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Dan Manasoiu 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 October 16, 2001 and training out of  Austin, Texas, Manasoui is a blue belt representing New Wave.  Manasoui is often referred to as ‘Big Dan’ due to his imposing stature at 6’7.

  1. Dig In! The ADCC Bracket Breakdown Is Here!

    Dig In! The ADCC Bracket Breakdown Is Here!

    Sep 17, 2022

    All 97 athletes have weighted in. All seven brackets have been drawn and certified. ADCC is here! See each of the brackets, review the top four seeds, and celebrate several incredible first round matches promised by the brackets below!
  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

    Sep 14, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  3. The Biggest Teams Coming To ADCC 2022

    The Biggest Teams Coming To ADCC 2022

    Sep 14, 2022

    ADCC 2022 is just a few days away, and while some teams are sending one or two athletes to the event — a feat, itself — others are sending armies. These are the largest teams headed to ADCC in Las Vegas this weekend:
  4. 5 Returning Champs In At +99kg; Will They Be The Top 5 Seeds?

    5 Returning Champs In At +99kg; Will They Be The Top 5 Seeds?

    Sep 13, 2022

    The ADCC 2022 World Championships are, to our rampant excitement, just days away. All 97 athletes have been named to the six divisions and the singular historic superfight. But the brackets have not yet been revealed.
  5. Buchecha Remains Perfect, Langaker Earns $50k Bonus | Weekend Round Up

    Buchecha Remains Perfect, Langaker Earns $50k Bonus | Weekend Round Up

    Aug 29, 2022

    The ADCC World Championships are now just three weeks away, and many of the athletes qualified or invited to compete in the anticipated biggest event in history are taking their last chances to test their games on the competition mats. Plus, a hero of jiu-jitsu continues to impress on one of the biggest stages of mixed martial arts. See all of the grappling results from the weekend below!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan vs Pedro Marinho Will Be For WNO HW Title

    Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan vs Pedro Marinho Will Be For WNO HW Title

    Jul 5, 2022

    America’s birthday weekend doesn’t get as much attention in other parts of the world. While fireworks went off in the Land of the Free, there were two major events in Europe: London played host to RAW grappling and Honor Submission Challenge took place in Italy.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Big Dan's Scheme Puts Izaak vs Adam First | Who's Next Ep. 2 Recap

    Big Dan's Scheme Puts Izaak vs Adam First | Who's Next Ep. 2 Recap

    May 25, 2022

    The second episode of Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos begins with a test of grip strength and strategy as the two teams square off in a king of the hill style arm wrestling tournament.
  14. Who's Moving On, Who's Going Home? | Who's Next Ep. 1 Recap

    Who's Moving On, Who's Going Home? | Who's Next Ep. 1 Recap

    May 19, 2022

    The premise is simple: 16 athletes have come to Austin, TX, for a grappling tournament. FloGrappling’s Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos has brought up-and-coming submission grapplers from across the world to compete for $10,000 and a three-fight contract on WNO.
  15. Grappling Bulletin: Mica Galvao vs Tommy Langaker Could Happen at ADCC

    Grappling Bulletin: Mica Galvao vs Tommy Langaker Could Happen at ADCC

    May 9, 2022

    The penultimate ADCC Trials event is now complete and the total amount of competitors confirmed for Worlds in September stands at over 85%. One of Europe's top P4P black belts, Tommy Langaker came out of nowhere to claim his spot in the 77kg division. He'll join South American Trials winner Mica Galvao, who was busy in Brazil winning his first major IBJJF title as a black belt. What was a dream match-up suddenly became very possible.