Weekend grappling recap: Daisy Fresh dominates in UK, Krikorian and Combs win CACC titles

The final weekend of February was a busy one in grappling. From IBJJF action, to catch wrestling, to no-gi matches in the UK, there was plenty of elite competition taking place across the world.

Below are the major results from grappling’s biggest events of the weekend.

Fight To Win 195 – Pinheiro decisions Martinez

In the main event of Fight To Win 195, Lucas Pinheiro used expert pressure passing and control to earn a decision over Estevan Martinez. View the full recap, results, and video highlights here.

GrappleFest 11 – Leon, Musumeci and Reusing win, Daisy Fresh dominates Team Europe

GrappleFest 11 featured many of Europe’s best grapplers taking on competitors out of Pedigo Submission Fighting (AKA Daisy Fresh). In the main event, no-gi world champion Dante Leon earned the GrappleFest 80 kg. title with a submission win over Mateusz Szczecinski.

Lower on the card, Who’s Number One bantamweight champion Mikey Musumeci picked up a submission win by way of straight ankle lock, ADCC Trials winner John Hansen won by rear-naked choke, and Jacob Couch earned a decision win over veteran Santeri Lilius.

And in what was perhaps the most compelling match of the event, Kendall Reusing secured a decision victory over WNO flyweight champion Ffion Davies.

Sapateiro Invitational 27 – Keith Krikorian and John Combs win catch wrestling titles

ADCC veterans Keith Krikorian and John Combs tried their hands at catch wrestling and found success at the Sapateiro Invitational. Combs defeated reigning champion Quentin Rosenzweig on a pair of pins, while Krikorian defeated champion Brett Pastore with two rear-naked choke submissions.

IBJJF Miami OpenMurasaki wins double gold

Top Atos representative Andy Murasaki is one of the sport’s best gi competitors, and he showed why with a double gold performance at the Miami Open. Also of note — frequent no-gi competitor Junny Ocasio put on the gi to win gold in the black belt light-feather division. View the full results here.

Ben Coate

Ben has been involved with grappling, whether through wrestling or Brazilian jiu-jitsu, essentially his entire life. After wrestling throughout his childhood, Ben found Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a young adult and quickly fell in love. He has been training for over ten years and currently holds the rank of brown belt, and remains involved in both the MMA and BJJ scene. Ben has been writing about combat sports since 2017. He has interviewed and profiled some of MMA's biggest stars, including multiple UFC champions.

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