ADCC Shuffle Continues: Luiz Panza & Kit Dale Out; Replacements Announced

In another bit of news that is equal parts disappointing and intriguing, Checkmat all-star Luiz Panza announced that he is withdrawing from ADCC due to a knee injury.

Taking his place in the -99kg division is Tex Johnson, who will be moving down one division from the +99kg category. Johnson's addition to the -99kg division gets him out of the oven and into the frying pan, trading potential opponents like Buchecha and Orlando Sanchez for Gordon Ryan, Patrick Gaudio, and Keenan Cornelius, but that's why it's ADCC: There are no easy fights! 

Tex Johnson Hunts for a Leglock at KASAI.


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Replacing Text at +99 is none other than American grappler Eliot Marshall. Marshall is a UFC veteran and regular face on the F2W circuit. 


Kit Dale Dropping Out Due to Elbow Injury


ADCC Veteran Kit dale also announced earlier this week that an elbow injury is forcing him out of the competition this year; he is set to be replaced by Brazilian trials silver medalist and Fight Sports competitor Valdir "BB Monster" Araujo.

Besides his silver medal at the trials, BB Monster also had an excellent showing at KASAI Pro 5 in matches against Felipe Pena and Tex Johnson, and though he wasn't able to get the win, he proved that was certainly as tough as they come.

Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Kyle Boehm Official Event Preview

It's fight week for our second edition of Who's Number One (WNO), with this time around WNO being a no-gi edition. All of the matches will take place under Fight To Win submission-only rules, with the exception being the main event, which is being contested under a no time limit agreement. 

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Keenan, Craig And Other Pros Predict Nicky vs Tye

Nicky Ryan vs Tye Ruotolo is a matchup of two of the most promising prospects in submission grappling today. Nicky has long been heralded as the next big thing out of the Danaher Death Squad, predicted to follow in the footsteps of his three-time ADCC champion brother Gordon. Tye burst on the scene as a late addition at ADCC 2017, when the then 16-year-old made it to the semifinals before finishing fourth.

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Gabi Garcia Dominates At Fight To Win 142

The biggest card of Fight To Win's comeback tour went down tonight in their adopted home of Dallas  – and wow –  what a show it was!

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Relive The Final Day Of Action From Worlds 2019

Though it's hard to believe, exactly one year ago from today we were inside of Walter Pyramid, covering the final day of the IBJJF 2019 World Championships. 

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Official FloGrappling Predictions: Fight To Win 142

Fight To Win 142 is the promotion's biggest card of the summer yet, and heralds the ongoing return of professional grappling after a months-long hiatus. 

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In-Depth Match Analysis With Keenan Cornelius

We got in four match studies for episode three of Into The Wormhole with Keenan Cornelius. I'll link all four of them here, but first here is the full episode:

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On The Rise: Kendall Reusing

Soon to be a household name, Kendall Resuing may be the fastest rising star in the female division. After a short career as a freestyle wrestler, Kendall is dominating in jiu-jitsu competition. Now she prepares to face off against her toughest opponent yet, ADCC legend...Gabi Garcia.

ADCC 2021 Will Be The Most Badass Tournament In History

ADCC has never looked better and it's all thanks to Mo Jassim. Last year, they raised the bar and made ADCC 2019 a true spectacle for grappling fans. Now spectators are psyched for next year's event and are highly curious about what the future of grappling will look like.

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Gabi Garcia Is Ready For Fresh Challenger in Kendall Reusing

Gabi Garcia has NOTHING left to prove, but the fact that she still wants to battle it out against the next generation makes us very, very excited. 

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Gordon Ryan vs Kyle Boehm To Headline Who's Number One!

We are happy to announce our second Who's Number One event (RIP to WNO: Mikey vs Erberth) coming to Dallas, Texas on Friday, June 5.