WNO Podcast This Week Features Romulo, Beatriz, Gordon, Craig, Caio & Lepri

The Who's Number One (WNO) podcast this week features an incredible line-up of guests, with four IBJJF World champions, the current ADCC absolute champion, and one of the best-known submission artists on the planet. 

You can watch The WNO Podcast LIVE every day on FloGrappling.com, and on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Take The WNO Podcast with you wherever you go by downloading the audio on all good podcast platforms, such as Apple Podcasts and Spotify

Romulo Barral 

Monday will feature Romulo Barral, the Gracie Barra black belt known as the founder of the Everyday Porrada movement. Barra won gold at the IBJJF Worlds in 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, and 2014 and took ADCC gold in 2013. 

Watch Romulo Barral on the WNO Podcast on Monday, March 23, 2pm ET

Beatriz Mesquita 

Widely regarded as one of the greatest female grapplers in jiu-jitsu history, Mesquita is a five-time IBJJF World champion (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019) and was 2017 ADCC champ. The Gracie Humaita black belt's status as the Lady GOAT isn't just opinion – it's backed up by the numbers. 

Watch Beatriz Mesquita on the WNO Podcast on Tuesday, March 24, 1:30pm ET

Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones

The #1 P4P no-gi grappler in the world, Gordon Ryan, will be joined by his Australian training partner Craig Jones, #2 88kg grappler in the FloGrappling no-gi rankings. Ryan took double gold at ADCC 2019 while Jones took silver at 88kg – both are known for their submission-heavy style of jiu-jitsu and they'll be calling in from NYC. 

Watch Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones on the WNO Podcast on Wednesday, March 25, 5pm ET

Caio Terra 

Few people will argue with the fact Caio Terra is a legit jiu-jitsu and grappling genius. One of the greatest grappling minds on the planet, Terra combines both competition experience with a history of coaching high-level grapplers to major championships titles. 

Watch Caio Terra on the WNO Podcast on Thursday, March 26, 1:45pm ET

Lucas Lepri 

“Be precise” is Lepri’s motto, and this philosophy has taken him to the very top of the jiu-jitsu world. The Alliance rep has been in the lightweight final of the IBJJF World Championships every year since 2014, and taken gold no less than seven times. 

Watch Lucas Lepri  on the WNO Podcast on Friday, March 27, 5pm ET


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