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Nicky Ryan– born June 27, 2001– is a jiu-jitsu black belt from New Jersey known as a no-gi grappler who made history as the youngest male athlete to compete at the ADCC World Championships.

  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. Gordon Ryan Is Back vs Jacob Couch In New Tezos WNO Main Event On March 25

    Gordon Ryan Is Back vs Jacob Couch In New Tezos WNO Main Event On March 25

    Mar 16, 2022

    There’s a new main event for Tezos Who’s Number One on March 25 presented by Fat Tire.
  3. Updated Betting Lines | How To Win Big On Tezos WNO: Couch vs Ryan

    Updated Betting Lines | How To Win Big On Tezos WNO: Couch vs Ryan

    Mar 9, 2022

    Online betting site BetOnline has released money lines for Tezos WNO: Mikey Musumeci vs Geo Martinez presented by Fat Tire. The March 25 card is scheduled to feature six main card bouts as well as three undercard matchups. There are money lines for each, including straight up bets and juicy props. Check out the favorites, underdogs, over/unders, and more below.
  4. 4 Teenagers Who Could Become The Youngest-Ever ADCC Champion In September

    4 Teenagers Who Could Become The Youngest-Ever ADCC Champion In September

    Mar 1, 2022

    Season after season, the athlete roster for the ADCC World Championships has comprised of the best grapplers in the world. Every spot on the ADCC roster has been reserved for the most revered and the most deserving, the most dominant and the most cutting edge.
  5. Grappling Bulletin: The Long-Awaited Return of Nicky Ryan

    Grappling Bulletin: The Long-Awaited Return of Nicky Ryan

    Feb 28, 2022

    251 days. That’s how long it will be from the time Nicky Ryan last stepped on the mat to compete until his upcoming match with Jacob Couch on March 25.
  6. Nicky Ryan To Return vs Jacob Couch At Tezos WNO: Mikey vs Geo On March 25

    Nicky Ryan To Return vs Jacob Couch At Tezos WNO: Mikey vs Geo On March 25

    Feb 25, 2022

    Nicky Ryan will return to the Tezos WNO mats after an eight month break to take on rising star Jacob Couch on March 25 in Frisco, TX on the main card of Tezos Who’s Number One: Musumeci vs Martinez presented by Fat Tire
  7. 7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022

    7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022

    Jan 7, 2022

    The 2022 Jiu-Jitsu season will soon erupt into full swing. A year that’s sure to be packed with twists and turns, upsets and breakthrough moments, 2022 is bound to be unpredictable.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. The Best Submissions In WNO History

    The Best Submissions In WNO History

    Sep 13, 2021

    Who’s Number One (WNO) has emerged in the last 12 months as the premier no-gi superfight event in the world, and the WNO rules result in not only exciting matches but some of the best submission finishes in the sport.
  11. Grappling Bulletin: Coral Belt Yvonne Duarte Makes Jiu-Jitsu History

    Grappling Bulletin: Coral Belt Yvonne Duarte Makes Jiu-Jitsu History

    Aug 23, 2021

    One of the best-known slogans in grappling is "jiu-jitsu for everyone". This is the motto of Gracie Barra, the world's largest network of Brazilian jiu-jitsu gyms, and it reflects their mission of getting all kinds of people onto the mats and practicing this amazing art we all love so much.
  12. Craig Jones Announces "B-Team" After DDS Break-Up

    Craig Jones Announces "B-Team" After DDS Break-Up

    Jul 26, 2021

    A day after the news that the Danaher Death Squad is splitting up, Craig Jones made a post on Instagram suggesting that he and three former DDS team members would remain together in a group called "The B-Team."
  13. Grappling Bulletin: Danaher Death Squad Announces Team Split

    Grappling Bulletin: Danaher Death Squad Announces Team Split

    Jul 26, 2021

    John Danaher released shocking news on his Instagram page yesterday, announcing the breakup of the Puerto Rico-based Danaher Death Squad.
  14. Nicky Ryan Finally Lived Up To Training Room Lore With Win vs Dante Leon

    Nicky Ryan Finally Lived Up To Training Room Lore With Win vs Dante Leon

    Jul 21, 2021

    Over the last twelve months, those in the training room with the Danaher Death Squad have said that Nicky Ryan is one of the toughest athletes in the room, perhaps second only to his brother, Gordon. Squad members — and Nicky Ryan himself — have talked about the evolution of the 20-year old’s game, and the development of his guard passing and wrestling. He displayed some of these skills this year in WNO matches against guys like PJ Barch and Gabriel Almeida, but each of those victories fell short of the hype we’d been sold from Puerto Rico.
  15. Grappling Bulletin: Kaynan, Mikey The Biggest Winners at Road to ADCC

    Grappling Bulletin: Kaynan, Mikey The Biggest Winners at Road to ADCC

    Jul 19, 2021

    The Road to ADCC was unique in that it was the first time an event ever featured a series of head-to-head matches held under ADCC superfight rules. As Mo Jassim, the 2022 ADCC World Championships organizer, explained, it was conceived to kick start the process that will culminate in September next year at the World Championships.