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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F2W 180 Results and Video Highlights: Lovato Wins Main Event, Tama Submits Najmi to Win Title

Fight To Win 180 went down on Friday, August 6, live from Los Angeles. The main event saw former Bellator MMA middleweight champion and Fight To Win regular Rafael Lovato Jr. win a very close decision over Gabriel Arges. Lower on the card, Johnny Tama earned Submission of the Night

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Fight To Win 180 Line-Up, Start Times, Betting Odds: Rafael Lovato Jr. Favored Over Gabriel Arges

Fight To Win 180 goes down on Friday, August 6, live from Los Angeles, CA. In the main event, former Bellator MMA middleweight champion Rafael Lovato Jr. takes on three-time IBJJF world champion Gabriel Arges. Beyond that match, the card is stacked with elite black belt competitors, including Johnny Tama,

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Jonny Tama and Kennedy Maciel Added to EUG 8-Man Tournament

On April 3, Evolve Ur Game (EUG) promotions will hold an eight-man gi tournament showcasing some of the best lighter-weight grapplers in the world. Recently, EUG announced that Thiago Macedo and Shane Jamil-Hill have been forced out of the event; replacing them will be Johnny Tama and Kennedy Maciel. View

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Exclusive IBJJF Pans Breakdown: The Middleweights

Did you think we were doing an IBJJF Pans lower weight breakdown only? Well, think again. In the second edition of our IBJJF black belt Pans Breakdown: Middleweights, we are looking at the light-, middle- and medium-heavyweight divisions. As we said in the previous post, Pans are happening despite the

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Third Coast Grappling Kumite VI Review: Hugo wins

Kumite VI, with the stacked card that featured two-Kumite champion Roberto Jimenez, Kumite II champion Victor Hugo and Fellipe Andrew on a brand new and bigger mat area. In the end, Victor Hugo won another 3CG championship and check.

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Third Coast Grappling Kumite V Preview

It’s no secret that Third Coast Grappling provides amazing match ups for their spectators and competitors. Their previous grappling events have set the bar high. Kumite V will not be an exception to the rule. Filled with Kumite veterans as well as new faces this event will also have an

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Third Coast Grappling: Kumite 3 Results and Review

As expected, Third Coast Grappling Kumite 3 was exhilarating. Competitors from both the tournament bracket and the undercard provided matches that thrilled spectators. One reason for this was Third Coast Grappling’s innovative ruleset. An athlete can win their match by submission or being the first to score 11 points. If

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Third Coast Grappling Kumite 3 Preview

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Third Coast Grappling has continued to thrive and blossom as they come into their Kumite 3 event. They’ve promoted several high-end grappling events in a row. These Kumite events, modified to keep spectators and competitors safe from the virus, have provided very exciting

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