Pound-for-pound No. 1-ranked no-gi competitor Gordon Ryan is on to a third opponent for Third Coast Grappling on December 7. Initially set to face the legendary Rodolfo Vieira, that match was replaced with an Erberth Santos showdown for about one week before Erberth pulled out.
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The blatant act of punching an opponent midway through a grappling match should be an immediate call for disqualification, but confusion and hesitation gave Aaron “Tex” Johnson a “get out of jail free” card on Saturday night.
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AOJ athlete Jessa Khan has had one of the best runs of success at the colored belts over the last few years. The 18-year-old has already won Worlds four times, No-Gi Worlds three times, Pans four times, No-Gi Pans, Europeans twice, the Abu Dhabi World Pro, and the Asian Games. Recently promoted to brown belt by Guilherme Mendes after winning double gold at the IBJJF Long Beach Open, Jessa is one step closer to competing at the highest level in the sport at black belt.
The BJJ Fanatics Submission Only Grand Prix is bringing together the best the no-gi scene has to offer, from ADCC and IBJJF No-Gi World champions to submission only specialists. We have already covered who we think the favorites in this bracket are (minus Trator, who recently pulled out of the event, and Gordon Ryan, who has been replaced by Nick Rodriguez), but there are a bunch of dangerous athletes registered for the event.
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