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Ethan Crelinsten is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Montreal Canada. Born on May 14, 1994, Crelinsten trains under coach John Danaher and represents the Danaher Death Squad. 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. 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."
  2. 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.
  3. 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

    The entire men’s 155-lb division for the Who’s Number One Championships has finally been announced. On September 25-26, these eight men will square off in a bracket for $30,000 and the illustrious title of WNO Champion.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Grappling Bulletin: Keenan Out of WNO, Johnatha Beats Mica Galvao

    Grappling Bulletin: Keenan Out of WNO, Johnatha Beats Mica Galvao

    Jun 14, 2021

    Johnatha Alves was able to stop the surging Mica Galvao and claimed $10,000 in the process. Keenan Cornelius has pulled out of WNO but one of his black belts has stepped up to replace him, and a well-known champion from the women’s divisions will make her MMA debut. All this and more in this week’s Grappling Bulletin,.
  7. Kade Ruotolo Returns To Who's Number One On June 18 To Face Cole Franson

    Kade Ruotolo Returns To Who's Number One On June 18 To Face Cole Franson

    Jun 2, 2021

    Kade Ruotolo is slated to make his third appearance on FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One mats on Friday, June 18 when he takes on the no.5-ranked lightweight, Cole Franson.
  8. Play-By-Play & Results | WNO: Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Gilbert Burns

    Play-By-Play & Results | WNO: Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Gilbert Burns

    Apr 30, 2021

    Who's Number One is back with yet another stacked card. In the main event, two MMA veterans and jiu-jitsu world champions will square off in a grappling matchup. Rafael Lovato Jr. has kept himself active in jiu-jitsu since stepping away from his Bellator title. Tonight, he'll look to keep it going against the UFC's no.1 welterweight contender, Gilbert "Durinho" Burns in a 15-minute no-gi match.
  9. Betting Lines | Standout Underdogs In Who's Number One: Lovato Jr. vs Burns

    Betting Lines | Standout Underdogs In Who's Number One: Lovato Jr. vs Burns

    Apr 26, 2021

    The online betting site F2Wbet has released money lines for Who’s Number One: Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Gilbert Burns.
  10. Official WNO: Rafael Lovato Jr vs Gilbert Burns Preview

    Official WNO: Rafael Lovato Jr vs Gilbert Burns Preview

    Apr 26, 2021

    FloGrappling Who's Number One (WNO) returns on April 30th with yet another stacked event, when Gilbert "Durinho" Burns takes on Rafael Lovato Junior in Austin, Texas. All eight matches will be fifteen minutes in length and contested under WNO rules, with the first two prelims being streamed on our Facebook and YouTube pages.
  11. Looking Back At The Most Controversial Match In WNO History

    Looking Back At The Most Controversial Match In WNO History

    Apr 5, 2021

    PSA: Stop what you’re doing and watch the above highlight video of Ethan Crelinstein and Kade Ruotolo’s first match held back at  FloGrappling WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Kyle Boehm back in April 2020.
  12. Grappling Bulletin: Andy Murasaki's Black Belt Debut Was Just About Perfect

    Grappling Bulletin: Andy Murasaki's Black Belt Debut Was Just About Perfect

    Apr 5, 2021

    Don't forget to watch the Grappling Bulletin podcast, every Monday at 3:30pm ET. Watch it on FloGrappling.com or the app, or catch it on YouTube or Facebook. 
  13. Ethan Crelinsten & Kade Ruotolo To Run It Back At WNO On April 30

    Ethan Crelinsten & Kade Ruotolo To Run It Back At WNO On April 30

    Apr 2, 2021

    Let's try this one more time.
  14. Johnny Tama And Oliver Taza Will Square Off At Who's Number One On March 26

    Johnny Tama And Oliver Taza Will Square Off At Who's Number One On March 26

    Mar 6, 2021

    Johnny Tama and Oliver Taza will join the Who’s Number One card on March 26 in a prelim match to be streamed live for free on FloGrappling’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
  15. Kade Ruotolo & Ethan Crelinsten To Run It Back At WNO On March 26

    Kade Ruotolo & Ethan Crelinsten To Run It Back At WNO On March 26

    Mar 5, 2021

    Who's Number One (WNO) returns March 26th for another stacked event, with WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha! The pound-for-pound King is back for his fourth match at WNO where he'll be taking on the top middleweight grappler in the world in Vagner Rocha.