Official FloGrappling Predictions: Fight To Win 146

edwin triangle f2w 141.jpg

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Fight To Win Returns to Austin, Texas, with a fully loaded card that's stacked from top to bottom.  

The main event features the barn-burner between Osvaldo "Queixinho" Moizinho and Edwin Najmi and the supporting act of the night sees Caio Terra return to the fight to Win stage after three years! 

The deliberations are over and the FloGarppling staff have laid out their picks for the night! 

Watch Fight To Win 146 LIVE July 10 On FloGrappling

Main Event: Edwin Najmi vs Osvaldo 'Queixinho' Moizinho


 Reid: The Texas Fight to Win train keeps on rolling, this time stopping in Austin which will be right in our back yard! 

In the main event, Seth Daniels has brought us another barn-burner that we weren’t expecting. Both Quexinho and Edwin Najmi have been very active since the pandemic so we shouldn’t have to worry about either guy being in shape or undertrained. 

With that said I think Edwin has had the more impressive performances lately and will come out victorious at Fight to Win 146. While I think Quexinho will be more than ready for the submission attacks of Edwin, he throws them so often that it’s only a matter of time before one of them sticks.

I see Edwin starting hot and racking up a number of submission attempts to take the lead early. This will force Quexinho to get aggressive, overextend himself, and possibly find himself on the wrong side of an air-najmi submission highlight. 

Prediction: Edwin Najmi via Triangle

Michael:  Edwin vs Queixinho should be a fun match, both guys get after it and always go for the submission. 

I think Queixinho pulls. Edwin stays pretty upright and it will be hard for Quexinho to set up an omoplata on him, I have Edwin winning a referee decision based on leg attacks.

Chase: A match between two elite finishers! 

What's really exciting about this bout is that both athletes have embraced the showmanship side of professional grappling – they strive to be entertaining– and regardless of winning or losing, they come out of every match they're in with new fans.

It's hard to predict how Edwin will kick this match off – does he invite Queixinho to pull, or try and strike first with his own flying attack or guard pull? 

I believe Queixinho will want to fight off his back and gaining tempo off the opening bell is crucial to his success. 

If the Ares team leader gets to a guard of his liking, he could make it hard for Edwin to regain momentum. Those Omoplatas can take a long time to unwind oneself from, and I think Quexinho has a strong chance at putting Edwin a lot of trouble.

Prediction: Quexinho by decision. 

Riccardo: Love this match. 

Both guys are coming off a loss and looking to reclaim a W at the Biggest Party in Grappling. 

Very very different styles. Edwin is the high-flying, Darce hitting submission hunter and Queixinho the tactical sniper who has such an amazing gi game. Very tough one to call. I think if Edwin can tighten up his submission shots, he could either catch Queixinho or possibly win the decision based on sub attempts. But, if he misses, look for Quexinhoto exploit the openings and capitalize. 

Very tough one indeed but I am gonna go with the kid on this one. 

I got Edwin Najmi winning by decision 

Co-Main: Caio Terra vs Gabe Tuttle


Reid: Tuttle is certainly the underdog here and will have a steep hill to climb if he wants to take out the 12-time world champion. 

It’s always a treat to see Caio on the mats and I expect this weekend he’ll be giving us a masterclass in jiu-jitsu on the Fight to Win stage. 

Prediction: Caio Terra via footlock

Michael: I don't know much about Tuttle, and Caio is one of the legends of the sport. 

Tuttle is a 10th Planet guy so I'm sure he has a good leglock game, but Caio is better at heelhooks than most IBJJF competitors. Would be a huge upset if Tuttle can pull it off, I think Caio gets to his back and finishes it with an RNC.


Riccardo: First off, I am stoked to see Caio Terra compete again.

 And from what I heard about Gabe Tuttle, he has a very very dangerous no-gi game. But Caio is one of the sports greatest ever. I don't see him losing but anything is possible. 

That being said, I got Caio Terra winning by submission. 

Chase: Let's be real, you'd be crazy to bet against Caio Terra here.

As mentioned by my colleagues, his wealth of experience and competition pedigree is world-class, he's produced nearly as many world champions as he has won titles himself! 

His technical prowess is in a league of his own, and he's well versed in every position he may find himself in.

With that said, Gabe Tuttle has the opportunity of a lifetime to get a crack at one of the GOATS of jiu-jitsu; if he pulls off the win he immediately becomes of the next big things to watch. 

Prediction: Caio Terra armbar. 

Garry Tonon Demands Title Shot After Sixth Straight Win At ONE Championship

garry tonon MMA ONE.jpg

Garry Tonon continued his undefeated streak as a mixed martial artist with a unanimous decision win over Kyomi Matsushima at ONE Championship: Big Bang on December 4 in Singapore.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Offical FloGrappling Predictions: Fight To Win 158

158picks.jpg

In the main event, Elisabeth Clay will make her black belt debut on the Fight To Win stage, where she’s spent most of 2020 etching her name in the rankings. 

Rodolfo Vieira May Be The GOAT; How Does Kaynan Compare? | Power Ratings

Kaynan Rodolfo Power Rating

A truly great grappler is not only defined by the number of titles he or she collected, but also the opponents they’ve beaten to earn those titles.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Jon "Thor" Blank Was A Part-Time Grappler When He Made The ADCC Semifinals

Jon Blank.jpg

Until recently, Jon “Thor” Blank was working a full time job as an electrician. He had to use some of his last vacation days in 2019 to compete in ADCC, where he made a name for himself with an opening round submission over Rustam Chsiev. He went on to beat Murilo Santana, before losing in the semifinals, taking fourth in the 88 kg division.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Brackets For The 2020 IBJJF American Nationals Brackets Are Out

Ronaldo HL.jpg

The brackets and schedule for the 2020 IBJJF American Nationals, to go down on Dec 5-6 in Dallas, are out now. 

Garry Tonon Says He'd Easily Submit Khabib Nurmagomedov

Garry Tonon

Garry Tonon said it would not be difficult for him to submit the undefeated UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, in a grappling match.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

The Most Popular Submissions At IBJJF No-Gi Pans | Grappling By The Numbers

Bodoni Maidana

If the 2020 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championships is any indication, chokes are the most highly-favored submission type among grapplers in the IBJJF no-gi format. But that could soon change. 

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

10th Planet's Silent Assassin, Grace Gundrum Has A Secret Weapon For WNO

grace and eddie.jpg

Anyone who has trained with Grace Gundrum will tell you. She absorbs technical knowledge. She listens to feedback from her coaches, JM Holland and Zach Maslany, and incorporates new moves and ideas seamlessly into her game.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

How to Watch Fight to Win 158

elisabeth clay f2w.jpg

Here's how to watch Fight to Win 158 on FloGrappling.

Proof That Rodolfo Vieira Is The Most Dangerous Grappler in MMA (Seriously)

Rodolfo Vieira vs Kaynan Duarte Dec 11

Create a free account to unlock this video!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Once in a generation an athlete will appear and do the unthinkable. Barriers will be broken, records will be set and names will be written into history books. 

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In