Bellator 198. Mission: Submission. Four incredible subs on the main card.

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Bellator 198 was a great night of fights for Bellator and a fantastic night for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Four fights on the main card ended in submission, which is a rarity these days. However, it was to be expected with the BJJ pedigree that many of the fighters carried into the cage with them. The mission was submission and it was more than completed.

Dillon Danis is a BJJ phenom with multiple world titles, Rafael Lovato Jr is one of the most decorated BJJ players in MMA, Emmanuel Sanchez has 7 sub wins on his MMA record, and Neiman Gracie… Well, he’s a Gracie.

Watch as all four fighters attain victory by using expert BJJ technique and mat savvy.

Dillon Danis on The MMA Hour. Neiman Gracie tweets him with questions

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Dillon Danis is set to make his Bellator debut next month and he hit up The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani to answer some questions. In usual Dillon Danis style, he was quiet but confident. He discussed everything going on in his life from his training, to awkwardly running into Marcelo Garcia on the streets.

It seems that Danis has a chip on his shoulder in regards to fans questioning his readiness into the mixed martial arts fray. He insists that he is well rounded and good everywhere, so people should realize that he isn’t in this to disrespect the sport. He is doing this because he has a strong self-belief that he is a great fighter.

While on the show, Neiman Gracie sent out a tweet that raised a few eyebrows.

Now, BJJ guys sometimes call their matches ‘fights’ and he could be talking about that. Although, it seems like he is talking about Bellator and those two squaring off in an MMA bout. I imagine that this is far from over and considering both guys are signed to Bellator; Well, you get the idea.

Dillon Danis will make his MMA debut against Kyle Walker at Bellator 198

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The Brash grappler Dillon Danis will make his MMA debut at Bellator 198 Dillon Danis is probably the most well-known fighter in MMA who has never set foot in a cage. He’s young, brash, outspoken and more or less Conor McGregor’s clone. He is Conor’s Jiu-Jitsu training partner and seemingly has patterned his image after the … Read moreDillon Danis will make his MMA debut against Kyle Walker at Bellator 198

Dillon Danis competes tomorrow. It got testy at the Polaris weigh-ins, today.

Danis competes tomorrow and got testy today

Dillon Danis competes in the main event at Polaris against Garry Tonon tomorrow. The weigh-ins went down today and Dillon Danis did what he usually does. He continues to play the role of ‘heel’ and trying to be hated. This time, he tries to intimidate and get in the face of Tonon at weigh-ins. The … Read moreDillon Danis competes tomorrow. It got testy at the Polaris weigh-ins, today.

McGregor training partner, Dillon Danis: “He KO’s Floyd in under six.”

McGregor training partner believes Conor will wax Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor’s training partner, Dillon Danis, fielded questions and offered his thoughts on the superfight that no one can stop talking about. TMZ Sports caught up with the jiu-jitsu ace and asked if he though Conor stood a change with the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all time. Not only did Danis thing McGregor could hang, but he feels ‘the notorious one’ will stop Floyd Mayweather.

“I don’t think he’ll hang with him, I think he knocks him out. I one hundred percent believe in him. Mayweather is a little better at avoiding the shots, so I think maybe under six (rounds).”

Danis appears to have the utmost faith in McGregor in regards to his August duel. The MMA world also anticipates Danis’ debut in Bellator, which has not been announced yet.

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After months of trash talk, Jake Shields took down Dillon Danis at SUG. Trash talk continues.

After months of trash talk, Jake Shields took down Dillon Danis at SUG. Trash talk continues.

The much anticipated grappling match between Jake Shields and Dillon Danis took place at SUG (Submission Underground) yesterday. It was the trash talk and hype behind Danis that had everyone intrigued about whether or not he was the real deal. Danis proved that he is the real deal, but ultimately he lost to Shields. Sadly, … Read moreAfter months of trash talk, Jake Shields took down Dillon Danis at SUG. Trash talk continues.

Jiu-Jitsu icon, Marcelo Garcia, suspends Dillon Danis from his gym.

Jiu-Jitsu icon Marcelo Garcia, suspends Dillon Danis from his gym.

In a very heartfelt message from one of the most iconic jiu-jitsu practitioners on the planet, Marcelo Garcia addressed the removal of Mansher Khera and Dillon Danis from his gym. ‘Suspended’ is the best word we could come up with to describe Danis’ situation. Garcia doesn’t ‘kick people out’ of his gym, so let’s just say that he gave Danis an indefinite hiatus.

Danis has been making waves recently on social media by parroting his friend, Conor McGregor. He’s taking the brash approach to self-promotion, but it appears to have heroically backfired on him. Garcia’s teachings encourage a positive jiu-jitsu culture. When Garcia addressed his school, it sounds like Danis violated the standards that Garcia expects from his students.

“We got Munchi and Dillon to take some good time off from the gym. They need to re-focus and take time, to see what they want. They are not showing things that I taught you guys (positivity through jiu-jitsu culture). It’s really hard for me because this is my home. To come here and see them not appreciate the same values I have… They are not making the standard I believe and the example that I want them to.

I need the people around me to be a positive example because if not, you can get easily distracted. I want people around me that reinforce that (good) example. So, I don’t kick people out. I really don’t want to do that. I told them to take some time off, figure it out. One day if they have a better thought, they come here and I’ll be here and we’ll talk.”

Again, we don’t know exactly what happened, but Garcia made it sound like it was many things which forced the removal. Hopefully, Danis will respond positively to all of this and make some changes.

Dillon Danis set to compete at SUG 4 on May 14th from Portland, OR

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The SUG 4 card takes place May 14th from Portland, OR Dillon Danis has been making some waves lately.  He’s signed to Bellator, and has yet to make his MMA debut but already is ruffling feathers. Dillon is making odd and outrageous claims.  Danis is saying things like he’s the biggest name on the Bellator … Read moreDillon Danis set to compete at SUG 4 on May 14th from Portland, OR

He hasn’t even had an MMA fight and Dillion Danis is rubbing people the wrong way.

He hasn't even had an MMA fight and Dillion Danis is rubbing people the wrong way.

So far, Dillon Danis is known for two things since he signed with Bellator. He has had exactly zero MMA fights and is a training partner of Conor McGregor. This hasn’t stopped him from adopting McGregor’s personality and sounding almost exactly like him. He joined the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani today and said some … Read moreHe hasn’t even had an MMA fight and Dillion Danis is rubbing people the wrong way.

Conor McGregor protege and BJJ star, Dillon Danis, is set to compete in MMA

Conor McGregor protege and BJJ star, Dillon Danis, is set to compete in MMA

As per Paradigm Sports Management, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace Dillon Danis signed with Bellator. In the war of large organizations battling for free agents, Bellator just scored. Despite being one of the best BJJ practitioners in the world and a black belt under Marcelo Garcia, Danis is a Conor McGregor protege. That alone raises his … Read moreConor McGregor protege and BJJ star, Dillon Danis, is set to compete in MMA