4 Key Matches To Watch at Grapplefest 7: Craig Jones, Dante Leon & More

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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.

Watch: Paulo Miyao Gets The Sub At GrappleFest 6

Watch: Joao Miyao Subs Rosenthal At GrappleFest 6

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.

Watch: Craig Jones Subs Jon Blank At ADCC


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. 

Watch: Dante Leon Taps Isaque Bahiense At F2W 129


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.

Watch: Tye Ruotolo Defeats Pablo Mantovani At ADCC

Also on the card are two-time ADCC vet Elvira Karpinnen from 10th Planet, and Renzo Gracie team member Jason Rau.


Watch GrappleFest 7 Live On Demand On FloGrappling On November 23rd

Cyborg & Pato Win Decisions, Tex Johnson Taps Maidana At Fight To Win 161

Cyborg Beats Spriggs

Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu defeated Tim Spriggs in the main event of Fight to Win 161 tonight. Cyborg won by unanimous decision in the 10-minute no-gi match.

Guillotine Masterclass, Featuring Hinger, Combs & More | Technique Showcase

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Few techniques carry a personal stamp the way guillotines do. Guillotine artists have often found ways to put their own spin on the front headlock, and to make their variations integral to their personal brands.

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WNO Returns On February 26th!

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Who's Number One (WNO) returns for its sixth installment on February 26th, once again in the FloSports home city of Austin, Texas. This will be another fanless event, with no tickets for sale to spectators. We have seven matches signed, big announcements coming soon!

Five World Champs On Heavyweight Grand Prix Roster For BJJ STARS V

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BJJ Stars returns to FloGrappling with a Heavyweight Grand Prix which is sure to be electric. Eight of the most explosive Brazilian heavyweights will take their shots at a massive cash prize.

Tim Spriggs Goes Into The Lion's Den To Face Cyborg at Fight to Win 161

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What do you get when you put one of the grittiest no-gi grapplers in America against the 2020 Male Grappler of the Year? Hopefully fireworks! ADCC Trials winner and IBJJF World No-Gi champion Tim Spriggs will go up in weight to challenge the living legend Roberto Cyborg Abreu at Fight to Win 161. 

Grappling Bulletin: You Shouldn't Be Mad About The IBJJF Heel Hook Rules

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Hello grappling fans, welcome to 2021. We can’t forget 2020 but we can move on as quickly as possible. I’m sure you feel the same in hoping that 2021 will be an easier ride and things return to some semblance of normal. 

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Tackett, Marinho, Jonnatas Victorious at Fight to Win 160

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William Tackett beat John Combs in the main event of Fight to Win 160 tonight. In a no-gi match that went the distance, Tackett won via split decision.

Dates, Locations Announced For ADCC Trials In 2021

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If you want to compete at the 2022 ADCC World Championships then you need to know the dates for the ADCC Trials scheduled for 2021. Invites are extremely limited and highly exclusive, meaning it is nearly essential to enter a qualifying event to guarantee your place at the biennial ADCC World Championships. 

The New IBJJF Rules For Heel Hooks And Leg Reaping in 2021

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The IBJJF has released its updated rules for 2021, which include rules legalizing the application of heel hooks and leg reaping techniques for some competitors.

FloSports Announces Partnership with Dollamur Sport Surfaces

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AUSTIN, TX  - January 12, 2021 - FloSports, the innovator in live sports streaming and original content, announced it has entered into a multi-year partnership with Dollamur Sport Surfaces to become the Official Mat of FloSports.