Brandon Sagraves is an amateur mixed martial artist training and competing out of Wisconsin. On November 2nd he will be stepping into the cage for the 14th time in his career and will be taking on Cody Linne at PURE FC 15 in Milwaukee, WI at the Miller High Life Theatre. ENDO Athletics will be sponsoring Sagraves for the fight and recently was able to catch up with him before his upcoming mma bout:
EA: How were you introduced to martial arts?
Sagraves: I started martial arts back in grade school I was picked on and bullied as a kid for my size so I started teaching myself Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and any other form of grappling that interested me and taught other kids in my area to be able to learn and grow.
Michael Ballard to step in against Cody Jordan at Endo Athletics Fight Night 1 in Combat Jiu-Jitsu Championship Bout
Following the removal of Francisco Vazquez from the Endo Athletics Fight Night 1 Combat Jiu-Jitsu title bout against Cody Jordan, long time mma and combat jiu-jitsu veteran Michael Ballard has stepped in to meet Jordan to determine the inaugural Endo Athletics Fight Night Combat Jiu-Jitsu Featherweight Champion on August 24th.
Ballard has nearly 20 mixed martial arts fights under his belt and his match-up with Jordan will mark nearly a dozen combat jiu-jitsu bouts as well for the long time veteran.
Francisco Vazquez to face Cody Jordan at Endo Athletics Fight Night 1 for Combat Jiu-Jitsu Featherweight Championship
Francisco Vazquez, the Endo Athletics Jiu-Jitsu PRO 2 co-main event winner, is set to face fellow jiu-jitsu Purple Belt Cody Jordan in a combat jiu-jitsu match in Knoxville, TN on August 24th for the inaugural Endo Athletics Fight Night Combat Jiu-Jitsu Featherweight Championship at Endo Athletics Fight Night 1. The match-up was confirmed this past week with both Vazquez and Jordan confirming on social media.
Combat jiu-jitsu is a form of grappling that allows palm strikes when on the ground. It has been revolutionized with the Eddie Bravo Invitational events and has made its way to the Tennessee competition circuit over the past few years.
Endo Athletics Jiu-Jitsu PRO has announced that Breck Still will meet Michael Bartlett in what is guaranteed to be a very exciting main event at Endo Athletics Jiu-Jitsu PRO 2 on June 15th at the Historic Palace Theatre in Crossville, TN.
Breck Still is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under multiple time world Champion Samuel Braga and is the head instructor at Leviathan Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in Cleveland, TN. Still is a long time IBJJF veteran and has competed in just about every pro style jiu-jitsu event that has been hosted in the southeast. June 15th he will be making his Endo Athletics Jiu-Jitsu PRO debut.
Endo Athletics will finally be making it's long awaited debut in the world of professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu promotions with the inaugural Endo Athleitcs Jiu-Jitsu PRO event that will be held at the Historic Palace Theater in Crossville, TN on January 12th, 2019.
Endo Athletics has already held several smaller grappling events with the Endo Athletics Invitationals, but they hail in comparison as to what the Endo Athletics Jiu-Jitsu PRO events will be that will be taking place throughout 2019.
News has broke today that Endo Athletics sponsored athlete Bubba 'The Menace' McDaniel will be stepping in to replace King Mo against Liam McGear at Bellator 185 on October 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Bubba is coming off of two first round stoppage wins since returning to mma action last year, picking up w's over Andre Kavanaugh (7-11) and Juan Torres (6-9). Both of the fights were first round victories for 'The Menace.' He will be entering the Bellator cage riding a three fight winning streak.
We will proudly be working with "The Cuban Assassin" Luis Zequeira again for his upcoming professional mixed martial arts bout at Real Fighting Championships 40 in Tampa, Florida on Friday, July 21st.
Luis Zequeira (4-3) is coming off of a TKO/KO win over Angel Corchado (4-5) at Battleground MMA, which took place on April, 21st in Tampa, FL. Luis was riding a three fight losing streak before stepping into the Battleground MMA cage and picking up his first round victory over Corchado. He is going to be looking to do much of the same on July 21st at RFC 40.
Luis will be facing Warren Smith (6-7) at RFC 40. Smith has won four out of his last six bouts and has faced some tough competition so the match up between Smith and Zequeira will be a fun one to watch as both fighters are two extremely talented and hungry up and coming national prospects and we couldn't be more stoked to see Luis in Endo Athletics gear again!
Show your support for Luis by picking up one of his custom walkout tees for RFC 40 today by clicking HERE.
Endo Ahtletics sponsored athlete Bubba 'The Menace' McDaniel picked up a 2nd round TKO stoppage over Juan Torres in the inaugural main event for the Strike League promotion in Texas this past weekend.
After taking a break in 2016, McDaniel, a former TUF castmember and UFC vet, has come back with a bang and has went undefeated thus far in 2017 picking up a 1st round stoppage over Andre Kavanaugh in the main event of Fists of Fury in January and following that up this past Saturday night with his 2nd round stoppage over Juan Torres in the main event for Strike League.
On November 5th, Endo Athletics will be sponsoring Sawyer 'By God' Rich (1-0) as he steps into the cage at Valor Fights 38 in Nashville, TN to take on Cromwell Stewart (1-1-1).
Rich had his first professional bout in June of this year at Valor Fights 34 after an impressive amateur career. That night he took on and finished Dalton Fox in the first round of their bout. Rich will be looking to duplicate that outcome and remain undefeated in his professional career, while also looking to get his second first round stoppage in a row as he steps into the cage with Stewart.
Endo Athletics is proud to announce that on September 11th we will be sponsoring BJJ Black Belt and Master of leg locks, Joe Baize as he steps on the mats to compete in the Eddie Bravo Invitational 16-Man Middleweight tournament in Los Angelas, CA.
Joe Baize is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt competing out of Nice Guy Submission Fighting in Owensboro, Kentucky. He is an ADCC veteran and has won and competed in some of the most prestigious tournaments on the jiu-jitsu circuit and is known for being a master of leg locks with over 50 submission win via leg lock. On September 11th he will look to add to those accomplishments with winning the 16-Man EBI 8 Middleweight tournament.