Ultimate F2W 149 preview: Keenan Cornelius vs Gabriel Almeida

F2W 149 just got a major update! Keenan Cornelius will fight Gabriel Almeida from Checkmat in the main event. Fight to Win is going back to Dallas, Texas, for the 149th event on August 14. Expect fireworks for this one as the match-ups are quite compelling! F2W 149 Main event

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6’8, 145kg Bodybuilder and Actor Martyn Ford Steps Back On the Mats for MMA Debut

British bodybuilder, actor and aspiring MMA fighter Martyn Ford has stepped back on to the mats at his gym – Gracie Barra Sutton Coldfield, in preparation for his debut MMA fight. Towering at 6’8 – 203 cm, weighing a massive 320 lbs – 145 kg of pure muscle, with a

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Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones COVID-19 Positive?

Unfortunate news has hit the jiu jitsu world. Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones are suffering from COVID-like symptoms. The situation was revealed earlier on a Flograppling instagram post. This is bad news for the upcoming July 31 Who’s Number One event. Both Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones will be unable

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Five Gi Chokes You Need to Know

Picture courtesy of @evolveMMA I prefer the gi in comparison to no-gi because I feel the gi provides so many options. Not only are there more ways to grip and control your opponent but there are also more guards, take-downs, chokes, submissions and sweeps in the gi. For better or

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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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Gracie Barra’s Golden Boy: An Interview With Lucas Valente

Lucas Valente is not only a rising star in Gracie Barra, he is already counted among the elite at such a young age. His most recent accomplishment is bagging silver at the 2019 IBJJF Worlds, only yielding gold in a hotly debated match with the bemedaled veteran Lucas Lepri. We go over his evolution in the sport, training at such a young age, his mindset, goals, and long-term plans.

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