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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.