Farias & Agazarm To Scrap At Fight To Win's Final Event The Year

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This Saturday, December 7, two of jiu-jitsu’s favorite MMA-crossover athletes, Ary Farias (Atos) and AJ Agazarm (Gracie Barra), meet in a 155-lbs no-gi main event at Fight 2 Win 133 in Fresno, California. 

Grappling fans have a love-hate relationship with MMA. We love seeing our players do well in the professional MMA circuit, but hate missing their performances in grappling-focused competition. Now, in consecutive events Fight 2 Win is bringing some of our favorites back “home” from the cage to the mat. These guys are focused on their MMA careers, so you likely won’t see them at any of the major tournaments any time soon which is why these superfights are, well, super.

Watch Fight To 133: Agazarm vs Farias


Ranked No. 10 for jiu-jitsu in MMA, Ary Farias has cemented himself as one of the “greats” in jiu-jitsu. Over the course of his nine-year black belt career, the two-time IBJJF World Champion has bested the best (in the gi) including wins over Bruno Malfacine and Joao Miyao. 

Until last year he was still actively competing in the gi, even taking silver at Worlds. Since transitioning to MMA exclusively, though, he says his jiu-jitsu has just gotten better, a statement evidenced by the fact that he’s subbed six of his nine pro MMA fights. In fact, he’s fresh off a rear naked choke victory from his MMA fight just last week, the submission that has claimed the majority of his wins. When it comes to pure jiu-jitsu we’re accustomed to seeing him in the gi, but with a budding MMA career and preparing for the “majors’ under the Atos lineage, his preparation is stacked for his F2W debut.


While Ary is a lifelong jiu-jitero, AJ Agazarm was an All-American wrestler, who has also switched to MMA and currently has a winning (2-1) pro record. This will be the Bellator fighter’s fifth appearance on Fight 2 Win. While Ary has been on a hot streak in MMA, with a No-Gi World title to his name as well as a silver medal from the 2017 ADCC World championships; between the two, Agazarm is probably the more decorate no-gi grappler. AJ was even on the docket to compete at this year’s ADCC, but pulled out. This will be the first time we have seen him in the jiu-jitsu circuit since No-Gi Pans last year where he took silver.



Other notable matches:

  • Two of the best 145-er’s, Hiago George and Gabriel Sousa, meet for a no-gi match up leading up to no-gi Worlds.

  • No. 7 Jake Watson is bouncing back after a tough loss to take on No. 3-ranked Manuel Ribamar.

  • Samir Chantre defends his title against Lucas Pinheiro. 

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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The Hit List: Seven Of Vagner Rocha's Most Savage Submissions

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What can we say about Vagner Rocha that hasn’t been said before? Everyone knows his jiu-jitsu is among the meanest in the game: he punishes his opponents, breaking their will before attempting to do the same to their limbs.

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Hulk vs Cyborg Is The Final Match Added To WNO!

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As you probably heard, Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones had to pull out of WNO this week after contracting COVID-19. Losing two of the sports biggest stars would usually be the kiss of death for an event, but we were able to bounce back and find two very solid replacements at the last minute.

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Craig Jones Picks WNO Winners: Tonon-Dante, Hulk-Cyborg, Ronaldo-Vagner

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Craig Jones unfortunately had to pull out of our upcoming WNO event with COVID-19, don't worry that match is just postponed and we will be running it back soon. 

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Vagner Rocha vs Ronaldo Is Coming To WNO!

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As I'm sure many of you are aware, both Craig Jones and Gordon Ryan had to withdraw from our upcoming WNO event after contracting COVID-19. Craig was scheduled to fight Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa and Gordon was slated to have a no time limit match with Ronaldo Junior. Those matches are not canceled but just postponed; we are currently looking at the end of August to run them back.

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Craig Jones & Gordon Ryan React To Missing WNO Due To COVID

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Two of the best no-gi grapplers in the world were forced off the Who's Number One event due to contracting COVID-19. Here's how they responded. 

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Craig And Gordon Out, Garry Tonon vs Dante Leon Is New WNO Main Event

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We regret to inform you that our upcoming WNO event has lost both Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones, both athletes having to pull out after showing COVID-19 symptoms in recent days. We would like to thank both Craig and Gordon for being forthcoming and honest about their situation, and would also like to stress that both Gordon Ryan vs Ronaldo Junior and Craig Jones vs Lucas Barbosa are not canceled but postponed until a later date.

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