The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu style didn't take long to spread to other countries and continents. In the early 1970s, BJJ came to The United States but developed quite slowly until 1990, when the UFC tournament started "Mixed Martial Arts" (MMA). On November 12, 1993, Royce Gracie achieved victory for Jiu-Jitsu in UFC for the first time. From that, martial arts history has turned a new page. Now, all fighters who want to compete in mixed martial arts tournaments must learn Jiu-Jitsu, and Jiu-Jitsu becomes an essential part if you enter the cage.
In 2002, Carlos Gracie's son founded the Internation Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (International Jiu-Jitsu Federation), which organizes Jiu-Jitsu tournaments worldwide and is currently the most extensive and horned in the world.
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