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Can Gordon Ryan Overcome Recent Controversy To Get Back To Winning Ways?

Can Gordon Ryan Overcome Recent Controversy To Get Back To Winning Ways?
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Fight to Win Pro is returning to its hometown of Denver for yet another night of truly super superfights, and you can watch them all here on FloGrappling as we stream them live. The main event of the evening will feature a 215lb no-gi match between Gordon Ryan and Eliot Kelly.

Nick Honstein and Alvin Robinson will be battling it out in the co-main event, and teenage prodigy Nicky Ryan will be competing against purple belt Derek Alumbaugh. Eliot Marshall will also be grappling on the stage, this time against Jared Dopp.

It will be particularly interesting to see how the older Ryan brother does in his second Fight to Win match -- his first appearance against Atos black belt Lucas Barbosa ended with a controversial judges' decision in Ryan's favor. Ryan also says he has hit an all-time high bodyweight of 213lb for this match

While Kelly may not be as famous as "The King", his win at the 2016 ADCC trials proves that he's not an opponent that Ryan -- or F2W fans -- should underestimate. He's also got a 2-1 record grappling for the promotion, and that familiarity with the ruleset and atmosphere might make all the difference if neither competitor is able to land a submission. 

Four additional black belt matches, six brown belt matches (including one featuring F2W CEO Seth Daniels), twelve additional purple belt matches, and five kids' and teens' matches will also take place starting on Friday, May 12 at 6:30 pm mountain time. Don't miss it! 

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