WNO Championships: ‘The Hillbilly Hammer’ Jacob Couch Replaces Pedro Marinho

Now just days away from the blockbuster Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships on September 25-26, the roster shuffling continues. On Monday, FloGrappling announced that “The Hillbilly Hammer” Jacob Couch will replace Pedro Marinho in the 185-pound division. Marinho was himself a replacement for an injured Andrew Wiltse. View this post

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WNO Championships Preview: Young Talent at Middleweight

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. View the men’s lightweight preview here,

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2021 IBJJF Pans: Checkmat’s Elder Cruz Submits Three to Win Brown Belt Gold

Elder Cruz continues his path of domination through the colored belts. On Thursday, the Checkmat brown belt submitted three opponents — all with the same technique — on his way to winning gold in the heavyweight division at the 2021 IBJJF Pans. In the first round of the tournament, Cruz

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Video: Watch Andrew Wiltse and The Daisy Fresh Crew Prepare for The No-Gi Pans

The Pedigo Submission Fighting team (AKA Daisy Fresh) certainly made its mark at the 2021 IBJJF no-gi Pans, winning the team title for the first time. Led by top competitors like Andrew Wiltse and Jacob Couch, the Daisy Fresh crew has become a fan favorite, widely known for their gritty,

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WNO Results & Highlights: Gordon Ryan, Craig Jones Dominant

Who’s Number One on Friday, February 26 was easily the most anticipated grappling event of 2021 so far. Even without the backstage mayhem involving Gordon Ryan and Andre Galvao, the event delivered high-level, high-action submission-only action as promised. In the main and co-main event, Danaher Death Squad representatives Gordon Ryan

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Who’s Number One Preview: Gordon Ryan, Craig Jones, Roberto Jimenez All In Action

On Friday, February 26, Who’s Number One returns to action with a packed evening of elite no-gi submission-only grappling. In the main event, Danaher Death Squad representative Craig Jones will square off with Team Atos rep Ronaldo Junior. Also in action will be current no-gi king Gordon Ryan, young phenom

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Fight 2 Win 144 Review and Results

Fight 2 Win 144 gave us everything we hoped for when the promotion announced the star-studded lineup for the event, and once again a trip to Dallas, Texas results in a spectacular night of elite submission grappling. The top three fights on the card all featured mainstays in the top

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Video: Learn The Hillbilly Hammer’s Three Favorite Moves for White Belts

The basics will never fail. And although he’s one of the top up-and-coming competitors in grappling, Jacob “The Hillbilly Hammer” Couch hasn’t lost sight of his fundamental jiu-jitsu. In a recent video, Couch demonstrates his three favorite techniques to teach white belts. Even though these may be considered “beginner” techniques,

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