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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. 

  1. 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.

  2. John Danaher And The Entire DDS Will Join Gordon Ryan In Puerto Rico!

    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.

  3. Nicky Ryan And Ethan Crelinsten Promoted To Black Belt

    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.

  4. Updates And Results For Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz

    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!

  5. How to Watch WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz

    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.

  6. The G.O.A.T. Card Coming To FloGrappling

    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.

  7. Who Is Tony Ramos? Nicky's WNO Opponent

    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. 

  8. Nicky Ryan To Grapple NCAA Champion Wrestler At WNO!

    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.

  9. The Toughest No-Gi Competitors Who Aren't Black Belts

    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.

  10. The Most Exciting WNO Matches So Far

    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:

  11. Official FloGrappling Predictions Gordon Ryan vs Kyle Boehm

    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)! 

  12. Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Kyle Boehm Official Event Preview

    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. 

  13. Keenan, Craig And Other Pros Predict Nicky vs Tye

    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.

  14. Gordon Ryan vs Kyle Boehm In No Time Limit, Submission-Only Match

    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. 

  15. Nicky Ryan Promoted To Brown Belt by John Danaher

    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: