Cyborg & Trator To Headline Comeback of Pro Grappling

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The biggest party in professional grappling is back! Fight to Win will take their show back on the road in a big way by throwing a doubled header over May 15-16 in Dallas, Texas.

The first show of the comeback features four of the most exciting grapplers competing today including ADCC title holders, World no-gi champions, and rising stars.

Watch Fight To Win 139 LIVE May 15 On FloGrappling 

Main Event: Vinicius Ferreira s Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu


The main event on the first night of Fight To Win's doubleheader weekend pits the legendary Roberto 'Cyborg' Abreu against rising star Vinicius 'Trator' Ferreira. Cyborg's reputation is unquestionable: everyone knows he's a formidable veteran who possesses varied and honed skillset, not to mention his unparalleled tactics and game-planning abilities.

WATCH: Cyborg Wins HEAVYWEIGHT GP

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Put another way: you don't become an ADCC absolute champion, five-time IBJJF World no-gi champion, and KASAI Pro champ by accident.

One of the rare ultra-heavyweights with nimble and creative guard game, Cyborg is positioned to get it done in any area the fight goes.

Trator, however, is not one to be taken lightly. 

Despite not having the same brand recognition as Cyborg, Trator has already racked up some major accolades since getting his black belt in 2018 – he's a Brazilian national champion, No-Gi Pan champion, No-Gi World champion and 2019 ADCC silver medalist. 

The stocky Alliance competitor is known for chewing up guards with his devastating over-under pass (hence the nickname, 'Trator' - tractor in English) – and sneaky submission skills,  and you can believe the young man from Sao Paulo will be hungry to add a victory over someone like Cyborg to his resume.

Co-Main: Johnny Tama Vs Ethan Crelinsten


Certainly one of the most intriguing matches on the cards this weekend, the bout between Johnny Tama and Ethan Crelinsten is something we'd only find at Fight To Win.

The duo is typically separated by one weight class (Ethan competes at 66kg in ADCC, Tama fights at lightweight or 77kg), but the real divergence is in their approach to the gentle art. 

While Tama is, in fact, a black belt No-Gi World champion, he spends a significant amount of time training and competing in the gi. And though he is a veteran of the Fight To Win format, his submission attacks and awareness are more in line with the traditional format than his opponent. 

WATCH: Johnny Tama Win 2019 No-Gi Worlds.

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Meanwhile, Crelinsten is a member of the Danaher Death Squad,  and 100 percent committed to submission grappling. 

He is a regular training partner of Gordon Ryan and Craig Joneskeeping him up to date with all of the cutting edge no-gi strategies. He has an excellent guard and can be frequently seen attacking with triangles and vicious kimuras.

With that said, Tama is relentless in his pacing and has his own unorthodox weapons, and he is known to pull out all the stops when he needs it.

The one thing they do share is the thrill of the hunt – we guarantee this match will be nonstop action filled with unexpected attacks and wild scrambles. 

 

Full Card For Fight To Win 139

All Times ET

800pm Dylan Martinez vs Alexander Leon

809pm Alex Lopez vs Grayson Henley

819pm Colby Capps vs Dilllon Hinojosa

829pm Kyle Short vs Aaron Culpepper

840pm Kevin McCormick vs Joshua Hightower

851pm Tyler Murrah vs Bobby Alexander

902pm Cameron Couch vs Paulo Azambuja

914om Yuri Santos vs Andre Gomes

926pm Igor Paiva vs Jeff Hamond

938pm Eddie Avelar vs Viktor Doria

950pm Kevin Williams vs Vinicius Garcia

902pm Johnny Tama vs Ethan Crelinsten

916pm Vinicius Ferreira vs Roberto Cyborg Abreu


The Rising Stars Who Will Compete In The WNO: Jones vs Ronaldo Free Prelims

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Before Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior or Gordon Ryan vs Roberto Jimenez, four prospects will fight on the undercard of Who’s Number One on Friday, February 26. Those matches will be streamed live for free on the FloGrappling Facebook and YouTube channels, and will feature four hungry and exciting competitors.

The Grappler Without Fear: Roberto Jimenez Will Face Anyone

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Roberto Jimenez lives by a code. Based on his words, and expressed through his jiu-jitsu, one of the tenets of that code is to let his jiu-jitsu flow.

Based on his actions, another tenet is never to refuse a challenge.

Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu and Roberto Jimenez

5 Must-Watch Matches From Roberto Jimenez

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Perhaps above all things, Roberto Jimenez is known for engaging in dynamic and compelling matches; his only goals: self-expression and the submission.  

Lis Clay Set For First Black Belt Gi Match vs Maria Malyjasiak At F2W 165

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Fight To Win will close out its three-week stint in Dallas with an all-female card. Fight to Win 165 on Saturday, February 27 will be the second ever card featuring women, only; continuing the promotion’s pattern. Fight to Win has scheduled its third all-female event for the third weekend in March in Austin, TX. 

Grappling Bulletin: Lauded by Joe Rogan, Vagner Is On An Unstoppable Run

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Vagner Rocha has been on a tear and though he brings out the haters every time he competes he has fans in high places, including none other than Joe Rogan.

Betting Lines Released For Who's Number One: Craig Jones Vs Ronaldo Junior

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The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior.

Revisiting Junny's Unlikely Black Belt Debut vs Geo Martinez

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Edwin "Junny" Ocasio and Geo Martinez had completely different paths to their first encounter at the KASAI Pro 6 Bantamweight tournament in August 2019.

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Vagner Rocha Takes On Two-Time ADCC Champ Yuri Simoes at Fight to Win 164

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Fight to Win will see two no-gi grappling titans face off on Friday, February 19, 2021 as Vagner Rocha moves up in weight to take on two-time ADCC champion Yuri Simoes in the main event of Fight to Win 164. 

WNO: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior Official Event Preview

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Who's Number One (WNO) is back with another stacked card on February 26th, with WNO: Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior. The action will kick off at 8:00 ET, with two free prelim matches streamed on the FloSports app, Facebook and Youtube. WNO always brings together the best no-gi talent in the world, and this event is no exception.

Grappling Bulletin: UFC 258 Was Not A Good Night For Jiu-Jitsu

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Grappling fans would have found UFC 258 hard to watch as two of jiu-jitsu's top representatives in the Octagon fell to their opponents. We look at what went wrong.