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Jacob Couch is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt from Hazard, Kentucky nicknamed 'The Hillbilly Hammer'. Couch trains under coach Heath Pedigo and represents Pedigo Submission Fighting. Couch shot to fame when he first appeared in Episode 3 of the Daisy Fresh: An American Jiu-Jitsu Story documentary series.

  1. 9 Brown Belts To Watch At No-Gi Worlds

    9 Brown Belts To Watch At No-Gi Worlds

    Nov 30, 2022

    The IBJJF World No-Gi Championship goes down from December 8th to 11th in Anaheim, California, and the brown belt divisions are loaded with talent this year. Both the male and female brown belt divisions are scheduled to take place on Friday, December 9th.
  2. Can 'Daisy Fresh' Win A No-Gi Worlds Team Title This Year?

    Can 'Daisy Fresh' Win A No-Gi Worlds Team Title This Year?

    Nov 29, 2022

    After running away with the team title at IBJJF No-Gi Pans for a second straight year, Pedigo Submission Fighting looks positioned to make a challenge for their first ever team trophy at No-Gi Worlds.
  3. From Midland, TX To Tezos WNO: Emily Fernandez Is On The Rise

    From Midland, TX To Tezos WNO: Emily Fernandez Is On The Rise

    Nov 14, 2022

    With a stellar record preceding her and a dominant debut at Tezos WNO, there’s reason to believe Bruno Bastos’ homegrown rookie black belt is just getting started.
  4. Couch, Crelinsten, Griffith & Chen Secure Submissions At Tezos WNO

    Couch, Crelinsten, Griffith & Chen Secure Submissions At Tezos WNO

    Nov 13, 2022

    The submission specialists were out in full force at Tezos WNO: Ste-Marie vs Bastos presented by Fat Tire. Half of the eight matches on the card in Frisco, TX on November 11 ended in submission, and each of them within ten minutes.
  5. Live Updates & Results | Tezos WNO: Ste-Marie vs Bastos

    Live Updates & Results | Tezos WNO: Ste-Marie vs Bastos

    Nov 12, 2022

    The athletes are weighed in, and the mats are down in Frisco, TX for Tezos WNO: Ste-Marie presented by Fat Tire. The final Tezos WNO card of the season is loaded from top to bottom with some of the most explosive and unpredictable athletes in grappling. Tune in to watch all the action, and follow along with this article all evening for real time updates, analysis, results and more!
  6. Betting Lines Released For Tezos WNO: Ste-Marie vs Bastos

    Betting Lines Released For Tezos WNO: Ste-Marie vs Bastos

    Nov 7, 2022

    The card has been shuffled and shuffled again; but now it’s fight week, and the betting lines are official for Tezos WNO: Ste-Marie vs Bastos presented by Fat Tire.
  7. Mayssa Bastos & Brianna Ste-Marie Move To Headline WNO Nov. 11

    Mayssa Bastos & Brianna Ste-Marie Move To Headline WNO Nov. 11

    Nov 2, 2022

    The headline bout between WNO heavyweight Champ Pedro Marinho and ADCC 2022 88kg Champion Giancarlo Bodoni has been canceled due to injury, paving the way for Brianna Ste-Marie and Mayssa Bastos to become the main event of the evening.
  8. No-Gi Pans: Brown Belt Finals Results

    No-Gi Pans: Brown Belt Finals Results

    Oct 14, 2022

    The 2022 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship kicked off on Friday in Garland, Texas. Brown belts and blue belts took the mats before the black belts begin on Saturday and then conclude on Sunday.
  9. 7 Brown Belt Stars Registered For No-Gi Pans

    7 Brown Belt Stars Registered For No-Gi Pans

    Oct 7, 2022

    The IBJJF No-Gi Pan Championships are just one week away, and will attract decorated, well-known and rising black belt talents from across the world of no-gi grappling. But many of the year’s newest stars won't be competing on Saturday and Sunday with the black belts; instead, they’ll be competing on Friday, in a sea of talented brown belts looking to break into the top ranks.
  10. Top ADCC Trials Performers Coming To The ADCC Las Vegas Open

    Top ADCC Trials Performers Coming To The ADCC Las Vegas Open

    Sep 14, 2022

    Tomorrow’s ADCC Las Vegas Open will feature more than 100 divisions spanning from kids, teens and masters to the adult pro divisions. It will be a great opportunity for athletes of all ages to experience the unique ruleset of ADCC; and for current and aspiring pros hoping to earn a spot in a future ADCC World Championship, that experience will be invaluable.
  11. The Current & Future Stars Coming To The 2022 ADCC Las Vegas Open

    The Current & Future Stars Coming To The 2022 ADCC Las Vegas Open

    Sep 9, 2022

    While the grappling world will have their eyes on the 2022 ADCC World Championships, some grappling talents will be competing in the two-days earlier ADCC Las Vegas Open, streamed live on FloGrappling.
  12. Gordon Ryan Beats Felipe Pena In Grudge Match, Meregali Outwrestles Lovato

    Gordon Ryan Beats Felipe Pena In Grudge Match, Meregali Outwrestles Lovato

    Aug 9, 2022

    Gordon Ryan defeated Felipe Pena in the Tezos WNO heavyweight title match on Sunday, August 7 in the main event, earning his first victory against the only man to beat him twice.
  13. Live Updates & Results | Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Felipe Pena

    Live Updates & Results | Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Felipe Pena

    Aug 8, 2022

    A match that has been in the making for six years is just moments away. Tonight, after months of escalating trash talk, Gordon Ryan will finally get his rematch against the only man to submit him at black belt, the only man to defeat him twice, the 2017 ADCC Absolute Champion, Felipe Pena.
  14. Diogo Reis vs Estevan Martinez Could Earn Fight of the Night At Tezos WNO

    Diogo Reis vs Estevan Martinez Could Earn Fight of the Night At Tezos WNO

    Aug 3, 2022

    Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Felipe Pena presented by Fat Tire is coming to Dallas, TX on August 7, and will feature five main card bouts as well as two free undercard matchups.
  15. Nicholas Meregali Is The Perfect Test Of Lovato's "Timeless" Jiu-Jitsu

    Nicholas Meregali Is The Perfect Test Of Lovato's "Timeless" Jiu-Jitsu

    Aug 2, 2022

    Though some might be quick to count out 39-year old Rafael Lovato Jr. in his upcoming co-main event match against Nicholas Meregali on Tezos WNO, his recent performances suggests that the American legend only gets better—and more dangerous—with time.