WNO Champion Tim Spriggs Calls Out Gordon Ryan: ‘He has a made-up injury’

Newly-crowned Who’s Number One (WNO) heavyweight champion Tim Spriggs isn’t mincing his words in regards to Gordon Ryan. At the WNO Championships, Spriggs surprised many in the jiu-jitsu community when he defeated Haisam Rida, Tex Johnson, and Kaynan Duarte to capture the inaugural WNO heavyweight championship. In the audience for

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Gordon Ryan Responds to Tim Spriggs’ Call-Out: ‘This won’t be close’

At the Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships, Tim Spriggs shocked the jiu-jitsu world when he defeated Haisam Rida, Tex Johnson, and — in one of the biggest upsets in recent memory — Kaynan Duarte to capture the WNO heavyweight title. Following his championship performance, Spriggs hinted at a potential match-up

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Fight to Win 161 Preview: Can Tim Spriggs Upset Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu?

On Friday, January 22, Fight to Win BJJ will return to Miami for a night of gi and no-gi grappling. In the main event, takedown and guard passing specialist Tim Spriggs will try to spring the upset against the legend Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu in Abreu’s adopted hometown. Although he is

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F2W 174: Lucas ‘Hulk’ Barbosa vs. Tex Johnson Full Card Line-Up, Start Times, Betting Odds

Who’s Number One won’t be the only elite grappling happening on Friday, as Fight to Win returns to action with a card headlined by Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa and Tex Johnson. In the co-main event, Amanda “Tubby” Alequin will meet Raquel Canuto in what should be a fun and competitive match.

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Fight to Win 161 Results: Cyborg Decisions Spriggs, Tex Johnson’s Reverse Armbar

Fight to Win 161 took place live from Miami, FL on January 22, 2021. In the no-gi main event, Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu earned a unanimous decision win over Tim Spriggs in front of Cyborg’s adopted hometown crowd. The card also saw Diego “Pato” Oliveira secure a razor-close decision win over

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2021 IBJJF No-Gi Worlds Preview: Are Victor Hugo and ‘Cyborg’ Abreu on a Collision Course?

The 2021 IBJJF no-gi Worlds take place on October 7-10, with black belts competing on Saturday and Sunday. The men’s ultra-heavyweight division is the smallest adult black belt division, but potentially includes one of the events most anticipated matches. After going 1-1 against each other at the 2019 no-gi Worlds,

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Gordon Ryan Reacts to Kaynan Duarte’s Upset Loss: ‘This is an embarrassment’

At the Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships, perhaps no competitor was more heavily-favored to win his division than heavyweight Kaynan Duarte. A 2019 ADCC world champion, the top Atos representative had lost just once in the past two years. Going into the finals of the WNO Championships, Duarte was a

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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 Championships Preview: Kaynan Duarte Is The Man To Beat at Heavyweight

The Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships on September 25-26 will feature five eight-person brackets with many of the best grapplers in the world competing in 15-minute submission-only matches. In the days leading up to this event, Grappling Insider will be previewing each of the five divisions. View the men’s lightweight

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