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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Video: Watch Nick Rodriguez Roll With Andrew and William Tackett

Nick Rodriguez is one of the fastest-rising talents the jiu-jitsu world has ever seen. After placing second place at the 2019 ADCC championships as a blue belt, Rodriguez has continued to compete and find success at the highest levels of the sport. Similarly, William Tackett and his younger brother Andrew are still very

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WNO Championships: Full 185-Pound Bracket Features Craig Jones, Tye Ruotolo, Mica Galvao

The Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships are quickly taking shape. The two-day event scheduled for September 25-26 will feature five eight-person brackets consisting of the best no-gi grapplers in the world. FloGrappling has now released the full eight-man bracket for the 185-pound division, and it is loaded with the biggest and

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Road to ADCC Results and Highlights: Kaynan Duarte Heel Hooks Matheus Diniz Early

On Saturday, July 17, ADCC and FloGrappling held “The Road to ADCC,” headlined by a match-up between 2019 ADCC champions Matheus Diniz and Kaynan Duarte. In the main event, Atos black belt Duarte made quick work of Diniz with a heel hook submission in just over two minutes of action.

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William Tackett Replaces Craig Jones To Face Lucas Barbosa at The Road to ADCC

Last week, news broke that Craig Jones had suffered a broken hand and was forced to withdraw from a match against Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa at The Road to ADCC. On Monday, FloGrappling announced that William Tackett is stepping in for Jones on short notice and will face Barbosa. The event

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BJJ Bet Announces Monster Card, Felipe Pena vs. Nicholas Meregali in Main Event

As the COVID-19 pandemic winds down and the world slowly returns to normal, top jiu-jitsu promotions are finally returning to action. Brazilian promotion BJJ Bet has announced a card for Sunday, August 1, and the card is stacked top to bottom with the best competitors in jiu-jitsu. In the main

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Exclusive: Bradley Hill ‘prepared to just go all guns blazing’ at Polaris Squads

On July 17, Bradley Hill will take to the mats for the third time representing Team UK/Ireland at Polaris Squads. His team will be taking on a Team USA that is stacked with elite competitors, including two-time ADCC champion JT Torres and young phenoms Kade Ruotolo and William Tackett. But

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Tye Ruotolo Out, Roberto Jimenez In For Third Coast Grappling Middleweight Grand Prix

The Third Coast Grappling middleweight grand prix scheduled for June 19 has seen some recent changes. The promotion has announced that Tye Ruotolo — one of the field’s early favorites — is out of the competition and will be replaced by Roberto Jimenez. View this post on Instagram A post

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Third Coast Grappling Middleweight Grand Prix Line-Up Set With Oliver Taza, William Tackett, Others

The Third Coast Grappling middleweight grand prix line-up is now finalized, and it’s stacked with some of the best no-gi grapplers in the world. The promotion has announced the full, eight-man tournament field for that event, which will take place on June 19. Recent additions to the line-up include Oliver

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Who’s Number One Results and Highlights: Ruotolo Brothers Impress

On Friday, April 30, Who’s Number One (WNO) returned with a card from Austin, TX. In the main event, former UFC title challenger Gilbert Burns defeated former Bellator champion Rafael Lovato Jr. by decision. In other action, Atos representatives Tye and Kade Ruotolo impressed in victories over William Tackett and

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