EXCLUSIVE: First Look at BJ Penn Mini-Documentary and Capsule Collection from Roots of Fight and RVCA

Roots of Fight - BJ Penn Hoodie

On Wednesday, February 18th, lifestyle brand Roots of Fight will release its collaboration with RVCA, a capsule collection of apparel that pays tribute to former UFC Lightweight and Welterweight Champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn and historic roots in the sport of jiu-jitsu.

Each piece of the capsule collection below will be available for purchase at,, and select Roots of Fight retailers.

Roots of Fight - BJ Penn tee shirt

Roots of Fight - BJ Penn tee shirt

To accompany the capsule collection, Roots of Fight will release a mini-documentary that explores the core concepts of the art of jiu-jitsu through a visual re-telling of how Penn used his natural talent and aptitude to become the first American (in fact, the first non-Brazilian) to win a gold medal in the black belt division of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.

The mini-documentary includes never before seen footage from Penn’s championship run through the Mundials in 2000 and testimony from some of jiu-jistu and MMA’s top stars including UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie, current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, legendary martial artist Bas Rutten, four-time jiu-jitsu world champion Rafa Mendes, and others including “The Prodigy” himself.

Check out BJ "The Prodigy" Penn from Roots of Fight on the video below.


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