WNO Championships Preview: Will Mikey Musumeci’s Dominance Continue at Lightweight?

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. One of the biggest

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Kennedy Maciel and Josh Cisneros To Meet in Rematch of One of 2021’s Best Matches

They’re running it back. In a rematch of one of the best matches in all of jiu-jitsu so far in 2021, 155-pound grapplers Josh Cisneros and Kennedy Maciel will meet at Fight To Win 179 on July 30. Maciel won the pair’s first encounter by a last-second, come-from-behind submission. View

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Second Emerald City Invitational $10,000 Taking Shape

On August 7th, Atlantic City will play host to the second Emerald City Invitational submission-only tournament with $10,000 on the line. The promotion held its first tournament in April of this year and featured top 170-pound grapplers; this event will showcase 145-pounders. A handful of competitors have already been announced

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Fight to Win 169 Results & Highlights: Kennedy Maciel Wins Incredible Comeback

On Saturday, Fight to Win returned to action with another night of submission-only matches live from Dallas, TX. In the main event, 155-pound champion Kennedy Maciel earned an incredible comeback submission victory against Josh Cisneros in a no-gi match. Also in action were Gabriel Almeida and Oliver Taza in the

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Kennedy Maciel vs. Josh Cisneros and Oliver Taza vs. Gabriel Almeida Annoucned for F2W 169

The most prolific submission-only grappling promotion in the country keeps on rolling, as a pair of high-level black belt match-ups were announced for Fight to Win 169, scheduled for Saturday, April 10. The promotion announced that Danaher Death Squad representative Oliver Taza will meet Gabriel Almeida, and in the main

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2020 IBJJF Pans Recap – The Best Major So Far

This year’s IBJJF Pans can be thought of as 2020 World Championships. The event, from Oct. 8 to 11, was the first major tournament since the pandemic started. Maybe we needed a major tournament, but it was amazing to have IBJJF majors back. Each year, IBJJF Pans take place around

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