WNO 24

WNO Champions Include Gordon Ryan And Diego Pato. Here's The Full List

WNO Champions Include Gordon Ryan And Diego Pato. Here's The Full List

WNO 24: Ryan vs. Saunders features several athletes who could challenge for WNO belts soon. Here's the list of current champions.

Jun 18, 2024 by Kylie Rodriguez
Diego Pato On IBJJF Worlds, WNO 24, And ADCC

The highly anticipated WNO 24: Gordon Ryan vs Josh Saunders is at 8 p.m. EST  on June 20 and marks the third WNO event of 2024. This event features two current WNO champions, one being none other than the ''King” himself Gordon Ryan.

The current WNO champions in the men’s range from Featherweight to Heavyweight. One rising star, who is defending one his championship, is going to compete at WNO 24. That's right Diego "Pato" Oliveria is defending his title in the Featherweight division at WNO 24 at the Palmer Event Center in Austin, Texas.

To be named the champion in one of these categories is a prestigious honor for the grapplers. Here is the full list of and current champions. 

Get your tickets here for WNO 24 in Austin, TX on June 20

WNO Featherweight Champion: Diego ‘Pato’ Oliveira

Diego "Pato" Oliveira, the reigning champ in his division, has been competing since his teenage years. Oliveira also triumphed At WNO 22 in 2024. He looks to defend his title at WNO 24 on June 20. 

WNO Lightweight Champion: Diego ‘Pato’ Oliveira

Dante Leon held the title until he lost at WNO 22 in February. Oliveira moved up in weight classes and clinched the title, submitting Leon via heel hook. Consequently, Oliveira currently holds both titles. He recently won in the Light-feather division at the 2024 IBJJF World Championship. 

He is the first double champion in WNO history. 

WNO Welterweight Champion: Mica Galvao 

Mica Galvao has held the title since late 2023, defending it earlier this year. He was set to defend it once more at WNO 23 against Tommy Langaker, but withdrew due to an injury. Additionally, Galvao secured a gold medal in the middleweight division of the IBJJF Pan Championship 2024 and at IBJJF Brasileiro last month. 

Galvao won the IBJJF World Championship lightweight title in 2024. 

WNO Middleweight Champion: Vacant

Tye Ruotolo vacated the WNO Middleweight Championship. 

WNO Light Heavyweight Champion: Pedro Marinho 

Pedro Marinho defended his championship against Rafael Lovato Jr. at WNO 21 in November of 2023. He won the belt in January 2022 when he beat Craig Jones. Marinho also faced Nicholas Meregali in 2023 in a Gi heavyweight match. 

WNO Heavyweight Champion Gordon Ryan

Gordon Ryan is a superstar of grappling, but unfortunately due to multiple injuries he has not been able to compete as much as people would like. Ryan did defend his title in 2023 and he looks to defend his title at the WNO 24. Then he will defend his ADCC World Championship title in August.

WNO Women’s Champions

Here are the women's champions.

WNO Strawweight Champion: Mayssa Bastos

Mayssa Bastos is the current champion. By the age of 23 Bastos had won almost every single major jiu-jitsu tournament in both GI and No-GI, for most of them more than once. She recently won a gold medal in the light-featherweight division of the IBJJF Pan Championship 2024.

WNO Flyweight Champion: Ffion Davies 

Ffion Davies won the WNO Flyweight Championship at WNO: Return of Gordon Ryan in 2021. She defended the belt at WNO 19 against Jasmine Rocha. 

WNO Bantamweight Champion: Bia Mesquita

Bia Mesquita has been around a long time in the grappling competition. Mesquita has 10 gold medals, as of IBJJF Worlds 2021. She holds the record for the most IBJJF World Championship titles at black belt level and is a member of the IBJJF Hall of Fame.

WNO Featherweight Champion: Elisabeth Clay

Elisabeth Clay won her title at the WNO Night of Champions in 2023. FloGrappling recently ranked her as the No. 2 female in the world for no-gi pound-for-pound athlete.

WNO Heavyweight Champions: Nathiely De Jesus

Nathiely De Jesus won her title in 2023 at WNO Night of Champions from Rafaela Guedes, who first won it in 2021.

How To Watch The WNO 24 Card

WNO 24 is streaming live on FloGrappling and the FloSports app. Match replays, highlights and breaking news will be on both platforms. 

WNO 24 Card

Here’s the complete card. 

Main Card

  • WNO Heavyweight Championship - #1 Gordon Ryan vs Josh Saunders
  • WNO Featherweight Championship - #1 Diego Pato vs #3 Fabricio Andrey
  • WNO Middleweight Championship - #4 Jacob Couch vs #8 Jonnatas Gracie
  • Heavyweight Bout - #3 Victor Hugo vs Javier Zaruski
  • Middleweight Bout - #12 Tainan Dalpra vs #9 Jay Rodriguez
  • Flyweight Bout - #2 Ana Rodrigues vs #4 Adele Fornarino
  • Welterweight Bout - #9 Elijah Dorsey vs #6 Jozef Chen
  • Lightweight Bout - #4 Deandre Corbe vs #8 Ethan Crelinsten


  • Heavyweight Bout - Felipe Costa vs Declan Moody
  • Flyweight Bout - Taylor Hishaw vs Lauren Sears
  • Lightweight Bout - Andrew DeGraff vs Jordan Holy
  • Flyweight Bout - Ally Wolski vs Nathalia Santoro

WNO History: Here's Every Who's No. 1

Here is every WNO event ever with match replays, news and results

When Is ADCC Worlds 2024 

The ADCC World Championships are Aug. 17-18 in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Center. The championship event will stream live on FloGrappling and the FloSports app. 

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