Get Ready For Fight To Win Pro 53!

FTW53728x90.jpg

By Averi Clements

Fight To Win Pro 53 is set to bring the fireworks to Frederick, Maryland, on Friday, Nov. 3, and you can watch it all happen live on FloGrappling.

The main event features a middleweight no-gi title match between Team Lloyd Irvin’s DJ Jackson and Zenith BJJ’s Gilbert “Durinho” Burns. A world champion in both gi and no-gi, Burns has numerous other accolades to his name, including a gold medal at the 2010 World Pro Cup. 

Jackson is the current titleholder, having most recently defeated James Brasco via heel hook at the end of July to retain his position at the top. There’s no doubt that a grappler of Burns’ caliber is going to give him a serious challenge, and he’s going to have to fight hard to hold on to his belt.

The co-main event features 2015 FIVE Super League champion Tim Spriggs and multiple-time world champion Leo Nogueira. The two will battle it out for the black belt heavyweight gi title. Nogueira’s last F2W appearance saw him defeat Ricardo Abreu at F2W Pro 36, so it will be interesting to see what kind of damage Spriggs will be able to do against him.

Talita Alencar in action. Photo: Mike Calimbas

The female flyweight championship is also on the line when Aerae Alexander (who was a world and Pans champion as a purple belt) takes on 2017 world and Pan American champion Talita Alencar. A Fight to Win Pro veteran, Alencar has previously competed against Mackenzie Dern at F2W 12 and then won against Maxine Thylin later on at F2W 16.

This will be Alexander’s first match for the promotion, and defeating such a decorated grappler as Alencar would certainly be a massive highlight for her black belt career.


Fight To Win Pro 53 streams live on FloGrappling, starting at 6 PM EST on Friday, Nov. 3. Don’t miss it!

Nick Rodriguez And Yuri Simões To Meet At WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha

WNO Nicky Rod Yuri Simoes Matchups

Who’s Number One returns on March 26 for WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vanger Rocha. Both athletes in the main event are ADCC medalists, and they’ll be joined on the card by two more member of that exclusive club. In the co-main event, two-time ADCC gold medalist Yuri Simões will take on the Danaher Death Squad’s Nick Rodriguez.

How to Watch: FloGrappling WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha

Grappling-Logo-Overlay

Here's how to watch the FloGrappling WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha on FloGrappling.

Four Major Takeaways From WNO: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior

craig vs ronaldo WNO.JPG

The backstage events at Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior, may have momentarily overshadowed some of the outstanding performances of the event.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Grappling Bulletin: The Gordon-Galvao Incident, Where Do We Go From Here?

gorodn vs galvao.jpg

Gordon Ryan and Andre Galvao got physical backstage at WNO and the slap was heard around the world. The real question is where do we go from here? 

How to Watch WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha

gordon vagner.jpg

Here's what you need to know about how to watch WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha live or on demand on FloGrappling.

Gordon Ryan Takes On Vagner Rocha At WNO On March 26th!

WNO-Gordon_Vagner-Matchups-1080x1080.jpg

Who's Number One (WNO) is returning on March 26th for another stacked event, with WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha! The pound-for-pound King returns for his fourth match at WNO, taking on the top middleweight grappler in the world in Vagner.

Full Recap & Results | Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior

craig ronaldo.jpg

The 2021 season of Who’s Number One is underway, as WNO: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior is almost underway.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

The Rising Stars Who Will Compete In The WNO: Jones vs Ronaldo Free Prelims

wno Feb 26 prelims.jpg

Before Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior or Gordon Ryan vs Roberto Jimenez, four prospects will fight on the undercard of Who’s Number One on Friday, February 26. Those matches will be streamed live for free on the FloGrappling Facebook and YouTube channels, and will feature four hungry and exciting competitors.

The Grappler Without Fear: Roberto Jimenez Will Face Anyone

Nicky Rod vs Roberto Jimenez 3CG.jpg

Roberto Jimenez lives by a code. Based on his words, and expressed through his jiu-jitsu, one of the tenets of that code is to let his jiu-jitsu flow.

Based on his actions, another tenet is never to refuse a challenge.

Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu and Roberto Jimenez

5 Must-Watch Matches From Roberto Jimenez

jimenez kumite V winners.jpg

Perhaps above all things, Roberto Jimenez is known for engaging in dynamic and compelling matches; his only goals: self-expression and the submission.