Dominant Miyao Bros, Sneaky Imanari Submit Opponents at At Grapplefest

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Grapplefest 6 is coming to you from Liverpool, England. The settings appears to be in some sort of bar/nightclub environment with booths just a few feet from the mat. All three of the main matches are 70kg and no-gi. Up first will be Ben Eddy vs Masakazu Imanari, then Paulo Miyao vs Kamil Wilks, followed by the main event of Joao Miyao vs Frank Rosenthal.

Ben Eddy vs Masakazu Imanari

10th Planet rep Ben Eddy is taking on the 43-year-old Imanari, a veteran of 58 mma fights. The majority of the fight is uneventful, either taking place in a double pull position or with Eddy passing on top in a combat base. Imanari attempts leg entries and a couple toe holds but does not really get anywhere. With under a minute left Imanari gets ahold of Eddy’s foot, goes belly down and get the tap with a straight ankle lock at 44 seconds remaining.


Paulo Miyao vs Kamal Wilks

Paulo Miyao looking stylish with his blonde hair and Spyder rashguard. Wilks is from Poland and competed at the 2017 ADCC. Joao Miyao in the corner coaching/stretching before his main event fight up next. 

Paulo sits right away and Kamil spends a bunch of time disengaging. Once Paulo finally sweeps he gets right to work. Smashing with a body lock, he switches to an underhook and quickly knee slides to north/south. Kamil eventually recovers and stands, Paulo sits again. Another sweep by Paulo, this time off an omoplata attempt. Wilks ends up back on top off a passing attempt by Paulo. Paulo locks on an inverted triangle while playing guard and finishes with an armlock from that position at 2:57 remaining in the fifteen minute match.


Joao Miyao vs Frank Rosenthal

Two New York residents battling it out in Liverpool here, Joao repping Unity and Rosenthal from Renzo Gracie. Paulo and Joao simply switch places as Paulo sits down to coach, no entry music for Joao as he is on the mat before they even call his name.

Joao sits immediately and eventually comes on top with a single leg. In classic Joao Miyao fashion, he forces half guard while chaining together standing passes. Joao secures the underhook and cross face and passes rather quickly. Knee on belly to mount to the back with a body triangle. Rosenthal defends the first RNC attempt but Joao adjusts and finishes with a choke on the face, maybe a neck crank. Extremely dominant performance from Joao and he gets the sub in under five minutes.


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