Rodolfo Vieira Versus Gordon Ryan Coming To FloGrappling Dec. 7!

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Gordon Ryan may be the #1 pound-for-pound ranked no-gi athlete today, but a few key names stand in his way of becoming the undisputed GOAT of submission grappling, including Rodolfo Vieira.

The Brazilian grappling legend is a five-time time world champion, ADCC champion, and current UFC fighter. His patented style of passing ushered in a new era of aggression and technical prowess, and he holds wins over some of the most formidable names in our sport, including Buchecha, Bernardo Faria, and Rafael Lovato Jr. among many others.

The matchup is a dream come true for grappling fans as we get to see one of the best to ever do it take on the current king of no-gi jiu-jitsu. 

Watch Gordon Ryan vs Rodolfo Viera LIVE Dec. 7 On FloGrapplng

The pair are set to meet at Third Coast Grappling Dec. 7, and will feature Modified IBJJF rules: 

  1. First fighter to either score 11 points or earn a submission wins
  2. Advantages are NOT used for scoring points
  3. To prevent stalling, a yellow card will be issued to either or both competitors.
    • If a second yellow card is issued, fighters are required to stand up and restart.
    • A third stalling violation results in a red card, requiring the competitor to forfeit 20 percent of their prize money
  1. In the event that there is not a winner after regulation time, overtime rules take effect:
    • Overtime is a sudden death format. The first competitor to score points or submit their opponent within five minutes wins.
    • Overtime is decided by whoever is up on points at the end of regulation. Whoever is ahead will choose top/bottom FULL GUARD or start on the feet
    • If no points scored, the referee will decide who was the aggressor and award them the opportunity to pick or defer to the other competitor. 
    • If no submission or points scored in five minutes...referees will render a decision based on aggression, going for the finish, and legitimate submission attempts. Fighting to win...not to lose. 
    • For no-gi, heel-hooks are permitted for fighters that are brown belts and higher unless otherwise negotiated.

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.

5 Takeaways From Who's Number One: Garry, Cyborg, Vagner

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Now the dust has settled from last Friday night's Who's Number One event, let's recap some of the action and see what it means for future matches.  

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Results & Match Videos: Garry Tonon vs Dante Leon, Hulk vs Cyborg & More

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It's time for another edition of Who's Number One! Our main event this time is an ADCC rematch between Garry Tonon and Dante Leon, which is sure to be just as exciting this time around.

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Official FloGrappling Predictions: WNO Garry Tonon vs Dante Leon

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After a wild week, WNO: Tonon vs Leon is finally upon us.  The cad remains stacked from top to bottom, and the FloGrapling staff has given their picks for the top four matches of the night!

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The King Speaks: Gordon Ryan's WNO Picks

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Love him or hate him, when Gordon Ryan speaks, people listen. Naturally, I reached out to Gordon to find out his picks for the upcoming WNO: Garry Tonon vs Dante Leon event after he was forced to pull out of his match with Ronaldo Junior due to COVID-19. Here's what The King thinks about these upcoming matches:

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