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Garry Tonon is a submission specialist and black belt under Tom DeBlass and Ricardo Almeida. Based in New Jersey and dividing his training between the Renzo Gracie Academy in Manhattan and his own Ocean County Jiu-Jitsu gym, Tonon is well-known for his 'take on all-comers' competitive nature. He regularly competes under many different rulesets, including IBJJF, ADCC, submission-only and more.

  1. The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    Jul 6, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  2. Grappling Bulletin: Craig Jones Changes Division for ADCC 2022

    Grappling Bulletin: Craig Jones Changes Division for ADCC 2022

    Jun 27, 2022

    Hot on the heels of Garry Tonon is Craig Jones, who will make a bold move at ADCC in September when he enters a new weight class in search of the gold medal.
  3. The 7 Favorites To Win At The 2nd ADCC European Trials

    The 7 Favorites To Win At The 2nd ADCC European Trials

    May 3, 2022

    It’s the last chance for citizens of European, African, and Middle Eastern countries to qualify for the biggest event in submission wrestling history. Seven new ADCC competitors will earn their tickets to the big show in Poland on May 7 at the 2nd ADCC European Trials.
  4. Grappling Bulletin: A New Wave of No-Gi Grapplers Is Changing The Game

    Grappling Bulletin: A New Wave of No-Gi Grapplers Is Changing The Game

    Mar 14, 2022

    Every sport undergoes regular generational change. The careers of athletes are finite, and the window for high-performance is often very short. That means there is an ever-changing cast of characters who compete for the top spot. In recent months we have seen the arrival of a few significant names – and this means the no-gi scene is looking better than ever as we head into ADCC 2022.
  5. Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Poised To Take Over MMA in 2022

    Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Poised To Take Over MMA in 2022

    Jan 17, 2022

    Jiu-jitsu has always played a vital role both in and out of the ring, providing athletes with a path to glory and financial reward, while reminding the world that the most sophisticated grappling art is an indispensable part of any fighter’s arsenal.
  6. How Winning ADCC North American Trials is A Step Toward Stardom

    How Winning ADCC North American Trials is A Step Toward Stardom

    Nov 5, 2021

    Everybody knows how tough it is to get into ADCC. The biggest and most prestigious no-gi event in the world, participation is limited to an exclusive few who qualify one of three ways. First, podium finishers get invited back. Second, a handful of invites are reserved for standout names from the world of grappling, with only elite caliber athletes getting the call.
  7. Grappling Bulletin: Stars Will Be Born This Weekend At ADCC Trials

    Grappling Bulletin: Stars Will Be Born This Weekend At ADCC Trials

    Nov 1, 2021

    The 1st North American ADCC Trials, which is one of seven trials leading to the ADCC 2022 World Championships, is set to take place this weekend. It’s a record setting event, with the most registered athletes in the history of the ADCC Trials.
  8. Grappling Bulletin: ADCC Trials, A Major Team Fragments, Tonon's Title Shot

    Grappling Bulletin: ADCC Trials, A Major Team Fragments, Tonon's Title Shot

    Sep 13, 2021

    If there's one thing I was reminded of at Pans is that after a long time with no major tournaments, it was really, really good to see high level matches in the gi.
  9. Atos Shut Out DDS Athletes In 2020; Can They Continue Their Streak At WNO?

    Atos Shut Out DDS Athletes In 2020; Can They Continue Their Streak At WNO?

    Jan 27, 2021

    Atos and the Danaher Death Squad have been jousting for supremacy atop the no-gi scene for several years now. So it seems fitting to open 2021 with another installment of this intense rivalry in the main event at Who’s Number One.
  10. FloGrappling Awards: Results For Best Match, Submission, Grapplers Of 2020

    FloGrappling Awards: Results For Best Match, Submission, Grapplers Of 2020

    Jan 11, 2021

    2020 has come to a close, and the fans have voted for the best moments and athletes of the year. There are hundreds of competitors and thousands of grappling matches every year across an array of formats. Even to be nominated is a major achievement. 
  11. Garry Tonon Demands Title Shot After Sixth Straight Win At ONE Championship

    Garry Tonon Demands Title Shot After Sixth Straight Win At ONE Championship

    Dec 4, 2020

    Garry Tonon continued his undefeated streak as a mixed martial artist with a unanimous decision win over Kyomi Matsushima at ONE Championship: Big Bang on December 4 in Singapore.
  12. Garry Tonon Says He'd Easily Submit Khabib Nurmagomedov

    Garry Tonon Says He'd Easily Submit Khabib Nurmagomedov

    Dec 2, 2020

    Garry Tonon said it would not be difficult for him to submit the undefeated UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, in a grappling match.
  13. Garry Tonon Returns To MMA Dec. 4. With Fight vs Koyomi Matsushima

    Garry Tonon Returns To MMA Dec. 4. With Fight vs Koyomi Matsushima

    Nov 24, 2020

    Garry Tonon returns to action on December 4 with a fight against Koyomi Matsushima of Japan.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.