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Tim Spriggs is an American black belt who is best known as the WNO heavyweight Champion. A heavyweight competitor representing Team Lloyd Irvin, Spriggs is also an IBJJF black belt no-gi World champion and the winner of the ADCC North American Trials which qualified him to compete at the 2019 ADCC World Championships. He is also a Spyder BJJ Invitational Championship tournament winner.

  1. Who's Moving On, Who's Going Home? | Who's Next Ep. 1 Recap

    Who's Moving On, Who's Going Home? | Who's Next Ep. 1 Recap

    May 19, 2022

    The premise is simple: 16 athletes have come to Austin, TX, for a grappling tournament. FloGrappling’s Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos has brought up-and-coming submission grapplers from across the world to compete for $10,000 and a three-fight contract on WNO.
  2. Live Updates & Results | Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Jacob Couch

    Live Updates & Results | Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Jacob Couch

    Mar 26, 2022

    After 364 days out of competition, Gordon Ryan will return tonight against the Hillbilly Hammer, Jacob Couch. In the time that Ryan has been on the shelf, Couch has become one of Tezos WNO’s most active athletes; and he’ll finally get his opportunity to headline an event tonight at Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Jacob Couch presented by Fat Tire.
  3. FloGrappling to Premiere Jiu-Jitsu Reality Competition Series in May 2022

    FloGrappling to Premiere Jiu-Jitsu Reality Competition Series in May 2022

    Mar 24, 2022

    Grappling fans get ready for the next big thing in jiu-jitsu, because we are dropping our all-new combat sports reality TV show in May 2022!
  4. Meet The Cast and Coaches of Who's Next: Submission Fighter Challenge

    Meet The Cast and Coaches of Who's Next: Submission Fighter Challenge

    Mar 24, 2022

    Who's Next was filmed in the jiu-jitsu hotspot of Austin, Texas, home to some of the most talented jiu-jitsu competitors in the U.S. The six-episode series aims to seek out the most talented by testing these athletes' physical strength, fight skills and mental endurance.
  5. Leg Lock Trends At Tezos WNO | Ruotolo's Kneebar Was His Fastest Sub Yet

    Leg Lock Trends At Tezos WNO | Ruotolo's Kneebar Was His Fastest Sub Yet

    Jan 25, 2022

    Leglocks, like all submissions, are an important component of Tezos WNO. They have counted for a large portion of the match ending moves on the WNO mats, and many athletes have relied heavily — or repeatedly fallen victim to — lower body submissions.
  6. Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Jan 4, 2022

    The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
  7. Six Fascinating Facts From The 2021 WNO Season | Grappling By The Numbers

    Six Fascinating Facts From The 2021 WNO Season | Grappling By The Numbers

    Dec 30, 2021

    The most recent year of WNO produced some of the most exciting jiu-jitsu matches in history. Champions were crowned, stars were made, rivalries were born, and submissions were made popular on the WNO mats. With the 2021 season complete, and the first event of the 2022 season just a few weeks away, now is our chance to look back on the past season and identify which teams, athletes, divisions and techniques stood out most.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Tim Spriggs Heel Hook Earns BUBS Naturals Submission Of The Night

    Tim Spriggs Heel Hook Earns BUBS Naturals Submission Of The Night

    Sep 27, 2021

    According to the oddsmakers, Tim Spriggs was the largest underdog to win the WNO Championship heavyweight division. That makes his incredible success in the heavyweight tournament, and in the heavyweight final so incredible.
  11. WNO Championship Recap | The Champions, Broken Records & More

    WNO Championship Recap | The Champions, Broken Records & More

    Sep 27, 2021

    The two-day long WNO Championship featured some of the greatest grappling matches of all time. The main bracket, and the consolation bracket, feature incredible submissions, jaw-dropping upsets, and record-setting moments. Each of the five champions had incredible runs to gold, and many of the early-round losers fought back to deliver impressive performances, and to prove they belong on the WNO mats.
  12. Grace Gundrum Wins The BUBS Naturals Submission Of The Night On Day 1

    Grace Gundrum Wins The BUBS Naturals Submission Of The Night On Day 1

    Sep 26, 2021

    Grace Gundrum vs Jessa Khan was one of the most anticipated potential matches in the entire WNO Championship. The two young strawweights have been on a collision course since their childhood, and the match had been attracting the excitement of hopeful fans for months.
  13. Day 1 Results & Quick Facts | WNO Championship

    Day 1 Results & Quick Facts | WNO Championship

    Sep 26, 2021

    The finals are now set for the WNO Championship. Day one featured 30 matches, several jaw dropping submissions, a few incredible upsets, and a handful of WNO records.
  14. The Ultimate WNO Championship Results, Stats & Recap Hub

    The Ultimate WNO Championship Results, Stats & Recap Hub

    Sep 25, 2021

    FloGrappling's WNO Championship has shaped up to be one of the biggest events in grappling history. With forty athletes, five championship belts, and more than $250,000 in total prizes on the line, there will be no shortage of exciting matches and memorable submissions.
  15. WNO Championship Brackets Released!

    WNO Championship Brackets Released!

    Sep 24, 2021

    The wait is finally over and the official WNO Championship brackets have been locked in!