Weekend Recap: 'Unknown' Purple Belt Steals Show At ADCC Trials

Hywel Teague / FloGrappling Kaynan Casemiro vs Patrick Gaudio ADCC Brazil.jpg

It was a wild weekend in the world of jiu-jitsu with two back-to-back live events here on FloGrappling. Get the lowdown on the best action over the last few days. 

Fight To Win Pro 24: Tonon vs Agazarm

 Friday night saw Garry Tonon and AJ Agazarm finally tangle, and it was everything we hoped to it be: heated, dramatic, and full of great action. 

You can watch the match here. The real question, though, is how badly injured in AJ's knee? Hopefully not so much that he'll be out of action too long. Love him or hate him, he's great to watch. 

• Garry Tonon Reflects On Battle With Agazarm
Fight To Win Pro 24 results 
Edwin Najmi vs Nathan Mendelsohn 

How badly injured is AJ Agazarm's knee?

Fight To Win Pro 25: Dern vs Fontes 

Saturday night Mackenzie Dern remained undefeated on Fight To Win with a submission win over Pati Fontes. Dern was fighting for the second time in her backyard of Scottsdale, Arizona. The link to the match is right here

Fight To Win Pro 25 results

Mackenzie Dern vs Pati Fontes

ADCC Trials in Brazil

 Paulo Miyao was one of the five grapplers who qualified for the ADCC World Championships after winning the Trials in Rio de Janeiro. 

The -66kg winner was DQ'd just last weekend for an alleged fake fight, and he says he's very happy to have booked his ticket to Finland in September for the ADCC World Championships. He and his teammates have earned spots in the -66kg, -77kg and -88kg divisions. 

• Marcelo Mafra says wrestling was key to success for ADCC Trials victory
Trials Winner Mahamed Aly Says He Needs To Learn Heel Hooks For ADCC
ADCC Trials Brazil results 


Kaynan Duarte, 19-year-old purple belt, qualifies for ADCC

In other news from the Trials, Kaynan Casemiro Duarte, an Atos purple belt, defeated the very tough Patrick Gaudio to win the -88kg division. This 19-year-old purple belt (he had a birthday two weeks ago) comes from a city of only 5000 people in the state of Sao Paulo, but he already won double gold at the No-Gi Worlds in November. 

Kaynan came out of nowhere to tap out a number of tough opponents before beating Gaudio 2-0 via takedown to confirm a trip to Finland -- we'll be bringing more info on this young stud soon.

Watch 10 of Kaynan Casemiro's matches in our archives 

null
Kaynan Casemiro attacks for a guillotine on Patrick Gaudio in the -88kg final of the ADCC Brazilian Trials in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Hywel Teague / FloGrappling

Garry Tonon Thinking March 2018 Makes Sense For MMA Debut

Garrybychase.jpg

Grappling superstar Garry Tonon is staying busy. After a log and grueling training camp for the ADCC World Championships he turned around and went directly into camp with Georges St. Pierre to prepare for his UFC 216 title match. And since then Tonon has been cramming every bit of MMA knowledge he can find to prepare for his 2018 MMA debut.

Weekend Recap: Erberth Santos Opens Own Gym In Sao Paulo

erberth gym.jpg

A top black belt opens his own gym, Eddie Bravo has plans to develop his combat jiu-jitsu, and more are featured in our essential weekend recap from the grappling world.

Ricardo De La Riva Promoted To Seventh Degree Red & Black Belt

Chase Smith / FloGrappling Certificate photo.jpg

Jiu-jitsu innovator Ricardo de la Riva was promoted to seventh-degree red and black belt on Sunday in an emotional ceremony that was attended by luminaries from the world of jiu-jitsu and MMA.

Keenan Continues Win Streak, TLI Take Team Trophy In NYC

Michael Sears NY BJJ Pro keenan.jpg

By Michael Sears | The 2017 IBJJF New York BJJ Pro provided plenty of action in big-time matchups and upsets, and showcased some of the young talent on the East Coast. 

Renato Canuto In For KASAI Pro Lightweight Championship

renaro canuto no gi.jpg

KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (KASAI) has filled the final spot in its 155lb World Lightweight Championship tournament at KASAI Pro with the signing of highly touted jiu-jitsu prospect Renato Canuto, announced earlier today.

Titles Are Earned In Action-Packed Fight To Win 55

Mike Calimbas 23732509_10104506712698796_901988154_o.jpg

The Fight To Win promotion returned to Denver tonight for its 55th submission-only event. The card was full of action and included four title matches that gave the Colorado crowd exactly what they came for. 

Weekly Viewing Guide: 11/13-19

Mike Calimbas Jaidyn Mueller.jpg

From the NCAA Cross Country Championships to NCAA basketball this weekend has a live event for every die-hard sports fan. Headlining the FloSports Weekly Viewing Guide is the 2017 NCAA Division I, II and III Cross Country Championships on FloTrack. If you have Apple TV 4 or Roku, watch these live events and more from the convenience of your home. Keep scrolling to see what else is happening across the FloSports Network.

FloGrappling Weekly Roll-Up: 11/13-17

Mike Calimbas DJ Jackson F2Wpro54 3.jpg

With a highlight video from ADCC 2017, epic events in Brazil, and MMA news, this week saw its fair share of diverse jiu-jitsu content. Here's what you may have missed. 

Five Grappling Standouts You Must Watch At Fight To Win Pro 55

Mike Calimbas f2w Alvin Robinson.jpg

By Averi Clements | Fight to Win Pro 55 brings the promotion back home to Denver on Friday, Nov. 17, for the show that features a wide variety of talented and accomplished competitors.

Official Submission Underground 6 Lineup Released

588f779186a4c.jpg

Chael Sonnen is bringing some serious heat to the table with the sixth edition of Submission Underground on Dec. 3 in Portland, OR!