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William Tackett is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt from Austin, TX. Born on May 14, 2001, Tackett represents the Checkmat team. A top-10 ranked 185lb grappler, he is the older brother of Andrew Tackett and trains under coach Rodrigo Cabral at the Brazilian Fight Factory gym.

  1. Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan Doesn't See The Future, He Makes It Happen

    Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan Doesn't See The Future, He Makes It Happen

    Mar 29, 2021

    Don't forget to watch the Grappling Bulletin podcast, every Monday at 3:30pm ET. Watch it on FloGrappling.com or the app, or catch it on YouTube or Facebook. 

  2. Meet The Talented Young Athletes Fighting On The FREE WNO Undercard

    Meet The Talented Young Athletes Fighting On The FREE WNO Undercard

    Mar 24, 2021

    Before the main card kicks off at Who’s Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha, four young stars will have their opportunities to shine on the WNO mats.

  3. Grappling Bulletin: William Tackett Taps Ribamar, Now Wants The Big Names

    Grappling Bulletin: William Tackett Taps Ribamar, Now Wants The Big Names

    Mar 15, 2021

    If you tuned into Fight to Win 166 on Saturday evening you would have seen four badass black belt matches back to back. Nothing new for Fight to Win, who consistently make competitive and entertaining matches, but this particular event stood out for one big reason. 

  4. Grappling Bulletin: The First Heel Hook in IBJJF History

    Grappling Bulletin: The First Heel Hook in IBJJF History

    Mar 8, 2021

    The long-anticipated debut of heel hooks in the IBJJF no-gi format has finally arrived. The Dallas No-Gi Open went down on Sunday, March 7. It was a historic event as the first tournament in the history of the IBJJF to allow heel hooks for adult brown and black belts. 

  5. Rising Stars Take On Veterans: How To Watch Fight To Win 166

    Rising Stars Take On Veterans: How To Watch Fight To Win 166

    Mar 5, 2021

    This time, the "biggest party in grappling" is in Austin for a three-week residency, beginning with Fight to Win 166. 

  6. Grappling Bulletin: The Gordon-Galvao Incident, Where Do We Go From Here?

    Grappling Bulletin: The Gordon-Galvao Incident, Where Do We Go From Here?

    Mar 1, 2021

    Gordon Ryan and Andre Galvao got physical backstage at WNO and the slap was heard around the world. The real question is where do we go from here?