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.