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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. The Competitors Confirmed For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    The Competitors Confirmed For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    Jan 18, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  2. Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Poised To Take Over MMA in 2022

    Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Poised To Take Over MMA in 2022

    Jan 17, 2022

    Jiu-jitsu has always played a vital role both in and out of the ring, providing athletes with a path to glory and financial reward, while reminding the world that the most sophisticated grappling art is an indispensable part of any fighter’s arsenal.
  3. Vote NOW For 2021 Submission Of The Year

    Vote NOW For 2021 Submission Of The Year

    Jan 10, 2022

    Voting is now open for the 2021 FloGrappling Awards. Read below to find out which six submissions have been nominated for Match Of The Year, and click here to cast your ballot.
  4. 7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022

    7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022

    Jan 7, 2022

    The 2022 Jiu-Jitsu season will soon erupt into full swing. A year that’s sure to be packed with twists and turns, upsets and breakthrough moments, 2022 is bound to be unpredictable.
  5. Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Jan 4, 2022

    The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
  6. Grappling Bulletin: The Rise & Rise of Tainan Dalpra, New P4P #1 Black Belt

    Grappling Bulletin: The Rise & Rise of Tainan Dalpra, New P4P #1 Black Belt

    Dec 20, 2021

    The dust has settled after the 25th edition of the IBJJF World Championships, and the furor around a certain well-known black belt's middle finger has died down.
  7. 3 Submissions, 3 New Champs | WNO Recap, Stats & Facts

    3 Submissions, 3 New Champs | WNO Recap, Stats & Facts

    Oct 22, 2021

    Beatriz Mesquita, Ffion Davies, and Mikey Musumeci became the newest WNO champions with their victories at WNO: The Return Of Gordon Ryan on Wednesday, October 20.
  8. Live Updates, Results & Analysis | WNO: The Return Of Gordon Ryan

    Live Updates, Results & Analysis | WNO: The Return Of Gordon Ryan

    Oct 20, 2021

    Tonight, Gordon Ryan returns from his seven month hiatus to the WNO mats, taking on the UFC veteran Philly Fresh, Philip Rowe. in a special exhibition match. Gordon has promised to experiment during the match, and to show the newest components of his game, as the match will not end — but instead reset from a neutral standing position — in the event of a submission.
  9. Grappling Bulletin: Musumecis, Dante Leon Join Daisy Fresh Team

    Grappling Bulletin: Musumecis, Dante Leon Join Daisy Fresh Team

    Oct 18, 2021

    From little acorns do mighty oaks grow. The Daisy Fresh team was the dream of a humble mid-western American jiu-jitsu lover and has become one of the best-known and beloved team active in modern jiu-jitsu.
  10. How To Bet On Gordon Ryan vs Phillip Rowe | WNO Betting Lines

    How To Bet On Gordon Ryan vs Phillip Rowe | WNO Betting Lines

    Oct 14, 2021

    The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for Who’s Number One: The Return of Gordon Ryan.
  11. Gordon Ryan Returns Plus Three Titles On The Line October 20th!

    Gordon Ryan Returns Plus Three Titles On The Line October 20th!

    Oct 6, 2021

    Who's Number One (WNO) is back on Wednesday, October 20th with WNO: The Return Of Gordon Ryan! The reigning ADCC absolute champion will begin his return to competition after taking a break due to health issues, with a 15 minute exhibition match against UFC fighter Philip Rowe.
  12. Grappling Bulletin: The New Wave of Grapplers is Making The Gi Cool Again

    Grappling Bulletin: The New Wave of Grapplers is Making The Gi Cool Again

    Oct 4, 2021

    You may have guessed that we really, really like no-gi here at FloGrappling. From working with the best no-gi tournament in the world (ADCC) to investing in our own ongoing series of events (WNO), we're all about making this spectator-friendly subset of jiu-jitsu a go-to for grappling fans all over the world.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.