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.

The match was notable for the fact Combs was the last person to submit Tackett in competition, int he final of the 2019 ADCC Trials. Tackett– the 2020 Breakthrough Grappler of the Year– has not been submitted since. 

The judges scored it two-one in favor of Tackett with the center referee awarding it to Combs. Tackett used an effectively top game and hunted for a calf-crush midway through the match. Combs' only real significant attack was a brief early guillotine. 

In the co-main event Jonnatas Gracie beat Hugo Marques via split decision. Contested in the gi, the match slowed down when they got stuck in the 50-50 guard. 

Once again, the center referee differed in his opinion and flagged Marques as the winner while the two matside judges scored it in favor of Atos black belt Jonnatas Gracie. 

The most exciting main card match was that of Pedro Marinho versus Gabriel Almeida. Marinho is a brown belt representing Gracie Barra and is known for his no-gi prowess. 

Almeida, the 2020 IBJJF American National No-Gi champion, was one of the most active competitors in 2020 with 34 recorded matches. The Checkmat black belt had his hands full with Marinho, who used his deadly guillotine to threaten the neck. 

Marinho earned a unanimous decision to claim victory. 

Click to watch the full event replay of Fight to Win 160 

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.

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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.