AJ Agazarm Submits Veteran Galvao, Calls Out Joe Rogan

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A characteristically brash AJ Agazarm scored an impressive submission win in the KASAI Pro superfight with MMA veteran champ Marcos “Loro” Galvao. 

The Gracie Barra black belt used a heel hook to submit former Bealltor MMA champ Galvao in their no-gi superfight. Agazarm used his post-match interview with Shawn Williams to publicly call out Joe Rogan AND Eddie Bravo for the MMA commentator and 10th Planet founder’s lack of knowledge of jiu-jitsu. 

“I want you guys to take note, be careful of who you're listening on who is the best jiu-jitsu athlete in the world right now. Joe Rogan and Eddie Bravo don’t know jack shit. I can list off a long list of competitors who have been at the top for a very long time.” 

Agazarm was referencing a clip from the wildly popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast where the titular host was questioned “Who is the best grappler in the world right now?” by MMA legend Pat Miletich. Rogan answered Gordon Ryan.  


Ryan and Agazarm have long butted heads, quite literally. In 2016, Agazarm was blamed for a “flying knee” which opened up a cut on Ryan’s brow just three before an EBI event, costing Ryan possible prize money. 

However, Agazarm was likely echoing many opinions in the jiu-jitsu and grappling community, who were surprised by Rogan’s answer, which neglected such figures as Felipe Pena (ADCC absolute champion, with two wins over Gordon Ryan) or current pound-for-pound king Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, a 10-time IBJJF World champion. 

WATCH: AJ Agazarm vs Marcos Galvao, KASAI Pro 2

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F2W 149: Luiza Monteiro & Junny Ocasio Win Titles, Almeida Beats Riba

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Fight to Win 149 in Dallas saw Gabriel Almeida deal with a last-minute change in opponents by earning a decision win over Manuel Ribamar. Almeida was scheduled to fight Keenan Cornelius in the main event but the American pulled out with a back injury. Riba stepped up on a couple of days notice, presenting Almeida a different challenge. 

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Official FloGappling Predictions: F2W 149 - Ribamar vs Almeida

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Keenan Cornelius has had to pull out of Fight to Win 149 due to injury. He is replaced by 2020 IBJJF European champion Manuel Ribamar. 

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Keenan Out Of Fight to Win 149, Ribamar Steps Up vs Almeida

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Keenan Cornelius has had to pull out of Fight to Win 149 due to injury. He is replaced by 2020 IBJJF European champion Manuel Ribamar. 

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Keenan Sending A Big Squad To Fight To Win 149, Here Are Their Names

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Fight to Win 149 was to feature Keenan Cornelius vs Gabriel Almeida in the main event. The American is out due to an injury with his back, but his team will be represented – they're taking eight representatives to compete on the event. 

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Before Keenan Competes At F2W, Check Out His Weekly Show!

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Keenan Cornelius will take to the stage at F2W 149 in Dallas, Texas, on Friday. He's matched up with Gabriel Almeida, after defeating Matheus Luna in his F2W debut last month. 

How To Watch: Fight To Win 149 - Keenan vs Almeida

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Keenan Cornelius will make the walk to the Fight To Win stage for the second time in his career at Fight To Win 149, where he'll meet Checkmat ace Gabriel Almeida in the main event. 

No-Gi Team Rankings, Plus Gi And No-Gi Rankings Updated!

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Between WNO, F2W, 3CG, and BJJ Stars, there has been an abundance of action in both gi and no-gi competition over the last couple of weeks. This, of course, leads to an inevitable shift in the rankings, as favorites fall and newcomers make their names knocking off established veterans. 

Controversial Call Spoils Kumite Final, Jimenez's Result Overturned

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A series of officiating errors at Third Coast Grappling's 170lbs Kumite tournament left a bad taste in the mouth of fans and competitors. 

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Official FloGrappling Predictions: Kumite V

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The highly touted Kumite series is back with its fifth installment this weekend, featuring 8 of the very best 170lb no-gi grapplers on the planet. 

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How To Watch Third Coast Grappling: KUMITE V

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Here's how to watch the 2020 Third Coast Grappling: KUMITE V on FloGrappling.