Gabi Garcia & Nathiely De Jesus Ready To Battle For The Belt At F2W 121

Fight 2 Win hits Austin, Texas this Saturday, August 10 with the main event putting the women’s heavyweight title on the line between the champion, Gabi Garcia (Alliance) and the challenger, Nathiely De Jesus (Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ).  

Whether it’s MMA or jiu-jitsu, Gabi Garcia appears indomitable, and her wins far out-number her losses. 

Gabi claimed absolute Gold at the 2019 Pan Championships.

Promotions have been criticized for not finding better matchups for her, but with an athlete as seasoned, strong, and successful as Gabi Garcia, fans and haters alike wonder who that could be.

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Until now.

Fight 2 Win has a unique opportunity to handpick the best matchups. They don’t rely on how brackets could play out, and instead, are able to put the athletes we want to see against each other on the big stage, and they are doing just that with this main event.

And though Gabi did secure the absolute title at Pans this ear, we saw a formidable opponent emerge in that of Natheily de Jesus.

Gabi Garcia vs Nathiely de Jesus – 2019 Pan Championships

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The Rodrigo Pinehro Jiu-Jitsu representative's gritty performance indicated that she could possibly have the skills and style to defeat the seemingly undefeatable, we saw attack multiple submissions: chokes, armbars, even ending the ten-minute finals match with an omoplata from the triangle.

The trill of their last battle should definite fans should expect a technical and precise match. 

Joining the main event we have a no-gi co-main event between Kody Steele (Brazilian Fight Factory) and No.7 ranked 77kg no-gi contender, Jon Satava (Marcelo Garcia Academy). 

Kody Steele made a statement with a dominant win over DJ Jackson at Third Coast Grappling. While Jon Satava has been a staple in any major tournament bracket, we haven’t seen him in action at a major tournament since he won the first ADCC North American Trials in November. Satava is surely looking to 

Other notable matches include:

  • 190LBS BLACK BELT GI
    YAGO DESOUZA (NS BROTHER HOOD) VS NISAR LOYNAB (ATOS)
  • PURPLE BELT NOGI WELTER WEIGHT TITLE
    WILLIAM TACKETT (BRAZILIAN FIGHT FACTORY) VS CARLOS ESPINOSA (EASTON BJJ)
  • 260LBS BLACK BELT GI
    MARCIO JUNIOR (CHECKMAT) VS LIN HUGHS (SINSITER BJJ)
  • 185LBS BLACK BELT NOGI
    MANUEL RIBAMAR (RPBJJ) VS RALPH SEBEXEN (SDA)

Kaynan Duarte First Person To Tame "Wild Animal" Nick Rodriguez

It finally happened. For the first time in 49 matches, somebody was able to submit Nick Rodriguez, a man Gordon Ryan described as "a wild animal that knows strangles". 

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How Can Nick Rodriguez Get Revenge vs Kaynan Duarte At F2W?

Nick Rodriguez faces a daunting task this Saturday at Fight 2 Win 128 in Philadelphia, going up against the opponent who just soundly beat him less than a month ago in the biggest match of his career. Kaynan Duarte took Nick's back and controlled the position for several minutes in their recent gold medal match at the ADCC 2019 World Championships in Anaheim, California.

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US Judo Olympian Nick Delpopolo To Enter Fight 2 Win Stage

An American judo Olympian is slated to compete this weekend at Fight 2 Win 128. Nick Delpopolo will become the first active judoka on the International Judo Federation’s ranking list to compete in judo on Oct. 19 when he makes his Fight 2 Win debut against Kell Berliner in Philadelphia.

Lachlan Giles Joins ADCC Absolute Legends With Inspirational Submissions

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Score one for the lightweights. After suffering a first-round defeat to Lucas Lepri in the 77kg division, Lachlan Giles shocked the grappling world, proving the smaller guys can hang in the open weight.

UPDATE: Dillon Danis Convinces Viral Bully Victim to Start Jiu-Jitsu

Recently, we published an article about Dillon Danis watching a viral video of a Baltimore teenager getting beaten up by several students in his school's bathroom. Danis was bullied himself as a child and felt the need to reach out to help. Dillon said if the victim was interested in training, he would happily pay for his jiu-jitsu membership. The bullying victim accepted Dillon's offer, and today this photo was posted of the kid's first day on the mat. Danis had this to say about the victim joining;

Erberth Santos vs Nicholas Meregali Booked For Fight 2 Win 130!

Look out, this one is going to be explosive! Two of the baddest bad boys in jiu-jitsu will face off at Fight 2 Win 130. No points, submission only! 

Kaynan Duarte To Rematch Nick Rodriguez At Fight 2 Win 128

With a main event between Kaynan Duarte and Nick Rodriguez, and a co-main event between Joao Miyao and Lucas Pinheiro, Fight 2 Win 128 brings beasts from all weight classes to Philadelphia this Saturday, October 19. 

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Kaynan Duarte Back To Business With Rematch of ADCC Final

Three weeks ago, Atos black belt Kaynan Duarte solidified his name in the history books by winning the +99kg division at the ADCC World Championship, undoubtedly the most prestigious grappling event in the world. 

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Dates & Locations for 2020 ADCC Trials Announced

The fever of the 2019 ADCC World Championships is yet to die down, and if anybody has dreams of competing on those mats the Trials are an essential part of the process. 

Prospect Watch: The Next Generation of AOJ Standouts

The IBJJF Pan Kids is a window into the future of the sport, the best kids at Pans tend to have success at the juvenile level next before graduating into the adult divisions at 18. If you have followed this event over the ten years of its existence, you know that the Costa Mesa-based Art of Jiu-Jitsu academy stands out among the rest as the best kids team in the world.

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