Breaking: Jordan Burroughs Will Wrestle Isaiah Martinez at Who’s Number One

The upcoming Who’s Number One (WNO) just got much more interesting. Jordan Burroughs — one of the best folkstyle and freestyle wrestlers of his generation — will face fellow elite wrestler Isaiah Martinez in a wrestling match of the next WNO on June 18. This will be the first ever wrestling match on a WNO card. FloGrappling announced the match-up.

Quite simply, Jordan Burroughs has been the face of American wrestling for the past ten years. After a successful collegiate career that saw him winning two national championships at the University of Nebraska, Burroughs went on to be a dominant force in the international scene. He was a 2012 Olympic gold medalist, a four-time world champion, and a four-time US Open champion, among other accomplishments. Earlier this year, Burroughs failed to make the Olympic team for the first time since he graduated from college, losing back-to-back matches to Kyle Dake.

While less known than Burroughs, Isaiah Martinez is, in his own right, an accomplished and elite wrestler. In college, Martinez was a two-time national champion for the University of Illinois. Since completing his collegiate career in 2018, Martinez has already been a two-time US Open champion, as well as a 2019 World Cup champion.

The rest of the WNO event will feature the typical 15 or 30-minute submission-only grappling matches.

How to watch: WNO takes place on Friday, June 18 and will air live on FloGrappling (subscription required).

Ben Coate

Ben has been involved with grappling, whether through wrestling or Brazilian jiu-jitsu, essentially his entire life. After wrestling throughout his childhood, Ben found Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a young adult and quickly fell in love. He has been training for over ten years and currently holds the rank of brown belt, and remains involved in both the MMA and BJJ scene. Ben has been writing about combat sports since 2017. He has interviewed and profiled some of MMA's biggest stars, including multiple UFC champions.

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