Gordon Ryan and Felipe Pena have now managed to set a date for the fourth instalment of a rivalry that has spanned over half a decade at this level. Pena gained their first assembly in a no time-limit match again in 2016 earlier than going 2-0 up in with a win within the ultimate of the ADCC 2017 absolute division. The rivalry was placed on maintain for nearly 5 years at that time, up until they met in another no time-limit match earlier this year.
Ryan took the win this time round to take the collection to 2-1 and now he’ll get the possibility to drag stage in the headline match of an upcoming Who’s Number One event slated for 25th February. The co-main occasion will even function one other rematch as one in every of Ryan’s latest teammates, Nicholas Meregali, will face B-Staff co-founder Craig Jones after he misplaced their first assembly within the semi-finals of the 99kg division at ADCC 2022.
Kade Ruotolo set for first ONE Championship title defence
The ONE Championship submission grappling divisions are selecting up some pace now, and never simply because the promotion is commonly that includes matches in numerous weightclasses. ONE Championship has already crowned its first two champions within the Flyweight and Light-weight divisions, with Mikey Musumeci and Kade Ruotolo taking the respective belts dwelling.
Now the younger star Ruotolo will be the first champion to put his title on the line when he faces two-time IBJJF world champion Matheus Gabriel on December 2nd. They’ll meet on the fifth occasion that ONE Championship has placed on Amazon Prime Video and can struggle for one in every of 4 titles that shall be accessible on the occasion throughout the totally different disciplines of MMA, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Submission Grappling.
Brianna Ste-Marie wins first WNO ladies’s important occasion
Brianna Ste-Marie and Mayssa Bastos made history this past weekend when they became the first women to headline a Who’s Number One event. In the long run, Ste-Marie placed on a improbable present and outworked Bastos from begin to end to earn a unanimous resolution win. Shortly beforehand, Jacob ‘The Hillbilly Hammer’ Sofa added an enormous title to his resume when he completed Bruno Matias with a guillotine within the co-main occasion.
B-Staff began out robust on the evening, as Ethan Crelinsten and Jozef Chen each registered spectacular submission wins in opposition to Fabricio Andrey and Derek Rayfield respectively. Following that, Damien Anderson dropped a choice to the AOJ prodigy Cole Abate. The one different match of the principle card noticed New Wave’s Luke Griffith land the second-fastest submission in WNO historical past when he heelhooked Haisam Rida in simply 24 seconds.
Dillon Danis noticed in brawl with Anthony Taylor
ADCC veteran Dillon Danis has been concerned in chaos once more, this time at the weigh-ins for the MF x DAZN: X Series 3 boxing event. He began out by confronting KSI, the YouTube star who really runs the co-promoter Misfit Boxing; and getting right into a bodily altercation with him in entrance of a crowd watching the weigh-ins. Though he left the venue virtually instantly afterwards, the combating didn’t really cease there.
Danis was chased into the car parking zone by one in every of Jake Paul’s coaching companions, Anthony Taylor, and located himself caught up in one other brawl. Each altercations have been caught on digital camera, with one in every of them being recorded by IFL TV. The occasion itself will see Hasim Rahman Jr taking over former NFL star and UFC competitor Greg Hardy, after fellow UFC veteran Vitor Belfort withdrew from the fight due to undisclosed reasons.
- Zion Clark, a veteran wrestler who was born without legs, is getting prepared to make his professional MMA debut.
- ‘Saved by the Bell’ star and one of many greatest celeb BJJ advocates, Mario Lopez, was promoted to purple belt by Robert Hill at Gracie Barra Glendale.
- Newly topped UFC Middleweight world champion Alex Pereira was promoted to brown belt in BJJ by his coach, Plinio Cruz.
- The choose presiding over the sexual misconduct lawsuit in opposition to Combat Sports activities and Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu has agreed an extension and the trial is now targeted for February 2023.
Drill to enhance hip-switching when passing guard
The Saddle, to Outdoors Sankaku, to 50/50, to Heelhook end
Triangle choke to counter Heelhook