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Ethan Crelinsten is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Montreal Canada. Born on May 14, 1994, he is known as a no-gi competitor, Crelinsten is a veteran of events such as ADCC, WNO, KASAI, Jitzking, Polaris and more. He trained extensively with coach Firas Zahabi at the TriStar gym, going from white to brown belt under the supervision of Zahabi.

  1. Everything You Need to Know About The WNO Championship Heavyweight Division

    Everything You Need to Know About The WNO Championship Heavyweight Division

    Sep 23, 2021

    The heavyweight division at the WNO Championship is loaded with some of the most decorated heavyweights around. Champions from ADCC, IBJJF and other circuits will square off for the belt and the $30,000 grand prize.
  2. Duarte Is A Safe Bet, But Not The Only One | WNO Championship Betting Lines

    Duarte Is A Safe Bet, But Not The Only One | WNO Championship Betting Lines

    Sep 21, 2021

    Update (Sept 23) — Luiz Panza is out; Giancarlo Bodoni is in.
  3. Mikey vs Kade May Be The Best Potential Matchup At The WNO Championship

    Mikey vs Kade May Be The Best Potential Matchup At The WNO Championship

    Sep 16, 2021

    The men’s 155 lb division at the WNO Championship has shaped up to be one of the most exciting jiu-jitsu grand prixs in history. Any of the eight men in this stacked division could take home the championship belt, and the $30,000 prize that comes with it.
  4. The Case For Betting Against The Favorite | WNO Championship Betting Lines

    The Case For Betting Against The Favorite | WNO Championship Betting Lines

    Sep 15, 2021

    The online betting site BetOnline has released money lines for FloGrappling’s WNO Championship.
  5. Roberto Is The Top Dog; How Does Tye Fare? | WNO Championship Betting Lines

    Roberto Is The Top Dog; How Does Tye Fare? | WNO Championship Betting Lines

    Sep 14, 2021

    The online betting site BetOnline has released money lines for FloGrappling’s WNO Championship.
  6. The Best Submissions In WNO History

    The Best Submissions In WNO History

    Sep 13, 2021

    Who’s Number One (WNO) has emerged in the last 12 months as the premier no-gi superfight event in the world, and the WNO rules result in not only exciting matches but some of the best submission finishes in the sport.
  7. Gabi Garcia May Be A Clear Favorite, The Title Is Anything But A Guarantee

    Gabi Garcia May Be A Clear Favorite, The Title Is Anything But A Guarantee

    Sep 13, 2021

    It’s not up for debate: Gabi Garcia is the overwhelming favorite for the women’s heavyweight division at the WNO Championships September 25-26.  She’s a 4x ADCC Champion, IBJJF World Champion, and veteran of the WNO Stage  - and over the course of her 12-year black belt career, she’s established herself as THE woman to beat.
  8. The Commentators Cheat Sheet: WNO Championships 115 lb Division

    The Commentators Cheat Sheet: WNO Championships 115 lb Division

    Sep 2, 2021

    Considering that the strawweight division has proven to be a well-spring of thrilling grapplers for WNO, it's no surprise that the women’s 115-lb division for the WNO Championship is one of the most hotly anticipated brackets of the tournament.
  9. The Most Valuable Underdog Picks At 155  | WNO Championship Betting Lines

    The Most Valuable Underdog Picks At 155 | WNO Championship Betting Lines

    Aug 25, 2021

    The online betting site BetOnline has released money lines for FloGrappling’s WNO Championship.
  10. Grappling Bulletin: Coral Belt Yvonne Duarte Makes Jiu-Jitsu History

    Grappling Bulletin: Coral Belt Yvonne Duarte Makes Jiu-Jitsu History

    Aug 23, 2021

    One of the best-known slogans in grappling is "jiu-jitsu for everyone". This is the motto of Gracie Barra, the world's largest network of Brazilian jiu-jitsu gyms, and it reflects their mission of getting all kinds of people onto the mats and practicing this amazing art we all love so much.
  11. Craig Jones Announces "B-Team" After DDS Break-Up

    Craig Jones Announces "B-Team" After DDS Break-Up

    Jul 26, 2021

    A day after the news that the Danaher Death Squad is splitting up, Craig Jones made a post on Instagram suggesting that he and three former DDS team members would remain together in a group called "The B-Team."
  12. Grappling Bulletin: Danaher Death Squad Announces Team Split

    Grappling Bulletin: Danaher Death Squad Announces Team Split

    Jul 26, 2021

    John Danaher released shocking news on his Instagram page yesterday, announcing the breakup of the Puerto Rico-based Danaher Death Squad.
  13. 155-lb Divison Released! Who's Got A Shot At The WNO Championship Title?

    155-lb Divison Released! Who's Got A Shot At The WNO Championship Title?

    Jul 22, 2021

    Update (Sept 14) — Ethan Crelinsten is out with an injury. He's been replaced by New Wave's Damien Anderson Anderson is 1-0 on the WNO mats with a submission win. Kennedy Maciel is out with an injury as well, and will be replaced by ZR Team's Gabriel Sousa
  14. Grappling Bulletin: How Hulk Beat Diniz Even Though He Got Choked Out Cold

    Grappling Bulletin: How Hulk Beat Diniz Even Though He Got Choked Out Cold

    Jun 28, 2021

    Nobody could have predicted the end of the no-gi match between Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa and Matheus Diniz at BJJ Stars VI. A candidate for the most surprising, complicated and controversial finish to a grappling match in living memory, Diniz put Barbosa to sleep with a choke but it was deemed to have been applied after time had run out. Below, I’ll attempt to clarify what happened and you can even see my analysis of the video to determine whether the choke was legit or not.
  15. No.3 LW Ethan Crelinsten Takes On No.4 FW Gabriel Sousa At Fight To Win 175

    No.3 LW Ethan Crelinsten Takes On No.4 FW Gabriel Sousa At Fight To Win 175

    Jun 26, 2021

    Fight to Win is back again on Friday, June 26 for another night of grappling superfights. In the main event, Danaher Death Squad's Ethan Crelinsten will face the no.4-ranked featherweight, Gabriel Sousa in a no-gi match. Sousa has been clawing his way toward the top of the rankings, and will meet a heavier opponent in Crelinsten, the no.3-ranked lightweight.