Judo Olympian Travis Stevens To Face ADCC Champ In Sub-Only Jiu-Jitsu

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2016 silver medalist judoka Travis Stevens, who's also a Renzo Gracie black belt in jiu-jitsu, will make his submission-only debut on August 12

The match will feature as the main event of Fight To Win Pro 44, and will take place in Stevens' back yard of Boston, Massachusetts. 

His opponent for the 10-minute bout will be none other than Yuri Simoes, the 2015 ADCC champion and two-time double-gold No-Gi World Champion (2014 & 2016 weight and absolute). 

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​Yuri Simoes attacks for the submission. 

Simoes made headlines in the jiu-jitsu world when he faced and defeated Dean Lister at F2W Pro 8, where the two competitors had a heated exchange at weigh-ins.

This will be Stevens' first Fight To Win Pro event, but as only the third U.S. judoka to ever medal at the Olympics, he is among the most acclaimed athletes to ever take to the Fight To Win stage. 

Promoter Seth Daniels himself called this event "the best card we've had this year".  

Also on the card will be former UFC fighter Gabriel Gonzaga, former Olympic judoka and Bellator veteran Rick Hawn, and former Brazilian national champion Rafael 'Formiga' Barbosa.

Watch this super-stacked card live on FloGrappling on Saturday, August 12 at 6 PM EST!

Read more: 

• Travis Stevens Takes Silver At 2016 Rio Olympics 
• 'They Half-Ass It': Travis Stevens Blasts Lack Of Ground Training In Judo 


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