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  1. 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.
  2. How to Watch The WNO: Gordon Ryan vs. Luiz Panza Press Conference

    How to Watch The WNO: Gordon Ryan vs. Luiz Panza Press Conference

    May 1, 2021

    Here's how to watch the FloGrappling WNO: Gordon Ryan vs. Luiz Panza Press Conference on FloGrappling on May 27, 2021.
  3. How to Watch The WNO: Craig Jones vs. Tye Ruotolo Press Conference

    How to Watch The WNO: Craig Jones vs. Tye Ruotolo Press Conference

    Mar 31, 2021

    Craig Jones and Tye Ruotolo will grapple on Friday April 30, but fans will be able to see big names such as Craig Jones, Tye Ruotolo, Rafael Lovato Jr. and Gilbert Burns exchange words across the table when they get together at the WNO: Craig Jones vs. Tye Ruotolo Press Conference. 
  4. 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.
  5. Before Keenan Competes At F2W, Check Out His Weekly Show!

    Before Keenan Competes At F2W, Check Out His Weekly Show!

    Aug 11, 2020

    Keenan Cornelius will take to the stage at F2W 149 in Dallas, Texas, on Friday. He's matched up with Gabriel Almeida, after defeating Matheus Luna in his F2W debut last month. 
  6. 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. 
  7. In-Depth Match Analysis With Keenan Cornelius

    In-Depth Match Analysis With Keenan Cornelius

    May 28, 2020

    We got in four match studies for episode three of Into The Wormhole with Keenan Cornelius. I'll link all four of them here, but first here is the full episode:
  8. Dinosaurs, Danaher And Karate: Highlights Of GSP On The King Ryan Show

    Dinosaurs, Danaher And Karate: Highlights Of GSP On The King Ryan Show

    Apr 22, 2020

    UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre joined The King Ryan Show for its premiere episode, and it turned out just about as epic as you would expect with Gordon Ryan interviewing GSP. Our next episode on Thursday the 23rd will have Mario Lopez as the guest. I'll compile the highlights in this article, but first here is a link to the full episode:
  9. The King Ryan Show - First Guest Announced!

    The King Ryan Show - First Guest Announced!

    Apr 18, 2020

    The haters greatest nightmare is here, we've finally done it, Gordon Ryan is going to be hosting his own live show on the FloGrappling 24/7 channel. Ladies and gentleman, prepare yourselves for The King Ryan Show.
  10. Saturday Match Rewind: Rafa's Sixth World Title Plus Bruno/Thalison Clash

    Saturday Match Rewind: Rafa's Sixth World Title Plus Bruno/Thalison Clash

    Apr 11, 2020

    For episode three of Saturday Match Rewind, we picked three great matches to watch and break down. From Rafa's last world title to Tammi's first world title and the chess match between Thalison and Bruno in the Euros semis earlier this year, check them out:
  11. Five Things We Took In From Roger And Braulio On WNO

    Five Things We Took In From Roger And Braulio On WNO

    Apr 8, 2020

    Roger Gracie and Braulio Estima were the call-in guests for the 36th episode of the WNO Podcast on Tuesday. The ADCC and IBJJF world champs had a lot of interesting things to say about their careers and the current state of jiu-jitsu; here are some of the highlights:
  12. Mikey And Tommy's Take On Three Controversial Matches

    Mikey And Tommy's Take On Three Controversial Matches

    Apr 6, 2020

    On the second edition of Saturday Match Rewind, I chose three controversial matches from recent history for co-hosts Mikey Musumeci and Tommy Langaker to watch. I've compiled the matches individually here for your viewing pleasure. 
  13. Match Rewind: Mikey & Tommy On Meregali-Keenan, Levi-Renato, Espen-Edwin

    Match Rewind: Mikey & Tommy On Meregali-Keenan, Levi-Renato, Espen-Edwin

    Mar 29, 2020

    On Saturday, March 28th, we streamed our very first episode of Saturday Match Rewind on FloGrappling 24/7. 
  14. Pre-Pans Rankings Update: Here Is Every Number One-Ranked Grappler

    Pre-Pans Rankings Update: Here Is Every Number One-Ranked Grappler

    Mar 4, 2020

    There are now 86 different sets of rankings in our FloGrappling Rankings, with over 1,000 athletes ranked from blue to black, male and female, gi and no-gi. It can be overwhelming to take in so much data, so I figured I'd simplify things and compile a list containing only the top-ranked athletes in every category. 
  15. Euros Watch Guide: All Ranked Purple Belts

    Euros Watch Guide: All Ranked Purple Belts

    Jan 20, 2020

    The 2020 IBJJF European Championships are taking place all week long in Lisbon, Portugal, and of course all of the action is streamed live on FloGrappling. There are nearly 5,000 competitors competing and it can be hard to keep track of who to watch, so here is a watch guide for who to look out for at adult male purple belt.