SUG Champ Amanda Loewen Is Ready for WNO: ‘That’s my preferred ruleset’

On September 25, the long-reigning Submission Underground (SUG) champion Amanda Loewen will make her Who’s Number One (WNO) debut at the WNO Championships. A black belt for nearly eight full years, she is stepping into the deep end of the women’s heavyweight division where she’ll be facing the world’s absolute

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SUG 24 Results and Highlights: Kyle Boehm Wins Tournament, Amanda Loewen Retains Title

On Sunday, Submission Underground (SUG) held SUG 24, featuring an eight-man tournament with $10,000 and a shot at champion Mason Fowler on the line. Kyle Boehm won the tournament on a pair of regulation heel hooks and, in the finals, a submission on Pedro Marinho in overtime. And in the

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WNO Championships Preview: Who Can Beat Gabi Garcia at Heavyweight?

The Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships on September 25-26 will feature five eight-person brackets with many of the best grapplers in the world competing in 15-minute submission-only matches. In the days leading up to this event, Grappling Insider will be previewing each of the five divisions. In the women’s heavyweight

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WNO Championships: Full Women’s Heavyweight Bracket

The Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships are quickly taking shape. The two-day event scheduled for September 25-26 will feature five eight-person brackets consisting of the best no-gi grapplers in the world. FloGrappling has now released the full eight-woman bracket for women’s heavyweight division, and it is loaded with the best grapplers

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SUG 23 Features Mason Fowler Title Defense, Carlos Condit vs. Jake Ellenberger

Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground (SUG) returns on May 23 with an event featuring tag team jiu-jitsu, a women’s number one contender bout, a match-up between MMA and UFC veterans Carlos Condit and Jake Ellenberger, and SUG champion Mason Fowler defending his title against Kyle Chambers. View this post on Instagram

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SUG 21 Results and Highlights: Mason Fowler Armbars Richie Martinez

On Sunday, Submission Underground (SUG) returned to action for the promotion’s first event of the year. The card featured SUG absolute champion Mason Fowler, fresh off a breakout year in 2020, successfully defending his title against 10th Planet representative Richie Martinez. Lower on the card, women’s champion Amanda Loewen faced

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Mason Fowler vs. Richie Martinez to Headline Submission Underground 21

In 2020, Submission Underground (SUG) was one of the few grappling promotions to hold consistent events. After a couple of months off, the promotion has announced its first event in 2021; Mason Fowler will defend his SUG title against Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez in the main event of Submission Underground 21

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Submission Underground 17 Preview: The Ultimate Rematch

You’ve gotta love Submission Underground (SUG). So Let’s talk about SUG 17, which will go down on Sunday, Aug. 30. The event is streamed on UFC Fight Pass only. The grappling promotion is well known for its leader, the infamous ‘Bad Guy’ from West Linn, Ore., Chael Sonnen. As the

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