Grapplefest 10 Features Ruotolo Brothers, Dante Leon vs. Oliver Taza

Grapplefest 10 is scheduled for Saturday, November 20, live from Liverpool, England, and the card features a number of elite competitors. In the main event, no-gi world champion Dante Leon will face ADCC trials winner Oliver Taza in a match that should produce fireworks. And elsewhere on the card, both Tye and Kade Ruotolo both take on high-level opponents.

A 2019 no-gi world champion, Dante Leon has an excellent takedown game that complements his dangerous guillotine choke. He comes into his match against Oliver Taza following a silver-medal performance at the 2021 no-gi Worlds. A former member of the Danaher Death Squad, Taza is a leg lock specialist, but recently has shown improved wrestling and wrestle-ups. He is one of the sport’s most active competitors; he is coming off a second-place finish at Third Coast Grappling 8, and earlier this year Taza captured his second ADCC Trials gold medal.

Lower on the card, Kade Ruotolo, fresh off his first-place finish at the ADCC East Coast Trials, will take on ADCC veteran and 10th Planet black belt Keith Krikorian. Ruotolo’s ultra-aggressive, unorthodox style should make for an interesting match against the tactician Krikorian. Also, Ruotolo’s twin brother Tye, the newly-crowned Who’s Number One middleweight champion, will face Matt Serra black belt Nick Ronan.

How to watch: Grapplefest 10 takes place on Saturday, November 20 at 11 AM ET and will air 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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