Fight 2 Win 137 saw one of the longest running promotions in the USA deliver yet another stacked card that featured elite grappling and action from start to finish. We sat down to make predictions for the top two matches lined up for Fight 2 Win 137 and were spot on in our assessment of how the headliners shaped up. Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa was able to become the first person to defeat Roberto Jimenez since the youngster was awarded his black belt as he got the Armbar finish after a frantic back and forth match.
Jimenez gave a very good account of himself however and this should come as no surprise after he recently beat Keenan Cornelius at Flograppling’s Who’s #1? event. The main event produced fireworks but the real treat was spread across the whole card as Fight 2 Win 137 resulted in the highest percentage of submission finishes in the promotion’s history. Over three-quarters of the fights throughout the card ended in submission, a stunning 76% finish rate which is unheard of in professional grappling.
In the Co-Main Event, Michael Liera Jr took a decision victory over Marcio Andre to take their personal rivalry to 2-1 in his favor. This also took Liera Jr’s Fight 2 Win competitive record to a stellar 6-0 not long after his fifth fight at Fight 2 Win 136 and he’s now beaten some of the best grapplers that the promotion has to offer on his way to becoming Fight 2 Win Welterweight Champion.
Black Belt Matches
Lucas Daniel Barbosa defeats Roberto Jimenez via Armbar.
Michael Liera Jr defeats Marcio Andre via Decision – Becomes F2W Welterweight Champion.
Jake Watson defeats Rudson Mateus via Decision.
Kevin Williams defeats Jeff Ake via Kneebar.
Marcus Wilson defeats Noah Thomas via D’arce Choke.
Jeremy Hastings defeats Alex Le via Armbar.
Nikki Sullivan defeats Erin Johnson via Kneebar.
Lucas Nabuco Araujo defeats Blake Dvorak via Split Decision.
YJ Lee defeats Bret Hernandez via Choke.
Steele McCall defeats Evan Barrett Ezekiel via Choke.
Brown Belt Matches
Bruce Bugbee defeats Thomas Stevenson via Rear Naked Choke.
Joey Mack defeats Christopher Diaz via Split Decision.
Dan Dykeman defeats Tyler Spurlin via Kneebar.
Trevor Polhamus defeats Tyler Hampton via Decision.
Joshua Sauseda defeats Eddie Maestas via Choke.
Eric Coe defeats James Mikus via Cloverleaf.
Troy Everett defeats Mike Costa via Baseball Bat Choke.
Robert Parish defeats Daymar Ortiz via Rear Naked Choke.
Ricky Furioso Johnson defeats Casey Pratt via Decision.
Matt Paul defeats Anthony Santiago D’arce via Choke.
Christopher Gabrielson defeats Joe Fishburn via Choke.
Purple Belt Matches
Aaron Holderman defeats Jamil Coleman via Triangle Armbar.
Michael Mccann defeats Nick Hall via Decision. (FOTN)
Dalton Grinstead defeats Michael Argeeroplos via Armbar.
Clay Wimer defeats Josh Taylor via Rear Naked Choke.
Ben Rhoton defeats Dale Bonnell via Decision.
Walker Madden defeats Ben Ashauer via Heel Hook.
Tayler Wiedeman defeats Ana Mayordomo Garcia via Toehold.
Tyrell Anderson defeats Josiah Thiemann via Heel Hook.
Drew Nickerson defeats Gordo Pinon via Triangle Choke.
Brandon Ferguson defeats Daniel Gonzales via Triangle Choke.
Dan Becker defeats Chris Messina via Kimura. (SOTN)
Ryan Dittman defeats Ryan Riebel via Armbar.
Cristian Reyes defeats Nick Gamez Ramos via Decision.
James Borders defeats Derek Nye via Decision.
Brooke Mayo defeats Jaidyn Mueller via Heel Hook – becomes Purple Belt No-Gi Lightweight Champ.
Blue Belt Matches
Stephanie Taylor defeats Jade Hernandez via Heel Hook.
Riley Golden defeats Kurt Koski via Armbar.
Alec Guevara defeats Joey Godinez via Decision.
Andrew G. Nott defeats Preston James via Heel Hook.
Grant Guidinger defeats Dwight Killpack via Shoulder Lock.
Amanda Dozier defeats Aaron Blum via Armbar.
For the latest news on all Fight 2 Win events, click here.
Or for more information about Fight 2 Win, click here.