Scrapper John Combs vs Sub-Machine Andris Brunovskis, Fight To Win Apr 22

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Fight to Win Pro’s first show in Ohio is finally happening on Friday, April 21, and it features an intriguing clash of styles. 

The main event of the evening will feature 2017 ADCC West Coast trials competitor John Combs, who trains out of Easton Training Center in Colorado, but is making his way back to his birthplace of Cleveland to compete in what will be his sixth Fight to Win event. Combs has made a name for himself as one of the newer black belts to watch out for --- he had an impressive run as a brown belt, winning Pans and the US National Pro.

Now that he’s moved higher up the ranks, he’s been put up against some of the biggest names in the sport, including Edwin Najmi and AJ Agazarm. Although he was submitted by DJ Jackson at Fight to Win Pro 18, he was victorious against Steve Patterson at Fight to Win Pro 26, and as he eyes Cleveland, he’s looking to turn that win into the beginning of a victory streak.

His opponent, Andris Brunovskis of Atos, also has history in Cleveland --- it’s where he started training jiu-jitsu in the first place. A black belt since 2014, he’s only lost twice by submission (to a triangle by Marcio Andre and a choke by Gabriel Rollo) since getting promoted. Although this is his first time competing at a Fight to Win Pro event, he has quite the history of submitting his opponents even at point-based tournaments, so there’s no question that he’ll be a worthy adversary for Combs.

The co-main event will feature Brasa’s Pablo Castro and New Breed’s Mark Vives. Before their match, we’ll also see seven additional black belt matches, nine brown belt matches, twelve purple belt matches, and one kids’ match.

Check out the full card here, and make sure you’re watching on Friday, April 21 at 6 pm EST to see all of these explosive fights go down live on FloGrappling! 


Amanda Monteiro Looks Set To Be GF Team's Next Black Belt Champion

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The Grappling Fight Team (GFT) headquarters in Rio de Janeiro has consistently produced some of the top talent in the jiu-jitsu world, and now GFT founder Julio Cesar is ready to unleash his newest weapon on the jiu-jitsu world, featherweight Amanda Monteiro.

2018 IBJJF European Championships: Purple Belt Viewing Guide

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Wednesday marks the beginning of competition in the men’s adult purple belt divisions at the 2018 IBJJF European Championships in Lisbon, Portugal. 

IBJJF 2018 Euros Stats Show International Spread Of Jiu-Jitsu

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The numbers tell a very interesting story when it comes to the international spread of jiu-jitsu, as we highlight which countries are sending the most competitors to the 2018 IBJJF European Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, this week. 

7 Explosive First-Round Matches At 2018 IBJJF Europeans!

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The brackets for the black belt divisions at the 2018 IBJJF European Championship are out and they are explosive! Here is a quick rundown of seven of the most intriguing matches we can expect to see go down in Lisbon, Portugal, this weekend. 

Kyra Gracie Announces Women-Only Jiu-Jitsu Tournament


Female jiu-jitsu icon Kyra Gracie has broken new ground for women everywhere by announcing a female-only tournament. 

2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam: Black Belt Results

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The second day of competition at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam on Saturday saw the conclusion of the black belt finals. There were upsets, submissions, and more than one referee's decision. Here’s how it all played out.

Rocha Bests Akbari In Sacramento At F2W Pro 58

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The Fight To Win 2018 season kicked off in Sacramento, CA, with Vagner Rocha beating Dustin Akbari by ref's decision in the main event of the evening.

Overview: Day One Of The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam

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A thrilling first day of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam wrapped up Friday with many of the organization's top-ranked competitors taking to the mats at the Mubadala Arena.

Who Are The Top 15 Biggest Teams at 2018 IBJJF European Championship?

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We pulled the data for the upcoming IBJJF European Championships to find out who’s bringing the biggest team to Lisbon, Portugal, next week.

Analyzing The New Wave Of Women’s Black Belts At 2018 Euros

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There are a huge number of new black belts competing at the 2018 IBJJF European Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, next week, and a big shot of fresh blood to the black belt ranks has made up for the absence of some of the better-known names we saw last year.