Grapplefest 8 Announces Ashley Williams v Kade Ruotolo

Grapplefest 8 has just had a huge match announced ready for the event on 29th February 2020. Ashley Williams looks to secure his third title in a little under a year after winning both the Lightweight and Bantamweight Polaris titles. The person looking to stop Williams in his tracks is Kade Ruotolo, one of the biggest prospects in BJJ right now alongside his twin brother Tye, who made a memorable impact at ADCC last year.

This seems to be exactly what Williams has asked for, as he’s been vocal about the lack of matches the UK grappling scene has been able to provide. Despite Ruotolo only just having received his purple belt, he will still be a very game opponent for Williams and is pretty widely regarded as the one of the sport’s best young grapplers.

Shortly before Williams and Ruotolo meet to determine who walks away with the -70kg title at Grapplefest 8, the event also features a number of high-level grapplers based both in and outside of the UK.

For tickets to the live event at Fusion Nightclub in Liverpool on 20th February 2020, click here.

Alex Lindsey

Alex Lindsey is the managing editor here at Grappling Insider. Originally starting training in MMA in 2008, injuries and university slowed progress until he decided to put on a gi for the first time back in 2015. Residing in Newport, South Wales, he trains at Newport MMA and competes as much as possible but still prefers no gi. Follow him on twitter: @alexlindsey92