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Nick Rodriguez is a heavyweight no-gi grappling competitor who took silver at the 2019 ADCC World Championships. He is formerly a member of the Danaher Death Squad and a founding member of the B-Team. Born in New Jersey in 1996, "Nicky Rod" began practicing jiu-jitsu in 2018, and won the 2019 ADCC East Coast Trials with less than two years of jiu-jitsu experience, earning entry into the prestigious ADCC Championships, and subsequently taking silver at the tournament.

  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 19, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  2. 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.
  3. Gordon, Pena, Nicky Rod & FIVE Champs: Will +99kg Steal The Show At ADCC?

    Gordon, Pena, Nicky Rod & FIVE Champs: Will +99kg Steal The Show At ADCC?

    Jan 26, 2022

    As we said a few weeks ago, Felipe Pena is so sick of Gordon Ryan's trash talk he made the unusual request to go up from his usual weight class to the +99kg division.
  4. Grappling Bulletin: Tye Ruotolo Becomes First Two Division WNO Champ

    Grappling Bulletin: Tye Ruotolo Becomes First Two Division WNO Champ

    Jan 24, 2022

    Tye Ruotolo needed only five minutes and 41 seconds to force the tap out in his title match against Levi Jones-Leary, switching from a heel hook to a kneebar in a slick display of submission prowess.
  5. Live Updates & Results | Tezos WNO: Craig Jones vs Pedro Marinho

    Live Updates & Results | Tezos WNO: Craig Jones vs Pedro Marinho

    Jan 22, 2022

    Two more WNO champions will be crowned tonight at Tezos WNO: Criag Jones vs Pedro Marinho. In the main event, Craig Jones (4-1) will try for his fourth submission victory on WNO as he fights to become WNO's first light heavyweight champion. He'll face Pedro Marinho, an IBJJF No-Gi World Champion making his WNO debut in the title shot.
  6. 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.
  7. Updated | How To Bet On WNO: Craig Jones vs Pedro Marinho

    Updated | How To Bet On WNO: Craig Jones vs Pedro Marinho

    Jan 14, 2022

    Online betting sites such as BetOnline and BetDSI will soon release money lines for WNO: Craig Jones vs Pedro Marinho. The January 21 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.
  8. Mikey Musumeci To Defend Belt Against Estevan Martinez As Late Replacement

    Mikey Musumeci To Defend Belt Against Estevan Martinez As Late Replacement

    Jan 13, 2022

    With Jon Calestine out of WNO, his opponent Estevan Martinez will be promoted to a title shot. The reigning WNO Bantamweight Champion, Mikey Musumeci, has stepped up on short notice to replace Calestine against Martinez, and will put his title on the line against the Giant Slayer.
  9. How Pedro Marinho's 2021 Surge Earned Him A WNO Title Shot vs Craig Jones

    How Pedro Marinho's 2021 Surge Earned Him A WNO Title Shot vs Craig Jones

    Jan 12, 2022

    Pedro Marinho was just a purple belt in 2019 the first time he faced Craig Jones at Kasai 5. The rising star from Gracie Barra took Jones to a draw in the April event in New York, part of the eight-man 205 lb tournament.
  10. Legends Predict: Tye Ruotolo vs Levi Jones-Leary

    Legends Predict: Tye Ruotolo vs Levi Jones-Leary

    Jan 11, 2022

    Who's Number One (WNO) returns for 2022 with WNO: Craig Jones vs Pedro Marinho. It's a stacked card, starting at 7:00 et with the prelims free on our Facebook and Youtube accounts.
  11. 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.
  12. Buy Your Craig Jones Seminar And WNO Tickets Here!

    Buy Your Craig Jones Seminar And WNO Tickets Here!

    Jan 4, 2022

    Who's Number One (WNO) returns on January 21st, this time in Dallas and with two title belts on the line. Here is the schedule:
  13. 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.
  14. Nicky Rod To Take On El Monstro At WNO: Jones vs Marinho On January 21

    Nicky Rod To Take On El Monstro At WNO: Jones vs Marinho On January 21

    Dec 29, 2021

    Nick Rodriguez and Elder Cruz will both make their sophomore appearances on the WNO stage on January 21 in Dallas, TX, as they square off in a match that’s sure to consume every inch of mat space.
  15. Grappling Bulletin: Worlds is Two Weeks Away, And It Could Be The Best Ever

    Grappling Bulletin: Worlds is Two Weeks Away, And It Could Be The Best Ever

    Nov 22, 2021

    The countdown is almost over– we are mere weeks away from the most anticipated jiu-jitsu event of the year. The IBJJF World Championships has not taken place since June of 2019, and there is a palpable sensation of excitement among fans and athletes as we draw closer to the tournament.