Tom DeBlass is a jiu-jitsu black belt from New Brunswick, NJ. Born on May 14, 1982, DeBlass is a black belt under Ricardo Almeida and represents team Renzo Gracie. He is a three-time ADCC qualifier, and the director of the ADCC East Coast Trials.
DeBlass Breaks Retirement To Challenge For Masters Title At F2W 157
Nov 10, 2020Fight to Win is back in Philadelphia this weekend for Fight To Win 157. In this edition, Tom DeBlass will step out of retirement to challenge for the no-gi masters belt against a masters wrecking ball, Chad "Kodiak" Fields. In the co-main event, Gabriel Almeida will take on Vagner Rocha.
Q&A: How The Effects Of Shutdown Brought Tom DeBlass Out of Retirement
Nov 2, 2020Tom DeBlass last competed in grappling in August of 2019 with a submission win in Atlantic City. The ADCC vet is known as one of the most influential figures in the grappling community and he makes his return to action in a title match at Fight to Win 157 on Nov 14.
The King Ryan Collection: The First Five Episodes
May 9, 2020The King Ryan Show debuted on FloGrappling three weeks ago, with the P4P #1 ranked No-Gi athlete hosting his own talk show twice a week. Gordon has brought in big names from various other fields, with the 3X ADCC champion picking the brains of Georges St-Pierre, Israel Adesanya, C.T. Fletcher, Mario Lopez and his coaches Tom Deblass and Miguel Benitez. I'll give you here a brief rundown of all the action that has gone down so far on The King Ryan Show
King Ryan Show: Garage Grappling, Tom Breaking Gordon's Leg & Big Gord
Apr 29, 2020Two of Gordon Ryan's old friends called in for the third episode of The King Ryan Show on Tuesday, Tom Deblass and Miguel Benitez. Miguel was actually Gordon's first jiu-jitsu coach, and as we all know Tom has played a major part in shaping Gordon's career and rise to being the current No-Gi P4P King. These guys didn't bite their tongue on the episode; it was a great conversation. Here are three of the highlights.
Big Names & Up-And-Comers: Who To Watch On The KASAI Undercard
Aug 15, 2019KASAI Elite Grappling Championships will be hosting KASAI Pro 6 on August 17 in Atlantic City, NJ. The event contains the stacked eight-man 135lb tournament, plus superfights Kaynan Duarte vs Patrick Gaudio, and Josh Hinger vs Matheus Diniz.
6 Questions With Tom DeBlass Ahead of F2W 91
Oct 23, 2018The inimitable Tom DeBlass returns to the Fight 2 Win stage for the fourth time this weekend to face the very game opponent and recent No-Gi Pan champion Aaron "Tex" Johnson.
Tom DeBlass Hits 30-Second Submission at Fight To Win Pro 72
Apr 29, 2018Tom DeBlass, one of jiu-jitsu’s most beloved characters, met F2W Pro veteran Louis Armezzani tonight at Fight To Win Pro 72 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Fight To Win Pro 72: FIVE Must-See Matches In Pittsburgh
Apr 25, 2018Fight To Win Pro 72 is bringing a stacked lineup to Pittsburgh this Saturday, including these five black, brown, purple belt matches to highlight the card.
A Lesson In Winning And Losing From Tom DeBlass
Jan 3, 2018FloGrappling caught up with the ADCC veteran Tom DeBlass last month as he coached some of his students at the 2017 IBJJF No-Gi World Championships in Anaheim, CA.