WNO Champion Tim Spriggs Calls Out Gordon Ryan: ‘He has a made-up injury’

Newly-crowned Who’s Number One (WNO) heavyweight champion Tim Spriggs isn’t mincing his words in regards to Gordon Ryan. At the WNO Championships, Spriggs surprised many in the jiu-jitsu community when he defeated Haisam Rida, Tex Johnson, and Kaynan Duarte to capture the inaugural WNO heavyweight championship. In the audience for

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Gordon Ryan Responds to Tim Spriggs’ Call-Out: ‘This won’t be close’

At the Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships, Tim Spriggs shocked the jiu-jitsu world when he defeated Haisam Rida, Tex Johnson, and — in one of the biggest upsets in recent memory — Kaynan Duarte to capture the WNO heavyweight title. Following his championship performance, Spriggs hinted at a potential match-up

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Gordon Ryan Reacts to Kaynan Duarte’s Upset Loss: ‘This is an embarrassment’

At the Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships, perhaps no competitor was more heavily-favored to win his division than heavyweight Kaynan Duarte. A 2019 ADCC world champion, the top Atos representative had lost just once in the past two years. Going into the finals of the WNO Championships, Duarte was a

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WNO Championships Final Round Results and Highlights: Ruotolo Brothers Win Big

On Sunday, September 26, the Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships finals took place from Austin, TX. The finals were the culmination of five, eight-person brackets consisting of the best submission-only grapplers in the world. The quarterfinals and the semifinals were 15-minute submission-only matches, and the finals were 30-minute matches. View

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WNO Championships Preview: Kaynan Duarte Is The Man To Beat 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. View the men’s lightweight

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Fight to Win 167 Results and Recap: Victor Hugo Wins by Heel Hook

On Saturday, March 20, Fight to Win returned to action with a card headlined by one of the sport’s most talented big men, Victor Hugo. Lower on the card, Pedro Marinho made his black belt debut, and multiple-time world champion Osvaldo “Queixinho” Moizinho clashed with Gabriel Sousa. In the main

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Four Big Matches Announced for Fight to Win 167

Fight to Win 167 is just around the corner, and the promotion has announced four black belt matches featuring some the sport’s most accomplished competitors. Here’s what we know so far about the top of Fight to Win 167: Kennedy Maciel vs. Gabriel Sousa: The current Fight to Win lightweight

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Fight to Win 161 Results: Cyborg Decisions Spriggs, Tex Johnson’s Reverse Armbar

Fight to Win 161 took place live from Miami, FL on January 22, 2021. In the no-gi main event, Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu earned a unanimous decision win over Tim Spriggs in front of Cyborg’s adopted hometown crowd. The card also saw Diego “Pato” Oliveira secure a razor-close decision win over

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Fight to Win 161 Preview: Can Tim Spriggs Upset Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu?

On Friday, January 22, Fight to Win BJJ will return to Miami for a night of gi and no-gi grappling. In the main event, takedown and guard passing specialist Tim Spriggs will try to spring the upset against the legend Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu in Abreu’s adopted hometown. Although he is

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