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Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos is a reality competition series following the journey of 16 up-and-coming grappling superstars as they compete in a single-elimination, submission-only tournament.

  1. Tristan Overvig

    Tristan Overvig

    Mar 24, 2022

    Tristan Overvig is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on FloGrappling's reality TV show, Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos. Born on June 5, 1999, Overig is a former wrestler and MMA fighter. He is a purple belt from the Pedigo Submission Fighting team (aka Daisy Fresh), and is the only father on Who’s Next.
  2. Josh Demas

    Josh Demas

    Mar 24, 2022

    Josh Demas is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on FloGrappling’s reality TV show, Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos. Born on June 12, 1991 in Tempe, AZ, Demas was an elite collegiate wrestler and wrestled for Ohio State University. He is an MMA fighter and represents Soul Fighters.
  3. Dan Manasoiu

    Dan Manasoiu

    Mar 24, 2022

    Dan Manasoiu is a Brazilian jiujitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on the FloGrappling Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos reality TV show. Born on October 16, 2001 and training out of  Austin, Texas, Manasoui is a blue belt representing New Wave.  Manasoui is often referred to as ‘Big Dan’ due to his imposing stature at 6’7.
  4. Jay Rodriguez

    Jay Rodriguez

    Dec 6, 2021

    Jay Rodriguez is a Brazilian jiujitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on the FloGrappling Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos  reality TV show. Born on February 16, 2002 and training out of Austin, Texas, Jay Rodriguez is a blue belt and represents the B-team.  Known as J-rod, Rodriguez is the younger brother of ADCC silver medalist Nicky Rodriguez.
  5. Izaak Michell

    Izaak Michell

    Oct 8, 2021

    Izaak Michell is a Brazilian jiujitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on the FloGrappling Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos reality TV show. Born on August 25, 1998 in Adelaide, Australia Michell is currently brown belt belt training out of Austin, TX representing the B-Team. Michell Captured the 2021 IBJJF-No-Gi World title and is known for his modern approach to the grappling game.
  6. Rene Sousa

    Rene Sousa

    Nov 2, 2020

    Rene Sousa is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on FloGrappling’s reality TV show, Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos. Born on March 1, 1997 and training out of Bethlehem, PA, Sousa is a brown belt under Zach Maslany and JM Holland and represents 10th Planet. A former Division III collegiate wrestler, Sousa is best known for his buggy choke submission.
  7. Mike Rakshan

    Mike Rakshan

    Nov 2, 2020

    Mike Rakshan is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on FloGrappling’s reality TV show, Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos. Born on August 2, 1987 and training out of Clifton, NJ, Rakshan is a purple belt under Garry Tonon and represents Renzo Gracie Academy. The founder and owner of Immortals Jiu-Jitsu, Rakshan is known as “the Sultan of Strangles.”
  8. Jansen Gomes

    Jansen Gomes

    Nov 2, 2020

    Jansen Gomes is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on FloGrappling’s reality TV show, Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos. Born on October 20, 2001 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Gomes is a black belt under his father, Antonio Carlos, and Leo Veiria and represents Checkmat. Gomes has won the IBJJF World Championships at every colored belt level, and also earned double gold at the 2021 No-Gi World Championships at the brown belt rank. He is known for his fast-paced passing game, and his scrappy style of jiu-jitsu.
  9. Max Hanson

    Max Hanson

    Nov 2, 2020

    Max Hanson is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on FloGrappling’s reality TV show, Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos. Born on April 22, 1998, Canadian brown belt Max Hanson trains alongside Dante Leon in Toledo, Ohio.
  10. Fabian Ramirez

    Fabian Ramirez

    Nov 2, 2020

    Fabian Ramirez is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on FloGrappling’s reality TV show, Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos. Born on August 18, 1992 in East Meadow, NJ and training out of Levittown, NY, Ramirez is a brown belt under Matt Serra and Jason Rau and represents 4th Stringers. An avid competitor and a specialist in EBI competition, Ramirez is best known for his leg lock attacks.
  11. Spencer Fossier

    Spencer Fossier

    Nov 2, 2020

    Spencer Fossier is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on FloGrappling’s reality TV show, Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos. Born on May 16, 1990, Fossier is a brown belt under Craig Jones. The most eccentric member of the 16 competitors, 32-year-old purple belt Spencer goes by the moniker "Sewer Rat". He hails from Louisiana.
  12. Andy Varela

    Andy Varela

    Nov 2, 2020

    Andy Varela is a Brazilian jiujitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on the FloGrappling Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos  reality TV show. Born February 20, 1992 and training out of Las Vegas, Andy Varela  is a black belt and represents 10th planet. Varela has a significant success on the regional sub-only scene.
  13. Breylor Grout

    Breylor Grout

    Nov 2, 2020

    Breylor Grout is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on FloGrappling’s reality TV show, Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos. Born on November 30, 1995 and training out of San Diego, CA, Grout is a brown belt under Keenan Cornelius and represents Legion AJJ. An IBJJF No-Gi Pans brown belt champion, Breylor Grout is renowned for his darce choke.
  14. Kyle Chambers

    Kyle Chambers

    Oct 24, 2020

    Kyle Chambers is a Brazilian jiujitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on the FloGrappling Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos reality TV show. Born on June, 6, 1992, and training out of Oceanside, CA, Kyle Cjapers is a black belt and represents 10th Planet.  He is a black belt under Eddie Bravo.
  15. Adam Bradley

    Adam Bradley

    Jun 4, 2020

    Adam Bradley is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on FloGrappling’s reality TV show, Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos. Born on September 27, 1995 in Epsom, NH, and training out of San Diego, CA, Bradley is a black belt under Andre Galvao and represents Atos. A gi and no-gi brown belt IBJJF Pan silver medalist, Bradley is known as “the Escape Artist” for his skill in fighting out of bad positions.