Cole Abate (born November 16, 2004) is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu gi and no-gi competitor based out of Costa Mesa, CA. He trains under Gui Mendes and represents the Art Of Jiu-Jitsu team. In 2021 he won the ADCC 1st North American Trials at the age of 16.
Shocks & Upsets: The 8 Wildest Moments From WNO In 2021
Jan 10, 2022
2021 was a colossal year for Who's Number One. Over the course of the year, a recurring theme popped up event - expectations be damned - something out of left field was going to steal the show.
Here's our list of the top 8 shocks and upsets from WNO in 2021
- Tim Spriggs submits Kaynan Duarte to capture the WNO heavyweight title.
- Amanda Leve takes out 4x ADCC Champ Gabi Garcia.
- Gabriel Sousa finishes Mikey Musumeci with A North/South choke.
- Grace Gundrum hits the first 'Twister' submission in WNO history.
- Jacob Couch heel hooks Roberto Jimenez.
- Kade Ruotolo unleashes the 'Buggy' Choke on jiu-jitsu's biggest stage.
- Teenage phenom Cole Abate earns dominant victory over Geo Martinez.
- Gordon Ryan calls his shot, picks the winning submission before his main event match even begins.