Andre Galvao’s group put on an extraordinary show at Subversiv 5 when Kaynan Duarte, Lucas ‘Hulk’ Barbosa, and Rafaela Guedes went unbeaten on route to winning ATOS’ second consecutive Subversiv title Collectively they got rid of stiff opposition en route to the top beating elite agents of American Top Group, Fightsports, and Checkmat, like Maggie Grindatti, Nathalie Ribeiro, and Gabriel Almeida.
The event likewise featured a number of superfights, headlined by Elisabeth Clay winning the inaugural Subversiv Women’s Championship with a beautiful kneebar surface of Andressa Cintra. Prior to that, NCAA All-American Pat Downey competed in only his second professional Jiu-Jitsu match after encountering Gordon Ryan at the BJJ Fanatics Grand Prix and revealed his elite wrestling in a dominating unanimous choice win.
Gilbert Burns outworks Rafael Lovato Jr at Who’s Number One
After a last-minute modification to the running order, the main event for the latest Who’s Primary event wound up being a match in between two males who have actually used their elite BJJ abilities to excel in MMA. Previous Bellator Middleweight world champ Rafael Lovato Jr wasn’t able to get much of his game breaking UFC title competitor Gilbert Burns, with the latter taking home an unanimous decision.
This match replaced one between Craig Jones and Tye Ruotolo, as Jones was forced to withdraw after an unfavorable reaction to vaccine treatment He was replaced by William Tackett and the match pushed to earlier, although Ruotolo was unphased by the modification and won a consentaneous choice. His bro Kade shared in the success and submitted DDS competitor Ethan Crelinsten with one of their patented D’arce Chokes.
Mason Fowler continues his best run at Submission Underground 22
For the sixth time in as numerous occasions, Mason Fowler put his SUG Outright Champion on the line and once again he left the cage with the belt. Given that winning the title from Craig Jones in the middle of some debate and effectively defending it versus him in a rematch, he’s taken on a number of big names for Chael Sonnen’s grappling promo and not a single one has handled to trouble the Caio Terra brown belt.
Unlike his previous 2 defenses, Fowler wasn’t able to end up Andy Varela and rather had to secure the win in EBI overtime. Just prior to this, Ricky Simon and John Simon of ATT lost the Tag-Team trophy that they won in the previous occasion to Chris Lencioni and Owen Papworth. The best submission of the night was certainly thanks to Kyle Chambers who secured a picture-perfect inside heelhook against Ben Egli in a little over a minute.
Craig Jones wants a match with Rener Gracie on The Ultimate Fighter 29
It was a little surprising when Craig Jones was revealed as the grappling coach for Group Volkanovski on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, however his opposing number was a lot more predictable. Naturally as the man who provided him his black belt and his longtime BJJ coach, there was no one else but Rener Gracie in the going to be the grappling coach for Team Ortega when the two meet.
While this is certainly a huge chance for Jones to get himself identified by the more casual fans of both Mixed Martial Arts and BJJ, it appears he’s decided to make the outright the majority of it. He exposed that he plans to ask his opposing number Rener to have a grappling match with him reside on the program and thinking about that ‘coach’s challenges’ are a regular event on the program, this isn’t all that far from coming true.
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- Both Rory MacDonald and ruling champion Ray Cooper III got off to a wonderful start the 2021 Welterweight season at PFL 2, with both guys making first-round submission wins
- A current survey of over 100 BJJ black belts intended to find out who the most influential grappler was, and the results showed that Marcelo Garcia came out on top