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As I'm sure many of you are aware, both Craig Jones and Gordon Ryan had to withdraw from our upcoming WNO event after contracting COVID-19. Craig was scheduled to fight Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa and Gordon was slated to have a no time limit match with Ronaldo Junior. Those matches are not canceled but just postponed; we are currently looking at the end of August to run them back.
This left us with the problem of what to do with Atos teammates Ronaldo and Hulk. The first of these questions to be solved was what to do with Ronaldo Junior, and he certainly has a formidable opponent stepping in on late notice:
Enter Vagner Rocha
One of the most physical competitors in the sport, 2019 ADCC silver medalist will no doubt be Ronaldo's toughest test to date. The veteran should serve as a good trial for if Ronaldo is really ready to take on the P4P #1 grappler in the world in Gordon Ryan.
Vagner holds wins over athletes such as Garry Tonon, Craig Jones, Dante Leon, Tanquinho, DJ Jackson, and AJ Agazarm. No doubt one of the top P4P athletes in the game, although a late replacement he should enter this match as a favorite against Ronaldo.
This match will take place under F2W rules, with a 15-minute time limit. The agreed-upon weight for the bout is 190 pounds.
Stay tuned for another incoming match announcement!