Fight 2 Win 143 takes place in Dallas, Texas on June 12th and will feature a huge card of elite grapplers after the promotion initially tested the waters with smaller fifteen-fight cards when they returned after Coronavirus caused a lengthy break in professional sports. The event will actually have nine black belt matches on the main card after fourteen coloured belt matches, this is much closer to the kind of Fight 2 Win cards we’re used to seeing before the Coronavirus break.
The main event is actually a match that was originally set to headline Pantheon Grappling 3 before that event was also postponed, but thankfully Fight 2 Win have managed to step in and save the fight. This match sees Victor Hugo make his return to Fight 2 Win after taking on Nick Rodriguez at Fight 2 Win 135 in a very close No Gi match that Hugo would end up coming away with the decision for. This was only the tip of the iceberg for Hugo’s success without the Gi, as he also came away with the 2019 IBJJF No Gi World Championship in the Absolute division after beating the likes of Aaron “Tex” Johnson, Vinicius “Trator” Ferreira and Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu.
His opponent in this match is no slouch though and while he may not be as well known as Victor Hugo, Fellipe Andrew has catapulted himself to the forefront of BJJ after winning the IBJJF European Championships 2020 in the Absolute Division. It wasn’t the gold medal itself that was so impressive, but more the man he had to beat to get it. In the final, Fellipe Andrew met Keenan Cornelius and although the match as close to begin with, Andrew eventually locked in a Triangle Choke to become only the second person to submit Cornelius at Black Belt, and the first to do so in the Gi, after Gordon Ryan managed to do so twice with an Outside Heel Hook and a Mounted Guillotine in No Gi.
While Hugo may be the more well-rounded grappler out of the two, Andrew has had a great deal more success in the Gi and that should prove to be the key difference in this matchup as Andrew takes the win in a technically exciting and painfully close match.
Fight 2 Win 143 Full Card
Victor Hugo (Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu) vs Fellipe Andrew (Zenith) – Black Belt Heavyweight Gi Title Match
Ana Carolina Viera (GFT) vs Nathiely Karoline (RPBJJ) – Black Belt Welterweight Gi Title Match
Kendall Reusing (Gracie Barra) vs Elisabeth Clay (Ares BJJ) – Openweight Black Belt No Gi
Mike Anderson (Shebaro Jiu Jitsu) vs Andre Gomes Reis (Gracie Gym) – 201lbs Black Belt Gi
Alejandro Siqueira (Gracie Barra) vs Jay Shellhammer (Soul Fighters) – 175lbs Black Belt Gi
Vinny Saenz (Lovato Jiu Jitsu) vs Estevan Martinez (ZR Team) – 135lbs Black Belt Gi
Hugo Mayer Lima (Soul Fighters) vs Diego Santana (Ares BJJ) – 165lbs Black Belt Gi
Carlos Souza (Gracie Barra) vs Vinicius Garcia (Gracie Gym Richardson) – 190lbs Black Belt Gi
Danilo Morais (Ares BJJ) vs Erick Raposo (Checkmat) – 165lbs Black Belt Gi
Brown Belt Matches
Karla Shellhammer (Soul Fighters) vs Jennifer Rivera (10th Planet) – 130lbs Brown Belt No Gi
Frank Cespedes (Cobrinha Las Vegas) vs Brayan Alvarado (Team Genesis) – 135lbs Brown Belt No Gi
Noel Morgan (Soul Fighters) vs Dustin Shellhammer (Bastos BJJ) – 230lbs Brown Belt Gi
Lucas Norat Lopes (Gracie Barra) vs Italo Lima Costa (Ares BJJ) – 200lbs Brown Belt Gi
Jarrod Trotter (Soul Fighters) vs Albert Tapia (10th Planet) – 145lbs Brown Belt No Gi
Kyle Short (Flux MMA) vs Ben Kroskey (Shebaro Jiu Jitsu) – 210lbs Brown Belt No Gi
Purple Belt Matches
Tarean Byars (Texas Submission Club) vs Matthew Cox (10th Planet) – 185lbs Purple Belt No Gi Title Match
Wesley Arnold (Mohler BJJ) vs Adam Cruz (Peak Performance) – 195lbs Purple Belt Gi
Colby Capps (Ground Church) vs Anthony Robinson (Star BJJ) – 170lbs Purple Belt No Gi
David Weintraub (Vitor Shaolin BJJ) vs Jacob Scott (Marcelo Garcia) – 145lbs Purple Belt No Gi
Leticia Cardoza de Carvalho (Checkmat) vs Catherine Arnold (Mohler MMA) – 160lbs Purple Belt Gi
Brianne Robertson (10th Planet) vs Emily Fernandez (Bastos BJJ) – 140lbs Purple Belt No Gi
Helena Crevar (Cobrinha) vs Michelle Terrelonge (Alvarez BJJ) – 140lbs Green Belt Gi
Michael Brennan (Checkmat) vs Michael Francis (Zombie Crew) – 87lbs Kids No Gi
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