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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.

  1. ONE 167 Results: Kade Ruotolo Wins MMA Debut, Mikey Musumeci Submits Sousa

    ONE 167 Results: Kade Ruotolo Wins MMA Debut, Mikey Musumeci Submits Sousa

    Jun 8, 2024

    At ONE 167: Tawanchai vs Nattawut 2, Mikey Musumeci got a measure of revenge in submitting former opponent Gabriel Sousa and Kade Ruotolo won his MMA debut by submission in a display of classic jiu-jitsu.
  2. All-Time Winners -77KG At the ADCC World Championship

    All-Time Winners -77KG At the ADCC World Championship

    May 21, 2024

    T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has seen its share of concerts, shows, sporting events and more, and the versatile venue on the famed Las Vegas Strip now will welcome the 2024 edition of the ADCC World Championship, which will take place Aug. 17-18.
  3. Both Ruotolo Brothers Win At ONE Championship With 'Ruotolo-Tine' Finish

    Both Ruotolo Brothers Win At ONE Championship With 'Ruotolo-Tine' Finish

    Apr 6, 2024

    Both Tye Ruotolo and Kade Ruotolo won their ONE championship matches with the 'Ruotolo-tine' submission, an arm triangle variation from the back that combines elements of the rear naked, ezekiel, and darce for the strangle. It's the same finish that Tye used at 2022 ADCC against Pedro Marinho. Kade and Tye are undefeated in ONE championship action, and both brothers are invited to the ADCC World Championships in August.
  4. Kade Ruotolo Officially Invited to ADCC At -77kg

    Kade Ruotolo Officially Invited to ADCC At -77kg

    Apr 5, 2024

    Kade Ruotolo, the returning champion at -77kg, has been officially invited to the ADCC World Championships. Kade's 2022 run was the most successful ADCC debut in history, winning the gold medal with a 100% submission rate. This will be his second appearance at ADCC Worlds.
  5. Kade Ruotolo To Grapple Francisco Lo In ONE Championship's April Event

    Kade Ruotolo To Grapple Francisco Lo In ONE Championship's April Event

    Mar 14, 2024

    Kade Ruotolo is set to return to action quickly, as he is now scheduled to take on Francisco Lo in a 180lb grappling match in ONE Championship. The bout will take place on the April 5th card, where Kade's twin brother Tye is set to take on Izaak Michell for the ONE 185lb title.
  6. Is This The New Generation's Favorite Armbar?

    Is This The New Generation's Favorite Armbar?

    Jun 20, 2023

    A popular armbar trend is emerging (or maybe re-emerging) among the new generation of submission hunters, and we keep seeing more and more examples at elite levels. That trend is in the setup, and how they are using positional threats for easier entries into their armbar. Rather than taking the "traditional" route of passing, pinning, and submitting, they are finding more and more opportunities to launch into their fight-finishing arm locks by making their opponents defend back takes, chokes, and more at the same time.
  7. Kade Ruotolo Defeats Tommy Langaker By Decision At ONE Fight Night 11

    Kade Ruotolo Defeats Tommy Langaker By Decision At ONE Fight Night 11

    Jun 10, 2023

    Kade Ruotolo defeated Tommy Langaker to retain the ONE Fighting Championship Lightweight Submission Grappling World Championship on June 9th, with the judges favoring his top work and aggression in the 10-minute unanimous decision victory to defend his 170lb. title.
  8. Grappling Bulletin: Bodoni To Face Marinho For Tezos WNO Title On Feb. 25

    Grappling Bulletin: Bodoni To Face Marinho For Tezos WNO Title On Feb. 25

    Jan 16, 2023

    The 2022 ADCC 88kg World Champion Giancarlo Bodoni is getting his moment in the spotlight. On January 31, FloSports will release the feature length documentary, Becoming Dangerous: The Rise of Giancarlo Bodoni (more on that below). But first, breaking news about Bodoni, who has just signed to face the Tezos WNO light heavyweight champion Pedro Marinho in the co-main event at Tezos WNO: Ryan vs Pena II.
  9. The Official 2022 FloGrappling Awards Winner List

    The Official 2022 FloGrappling Awards Winner List

    Jan 12, 2023

    After weeks of voting, the dust has settled and we can crown the official FloGrappling Award Winners From 2022.
  10. Vote Now! See The Nominees For 2022 FloGrappling Male Grappler Of The Year

    Vote Now! See The Nominees For 2022 FloGrappling Male Grappler Of The Year

    Dec 20, 2022

    Voting is now open for the 2022 FloGrappling Awards. Read below to see which five athletes have been nominated for Male Grappler of the Year, and cast your ballot in the form at the end of this article.
  11. Vote Now! See The Nominees For 2022 FloGrappling Match Of The Year

    Vote Now! See The Nominees For 2022 FloGrappling Match Of The Year

    Dec 19, 2022

    Voting is now open for the 2022 FloGrappling Awards. Read below to see which six matches have been nominated for Match of the year, and cast your ballot in the form at the end of this article.
  12. The 2022 ADCC Award Winners Have Been Announced!

    The 2022 ADCC Award Winners Have Been Announced!

    Oct 20, 2022

    As the dust settles after the 2022 ADCC World Championships, ADCC has released the winners of their four prestigious awards given out at every ADCC Worlds. The awards are for best athlete, best takedown, best match and fastest submission.
  13. Mo Jassim Returns As ADCC Head Organizer In 2024

    Mo Jassim Returns As ADCC Head Organizer In 2024

    Oct 10, 2022

    Great news for the grappling world as Mo Jassim has been selected as the Head Organizer for the ADCC World Championships in 2024. This event will again be held in Las Vegas with a targeted date of September 2024, with trials kicking off at the East Coast Trials in November 2023.
  14. The Top 4 European Performers At ADCC 2022

    The Top 4 European Performers At ADCC 2022

    Oct 6, 2022

    The European trials have often been considered one of the "easiest" methods by which an athlete can earn entry to ADCC, especially compared to North American and South American trials.
  15. New Blood: 12 ADCC First Timers Took The Podium In 2022

    New Blood: 12 ADCC First Timers Took The Podium In 2022

    Oct 5, 2022

    Fourty-eight of the 96 competitors invited to ADCC this year had never previously competed on the biggest stage in submission wrestling. Those ADCC rookies came in numbers, and took the lionshare of the reward. Of the 24 available medals available across the eight divisions, half went to ADCC debutants, while two more went to ADCC veterans who had not previously won a medal.