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Dillon Danis is a jiu-jitsu black belt and MMA fighter from New York best known for his no-gi jiu-jitsu and grappling matches and his association with UFC champion Conor McGregor.

  1. Grappling Bulletin: ADCC's Year-Long Build-Up Begins at European Trials

    Grappling Bulletin: ADCC's Year-Long Build-Up Begins at European Trials

    Sep 20, 2021

    The year-long qualification process for the 2022 ADCC World Championships is one of the most fascinating things in jiu-jitsu. I love watching the divisions take shape as Trials winners earn their spot at the best-known no-gi tournament in the world, and the names of those invited slowly get revealed.
  2. Grappling Bulletin: The Race For Submission Of The Year Continues

    Grappling Bulletin: The Race For Submission Of The Year Continues

    Aug 30, 2021

    A few days from now 2021 will be two-thirds complete. The final four months of the year are crammed with both gi and no-gi grappling events and will no doubt bring us countless contenders for the FloGrappling end of year awards. Let's use this time, this brief calm before the storm, to quickly take a look at some of the most notable moments so far.
  3. UPDATE: Dillon Danis Convinces Viral Bully Victim to Start Jiu-Jitsu

    UPDATE: Dillon Danis Convinces Viral Bully Victim to Start Jiu-Jitsu

    Oct 16, 2019

    Recently, we published an article about Dillon Danis watching a viral video of a Baltimore teenager getting beaten up by several students in his school's bathroom. Danis was bullied himself as a child and felt the need to reach out to help. Dillon said if the victim was interested in training, he would happily pay for his jiu-jitsu membership. The bullying victim accepted Dillon's offer, and today this photo was posted of the kid's first day on the mat. Danis had this to say about the victim joining;
  4. Dillon Danis Takes A Stand Against Bullying

    Dillon Danis Takes A Stand Against Bullying

    Oct 14, 2019

    This past week, Dillon Danis came across this heartbreaking video of a teenager being jumped by several other students inside a school bathroom. Dillon reached out to the victim and offered to pay for a jiu-jitsu membership at his nearest BJJ academy. 
  5. Danis Responds To Critics After ADCC Drop Out

    Danis Responds To Critics After ADCC Drop Out

    Sep 27, 2019

    Firing back at the haters, Dillon Danis explains what happened to take him out of the 2019 ADCC this weekend in Anaheim, CA.
  6. FloGrappling Official Seeding Predictions For 99KG

    FloGrappling Official Seeding Predictions For 99KG

    Sep 25, 2019

    We are less than a week out from the 2019 ADCC World Championships. The ‘Olympics of Grappling” is almost upon us and fans, athletes, and most certainly the FloGrappling team are speculating what the brackets might end up looking like. As we will not know until the day before the event, much time has been spent at the FloSports HQ drawing up seeds and potential brackets.
  7. Dillon Danis Fires Back At Keenan Cornelius: 'You Are A Little Rat'

    Dillon Danis Fires Back At Keenan Cornelius: 'You Are A Little Rat'

    Oct 8, 2018

    If you didn't know the name Dillon Danis before Saturday night, you sure do now. 
  8. Old-School Training Footage of Dillon Danis in A Crazy Gi

    Old-School Training Footage of Dillon Danis in A Crazy Gi

    Jul 4, 2018

    We unearthed some unusual training footage of BJJ-MMA crossover athlete Dillon Danis. Filmed in 2016, it shows him training in Brazil in a very unusual gi. 
  9. Dillon Danis Doubles Down On Askren Callout: 'He's Scared'

    Dillon Danis Doubles Down On Askren Callout: 'He's Scared'

    Apr 30, 2018

    Although Ben Askren is officially retired from MMA, he sure does find himself getting called out quite often. Over the weekend, the former Bellator welterweight champion was once again mentioned as a desired opponent—this time by the promotion's newest undefeated star, Dillon Danis.
  10. Dillon Danis Wins MMA Debut With Rare Submission

    Dillon Danis Wins MMA Debut With Rare Submission

    Apr 29, 2018

    The MMA debut of Dillon Danis has come and gone! The grappling superstar now improves to 1-0 inside the Bellator cage after he submitted Kyle Walker just two minutes into the first round.
  11. Saturday Night's Bellator 198 Card Is A Jiu-Jitsu Fan's Dream

    Saturday Night's Bellator 198 Card Is A Jiu-Jitsu Fan's Dream

    Apr 26, 2018

    The upcoming Bellator 198 card near Chicago is set to be a monster night in MMA action. 
  12. Official MMA Debut Set For Dillon Danis

    Official MMA Debut Set For Dillon Danis

    Mar 9, 2018

    Nearly one year to the day since he signed a contract with Bellator, Dillon Danis has booked his first fight. And it’s coming soon.