Fight To Win 180 Line-Up, Start Times, Betting Odds: Rafael Lovato Jr. Favored Over Gabriel Arges

Fight To Win 180 goes down on Friday, August 6, live from Los Angeles, CA. In the main event, former Bellator MMA middleweight champion Rafael Lovato Jr. takes on three-time IBJJF world champion Gabriel Arges. Beyond that match, the card is stacked with elite black belt competitors, including Johnny Tama, Edwin Najmi, Matheus Luna, Baret Yoshida, and Talita Nogueira. View the full Fight To Win 180 line-up, start times, and betting odds below.

Rafael Lovato Jr. finds himself as a -250 favorite over Arges. An IBJJF gi and no-gi world champion, Lovato has shifted his focus back to jiu-jitsu competition since his retirement from MMA in 2019. He is undefeated in Fight To Win competition this year with wins over Gabriel Almeida and Alexandro Ceconi.

Gabriel Arges is an accomplished competitor in his own right, however he has competed sparingly over the past year. In his last match, he defeated Marcio Andre by decision at Fight To Win 151.

The evening’s co-main event is a fun one between fan-favorites Johnny Tama and Edwin Najmi. One of the sport’s most active competitors, Tama’s last Fight To Win appearance was a 2020 win over Jackson Nagai. He’ll have his hands full against Najmi, who is known for his flying submissions and crowd-pleasing style.

Lower on the card, ADCC medalist and longtime veteran of MMA and jiu-jitsu Baret Yoshida takes on Jeff Nolasco, and brown belt no-gi world champion Matheus Luna (now a black belt) squares off with veteran black belt Yago de Souza.

How to watch: Fight To Win 180 takes place on Friday, August 6 and airs live on FloGrappling (subscription required).

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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