F2W 196: John Combs vs. Bill Cooper full card line-up, start times, betting odds

Another week, another Fight To Win event. On Friday, March 4, ADCC veteran John Combs will face Bill “The Grill” Cooper in the main event of Fight To Win 196, live from Denver, CO.

View the full card line-up, start times, and betting odds for Fight To Win 196:

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A 2019 ADCC Trials winner, Combs is a mainstay of the elite no-gi competition scene and has competed in practically every grappling promotion under the sun. He is an excellent wrestler and takedown artist — a skill-set that complements his world class guillotine. Combs is coming off a strong performance at the Sapateiro Invitational in which he captured a catch wrestling title.

Bill Cooper was the youngest American to receive his black belt in BJJ at the time it was awarded in 2007. He is known for his ultra-aggressive, submission-oriented style of grappling, and holds notable career wins over Geo Martinez, Josh Hinger, and Enrico Cocco.

Combs finds himself as a four-to-one favorite over Cooper, and for good reason. He has been the much more frequent competitor lately and, on paper, has more relevant current wins when compared to Cooper. Still, Cooper has shown, through the years, a knack for finding the submission from surprising positions.

How to watch: Fight To Win 196 takes place on Friday, March 4 and will air live on UFC FightPass (subscription required).

Ben Coate

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