Grapplefest 15 results and highlights: Luke Griffith, Keith Krikorian win titles

View the full main card results and video highlights from Grapplefest 15. Keith Krikorian and Luke Griffith won title matches.

On Saturday, April 1, Grapplefest 15 took place live from Liverpool, England.

Originally slated to feature a four-man 70kg tournament, injuries and withdrawals forced the bracket to be scrapped days before the event. Still, the card showcased a pair of title matches in addition to a number of elite-level match-ups.

In the main event, New Wave’s Luke Griffith picked up one of the biggest wins of his career, submitting fellow ADCC veteran Santeri Lilius with a heel hook to capture the 100kg Grapplefest title.

Still very much in the early stages of his career as a professional grappler, Griffith already holds notable wins over the likes of Haisam Rida, Oliver Taza, and Owen Livesey, making him one of the sport’s most promising young stars.

And in the co-main event, 10th Planet black belt Keith Krikorian needed just over one minute to submit ADCC veteran Sam McNally. Krikorian showed off his top-end back-taking skills early to sink in a rear-naked choke and secure the 70kg Grapplefest title in the process.

Krikorian has competed at Grapplefest before, losing to elite grapplers Kade Ruotolo and Ash Williams, so he’s surely happy to walk away with a new title after a strong performance in Liverpool.

Lower on the card, “Big” Dan Manasoiu submitted Mark MacQueen with a heel hook, Daisy Fresh’s Rosa Walsh secured an armbar finish against Hayley Carter, and perennial top competitor Ellis Younger earned a decision over perennial tough out Chris Wojcik.

Check out the full main card results from Grapplefest 15 below.

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