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Jacob Couch is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black 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. WNO 24: Gracie vs Couch pelo cinturão dos pesos médios

    WNO 24: Gracie vs Couch pelo cinturão dos pesos médios

    Jun 14, 2024

    Faltando apenas uma semana para a noite de lutas do WNO 24, o card do evento acaba de anunciar uma importante alteração. Por lesão, Francisco Lo se retirou do torneio, deixando a vaga aberta para Jonnatas Gracie entrar como substituto e encarar Jacob Couch na disputa de cinturão dos pesos médios, que acontece em Austin, Texas, no dia 20 de junho.
  2. Jonnatas Gracie To Replace Lo In WNO 24 Title Match With Jacob Couch

    Jonnatas Gracie To Replace Lo In WNO 24 Title Match With Jacob Couch

    Jun 13, 2024

    With only one week until the event, Francisco Lo has been forced to withdraw from his planned middleweight title bout with Jacob Couch. Now, Jonnatas Gracie will step up in his place and face Couch for the belt on June 20th, in Austin, TX. The top-ten ranked middleweight contender is one of the standouts of Atos and a recent invite to the 2024 ADCC World Championships.
  3. Every Athlete Invited To The 2024 ADCC World Championship

    Every Athlete Invited To The 2024 ADCC World Championship

    Jun 12, 2024

    The 2024 ADCC World Championship is less than a year away and coming to Las Vegas in August 2024.
  4. ADCC Trials Champ Jacob Couch Returns To Face Sebastian Rodriguez At WNO 22

    ADCC Trials Champ Jacob Couch Returns To Face Sebastian Rodriguez At WNO 22

    Jan 9, 2024

    "The Hillbilly Hammer" Jacob Couch will return to the WNO stage in Feb. 9th in Costa Mesa, California when he takes on Unity Jiu-Jitsu's Sebastian Rodriguez. We expect a serious scrap when these two hard-nosed competitors bring their action-packed styles to the mat for 15 minutes of pro middleweight grappling.
  5. Couch, Dorsey, Olivarez & More | The Biggest Stories From East Coast Trials

    Couch, Dorsey, Olivarez & More | The Biggest Stories From East Coast Trials

    Oct 16, 2023

    Five athletes punched their tickets last weekend at the 2023 ADCC East Coast Trials in Atlantic City, NJ, guaranteeing their spots in the upcoming ADCC World Championships in 2024, slated for the T-Mobile Arena in August.
  6. The Best Of The Hammer: Check Out All Of Jacob Couch's WNO Submission Wins

    The Best Of The Hammer: Check Out All Of Jacob Couch's WNO Submission Wins

    May 17, 2023

    If there’s an easy way to win over grappling fans, it is by scoring exciting submission wins against tough opponents. And Jacob Couch has earned his reputation as a devastating finisher with an arsenal of offense to use. Couch will take part in an interesting match this Thursday at Tezos WNO 18 against ADCC veteran and Who’s Next champion Izaak Michell, so let’s look back at the Hillbilly Hammer's submission victories in previous WNO appearances and break down how he got them.
  7. WNO 18: Meregali Vs. Marinho Card: What to Know

    WNO 18: Meregali Vs. Marinho Card: What to Know

    May 16, 2023

    Nicholas Meregali, one of the top Brazalian jiu-jitsu heavyweights in the world, will face Tezos WNO no-gi light heavyweight champion Pedro Marinho in the main event at WNO 18: Meregali vs. Marinho on May 18 at the Criterion in Oklahoma City.
  8. Betting Analysis For Tezos WNO 18: Meregali vs Marinho

    Betting Analysis For Tezos WNO 18: Meregali vs Marinho

    May 16, 2023

    The Tezos WNO 18: Meregali vs Marinho card is approaching fast this Thursday evening in Oklahoma City and betting lines have been released for the card through BetOnline.ag. Let’s take a look at those, what they mean for the matches, and detail a few lines to keep an eye on.
  9. Meregali & Marinho Bringing The Gi Back To Tezos WNO On May 18

    Meregali & Marinho Bringing The Gi Back To Tezos WNO On May 18

    Apr 26, 2023

    For the first time since January 2020, gi competition is returning to Tezos WNO on May 18 in Oklahoma City, OK.
  10. Jacob Couch Transforms Into A Grappling Icon In Daisy Fresh S3E1

    Jacob Couch Transforms Into A Grappling Icon In Daisy Fresh S3E1

    Apr 5, 2023

    Back for its third and final season, Daisy Fresh: An American Jiu-Jitsu Story's first episode opened on a fiery note. Following the journey of Pedigo Submission Fighting and its meteoric rise in competitive jiu-jitsu, season three begins in the weeks leading up to the 2021 Who's Number One Championship, where Andrew Wiltse is set to compete in the middleweight division. Due to injury, Wiltse has to drop from the competition; rising colored-belt star Jacob "the Hillbilly Hammer" Couch replaces Wiltse in the competition in the eleventh hour.
  11. Couch, Tanabe, Iwamoto & The Tackets Tonight At Unrivaled2 In Japan

    Couch, Tanabe, Iwamoto & The Tackets Tonight At Unrivaled2 In Japan

    Feb 25, 2023

    Tonight in Japan Unrivaled2 will host several of the brightest rising starsin an event that features an innovative ruleset.
  12. Daisy Fresh Returns For Its Final Season On March 29th!

    Daisy Fresh Returns For Its Final Season On March 29th!

    Feb 24, 2023

    FloSports Originals is pleased to announce that the hit series Daisy Fresh: An American Jiu-Jitsu Story is set to return for its third and final season in 2023. The first episode of season three will drop on Wednesday, March 29th.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.