Half Minute Highlight: Nsima Inyang at Who’s Number One

The Who’s Number One event last Saturday lived up to the hype providing a night of action-packed grappling full of upsets and dramatic competition. One stand-out match was billed as a cross-over between the grappling and strength training world, pitting Cassio Werneck purple-belt Nsima Inyang against Gracie Barra blue-belt and strongman competitor Chad Wesley Smith, both competing in the ultra-heavyweight division.

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WNO Championships Final Round Results and Highlights: Ruotolo Brothers Win Big

On Sunday, September 26, the Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships finals took place from Austin, TX. The finals were the culmination of five, eight-person brackets consisting of the best submission-only grapplers in the world. The quarterfinals and the semifinals were 15-minute submission-only matches, and the finals were 30-minute matches. View

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WNO Results and Highlights: Gordon Ryan Dominates, Submits Vagner Rocha

On Friday, March 26, Who’s Number One (WNO) returned to Austin, TX with another star-studded night of submission-only grappling. In the main event, despite plenty of heated trash-talk, some of which happened during the match, Gordon Ryan dominated and eventually submitted Vagner Rocha. Lower on the card, Nick Rodriguez, Mikey

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Interview with BJJ Metal Band – Kimura!

“I want to play some fu*king tournaments man. Grappling Industries – hit us up! We want to play a tournament!” Kimura! have recently been a highlight in the grappling news, for their (obvious link to BJJ) debut single release, and they are a four-piece heavy metal BJJ-influenced comedy band from

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Polaris Squads: Full Results and Review

The first ever Polaris Squads took place at Central Hall, Southampton, England on Sept 27, at 8 p.m. streamed live on UFC Fight Pass. Polaris Squads consisted of two teams of eight – Team UK & Ireland and Team Europe. There’ was also a super fight at half time between

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Third Coast Grappling Kumite IV: Results

Third Coast Grappling is on a streak more dazzling than Comet NEOWISE, having had four stellar Kumites in a little over a month. Third Coast Grappling: Kumite IV, the latest installment, had the same eight-man tournament with updated rules,* seven superfights, a charity exhibition match involving Gordon Ryan, and a rambunctious pack of kids in a “Grapple Royale” a la “Royal Rumble.” Not even a near-melee** mellowed the mood as the firecracker of a show refused to fizzle out, ending the action-packed night with a grappling legend becoming ten grand richer.

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