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The MMA and BJJ market is stacked with quite a variety of shorts to train in. Particularly Vale Tudo shorts.
For some that don’t know you may be wondering, what are Vale Tudo shorts? Vale Tudo shorts are the shortcut compression shorts worn by fighters. They were popularized in the 80s/90s by Brazilian Vale Tudo fighters. One of the first companies to produce these types of shorts were Bad Boy and now almost all MMA/BJJ companies make them.
What’s The Difference Between Vale Tudo Shorts and Normal MMA/BJJ Shorts?
Normal MMA shorts are similar to board shorts or swim trunks with material and designs varying. What is different about Vale Tudo shorts is they are the same as compression shorts.
Spandex or polyester shorts that compress to your body giving you unlimited range of motion compared to normal MMA fight shorts.
Here is a complete list of some of the best Vale Tudo shorts for MMA and BJJ for 2020.
Bad Boy Classic Polyester Competition MMA Vale Tudo Shorts
It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t start the list with the original fight short brand Bad Boy. They were the brand that first created Vale Tudo shorts and inspired the creation of multiple companies.
They are still making the classic style Vale Tudo shorts like the old Brazilian Vale Tudo fighters wore. Only this time, Bad Boy has really upped the quality of their shorts.
Their new Vale Tudo style shorts are 60% cotton and 40% Polyester that is high quality and super stretchy. The shorts also have reinforced stitching with moisture wicking fabric for quick drying.
These are the original Vale Tudo shorts that Bad Boy made essentially starting the fight shorts market. If you want a quality product from one of the originators, these are the Vale Tudo shorts for you.
Here are the designs and details of the Bad Boy ClassicCompetitions MMA Vale Tudo Shorts.
Material Consists Of 60% Cotton 40% Polyester
Original Fights Shorts By The Original Fight Brand
The original Vale Tudo shorts makers now also have a premium option available to customers. Bad Boy offers the Bad Boy Premium Fighting And Training Shorts.
They offer these premium Vale Tudo shorts in black with silver lettering. Made with 60% cotton and 40% polyester that Bad Boy is known for. Bad Boy handmade every single one of these premium shorts that they sell.
These Vale Tudo shorts offer an athletic fit that stays true to the roots of Vale Tudo. You’re not going to find better Vale Tudo shorts on the market than what the originators make.
Here are the details and design of the Bad Boy Premium Fighting And Training Shorts.
Meister has another fantastic product they put on the market to go with their other quality MMA/BJJ gear. They have some quality shorts available with the Meister MMA Crown Vale Tudo Shorts.
Just like most all of Meister MMA’s products, these shorts are made of sturdy/quality material. Made with sturdy lycra microfiber and is double stitched to last you a long time.
These Vale Tudo shorts have a flawless fit that contort to your body. Giving you that unlimited range of motion you want in Vale Tudo shorts.
The designs are brightly colored and have the Meister crown logo on the right leg and Meister on the butt. These Vale Tudo shorts come in 3 designs and 7 different sizes available for everyone to wear.
Here are the details and designs of the Meister MMA Crown Vale Tudo Shorts.
Dethrone just released their latest take on Vale Tudo shorts with the Dethrone Men’ Vale Tudo Shorts 2.0. Dethrone is known for making some top notch products and their latest Vale Tudo shorts are a big improvement.
For this version of their latest Vale Tudo shorts, Dethrone went all out. They went with 8 great design options for the fans of their products that are brightly colored and look great. Fully sublimated shorts with a 83% polyester to 17% spandex ratio.
If they’re anything like Dethrone’s other products, they’ll have excellent customer ratings.
Here are the details and designs for the Dethrone Men’s Vale Tudo Shorts 2.0
It’s only fair that we show the women some love and add some Vale Tudo shorts/tops options for women. Dragon Do has Vale Tudo shorts/tops available exclusively for women with the Dragon Do Vale Tudo Shorts For Women.
This is another product that is new to the market offering clothing for women to workout and train in. The top and bottom are made of top quality material that incorporates 4 way stretching for optimum mobility. Complete with a quick dry system that keeps moisture away from skin to avoid irritation.
These Vale Tudo tops and bottoms Dragon Do makes comes in 8 awesome designs made with sublimation. This way the designs will never fade or peel
Here are the details and designs of the Dragon Do Vale Tudo Shorts For Women.
Dragon Do of course also has mens Vale Tudo shorts available with their Dragon Do Vale Tudo Shorts For Men. Like the womens Vale Tudo tops and bottoms, the mens Vale Tudo shorts are made of the same great material.
Top quality textiles that are comfortable to wear and sublimation printing, so they will last a long time. All without fading or peeling and complete with good quality stitching.
Dragon Do offers 5 great designs in their Vale Tudo shorts that are brightly colored and will make you look sharp.
Here are the details and designs for Dragon Do’s Vale Tudo Shorts For Men.
Hunter Fight makes a classic throwback style of Vale Tudo shorts with their Hunter Original Vale Tudo Shorts. They’re the same type of shorts just like the old Vale Tudo fighters of Brazil wore.
Their shorts have the simple, yet classic look that the old school Vale Tudo fighters wore. Made from a blend of durable polyester and spandex.
They only come in two designs. Straight black or black with white trim. These are for the grappler that isn’t worried about design and just wants something sturdy to train in, so check them out if you need shorts.
Here are the details and designs of the BJJ MMA Vale Tudo Shorts Hunter Original.
Venum being one of the top fight brands in the world would of course make their style of Vale Tudo shorts. They came out with their 3rd installment with the Venum Gladiator 3.0 Vale Tudo Shorts.
They designed these shorts to look just like a gladiator’s helmet and it looks sleek in black/silver. These Vale Tudo shorts are made with a 87% polyester 13% spandex blend. Complete with compression technology to improve blood circulation and speed up recovery.
Something Venum did differently than other Vale Tudo shorts makers was add an internal pocket for your cup. All while making a design that improves mobility and flexibility.
Here are the details and design of the Venum Gladiator 3.0 Vale Tudo Shorts.
87% Polyester 13% Spandex Blend
Cool Gladiator Helmet Design
Compression Technology To Improve Recovery/Blood Flow
Here is a company that is selling a great pair of Vale Tudo shorts called Mytra Fusion.
Mytra Fusion made these quality shorts with THR-fabric that regulate body heat and keep you stress free. They also made it with MP-technology that allows air contact to keep your body relaxed and give a great fit.
The compression fit is also supposed to help you retain your poster and keep you dry. To top it all off, the fabric also has Nano-holes that allows air to pass through to relax the body.
These Vale Tudo shorts come in 4 different designs with gray on top and different colors on the bottom. If you want to check these Vale Tudo shorts out, they have great customer reviews.
Here are the details and designs of the Mytra Fusion Tudo Shorts.
Hayabusa is another one of these more known companies that everyone knows makes great products. They make their own style of Vale Tudo shorts with the Hayabusa Jiu Jitsu Vale Tudo Compression Shorts.
These Vale Tudo shorts are straight jet black that looks really clean. No designs and just the name of the company on the side and Hayabusa’s eagle symbol on the leg.
Hayabusa made these shorts with an inner silicone banding on hem to keep the compression tight. This compression helps optimize body temperature and increase muscle function. Complete reinforced stitching to reinforce the short’s durability.
Not only are they good for MMA, but they’re also perfect for Jiu Jitsu. Anybody that trains knows that Hayabusa makes solid products that are worth looking into.
Here are the details and design of the Hayabusa Jiu Jitsu Vale Tudo Compression Shorts.
Phoenix Fight Gear offers some really good Vale Tudo shorts. They call them the Phoenix Fight Gear Rise Vale Tudo Shorts.
What Phoenix Fight Gear offers with these shorts 2 sharp color designs in black and white. Both with their logo and phoenix on each leg.
Made with sturdy Lyrca Microfiber that will last a really long time along with pierced panels for a sculpted fit. Also complete with an elastic waistband and drawstring for a secure fit and no slipping and reinforced seams.
Here are the details and designs for the Phoenix Fight Gear Rise Vale Tudo Shorts.
Ring To Cage makes all things for MMA and no gi BJJ. They made the RIng To Cage Vale Tudo MMA FIght Shorts available to their customers.
They made these Vale Tudo shorts with sublimation printing to prevent the fading of the gray/black design. Made with 4 way way stretch construction to ensure ultimate flexibility that is also ultra durable.
The material is also breathable with moisture wicking to dry moisture and improve comfort. Ring To Cage also added a double layer on the crotch area for more flexibility and durability.
Here are the details and design for the Ring To Cage Vale Tudo MMA Fight Shorts.
Pride or Die MMA No Gi Hang Loose Vale Tudo Fight Shorts
The last Vale Tudo shorts on our list are the Pride or Die MMA No Gi Hang Loose Vale Tudo Fight Shorts. Pride or Die made some really cool Vale Tudo shorts complete with skulls and a hand doing the hang loose symbol.
The hand even looks like a seasoned grappler’s hand complete with tattoos and taped fingers. These Vale Tudo shorts are fully sublimated inside/outside and made exactly how the designer wanted with no concessions made.
They are made with 100% polyester that gives you a really comfortable fit. Complete with flat lock ergonomic seams for increased durability.
If you want to pay the $51.99 for these cool looking Vale Tudo shorts, then check them out below.
Here are the details and design of Pride or Die MMA No Gi Hang Loose Vale Tudo Fight Shorts.
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