ADCC 2019 Results: Puopolo vs Tex Johnson

Aaron “Tex” Johnson has had a difficult year or so leading up to ADCC 2019. He drew a relatively unheralded opponent in James Puopolo for his first match but couldn’t get past him. Tex was finished with a superb mounted Guillotine, no doubt what will be the first of many upsets today in Anaheim.

The Rafael Lovato Jr. black-belt, Puopolo, will meet one of the favorites to win the -99kg division, Vinny Magalhaes in the Quarter-Finals at ADCC 2019. Vinny looks to be in excellent form as he dominated Dan Martinez and clean-swept a 4-0 decision to book his place. With this surprise upset, Puopolo only needs one more victory to guarantee another two matches and an attempt at some silverware.

(This article is part of our week of ADCC coverage. To get live results, play by play, and commentary, we’ll have a live updates article running all weekend)

Alex Lindsey

Alex Lindsey is the managing editor here at Grappling Insider. Originally starting training in MMA in 2008, injuries and university slowed progress until he decided to put on a gi for the first time back in 2015. Residing in Newport, South Wales, he trains at Newport MMA and competes as much as possible but still prefers no gi. Follow him on twitter: @alexlindsey92