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Garry Tonon is a submission specialist and black belt under Tom DeBlass and Ricardo Almeida. Based in New Jersey and dividing his training between the Renzo Gracie Academy in Manhattan and his own Ocean County Jiu-Jitsu gym, Tonon is well-known for his 'take on all-comers' competitive nature. He regularly competes under many different rulesets, including IBJJF, ADCC, submission-only and more.

  1. Grappling Bulletin: ADCC Trials, A Major Team Fragments, Tonon's Title Shot

    Grappling Bulletin: ADCC Trials, A Major Team Fragments, Tonon's Title Shot

    Sep 13, 2021

    If there's one thing I was reminded of at Pans is that after a long time with no major tournaments, it was really, really good to see high level matches in the gi.
  2. Atos Shut Out DDS Athletes In 2020; Can They Continue Their Streak At WNO?

    Atos Shut Out DDS Athletes In 2020; Can They Continue Their Streak At WNO?

    Jan 27, 2021

    Atos and the Danaher Death Squad have been jousting for supremacy atop the no-gi scene for several years now. So it seems fitting to open 2021 with another installment of this intense rivalry in the main event at Who’s Number One.
  3. FloGrappling Awards: Results For Best Match, Submission, Grapplers Of 2020

    FloGrappling Awards: Results For Best Match, Submission, Grapplers Of 2020

    Jan 11, 2021

    2020 has come to a close, and the fans have voted for the best moments and athletes of the year. There are hundreds of competitors and thousands of grappling matches every year across an array of formats. Even to be nominated is a major achievement. 
  4. Garry Tonon Demands Title Shot After Sixth Straight Win At ONE Championship

    Garry Tonon Demands Title Shot After Sixth Straight Win At ONE Championship

    Dec 4, 2020

    Garry Tonon continued his undefeated streak as a mixed martial artist with a unanimous decision win over Kyomi Matsushima at ONE Championship: Big Bang on December 4 in Singapore.
  5. Garry Tonon Says He'd Easily Submit Khabib Nurmagomedov

    Garry Tonon Says He'd Easily Submit Khabib Nurmagomedov

    Dec 2, 2020

    Garry Tonon said it would not be difficult for him to submit the undefeated UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, in a grappling match.
  6. Garry Tonon Returns To MMA Dec. 4. With Fight vs Koyomi Matsushima

    Garry Tonon Returns To MMA Dec. 4. With Fight vs Koyomi Matsushima

    Nov 24, 2020

    Garry Tonon returns to action on December 4 with a fight against Koyomi Matsushima of Japan.
  7. John Danaher And The Entire DDS Will Join Gordon Ryan In Puerto Rico!

    John Danaher And The Entire DDS Will Join Gordon Ryan In Puerto Rico!

    Nov 23, 2020

    After the big news last week about how Gordon Ryan is moving to Puerto Rico, everyone wondered what the training situation would be like for the P4P #1 grappler on earth. It sounds like after Gordon, Nicky, Nat and Big Gord linked up with Mo Jassim down in Dorado, the entire Danaher Death Squad will be joining them shortly.
  8. No-Gi Rankings Reboot Explained!

    No-Gi Rankings Reboot Explained!

    Nov 17, 2020

    I made some drastic changes to the FloGrappling Official No-Gi Rankings this week, with the end result being three additional weight classes and a women's pound-for-pound ranking.
  9. The Official FloGrappling Leg Entanglement Encyclopedia

    The Official FloGrappling Leg Entanglement Encyclopedia

    Oct 21, 2020

    Now that the IBJJF will be allowing heel hooks in 2021, it's time to brush up on your leglock knowledge. There are several leg entanglements, and most of them have a variety of names. Need to refine on your terminology? The official FloGrappling leg entanglement reference guide is here!
  10. The Most Exciting WNO Matches So Far

    The Most Exciting WNO Matches So Far

    Aug 23, 2020

    Who's Number One (WNO) has quickly become one of the best superfight events in the grappling scene. Heading into our fourth event (RIP to WNO: Mikey vs Erberth), I'd like to showcase some of the most exciting matches to take place at these star-studded events. I will go in chronological order, starting with our inaugural event in Costa Mesa:
  11. No-Gi Team Rankings, Plus Gi And No-Gi Rankings Updated!

    No-Gi Team Rankings, Plus Gi And No-Gi Rankings Updated!

    Aug 10, 2020

    Between WNO, F2W, 3CG, and BJJ Stars, there has been an abundance of action in both gi and no-gi competition over the last couple of weeks. This, of course, leads to an inevitable shift in the rankings, as favorites fall and newcomers make their names knocking off established veterans. 
  12. Results & Match Videos: Garry Tonon vs Dante Leon, Hulk vs Cyborg & More

    Results & Match Videos: Garry Tonon vs Dante Leon, Hulk vs Cyborg & More

    Jul 31, 2020

    It's time for another edition of Who's Number One! Our main event this time is an ADCC rematch between Garry Tonon and Dante Leon, which is sure to be just as exciting this time around.
  13. The King Speaks: Gordon Ryan's WNO Picks

    The King Speaks: Gordon Ryan's WNO Picks

    Jul 31, 2020

    Love him or hate him, when Gordon Ryan speaks, people listen. Naturally, I reached out to Gordon to find out his picks for the upcoming WNO: Garry Tonon vs Dante Leon event after he was forced to pull out of his match with Ronaldo Junior due to COVID-19. Here's what The King thinks about these upcoming matches:
  14. Craig Jones Picks WNO Winners: Tonon-Dante, Hulk-Cyborg, Ronaldo-Vagner

    Craig Jones Picks WNO Winners: Tonon-Dante, Hulk-Cyborg, Ronaldo-Vagner

    Jul 29, 2020

    Craig Jones unfortunately had to pull out of our upcoming WNO event with COVID-19, don't worry that match is just postponed and we will be running it back soon. 
  15. Craig And Gordon Out, Garry Tonon vs Dante Leon Is New WNO Main Event

    Craig And Gordon Out, Garry Tonon vs Dante Leon Is New WNO Main Event

    Jul 28, 2020

    We regret to inform you that our upcoming WNO event has lost both Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones, both athletes having to pull out after showing COVID-19 symptoms in recent days. We would like to thank both Craig and Gordon for being forthcoming and honest about their situation, and would also like to stress that both Gordon Ryan vs Ronaldo Junior and Craig Jones vs Lucas Barbosa are not canceled but postponed until a later date.