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Gordon Ryan– born July 8, 1995– is a jiu-jitsu black belt from New Jersey best known as a no-gi submission specialist and three-time ADCC World champion. Ryan won gold in 2017 at 88kg and returned in 2019 to win both the -99kg category and the absolute (openweight).

  1. Breaking: How To Claim FloGrappling NFT Giveaway

    Breaking: How To Claim FloGrappling NFT Giveaway

    Jun 30, 2022

    In celebration of FloGrapling’s reality tv series, Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos, FloSports is launching its first-ever NFTs during  Tezos WNO: Who's Next Finale presented by Fat Tire on July 14, 2022 as part of the all-new FloSports Collection.
  2. The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

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

    Jun 30, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  3. Full Card Released For The Tezos WNO: Who's Next Finale

    Full Card Released For The Tezos WNO: Who's Next Finale

    Jun 27, 2022

    The season one final for Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos has been decided, and on Thursday, July 14, the two finalists will square off in the main event of Tezos WNO: Who’s Next Finale presented by Fat Tire.
  4. First-Round Picks & Fan Favorites Face Off In Semifinals | WNX Ep. 6 Recap

    First-Round Picks & Fan Favorites Face Off In Semifinals | WNX Ep. 6 Recap

    Jun 24, 2022

    Headed into the final episode of Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos, the final four had been decided. Craig Jones’ Blue Team pushed first round pick Izaak Michell and Renaissance man Andrew Tackett into through the quarterfinals; and Tim Spriggs’ Red Team moved first round pick Jansen Gomes and 10th Planet submission artist Kyle Chambers into the semis.
  5. One Month Out: Pedro Marinho Gets A Shot At Gordon 'King' Ryan

    One Month Out: Pedro Marinho Gets A Shot At Gordon 'King' Ryan

    Jun 14, 2022

    This matchup represents a second chance for Marinho, as Gordon dismantled the Gracie Barra competitor with relative ease at the ADCC 2019 World Championships, but it’s safe to say that three years later both athletes have remarkably updated skillsets.
  6. Tickets For Two Gordon Ryan Matches On WNO Available Now!

    Tickets For Two Gordon Ryan Matches On WNO Available Now!

    May 26, 2022

    There are two massive Tezos WNO events planned for this summer, and fans wishing to attend the event in person can now purchase tickets.
  7. Big Dan's Scheme Puts Izaak vs Adam First | Who's Next Ep. 2 Recap

    Big Dan's Scheme Puts Izaak vs Adam First | Who's Next Ep. 2 Recap

    May 25, 2022

    The second episode of Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos begins with a test of grip strength and strategy as the two teams square off in a king of the hill style arm wrestling tournament.
  8. Grappling Bulletin: Why Felipe Pena Finally Agreed To Rematch Gordon Ryan

    Grappling Bulletin: Why Felipe Pena Finally Agreed To Rematch Gordon Ryan

    May 23, 2022

    There's never a dull moment in the jiu-jitsu world, especially when Gordon Ryan is involved. Last week we dropped the bombshell news that Gordon would return for not one, but TWO big matches prior to ADCC.
  9. Gordon Ryan Signs Summer Double-Header: vs Pena & Marinho

    Gordon Ryan Signs Summer Double-Header: vs Pena & Marinho

    May 20, 2022

    Gordon Ryan has been teasing an upcoming match all week, and now it’s official. He’ll fight Felipe Pena in a no time limit, submission-only match on Sunday, August 7 in Dallas, TX.
  10. 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.
  11. 25-Second Sub Proves Gutemberg Pereira Will Be A Podium Contender At ADCC

    25-Second Sub Proves Gutemberg Pereira Will Be A Podium Contender At ADCC

    May 2, 2022

    Gutemberg Pereira was on a hot streak coming into his superfight against Fellipe Andrew at BJJ Stars 8. He went 4-0 at the 2nd South American ADCC Trials with a 100% submission rate; and he followed that up with back to back silver medal weekends in the gi, catching five submissions in five matches there.
  12. Grappling Bulletin: Will We Ever See Heel Hooks in the Gi?

    Grappling Bulletin: Will We Ever See Heel Hooks in the Gi?

    Apr 18, 2022

    Hello grappling fans, our apologies for the recent disruption to service. This is our first Grappling Bulletin since March 28, as we've been a little busy bouncing back and forth across the USA covering some of the biggest events of the year.
  13. Gordon Ryan Releases His First NFT!

    Gordon Ryan Releases His First NFT!

    Apr 17, 2022

    Three time ADCC champion Gordon Ryan recently released a limited edition NFT with BJJ Fanatics, giving fans of The King access to all of his future instructionals. BJJ Fanatics had this to say about the opportunity:
  14. 7 Remarkable Facts From Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Jacob Couch

    7 Remarkable Facts From Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Jacob Couch

    Mar 29, 2022

    Records broken, title shots earned, and debuts splendidly made; Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Jacob Couch was full of exciting matches and powerful statements from some of the world’s best grapplers.
  15. Grappling Bulletin: Galvao & Gordon Return, What Did We Learn?

    Grappling Bulletin: Galvao & Gordon Return, What Did We Learn?

    Mar 28, 2022

    The two protagonists of the upcoming ADCC superfight both returned to action after lengthy layoffs. Gordon Ryan appeared in the main event of Tezos WNO against up-and-comer Jacob Couch, while Andre Galvao took a grappling match on ONE Championship against their middleweight champion Reinier de Ridder. We’ll dive into what those matches looked like and examine what it could mean for their encounter later this year.