Kade Ruotolo is the WNO 155lb champion. A Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor from California he was born on January 22, 2003. Ruotolo trains out of San Diego, CA under coach Andre Galvao and represents the Atos team. He is the twin brother of Tye Ruotolo.
The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship
Jul 6, 2022We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
Grappling Bulletin: Why Felipe Pena Finally Agreed To Rematch Gordon Ryan
May 23, 2022There'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.
7 Remarkable Facts From Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Jacob Couch
Mar 29, 2022Records 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.
Grappling Bulletin: A New Wave of No-Gi Grapplers Is Changing The Game
Mar 14, 2022Every sport undergoes regular generational change. The careers of athletes are finite, and the window for high-performance is often very short. That means there is an ever-changing cast of characters who compete for the top spot. In recent months we have seen the arrival of a few significant names – and this means the no-gi scene is looking better than ever as we head into ADCC 2022.
4 Teenagers Who Could Become The Youngest-Ever ADCC Champion In September
Mar 1, 2022Season 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.
13 Athletes Who Could Win ADCC South American Trials On 2nd Try
Feb 9, 2022The 1st South American ADCC Trials delivered. Five divisions produced champions who are now qualified to compete at the 2022 ADCC World Championships in Las Vegas in September, and each of those champions fought through deep brackets to earn their spots.
Grappling Bulletin: Gi and No-Gi Is Colliding, And It's A Good Thing
Jan 31, 2022The future of grappling has never looked brighter. The frenzy of excitement for the ADCC 2022 World Championships shows no sign of abating, and it's still eight months away. The continued growth of WNO and other professional no-gi events means athletes have more opportunities to showcase their skills and earn money than ever before.
See The Winners Of The 2021 FloGrappling Awards
Jan 22, 2022These athletes, and their actions stood out as some of the most exciting and successful in 2021. The year was loaded with amazing moments, thrilling moments and breakthrough athletes. But even among the best, these moments and competitors were the best of 2021.
Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Poised To Take Over MMA in 2022
Jan 17, 2022Jiu-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.
Vote NOW For 2021 Male Grappler Of The Year
Jan 10, 2022Voting is now open for the 2021 FloGrappling Awards. Read below to find out which six men have been nominated for Male Grappler Of The Year, and click here to cast your ballot.
Vote NOW For 2021 Match Of The Year
Jan 10, 2022Voting is now open for the 2021 FloGrappling Awards. Read below to find out which six matches have been nominated for Match Of The Year, and click here to cast your ballot.
Vote NOW For 2021 Submission Of The Year
Jan 10, 2022Voting is now open for the 2021 FloGrappling Awards. Read below to find out which six submissions have been nominated for Match Of The Year, and click here to cast your ballot.
7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022
Jan 7, 2022The 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.
Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review
Jan 4, 2022The 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.
Six Fascinating Facts From The 2021 WNO Season | Grappling By The Numbers
Dec 30, 2021The 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.