Fight To Win 182 went down on Saturday, August 28 from San Francisco, CA. At the top of the card was a trio of high-level black belt matches featuring ADCC and world champion jiu-jitsu players. In the main event, Dante Leon put his name in the hat for submission of the year with a literal last-second rear-naked choke on Davi Ramos. And in other action, Checkmat’s Jackson Nagai upset Edwin Najmi, while Gianni Grippo continued to show off his no-gi game with a decision over Samir Chantre.
View the full Fight To Win 182 results below.
Read Grappling Insider’s recap of the main event and watch video of Leon’s submission here.
In the co-main event gi match, Jackson Nagai impressed with a beautiful mounted triangle on veteran competitor Edwin Najmi. Nagai was patient early, avoiding any trademark Najmi flying submissions on the feet. After the pair briefly traded leg lock attempts on the mat, Nagai found himself in top position where he was able to pass Najmi’s guard with a leg drag, move to mount, and lock in the mounted triangle. The tap came with two minutes remaining in the match.
The no-gi match between Gianni Grippo and Samir Chantre was a high-paced affair, with Grippo constantly attacking from his back for nearly the duration of the match. Grippo sat guard early and worked from there for the rest of the match, using a mix of de la riva guard, single leg x, and different x guard variations to upset Chantre’s balance and threaten leg entanglements. Grippo secured a deep heel hook attempt, which was likely enough to win him the decision, as his continuous attacks forced Chantre on the defensive.
View video highlights from Fight To Win 182 below.