How Gordon Called His Shot | Grappling Bulletin (Ep. 8)
Watch the replay of Grappling Bulletin from Mar 29, 2021 on FloGrappling.
You definitely know the result by now, but did you know that Gordon Ryan introduced a new element to his pre-match gamesmanship? He wrote the submission down on a piece of paper, sealed it, and instructed us to open it immediately after his match with Vagner Rocha.
TACKETT GETS BLACK BELT
William Tackett has been promoted to black belt. The FloGrappling 2020 Breakthrough Grappler of the year was promoted by his coach Rodrigo Cabral, and it was supposed to a surprise but "He's smart, he figured it out!".
F2W 168 RECAP & RESULTS
Nathiely De Jesus choked Kendall Reusing in the main event of Fight to Win 168, stamping her authority on the rankings with a clinical finish. Reusing's base and defense kept her in the game but when Nathi got on top her dynamic passing opened up the back ad it wasn't long before she found the finish.
PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK
It's hard to believe Rafaela Guedes is a rookie black belt, only six months into this chapter of her career. She boasts a dangerous combination of aggression, physicality and will to win. Formidable stuff. Keep an eye on her to tear up the competition in 2021.
IBJJF ORLANDO OPEN
The IBJJF continued its 2021 season with the two-day Orlando Open, featuring gi and no-gi tournaments.
- WNO: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo, Apr 30
- Jamil OUT, Kennedy IN for EUG Promotions, Apr 3
- Abu Dhabi World Pro, Apr 8-9
- Emerald City Invitational 16-man Tournament: Apr 10