Nicky Ryan– born June 27, 2001– is a jiu-jitsu black belt from New Jersey known as a no-gi grappler who made history as the youngest male athlete to compete at the ADCC World Championships.
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.
John Danaher And The Entire DDS Will Join Gordon Ryan In Puerto Rico!
Nov 23, 2020
After the big news last week about how Gordon Ryan is moving to Puerto Rico, everyone wondered what the training situation would be like for the P4P #1 grappler on earth. It sounds like after Gordon, Nicky, Nat and Big Gord linked up with Mo Jassim down in Dorado, the entire Danaher Death Squad will be joining them shortly.
Nicky Ryan And Ethan Crelinsten Promoted To Black Belt
Nov 2, 2020
They’ve been hunting some of the most talented black belts in the world for years. Now, Nicky Ryan and Ethan Crelinsten are, themselves, black belts.
Updates And Results For Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz
Oct 3, 2020
Live from Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz, here is the play by play of every single match!
How to Watch WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz
Sep 22, 2020
This may be the greatest no-gi superfight grappling card ever put together! We will finally get to see the reigning ADCC 88 kg champ, Matheus Diniz, take his shot at Gordon Ryan. Gordon will try to become the first man to submit Diniz in no-gi, but he'll have to deal with Diniz's physicality.
The G.O.A.T. Card Coming To FloGrappling
Sep 9, 2020
Ever since we finished announcing the entire card for our next Who's Number One (WNO), fans have been adamant on social media that it is hands down the event of the year, with many suggesting it is the greatest card ever assembled. WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz features eight no-gi, submission-only contest, taking place under WNO rules.
Who Is Tony Ramos? Nicky's WNO Opponent
Aug 29, 2020
As far back as the first UFC and even further, fans have always loved seeing how practitioners of different combat sports stack up against each other. Wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu have lately been the two arts most commonly interacting with each other in competing with each other, such as this match between Gordon Ryan and Bo Nickal or Nicky Rod wrestling Pat Downey on FloWrestling.
Nicky Ryan To Grapple NCAA Champion Wrestler At WNO!
Aug 29, 2020
Our next edition of Wh's Number One (WNO) is shaping up to not only be the event of the year, but one of the best events of all-time. Going down on October 2nd in Austin, so far the only announced match is the main event, a clash between 2019 ADCC champions Gordon Ryan and Matheus Diniz.
The Toughest No-Gi Competitors Who Aren't Black Belts
Aug 26, 2020
Belt ranks don't always carry over from gi to no-gi competition. Some may call them different sports entirely, and it reflects in the rankings.
The Most Exciting WNO Matches So Far
Aug 23, 2020
Who's Number One (WNO) has quickly become one of the best superfight events in the grappling scene. Heading into our fourth event (RIP to WNO: Mikey vs Erberth), I'd like to showcase some of the most exciting matches to take place at these star-studded events. I will go in chronological order, starting with our inaugural event in Costa Mesa:
Official FloGrappling Predictions Gordon Ryan vs Kyle Boehm
Jun 4, 2020
It's fight week for our second edition of Who's Number One (WNO)!
Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Kyle Boehm Official Event Preview
May 31, 2020
It's fight week for our second edition of Who's Number One (WNO), with this time around WNO being a no-gi edition. All of the matches will take place under Fight To Win submission-only rules, with the exception being the main event, which is being contested under a no time limit agreement.
Keenan, Craig And Other Pros Predict Nicky vs Tye
May 31, 2020
Nicky Ryan vs Tye Ruotolo is a matchup of two of the most promising prospects in submission grappling today. Nicky has long been heralded as the next big thing out of the Danaher Death Squad, predicted to follow in the footsteps of his three-time ADCC champion brother Gordon. Tye burst on the scene as a late addition at ADCC 2017, when the then 16-year-old made it to the semifinals before finishing fourth.
Gordon Ryan vs Kyle Boehm In No Time Limit, Submission-Only Match
May 26, 2020
We are happy to announce our second Who's Number One event (RIP to WNO: Mikey vs Erberth) coming to Dallas, Texas on Friday, June 5.
Nicky Ryan Promoted To Brown Belt by John Danaher
Oct 9, 2019
At only 18 years old, Nicky Ryan is celebrating getting promoted to his brown belt by legendary jiu-jitsu coach John Danaher. Here's what Nicky had to say about his promotion: