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Kaynan Duarte is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Pederneiras, Sao Paulo. Born on January 24, 1998, Duarte trains under Andre Galvao and represents the San Diego-based Atos team. He is the 2019 ADCC champion in the +99kg division. 

  1. Craig Jones vs Atos: Craig Speaks On Potential Matches

    Craig Jones vs Atos: Craig Speaks On Potential Matches

    Jan 30, 2021

    With the announcement of Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior as the main event of our next, it has predictably stirred the pot and team members from both sides are firing shots on social media. Gordon Ryan, Andre Galvao, everyone has joined in the discussion of who is the best team in no-gi grappling currently. Here is a brief recap of this weeks festivities - 

  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. Guillotine Masterclass, Featuring Hinger, Combs & More | Technique Showcase

    Guillotine Masterclass, Featuring Hinger, Combs & More | Technique Showcase

    Jan 22, 2021

    Few techniques carry a personal stamp the way guillotines do. Guillotine artists have often found ways to put their own spin on the front headlock, and to make their variations integral to their personal brands.

  4. Gordon & Nicky Ryan, Tye Ruotolo Set Who's Number One Records In 2020

    Gordon & Nicky Ryan, Tye Ruotolo Set Who's Number One Records In 2020

    Jan 5, 2021

    In 2020, FloGrappling launched Who’s Number One, a series of superfights featuring the many of the best grapplers in the world. With the inaugural year of WNO now in the books, here are some of the athletes, trends, and noteworthy statistics from the mega event series in 2020.

  5. 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.

  6. 14 Facts From WNO: Duarte Vs Vieira | Grappling By The Numbers

    14 Facts From WNO: Duarte Vs Vieira | Grappling By The Numbers

    Dec 12, 2020

    Who’s Number One: Duarte vs Vieira was bound to be an action packed event, and it delivered at every turn. Kaynan Duarte’s submission victory over Rodolfo Vieria may have propelled him toward the next level of the sport. He, and several other competitors on the card, achieved noteworthy milestones. Check out those, and other interesting statistics from Who’s Number One.