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Current MMA Champions with a BJJ background

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In the beginning of MMA it was usually style versus style. For example, a Taekwondo or jiu jitsu practitioner would fight a wrestler. In the present day, this has all but disappeared and you need to be well-rounded in order to be a winner.

That doesn’t mean that some fighters don’t have backgrounds in their original martial arts studies some have competed in those aspects of the game before stepping into the cage.

We will examine current MMA champs who have a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu history. These competitors may have worn Submission Sharks Jiu Jitsu Gear. Some of these champions are still on the BJJ floor today.

Which MMA fighters have a background in BJJ?

We won’t leave this just to the UFC, since there are other promotions out there, however, the UFC does have a few champions that have stepped on the mats. These will be mostly no-gi competitors, however, there are some gi players on the list, but this won’t be a guide for the best BJJ Gis on the market.

Tom Aspinall

He is not the undisputed heavyweight champ, but he’s the interim champion. He began BJJ training at 12 years of age and won numerous competitions throughout his teenage life. In the Octagon, he is…



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