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.
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.
- Gordon Ryan vs Eliot Kelly
- Nick Honstein vs Alvin Robinson
- Eliot Marshall vs Jared Dopp
- Nicky Ryan vs Derek Alumbaugh