Third Coast Grappling 3 came to Texas in style with a star-studded main event appealing to fans of both wrestling and BJJ. Along the way, they also announced a similar main event for their fourth event next year in Nick Rodriguez v Pat Downey.
The main event went off without a hitch and showed pretty much exactly what we all thought it would: If submissions are a method of victory then it’s highly unlikely a pure wrestler wins against the BJJ athlete. Nickal didn’t embarass himself whatsoever though, he spent 12 minutes sticking to a solid gameplan and avoiding engaging with Ryan and leaving himself open to attack.
He even scored a high-amplitude suplex that put Ryan on the mat, but this would be his undoing in the end as it wasn’t long before Ryan locked up a tight triangle choke, adjusting to hit the armbar from there to get the tap. Nickal showed that his skills do translate, even with minimal training. He’s a fantastic wrestler with a bright future ahead of him as he eventually makes the transition to MMA.
Elsewhere on the card, Romulo Barral breezed past Jake Shields in a convincing decision win and Edwin Najmi overcame a 30-pound weight difference to beat Ben Leny by by D’arce Choke in a slick finish.
Full Results Below.
Third Coast Grappling 3 Main Card Results
Gordon Ryan def. Bo Nickal via Submission (Triangle Choke Armbar).
Romulo Barral def. Jake Shields via Judges Decision.
Edwin Najmi def. Ben Leny via Submission (D’Arce Choke).
Andrew Tackett def. Savion Maranon. via Judges Decision.
Lucas Vilente def. Don Zani via Submission (Heel Hook).
Steven Baca/Mackenzie Manteris def. Stephanie Trevino/Rob Ezzell via Most Submissions (2) – Co-ed tag team match
Pedro Marinho def. Joao Gabriel Matos via Submission (Armbar).
Sabian Maranon def. Rob Maldonado via Submission (Triangle Choke).
Andressa Cintra def. Veronica Messina via Submission (Kneebar) in OT.
Cristian Guzman vs. Conrad Duran via Submission (Armbar).
Jacob Allphin def. Roberto Rivas via First Point in OT.
Daniel Luger def. Michael Gainer via Submission.
Juliana Lima def. Stephanie Alba via Disqualification.
Casidy Welch def. Ashley Aguilar via Submission (Cross Choke).
Jason Soliz def. Caio Nucci via First Point in OT.
Michael Salazar def. Andy Cordova via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke).
Ricky Rivas def. Kevin Cruz via Points in Regulation.
Josh Walker def. JT Little via First Point in OT.
Arian De Melo def. Justin Renick via First Point in OT.
Tayler Resuriz def. Vanessa Lopez via First Point in OT.
Mohamed Benachour def. Curry Gaut via Judges Decision.
Sam Snow def. Isai Cabrera via First Point in OT.
John McCowan def. Ryan Sheehan via Submission (Cross Collar Choke).
Blake Carter def. Demi Bleu via First Point in OT.
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