AJ Agazarm vs Ary Farias Ends In Razor-Thin Split Decision

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AJ Agazarm (Gracie Barra) took the victory over Ary Farias (Atos) at Fight 2 WIn 133 in Fresno, California, on Saturday night. Manuel Ribamar, Samir Chantre, and others also won big at the promotion’s final event of the year.

To put it simply, the main event was chaotic. But what else should you expect from notorious smack-talker and showman AJ Agazarm? He had been relatively quiet leading up to the event, but he evidently saved all the antics for the night of. After missing the day before weigh-ins (reportedly due to a family emergency) he weighed-in nine pounds over the 155-pound weight agreement, and proceeded to fill the stage with all the things fans love to hate (and hate to love) about him: strutting, crawling, posing, fixing his hair, and, well, no one hates nunchucks, but he brought those into the mix too. 


Ary started the match strong, setting the pace by single legging AJ (and Seth Daniels, who was reffing) into the crowd less than 15 seconds into the match. Although AJ was the All-American wrestler, Ary showed he can hang with the best standing or on the ground. Not a minute went by where they two were not attacking each other, so by the end of the match submission attempts were hard to track, but probably about equal. 

About halfway through the match Ary began looking fatigued, opting to sit guard, backing up, while AJ began to push the pace eventually passing Ary’s guard, despite a couple kicks to the face. Though it’s usually detrimental, did AJ’s hubris sway the judges and help build his momentum through the match? Submission attempts being about equal, he outpaced two-time World champion Ary Farias for the split decision victory. 

Result: AJ Agazarm def Ary Farias via split decision – watch match


Other results

Manuel Ribamar remains undefeated at Fight 2 Win improving his record to 5-0 with a victory over Jake Watson. After nearly getting swept early on, Ribamar was earnest in his efforts to unravel Watson’s lasso game for the duration of the match. Watson maintained composed control and admitted in an Instagram post that in the moment he thought he had earned “the biggest win” of his new black belt career. But, two of the judges saw it differently giving Ribamar the nod with a split decision victory. 

In the 155lbs no-gi title match Samir Chantre earned the title over Lucas Pinheiro with a quick heel hook that took Submission of the Night. It’s Chantre’s second submission victory in consecutive Fight 2 Win performances. 

Other notable matches:

  • Hiago George defeated Gabriel Sousa with a heel hook. 
  • Andre Leite retains his masters middleweight title over Tom Knox.
  • Josh Cisneros becomes F2W Brown Belt No-Gi Featherweight champion with a decision win in the brown belt fight of the night, over Keith Krikorian.

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