ADCC Silver Medalist Nick Rodriguez Loses via Technical Fall in Wrestling Return

After former wrestler Nick Rodriguez’s head turning performance at ADCC (and recent purple belt promotion), we wondered what he would do next. Somewhat surprisingly, he took a wrestling match tonight with outstanding wrestler Pat Downey.

The match was somewhat started by Flo Grappling challenging Flo Wrestling after ADCC in a series of tweets.

This was a straight freestyle wrestling match dubbed as a “superfight”, and despite Nicky Rod’s recent performance at ADCC, he lost via technical fall.

Though a technical fall is a bit surprising, there’s no shame in losing to Pat Downey, a USA World Wrestling team member and All-American NCAA wrestler. To Nicky’s credit, he took on whoever he was matched against with no question.

We profiled Nicky Rod back in May, check it out here.

Matt Peters

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