Gordon And Nicky Ryan To Highlight Star-Studded Fight To Win In Denver

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Fight to Win Pro just announced a ridiculously stacked card for their May 12 event, and you're going to want to clear your calendar to see it.

The main event will feature sub-only phenom Gordon Ryan against 2016 ADCC trials champ Eliot Kelly. Ryan is coming off a recent F2W Pro win against Atos BJJ black belt Lucas Barbosa, and Kelly has a 2-1 record fighting for the promotion.

2017 ADCC trials bronze medalist Nicky Ryan will be making his Fight to Win Pro debut against Derek Alumbaugh, 4-0 in F2W and a third place finisher at Pans. Their match will be the purple belt no-gi batamweight title bout despite Ryan's age and official rank due to his level of expertise and numerous victories against athletes much older and more advanced than him.

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Nicky Ryan in action at the ADCC 2017 North American West Coast Trials. Photo: Chase Smith / FloGrappling

The co-main event of Fight To Win Pro 35 will see Jeff Glover go up against UFC veteran Alvin Robinson, who is a black belt under Royce Gracie. Glover is known for his unconventional grappling style. 

But the excitement doesn't end there -- a heavyweight no-gi match between Eliot Marshall and Jared Dopp is also scheduled for the Denver event. Marshall is a UFC veteran and frequent F2W competitor whose most recent victory for the promotion was against Renato "Babalu" Sobral. Dopp defeated Eliot Kelly at F2W 28 and has wins over Vinny Magalhaes.

Confirmed matches:

  • ​Gordon Ryan vs Eliot Kelly
  • Nick Honstein vs Alvin Robinson 
  • Eliot Marshall vs Jared Dopp 
  • Nicky Ryan vs Derek Alumbaugh
Fight to Win Pro 34 will happen in Denver on Friday, May 12, and you can watch it live as it streams on FloGrappling. 

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Renato Canuto In For KASAI Pro Lightweight Championship

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Titles Are Earned In Action-Packed Fight To Win 55

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Rematches & Opportunities For Revenge At NY BJJ Pro

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By Michael Sears | The IBJJF New York BJJ Pro on Saturday, Nov. 18, is the last BJJ Pro event of 2017 and also the final opportunity this year to earn cash prizes and double ranking points at an international open.