Throwback: Watch 22-Year Old Gordon Ryan Take On Ralek Gracie in No Time Limit Sub-Only Match

In late 2017, Gordon Ryan was fresh off his first ADCC gold medal and only just beginning his journey to becoming the most dominant and well-known no-gi grappler in the world. He was 22-years old, and despite already owning plenty of accomplishments between the ADCC championship and a pair of

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John Danaher Names Roger Gracie The Greatest Jiu-Jitsu Player of All Time

John Danaher might be the coach to the best current (or ever) no-gi grappler on the planet, Gordon Ryan. However, he’s not calling Ryan the greatest overall jiu-jitsu player ever; that distinction goes to Roger Gracie. In a recent appearance on the Lex Fridman Podcast, Danaher answered the question of

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Breaking: Gordon Ryan to Make ONE Championship Grappling Debut Against Shinya Aoki

Top pound-for-pound grappler Gordon Ryan is set to make his ONE Championship debut. On August 27, Ryan will square off with submission specialist and longtime MMA veteran Shinya Aoki in an open-weight grappling match. News of the bout was first reported by Marcel Dorff of MMADNA. In March, ONE Championship

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Exclusive: Oliver Taza Talks Training Atmosphere at DDS, Wrestling, and Leg Locks in IBJJF

Oliver Taza has been a fixture of the elite competitive jiu-jitsu scene for five years, and he’s spent the bulk of that time as a member of the famed Danaher Death Squad. Going from white through purple belt with Tristar head coach Firas Zahabi, then receiving his brown and black

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Gordon Ryan vs. Luiz Panza Announced for Next Who’s Number One

The world’s top pound-for-pound no-gi grappler will return to action in less than a month. At Friday’s Who’s Number One (WNO) event, FloGrappling announced that Gordon Ryan will compete at the next WNO against Luiz Panza. The event is scheduled for May 28. View this post on Instagram A post

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Gordon Ryan Shares His Approach to Perfect Guard Retention

Current no-gi pound-for-pound king Gordon Ryan‘s newest instructional will cover all the ins and outs of guard retention for no-gi jiu-jitsu. In a recent video with BJJFanatics headman Bernardo Faria, Ryan explains his approach to perfect guard retention and shows how to defend against two of the most common guard

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Exclusive: Tom DeBlass Talks Social Media, Authenticity, and Gordon Ryan

Tom DeBlass is one of the most well-known names in jiu-jitsu. And although he owns an impressive competitive career including a black belt no-gi Masters world championship, a no-gi Pans championship, and a successful MMA career with fights in the UFC, DeBlass is quick to point out that his continued

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Gordon Ryan Recaps Altercation With Andre Galvao: ‘That was an appropriate response’

We are now a couple months removed from the slap heard around the world — when Gordon Ryan slapped Andre Galvao backstage at a February Who’s Number One event. On a recent appearance of MMAFighting’s “What the Heck,” Ryan gave his side of the altercation, and talked about his potential

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Gordon Ryan Breaks Down Armbar Win Over Roberto Jimenez

Gordon Ryan has been nothing short of dominant in competition over the past few years. That was certainly the case when he squared off with Roberto Jimenez at Who’s Number One in February. Minutes before the match, Ryan posted to Instagram that he would finish Jimenez with a mounted armbar,

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Must Watch: Gordon Ryan and Andrew Wiltse Share Competition Mindset

Practically every jiu-jitsu player that has ever competed, from white belt through elite black belt, has felt the dreaded competition nerves. Whether it be at a tiny local tournament or on the biggest stages, grapplers have always struggled with finding the right mindset for competition. In a recent video with

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