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  1. Vagner Rocha's Rock-Solid Leg Lock Defense, Explained | Technique Showcase

    Vagner Rocha's Rock-Solid Leg Lock Defense, Explained | Technique Showcase

    Dec 20, 2020

    Jon “Thor” Blank attacked [person: Vagner Rocha] with a barrage of leg lock attempts at Who’s Number One: Duarte vs Vieira. For the most part, Rocha kept out of danger through the 15-minute match.

  2. What's Next For The Athletes From WNO: Kaynan vs Rodolfo?

    What's Next For The Athletes From WNO: Kaynan vs Rodolfo?

    Dec 13, 2020

    With the dust settled from WNO: Kaynan Duarte, it's time to look towards the future and what potential matches make sense for the competitors. As the official matchmaker for the event, I'm tasked with deciding the next steps for the athletes on the sports premier superfight event, and there are no shortage of options available.

  3. Results & Match Links | Who's Number One: Kaynan Duarte Vs Rodolfo Vieira

    Results & Match Links | Who's Number One: Kaynan Duarte Vs Rodolfo Vieira

    Dec 12, 2020

    Who’s Number One is back for one of the most anticipated grappling cards of the year! In the main event, one of most iconic grappling figures of the last decade, Rodolfo Vieira, will return to the grappling mats to take on Kaynan Duarte.

  4. Betting Lines Released! Who's Number One: Kaynan Duarte vs Rodolfo Vieira

    Betting Lines Released! Who's Number One: Kaynan Duarte vs Rodolfo Vieira

    Dec 7, 2020

    The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for Who’s Number One: Duarte vs Vieira. 

  5. Jon "Thor" Blank Was A Part-Time Grappler When He Made The ADCC Semifinals

    Jon "Thor" Blank Was A Part-Time Grappler When He Made The ADCC Semifinals

    Dec 3, 2020

    Until recently, Jon “Thor” Blank was working a full time job as an electrician. He had to use some of his last vacation days in 2019 to compete in ADCC, where he made a name for himself with an opening round submission over Rustam Chsiev. He went on to beat Murilo Santana, before losing in the semifinals, taking fourth in the 88 kg division.

  6. WNO: Kaynan Duarte vs Rodolfo Vieira Official Event Preview

    WNO: Kaynan Duarte vs Rodolfo Vieira Official Event Preview

    Nov 28, 2020

    Who's Number One (WNO) will return on Friday, December 11th, for yet another massive card at WNO: Kaynan Duarte vs Rodolfo Vieira. The event will feature six no-gi matches, all 15 minutes in length and under WNO submission only rules. As always, the best in the world will collide on the WNO mat, establishing who is truly number one in the no-gi scene today.

  7. Vagner Rocha Takes On Jon Blank At WNO!

    Vagner Rocha Takes On Jon Blank At WNO!

    Nov 15, 2020

    Who's Number One (WNO) returns for the fifth edition on Friday, December 11th. The main event features a clash between ADCC champs Kaynan Duarte and Rodolfo Vieira, but as always the card is stacked from top to bottom. Here is the previously announced lineup:

  8. 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!

  9. Jon Blank Submits Ribamar To Claim F2W Middleweight Title

    Jon Blank Submits Ribamar To Claim F2W Middleweight Title

    Oct 18, 2020

    Fight To Win resumed operations in Philadelphia tonight and had three black belt titles on the line! The marquee matches of the evening lived up their lofty expectations, each one ending in spectacular fashion.

  10. Ribamar Makes Long Awaited Return To No-Gi vs Thor At Fight To Win 154

    Ribamar Makes Long Awaited Return To No-Gi vs Thor At Fight To Win 154

    Oct 13, 2020

    After a two week hiatus, Fight to Win is back. The biggest party in grappling is returning to Philadelphia for Fight to Win 154, which will feature three black belt title fights. In the main event, Jon “Thor” Blank returns to competition for the first time in the COVID season to take on Manuel Ribamar. In the co-main event, Junny Ocasio will defend his bantamweight title against Jose Carlos Lima. And Maria Malyjasiak will try to dethrone Nathiely de Jesus.

  11. How To Watch: Fight To Win 154

    How To Watch: Fight To Win 154

    Oct 12, 2020

    Fight to Win continue their submission-only superfight shows and will arrive in Philadelphia.