Rematch Time! Dante Leon & Renato Canuto To Run It Back at KASAI Pro 7

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Cast your mind back to July 4, 2019. Fireworks went off across the nation as Americans celebrated Independence Day, but there were fireworks on the mat at KASAO Super Series Orlando when Renato Canuto took on Dante Leon in one of the scrappiest matches of the summer. 

Canuto and Leon were all over the mat in a fast-paced and dynamic battle that saw them trade takedowns and sweeps. Canuto led on points as the clock ran down, but it ended in controversy in the dying seconds of the match with officials needing to examine video replays. Leon had shot a late takedown, but referees were unable to clearly tell at the time whether Canuto had pulled guard first. 

So they're getting a do-over: they'll get a chance to settle it on Feb 1. in Dallas, TX, at KASAI Pro 7. 

The two competitors had very different years in 2019. Leon – who capped off the year by winning the IBJJF World No-Gi Championships – was by far the more active, with a total of 31 matches compared to only 12 for Canuto. 

What's interesting is that Leon fought almost exclusively in no-gi events; he only had six matches in the gi all year. Whereas Canuto exactly twice as many gi matches than no-gi, with a total of eight matches at Pans and Worlds, two KASAI superfights, and two ADCC matches. 

Canuto is known as one of the most entertaining and exciting grapplers in the game, and Leon's ascendency is the result of his hustle and work ethic. Fans can expect it to pop off in Dallas on Feb 1. 

Heavyweight Tournament

In addition to the rematch we've all been waiting for, KASAI will host an eight-man tournament to crown a heavyweight champion. Their famous round-robin free-for-all will feature the following competitors, with one TBA. 

  • Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu 
  • João Gabriel Rocha
  • Nick Rodriguez 
  • Bruno Bastos
  • Patrick Gaudio 
  • Vinny Magalhaes
  • Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa 

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.

Can Tackett Avenge His Last Submission Loss vs John Combs?

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John Combs is one of very few black marks on William Tackett’s professional grappling record. Combs is the only person who has submitted Tackett in regulation since at least 2019.

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FloGrappling Awards: Results For Best Match, Submission, Grapplers Of 2020

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2020 has come to a close, and the fans have voted for the best moments and athletes of the year. There are hundreds of competitors and thousands of grappling matches every year across an array of formats. Even to be nominated is a major achievement.