 2022. Many of the competitors who took part will either be recovering from injuries or simply setting their sights on other upcoming tournaments like […]
Grappling Report: ADCC champs Kade Ruotolo, Giancarlo Bodoni each have title bouts set
Grappling Report: ADCC champs Kade Ruotolo, Giancarlo Bodoni each have title bouts set
Kade Ruotolo is fresh off a fantastic performance at ADCC 2022 where he won the 77kg division and now he’s ready to add another accolade to his collection. The nineteen year-old ATOS star has just been given a huge opportunity at the upcoming ONE on Amazon Video 3 event, as he will challenge Uali Khurzev […]
Grappling Report: Mikey Musumeci issues bold challenge to Sambo world champions
Grappling Report: Mikey Musumeci issues bold challenge to Sambo world champions
Multiple-time IBJJF world champion Mikey Musumeci won the very first ONE Championship submission grappling title last weekend, defeating Cleber Sousa for the Flyweight belt. While an achievement like this would normally be cause for celebration for most competitors, Musumeci has wasted no time in searching for the perfect opponent to attempt his first title-defence. Musumeci […]
Grappling Report: Rodrigo Marello lands fastest submission in ONE Championship history
Grappling Report: Rodrigo Marello lands fastest submission in ONE Championship history
ONE 161 saw a ton of striking action as the semi-finals of the promotion’s Kickboxing Heavyweight grand prix took place and the Muay Thai featherweight world title was on the line in the main event. Despite the fireworks on display on the feet later on in the night, one of the most exciting moments of […]
Grappling Report: Gordon Ryan makes history at ADCC 2022, Tom Hardy gets gold
Grappling Report: Gordon Ryan makes history at ADCC 2022, Tom Hardy gets gold
Gordon Ryan was already being touted as the best no gi grappler on the planet before ADCC 2022 but he wasn’t content with that alone. He became the first man to compete in a regular weightclass at the event prior to featuring in the superfight match at the end of the weekend, doing so with […]
Grappling Report: Brawl breaks out at ADCC Open, knife allegedly pulled and lifetime bans handed
Grappling Report: Brawl breaks out at ADCC Open, knife allegedly pulled and lifetime bans handed
While the vast majority of the day went off without a hitch and people both in the seats and on the mats no doubt enjoyed their time at the ADCC Open, one specific incident has generated a fair amount of controversy. Unfortunately, a fight broke out during one match between Ty Freeman and Jeferson Guaresi […]
Grappling Report: Joao Miyao, Emily Kwok shine in IBJJF Masters World Championships
Grappling Report: Joao Miyao, Emily Kwok shine in IBJJF Masters World Championships
Joe Rogan’s love of BJJ is well-known but he really stepped his support of the community up a notch this year when he decided to sponsor both ADCC 2022 and Gordon Ryan himself. This week he decided to show even more love to the world’s most prestigious no gi grappling competition by having the head […]
Grappling Report: Official ADCC 2022 alternate list revealed
Grappling Report: Official ADCC 2022 alternate list revealed
ADCC 2022 is less than a month away but anything can happen when you’re attempting to get almost a hundred elite athletes to compete over one weekend. That’s why the promotion has booked seven competitors to remain on standby in case there’s a pull-out at the last minute, one for each division at the event. […]
Grappling Report: Orlando Sanchez, FloGrappling sued for millions after injuries from illegal slam
Grappling Report: Orlando Sanchez, FloGrappling sued for millions after injuries from illegal slam
It’s something that’s never really happened in professional grappling before, but a “multi-million dollar” lawsuit has just been launched against a competitor for having caused an injury in competition. The WNO Championships took place towards the end of 2021 and Aaron ‘Tex’ Johnson met Orlando Sanchez in the first round of the Heavyweight division. Johnson […]
Grappling Report: Mikey Musumeci to fight for first ONE Championship submission grappling title
Grappling Report: Mikey Musumeci to fight for first ONE Championship submission grappling title
It’s been a long time in the making, but the minds behind ONE Championship have just pulled the trigger on their submission grappling world titles. The promotion has been working hard to sign some of the greatest grapplers on the planet like Gordon Ryan, Mikey Musumeci, Tainan Dalpra, and many more. Now Musumeci will get […]
Grappling Report: Controversy surrounds Gordon Ryan v Felipe Pena 3 after death of Leandro Lo
Grappling Report: Controversy surrounds Gordon Ryan v Felipe Pena 3 after death of Leandro Lo
Gordon Ryan was due to face off against Felipe Pena at the latest WNO event, the only man to ever submit him in black belt competition and the only man to beat him twice. On the morning of the event, the unthinkable happened and news broke that BJJ legend and personal friend of Pena’s, Leandro […]