Tezos WNO 18: Meregali vs. Marinho Presented by Fat Tire

WNO Fight Announcement: William Tackett Returns To Take On Francisco Lo

WNO Fight Announcement: William Tackett Returns To Take On Francisco Lo

Young black belts William Tackett and Francisco Lo face off at the upcoming Tezos WNO event in a no-gi clash of 185lbs grappling stars

May 4, 2023 by Joe Gilpin
WNO Fight Announcement: William Tackett Returns To Take On Francisco Lo

Who's Number One continues to bring matchups featuring the most exciting and dynamic grapplers on Earth, as surging Brazilian black belt Francisco Lo takes the relentless William Tackett on May 18th's Tezos WNO 18: Meregali vs Marinho. These are two young grapplers who both have serious accolades and a fan-friendly style that we expect will bring fireworks.

Tickets are on sale now to watch Tezos WNO 18: Meregali vs Marinho presented by Fat Tire  live at the Criterion in Oklahoma City. Get them here.

William Tackett, ranked #10 in the world for no-gi, has really established himself as a fan-favorite grappler over the last few years, with the community watching him progress from a talented youth athlete to an elite black belt competitor. William melds a wrestling-heavy style with a high-output passing and submission arsenal that wears down opponents. The ADCC Trials champion has only kept improving the last few years, so we may be seeing the best version of Tackett yet come fight day.

Watch William Hit The First EVER Calf Slicer In WNO History!


Francisco “Chico” Lo, ranked #8 globally for no-gi, has been steadily climbing the ranks in his debut black belt campaign, medaling at IBJJF Pan Am No-Gi Championships and winning the Sao Paulo Open in *both* gi and no-gi. The Cicero-Costha black belt has notched multiple sudden submission victories over champion black belts - with over HALF his black belt victories coming by finish. The Manaus-born athlete pushes a pace with a relentless mindset toward offense (including a knack for jumping into successful submissions).

Chico Gets Some Serious Hang Time With This Flying Triangle


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How will these two elite grapplers match up? Both bring athleticism, pace, and a smash-mouth mindset that seems destined to collide in the middle of the mats. But who will have the upper hand? Tune into Tezos Who’s Number One 18 on May 18th to watch and find out!

Watch Tezo WNO 18: Meregali vs Marinho presented by Fat Tire on May 18, LIVE on FloGrappling

  • Main Event: Nicholas Meregali vs Pedro Marinho - Heavyweight Gi
  • Co-Main Event: Rafael Lovato Jr.vs  Elder Cruz  - Light Heavyweight
  • Tubby Alequin vs Alex Enriquez - Women's Flyweight
  • Jacob Couch vs Izaak Michell - Middleweight
  • Dante Leon vs Ruan Alvarenga - Lightweight
  • William Tackett vs Francisco Lo - Middleweight
  • Prelims will be streamed for free on FloGrappling’s YouTube channel. Those matchups will be announced soon.

FloGrappling Upcoming Events: 

  • April 29 - May 7 - Brasileiro Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF
  • May 31 - June 4 - World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship
  • July 15 - BJJ Stars 11
  • August - WNO 20: TBD Location
  • August 23 - IBJJF Absolute Grand Prix
  • August 31 - September 2 - 2023 World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship