Nick Diaz Faces Multi-Time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion Braulio Estima in Grappling Super Fight

April 12, 2012
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Nick Diaz may still be awaiting to find out his fate in MMA from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but that doesn’t mean the Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu student can’t stay busy in other areas.
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Diaz will go back to his roots coming up on Saturday, May 12 as he meets multi-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion Braulio Estima in a grappling super fight.

The bout will take place at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center, in Long Beach, Calif.

Diaz’s background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is well known, earning his black belt under Cesar Gracie and working alongside several other top grapplers in his camp including former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields.

Facing Gracie in May will be multi-time grappling champion Braulio Estima.

Estima faces Diaz with an ultra impressive grappling record to his name. A 3x World Jiu-Jitsu champion, Pan American champion, and multi-time medal winner at the Abu Dhabi grappling competition, Estima is seen as one of the best jiu-jitsu practitioners in the world.

Estima faces Diaz in a grappling super fight as the featured event for the weekend’s expo, which will also showcase several other top named teachers and instructors as they conduct seminars and other programs.

Headed up by legendary coach and fighter Renzo Grace, the expo will also feature appearances by Andre Galvao, Robert Drysdale, Rodrigo Comprido, Roger Gracie and many others.

For more information on the expo check out the official website at

  • Man hes going to get sharpen up on his jit’s but damn hes facing a beast.

  • Towers66

    Can’t wait to see this.

  • sb

    Man, Diaz is going to have his hands full. Estima is at another level but one mistake and it could be Diaz coming up victorious. Odds are against him though.

  • Cptmats

    Diaz’s BJJ is way over rated, He not bad for an mma guy. BJ exposed a big hole in his game taking him down and taking his back easily. A 3x world champ will make short work of him !

    • me vs you

      diaz’s bjj is far from over rated, bj penn is just a phenomenal bjj player. personally i think that diaz has more than enough talent to beat estima, but we’ll see.
      either way, it’s going to be a great match

      • Cptmats

        No, Everything about Diaz is waaaaaaaaay over-rated.

        • me vs you

          no, it iiiissssssnnnn’t.

  • Diaz fights to “get paid”, so how much will he get for this?
    Personally I hope Nick is tied up in a knot.

    • You are a liar! He has said on multiple occasions he does not!

  • tsszaltax

    “Facing Gracie in May will be multi-time grappling champion Braulio Estima”…..middle of the article. Shouldnt that be

    “Facing Diaz in May……”