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Grapplefest will be returning to FloGrappling for their seventh show on November 23. The event will be streamed live from Liverpool, England, and contains a number of exciting no-gi matches featuring ADCC veterans.
The last edition of Grapplefest was a night of nonstop action and some exciting finishes. Joao Miyao, Paulo Miyao, and Masakazu Imanari all achieved submissions in the night's three main matches.
Jones vs Wardzinski Showdown
This time around we are treated to an exciting main event between ADCC silver medalist Craig Jones and Adam Wardzinski. Both athletes competed in the 88kg division at ADCC, with Jones submitting three opponents before losing a close final with Matheus Diniz. Wardzinski went 1-1 at the tournament, defeating Mike Perez in his first match, and recently won his weight and the open class at No-Gi Europeans.
Dante Leon Looks To Continue Hot Streak vs Returning Marcio Andre
Another exciting matchup will go down between Dante Leon and Marcio Andre. Dante has had a breakout year, with earlier submission victories over Edwin Najmi and Matheus Lutes capped off by wins over Jon Satava and Lucas Lepri in his run to the ADCC semifinals.
Dante also recently submitted Isaque Bahiense with a guillotine at Fight 2 Win. The two-time No-Gi Pans champion will be matched up with 2016 No-Gi Worlds champ Marcio Andre in an exciting battle at 85kg.
Both Ruotolo Brothers In Action
Sixteen-year-old Tye Ruotolo from Atos recently won over the crowd at ADCC in his amazing run to the semifinals; he will be joined competing at GrappleFest by his twin brother Kade. Both athletes are two of the best teenage prospects in the sport right now and bring a fast-paced style, always looking for the finish. Tye will fight ADCC vet Thomas Halpin, while Kade is matched up with Jeremy Skinner from Absolute MMA.
Also on the card are two-time ADCC vet Elvira Karpinnen from 10th Planet, and Renzo Gracie team member Jason Rau.