Fight to Win 170 Results and Recap: Jonnatas Gracie, Josh Hinger Impress

The busiest promotion in jiu-jitsu returned to action on Saturday, April 17 with Fight to Win 170. In the main event, Josh Hinger captured the masters middleweight title with a decision win over Rafael “Formiga” Barbosa. Lower on the card, super heavyweight Max Gimenis defeated Guilherme Augusto, and Jonnatas Gracie earned a decision over Matheus Luna.

Check out the full results and recap from Fight to Win 170 below.

Atos representative Josh Hinger used expertly-applied pressure to secure a dominant win in the main event. For the better part of his match with Rafael Formiga, Hinger held a deep underhook while pinning Formiga’s shoulder’s to the mat, constantly threatening a knee-slide pressure pass. For minutes on end, Hinger worked from 3/4 mount attempting to free his foot, forcing Formiga to be strictly defensive for essentially the entire match.

In the co-main event, GF Team’s Max Gimenis extended his win streak with a dominant decision win over accomplished heavyweight Guilherme Augusto. The match was largely one-way traffic, as Gimenis found success attacking both from his back, as well as top position.

Jonnatas Gracie made it 2-0 for Atos black belts, as his guard proved much too tricky for Matheus Luna. Gracie attacked early and often from his back, using a grip on Luna’s pant to force Luna on the defensive while threatening sweeps. Gracie also attacked a pair of deep armbars, including one later in the match from closed guard.

The promotion returns on Saturday, April 24 with Fight to Win 171 live from Miami, FL.

Ben Coate

Ben has been involved with grappling, whether through wrestling or Brazilian jiu-jitsu, essentially his entire life. After wrestling throughout his childhood, Ben found Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a young adult and quickly fell in love. He has been training for over ten years and currently holds the rank of brown belt, and remains involved in both the MMA and BJJ scene. Ben has been writing about combat sports since 2017. He has interviewed and profiled some of MMA's biggest stars, including multiple UFC champions.

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