Fight 2 Win 157 Preview

Fight 2 Win 157 takes place this Saturday night, November 14th in Philadelphia. The main event will be a No Gi match between ADCC veteran, Tom DeBlass and 2X No Gi world champion, Chad Kodiak Fields.

DeBlass is well known as the man who gave Garry Tonon his black belt. He won the ADCC North American trials in 2009 and 2014 and has taken gold as a black belt at the Pan American No Gi Championships in 2013. DeBlass is also a credentialed MMA veteran with fights in the UFC. He is taking on Fields, who won IBJJF No Gi worlds in 2018 and 2019. Fields also took gold as a black belt in 2019 at the Euro Worlds. 

Also, the card’s co-main event will feature two ADCC veterans, Vagner Rocha and Gabriel Almeida. Rocha won the ADCC trials three times (2010, 2015 and 2017) and took 1st at EBI Combat Invitational in 2017. Almeida won ADCC trials last year in Sao Paulo and took 1st place at SJJIF World Championships in 2018 and UAEJJF Grand Slam earlier this year.

Another standout name on the card is Gesias Cavalcante. Cavalcante is a black belt and former K-1 HERO middleweight champion (2006 and 2007). He will be facing the John Danaher protege, Nick Ronan

Black Belts

Tom DeBlass vs Chad Kodiak Fields 

Vagner Rocha vs Gabriel Almeida 

William Wolk vs Jay Wadsworth

Nick Ronan vs Gesias Cavalcante

Dylan Royce vs Garret Lavaggi

Rich Hernandez vs Jared Weiner

Frank Rosenthal vs Scott Dance

Josh Pike vs Dom Hoskins 

Steven Williams vs Kyle Myers

Joe Baize vs Kyle Hughes

Teen No Gi Title 

Wilson Sojo vs Michael Gillin

Brown Belts

Ruben Blanco vs Jon Crow 

Ryan Thomas vs Chris Thompson

Ellis Karadag vs David Weintraub 

Rene Sousa vs Jeremiah Wells

Luke Shiomoios vs Aaron Harris

Manuel Farfan vs Yonathan Cardenas

Purple Belts

Julian Flenory-Mazur vs Steve Joachim

Gabriel Sanches vs Eric Williams

Daishi Goto vs Calvin Tacey

Jillian Peterson vs Samantha Fisher 

Kyle Milanese vs Patrick Simpson 

Tyler Rivera vs Nick Toscano 

Chris Emery vs Benjamin Kunzle 

Jacquelyn Gola vs Jess Bermudez

Christine K. Briggs vs Nicole Mathew 

Gabby Etzel vs Cathryn Ivy

Blue Belts

Tyler Pendergast vs Brett McGill 

Robert Andrews IV vs Justin Pack

Jack McGill vs Josh Dziewa

Jay Owens vs Mark Aguirre

F2W 157 will be streamed live on FloGrappling.

Josh Clopton

Josh Clopton is a UFC veteran and Jiu Jitsu black belt. In 2005 he left his job in Tulsa, Okla. and moved to San Francisco to pursue fighting. While trying to break into the UFC, he worked on a commercial crab fishing boat to make ends meet. Josh earned his black belt under Jake Shields in 2016 and now helps train other fighters and has been the chief cornerman in over 20 UFC fights. He teaches at El Nino Training Center and also for companies such as Google, YouTube and LinkedIn. He is an avid reader, writer and outdoorsman.

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