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Izaak Michell is a Brazilian jiujitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on the FloGrappling Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos reality TV show. Born on August 25, 1998 in Adelaide, Australia Michell is currently brown belt belt training out of Austin, TX representing the B-Team. Michell Captured the 2021 IBJJF-No-Gi World title and is known for his modern approach to the grappling game.

  1. Pros & Cons: What We Learned From The ADCC-Bound Athletes At The WNX Finale

    Pros & Cons: What We Learned From The ADCC-Bound Athletes At The WNX Finale

    Jul 20, 2022

    Among the roster of athletes who competed at Tezos WNO: Who’s Next Finale, there were four ADCC Trials Winners, two ADCC 2022 invitees, and one returning ADCC Champion.
  2. The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    Jul 19, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  3. Grappling Bulletin: The Frightening Dominance of Gordon Ryan

    Grappling Bulletin: The Frightening Dominance of Gordon Ryan

    Jul 18, 2022

    Despite competing once all year, despite battling ongoing health issues that place him at only 30% of his athletic potential, despite facing a WNO champion renowned for his aggression, physical prowess and dangerous submission attacks, Gordon Ryan can still take world-class black belts and make them look like day one white belts.
  4. Gordon Ryan Wins WNO Belt And Izaak Michell Becomes Who's Next Champion

    Gordon Ryan Wins WNO Belt And Izaak Michell Becomes Who's Next Champion

    Jul 15, 2022

    The first ever season of Who's Next came to a culmination on Thursday night, and after a wild series of events Izaak Michell walked away with the $10,000 plus an additional 10,000 TEZ and the title of Who's Next Season One champion. Izaak and opponent Kyle Chambers went at it for over two hours, on two different mats, before Izaak was eventually able to secure an armbar finish after controlling the majority of the match.
  5. Live Updates & Results | Tezos WNO: Who's Next Finale Presented By Fat Tire

    Live Updates & Results | Tezos WNO: Who's Next Finale Presented By Fat Tire

    Jul 14, 2022

    The vacant Tezos WNO Heavyweight Title is up for grabs, and tonight, either Gordon Ryan or Pedro Marinho will take the belt home. 5-0 on WNO, Gordon Ryan hasn’t lost a match in nearly 50 bouts, and has become increasingly dominant at each turn on the mat. But his opponent, WNO Light Heavyweight Champion Pedro Marinho is looking to avenge a three-year old loss, and prove that he belongs in the conversation among the best in the world.
  6. Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan, Who's Next and No Time-Limit Matches

    Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan, Who's Next and No Time-Limit Matches

    Jul 11, 2022

    A switcheroo in the Tezos WNO: Who's Next Finale that gives us a really juicy match leading into ADCC, a major team just signed a very unexpected name as their new head coach, and a brief history of no time-limit matches in modern jiu-jitsu.
  7. Betting Lines Released | Tezos WNO: Who's Next Finale Presented By Fat Tire

    Betting Lines Released | Tezos WNO: Who's Next Finale Presented By Fat Tire

    Jul 8, 2022

    Online betting sites have released money lines for Tezos WNO: Who’s Next Finale presented by Fat Tire. The July 14 card is scheduled to feature five main card bouts as well as three undercard matchups. There are money lines for each, including straight up bets and juicy props. Check out the favorites, underdogs, over/unders, and more below.
  8. Grappling Bulletin: Craig Jones Changes Division for ADCC 2022

    Grappling Bulletin: Craig Jones Changes Division for ADCC 2022

    Jun 27, 2022

    Hot on the heels of Garry Tonon is Craig Jones, who will make a bold move at ADCC in September when he enters a new weight class in search of the gold medal.
  9. Full Card Released For The Tezos WNO: Who's Next Finale

    Full Card Released For The Tezos WNO: Who's Next Finale

    Jun 27, 2022

    The season one final for Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos has been decided, and on Thursday, July 14, the two finalists will square off in the main event of Tezos WNO: Who’s Next Finale presented by Fat Tire.
  10. First-Round Picks & Fan Favorites Face Off In Semifinals | WNX Ep. 6 Recap

    First-Round Picks & Fan Favorites Face Off In Semifinals | WNX Ep. 6 Recap

    Jun 24, 2022

    Headed into the final episode of Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos, the final four had been decided. Craig Jones’ Blue Team pushed first round pick Izaak Michell and Renaissance man Andrew Tackett into through the quarterfinals; and Tim Spriggs’ Red Team moved first round pick Jansen Gomes and 10th Planet submission artist Kyle Chambers into the semis.
  11. The Final Batch Of ADCC-Bound Trials Champs | Asia & Oceania Trials Results

    The Final Batch Of ADCC-Bound Trials Champs | Asia & Oceania Trials Results

    Jun 19, 2022

    The final seven ADCC Trials winners were determined at the ADCC Asia & Oceania Trials, which took place in Sydney, Australia, this weekend. Athletes from across Australia, New Zeland and Asia tried to stake their claim too the remaining spots, demonstrating aggressive wrestling, flashy backtakes, and sharp submission skills. Here are the seven newest qualifiers for the 2022 ADCC World Championships in September in Las Vegas.
  12. Tempers Boil Over Between Tim & Craig | Who's Next Ep. 5 Recap

    Tempers Boil Over Between Tim & Craig | Who's Next Ep. 5 Recap

    Jun 17, 2022

    Animosities between coaches Craig Jones and Tim Spriggs escalated, and came to a head in episode five of Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge, presented by Tezos.
  13. Brackets Released! 10 Athletes To Watch At The Asia & Oceania Trials

    Brackets Released! 10 Athletes To Watch At The Asia & Oceania Trials

    Jun 16, 2022

    It’s the final chance for ADCC hopefuls to earn a ticket to the 2022 ADCC World Championships. The 2022 Asia & Oceania Trials will take place on Saturday, June 18, and will feature athletes from Australia, New Zealand and across Asia will try to earn their spot at the biggest submission wrestling event in history. The brackets have just been released, giving us a chance to scope out some of the favorites in each division.
  14. Kyle Chambers Is A Master Of Precision | Who's Next Ep. 4 Recap

    Kyle Chambers Is A Master Of Precision | Who's Next Ep. 4 Recap

    Jun 9, 2022

    The fourth episode of Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos started with chaos, but ended in a game of precision. That’s a skill Kyle Chambers has in bushels.
  15. Cowboy Andrew Tackett Takes Out Red Team's Giant | Who's Next Ep. 3 Recap

    Cowboy Andrew Tackett Takes Out Red Team's Giant | Who's Next Ep. 3 Recap

    May 26, 2022

    Andrew Tackett is fearless.