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Gordon Ryan– born July 8, 1995– is a jiu-jitsu black belt from New Jersey best known as a no-gi submission specialist and three-time ADCC World champion. Ryan won gold in 2017 at 88kg and returned in 2019 to win both the -99kg category and the absolute (openweight).

  1. Grappling Bulletin: ADCC's Year-Long Build-Up Begins at European Trials

    Grappling Bulletin: ADCC's Year-Long Build-Up Begins at European Trials

    Sep 20, 2021

    The year-long qualification process for the 2022 ADCC World Championships is one of the most fascinating things in jiu-jitsu. I love watching the divisions take shape as Trials winners earn their spot at the best-known no-gi tournament in the world, and the names of those invited slowly get revealed.
  2. The Best Matches In WNO History

    The Best Matches In WNO History

    Sep 13, 2021

    Since the change to our current format, Who’s Number One (WNO) has put on six events and taken the grappling world by storm, quickly become the premier superfight event in the no-gi world.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Gordon Ryan & Team Announce Plans To Open Jiu-Jitsu Academy In Austin, TX

    Gordon Ryan & Team Announce Plans To Open Jiu-Jitsu Academy In Austin, TX

    Jul 26, 2021

    Gordon Ryan announced on Instagram today that he intends to open a jiu-jitsu gym with his team in Austin, TX.
  7. Grappling Bulletin: Kaynan, Mikey The Biggest Winners at Road to ADCC

    Grappling Bulletin: Kaynan, Mikey The Biggest Winners at Road to ADCC

    Jul 19, 2021

    The Road to ADCC was unique in that it was the first time an event ever featured a series of head-to-head matches held under ADCC superfight rules. As Mo Jassim, the 2022 ADCC World Championships organizer, explained, it was conceived to kick start the process that will culminate in September next year at the World Championships.
  8. Duarte Earns Record Submission Win vs Diniz at Road To ADCC

    Duarte Earns Record Submission Win vs Diniz at Road To ADCC

    Jul 18, 2021

    Kaynan Duarte submitted Matheus Diniz with a cloverleaf leg lock just two minutes and three seconds into the main event at FloGrappling's Road To ADCC on Saturday, July 17.
  9. Favorites, Underdogs & Value Bets | Road To ADCC Betting Lines

    Favorites, Underdogs & Value Bets | Road To ADCC Betting Lines

    Jul 6, 2021

    The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for FloGrappling’s Road to ADCC.
  10. Gordon Ryan And John Danaher Seminar July 16th In Austin!

    Gordon Ryan And John Danaher Seminar July 16th In Austin!

    Jun 29, 2021

    The FloGrappling seminar series continues on Friday, July 16th, when the P4P king Gordon Ryan returns to teach another seminar, this time joined by DDS head coach John Danaher.
  11. Hollywood Mike's WNO Match Ratings

    Hollywood Mike's WNO Match Ratings

    Jun 22, 2021

    Who’s Number One (WNO) has always been about putting on the most exciting grappling matches possible. This is reflected in the athletes we try to use on the cards, athletes known for caring about putting on a show and entertaining the fans. Our ruleset is designed to favor those who consistently attack and aggressive athletes have been the most successful by far.
  12. Gordon Ryan Seminar Techniques!

    Gordon Ryan Seminar Techniques!

    May 28, 2021

    Gordon Ryan gave another historic seminar that has left an imprint on so many people's games last night in Austin.
  13. Gordon Ryan Seminar -- Missed It? Don't Worry, Learn From The King

    Gordon Ryan Seminar -- Missed It? Don't Worry, Learn From The King

    May 27, 2021

    Gordon Ryan will be teaching a seminar in Austin the day before WNO, and he will be demonstrating some of the techniques that he has used in some of his past historic performances.
  14. Grappling Bulletin: If Gordon Ryan's Career Is Over, What Happens Next?

    Grappling Bulletin: If Gordon Ryan's Career Is Over, What Happens Next?

    May 24, 2021

    Stop the press, Gordon Ryan's abrupt departure from all upcoming matches has thrown the no-gi grappling scene into disarray. What does Gordon do next if he can't compete? Who replaces him as the #1 in the world? And will professional grappling ever be the same without him?
  15. Gordon Ryan OUT of WNO, All Grappling Competitions Until Further Notice

    Gordon Ryan OUT of WNO, All Grappling Competitions Until Further Notice

    May 21, 2021

    Gordon Ryan dropped a bombshell today by announcing that he will not be able to compete at WNO on May 28 – or any grappling events for the foreseeable future. Even worse, health issues mean may never return.