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A breakdown and recap of the weeks professional BJJ and grappling events. Every week we recap what has happened in the world of sport Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and preview the following weeks grappling events.

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    #205 Craig Jones Vs Davi Ramos Polaris 17 Recap, SUG 27, and IBJJF No Gi Worlds

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 90:26


    This week on the Grappling Rewind Maine and Miranda recap Polaris 17 Craig Jones vs Davi Ramos, SUG 27, and IBJJF 2021 No-Gi Worlds.  Plus we preview Subversiv 6.In the news section of the show we discuss ADCCEast Coast trials being moved to the showboat in Atlantic City New Jersey and having over 800 competitors signed up we also discussed the addition of Spectators to the event and how excited we are for it.  We also previewed Grapplefest 10 taking place in November.In the recap section of the show we discussed the main event of Polaris 17 Craig Jones defeating Davi Ramos via decision after being head-butted and kicked in the face during his match we discussed the controversial restart and Craig Jones call out of Lovato.  We also recapped Kendall Reusing armbar win over Venla Luukkonen for the inaugural Polaris Women's Openweight Championship.In the SUG 27 recap we discussed Mason Fowler Overtime rear naked choke submission victory over Gabriel Checco to retain his absolute title.In the recap of the 2021 ibjjf nogi worlds we discussed the mens and women's adult black belt finals.  In the roosterweight we discussed Estevan Martinez rear naked choke of Roiter Lima. At Light Featherweight Bebeto Oliveira winning a close split decision over Paulo Miyao.  At featherweight Diego Oliveira defeatingGabriel Sousa by advantages. At lightweight Gianni Grippo finishing Lucas Silva with a head and arm choke putting him to sleep, after a great run through the division. At middleweight Hugo Marques edging out Dante Leon by an advantage for the title. At medium heavyweight Jeferson Guaresi defeating Pedro Rocha by an advantage. At heavyweight Pedro Marinho defeating Vagner Rocha by two points, at super heavyweight Devhonte Johnson beating Joe Dierkhising by 2 points, at ultra heavy Roberto Cyborg Abreu defeating Victor Hugo in a rematch from last year by one back take. In the absolute we saw Pedro Marinho win a close decision over Cyborg.In the women's divisions we discussed the roosterweight final where Mayssa Bastos defeated Sofia Amarante by 9 points, at featherweight where Talita Alencar defeated Gabrielle McComb via on two sweeps, at lightweight where Ffion Davies defeated Hannah Sharp on points.  We discussed the middleweight close out between Raquel Canuto and Nathalie Ribeiro, and our thoughts on closeouts. At medium heavyweight we talked at length about Elisabeth Clay greatguillotien over Bridget Grace for the title. At heavyweight Rafaela Guedes decision win over Maria Malyjasiak. At super heavyweight Mayara Custódio advantage win over Alison Tremblay, and in the absolute finals Rafaela Guedes points victory over Elisabeth Clay. In the preview section we discussed Subversiv 6. In the outro of the show we discussed the local grappling events in town this last weekend. Recorded 10-11-2021


    #204 Medusa 1 Recap Polaris 17, IBJJF No-Gi Worlds 2021, SUG 27 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 54:57

    This week on the show Maine and Josh recap Medusa 1 the all womens CJJ and EBI event plus we preview Polaris 17, Submission Underground 27 (SUG) and IBJJF No-Gi Worlds.In the news section of the show we talk about ADCC Asian and Oceanic Trials being postponed and rescheduled for the last trials event. Plus a wedding at the gym.In the recap section of the show we discuss Medusa 1 that featured an all women's CJJ event and an all women's EBI event.  In one of two Superfight on the card Ffion Davies submitted Jennifer Rivera in impressive fashion in the first minute of the match.  In the EBI Strawweight Tournament we discussed the Quarter-Finals talking about Trinity Pun submissions in the first and second round, we also talked about the lightning fast toe hold that Fatima Kline hit on Samantha Villareal in the semi finals we discussed Fatima Kline armbar win over Vanessa Demopoulos, and the finals of Fatima Kline vs Trinity Pun that saw Fatima take the event with a step over Kneebar.In the Combat Jiu Jitsu Bantamweight Tournament we talked about a major upset in the Quarter-Finals where Juliana Miller defeated Bia Mesquita Fastest Escape Time In EBI Overtime, after weathering the storm with multiple deep armbar escapes in regulation. We talked Nikki Sullivan vs Gillian Robertson that saw Nikki take a Kneebar win in the matchup. We took a look at Sophia Nordenö heel hook win over Laura Hallock in the quarters as well.  In the Semi-Finals we talked and broke down Nikki Sullivan jumping darce against Juliana Miller, and Brianna Ste-Marie triangle win over Sophia Nordenö.  In the finals we discussed Brianna Ste-Marie defeating Nikki Sullivan via Armbar In EBI Overtime.In the preview section of the show we took a look at Polaris 17 main evented by Davi Ramos Vs. Craig Jones and made predictions on how the champ Craig would decide to approach the match.  We discussed the co-main event between Venla Luukkonen and Kendall Reusing, and a catchweight bout featuring Kody Steele Vs. Jed Hue, and other matches on the card.In SUG 27 preview we discussed Mason Fowler vs Gabriel Checco as the new main event after Kyle Boehm pulled out with injury. In our preview of IBJJF No-Gi Worlds 2021 we talked about the major names in the adult black belt divisions for both the men and the women. In the outro Maine and Josh discussed being very tired and ADCC East Coast Trials 2021.  Recorded 10-3-2021

    #203 How to Win $260,000 Dollars in BJJ, WNO Event Recap Big Money In BJJ

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 115:44

    This week on the show Maine and Miranda recap the entire WNO Championship Event we also discuss F2W 185 and Grapple In the Temple main events.In the news section of the show we talk about Buchecha MMA debut in One FC against Anderson Silva that he won in impressive fashion with a north south choke.In the recap section of the show we run through every WNO match starting with the Quarter Finals and going through the finals and discussing the consolation bracketsWe kick the recap section off with the men's heavyweight bracket Quarter-Finals discussing Tex Johnson triangle victory over Orlando Sanchez that saw Orlando Disqualified due to powerbomb, we also talk Tim Spriggs lat minute finish of Rida Haisam via inside heel-hook. In the finals we talk about the huge upset with Tim Spriggs submitting Kaynan Duarte with an inside heel hook.  In the consolation bracket we saw Rida Haisam defeat Orlando Sanchez with a rear naked choke, and Rida Haisam defeat Giancarlo Bodoni via decision for third place. In the Women's Heavyweight we talked about the biggest first round upset Amanda Leve defeating Gabi Garcia via decision, and a close RNC attempt. We discuss the rest of the semi finals and quarter finals then talk about Rafaela Guedes submission win over Kendall Reusing with a guillotine for the title. In the consolation bracket we discuss Erin Harpe submission over Amanda Loewen via kimura, and Elisabeth Clay decision victory over Erin Harpe for third place. In the Men's 155 we talked about another huge upset, Gabriel Sousa defeating Mikey Musumeci with a north-south choke after securing the pass. Talk briefly about Josh Cisneros armbar win over Demian Anderson, and AOJ blue belt prospect Cole Abate decision win over Geo Martinez, plus Kade Ruotolo sub win over Pato with a Darce choke.  In the semis we talked about Kade flying scissor leg takedown that resulted in Josh Cisneros being taken out with an injury coming back in the consolation bracket we see Diego Pato submit Josh Cisneros with a RNC.  In the finals we talked about another darce win for Kade Ruotolo over Gabriel Sousa for the title. In the Women's 115 bracket Quarter-Finals, we talked about the decision wins, and Jessa Khan heel hook win over Jessica.  In the semi finals we discussed the wild calf slicer twister combo that Grace Gundrum submitted Jessa Khan with. In the consolation bracket we talked about the submissions Amanda Alequin sub win over Alex Nguyen via kneebar, Danielle Kelly submitting Jessica Crane with an inside heel hook, Amanda “Tubby” Alequin submitting Khan with a toe hold, and Tammi Musumeci defeating Danielle Kelly with an armbar. In the finals we talked about the last 3 minutes of positional work that saw Mayssa Bastos take a decision win over Grace for the title. In the Mens 185 we talked about the wildness of Jacob Couch submitting Roberto Jimenez with an inside heel hook, plus Tye Ruotolo defeating Johnny Tama with a jumping Darce choke.  In the semi finals we talked about Mica Galvao armbar win over Jacob Couch, and Tye Ruotolo submission win over Dante Leon with a guillotine. In the consolation bracket we talked about Jon “Thor” Blank submitting Jacob Couch with a reverse triangle, while sustaining an injury, and William Tackett submitting Dante Leon with a arm in calf-slicer.  In the finals we discussed Tye Ruotolo defeating Mica Galva by a close split decision. In the recap of F2W 185 We discussed Yuri Simoes fight of the night decision victory over Felipe Andrew that saw Yuri attacking takedowns and leg locks throughout the match.  In our main event recap of Grapple in the Temple we discuss Matheus Diniz modified von flu shoulder crank choke win over David Garmo. In the outro section of the show the hosts discussed plans for upcoming trips and ADCC trials. Recorded 9-27-2021

    #202 ADCC European Trials 2021 Recap, WNO Championship Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 66:53

    This week on the show Maine and Emil recap ADCC European Trials Preview WNO and recap F2W 184.In the news section of the show we discuss what ADCC trials mean and why they are such a big deal. We also discuss B-Team Jiu Jitu and their professional gym application and selection procedure.  In the recap section we discuss the results from the 2021 1st ADCC European, Middle East and African Trials that took place in Lubon, Poland.In the -65.9kg Ashley Williams we saw defeat Gairbeg Ibragimov discussing Ash back take and his leg lock offence. At -76.9kg we took a look at Oliver Taza vs Magomed Dzharbaev that saw taza win a close match on penalties and score 2 off of a nice leg pummel tech up. At -87.9kg Eoghan O'flanagan defeated Thomas Loubersanes via heel hook off of a throw by pass after Eoghan sits and condeds the -1 point, then as soon as committed passing starts Eoghan grabs the heel hook quick. At -98.9kg Perttu Tepponen beat Samuel Karas, 3-0 on points, using both his wrestling and his guard and countering passing jumping guillotine attempts from Samuel with a back take for his 3 points, then counter wrestling and great sprawls. At +99kg Heikki Jussila defeats Mateusz Juskowiak via ref decision.For the women at -60kg Peyton Letcher submitted Ashley Bendle off of a super aggressive start and a great Hari Goshi over the hip and a quick back take, then after a reset we see a RNC belly down from the South African.  At +60kg Magdalena Loska submitted Slavka Holubjakova off of a really nice transition out of a high guard, and kneebar counter to the belly to back takedown.  In our recap of F2W 184 we discussed Dustin Akbari Split Decision win over Hugo Marques, that saw consistent shots, and pressure on the edge of the stage.In our preview of WNO championship we run through our picks for each division and why talking about the Men's 155 pound division featuring Gabriel Sousa, Diego "Pato" Oliveira, stand out favorite Mikey Musumeci, Kade Ruotolo, Damien Anderson, Joshua Cisneros, Geo Martinez, and AOJ dark horse Cole Abate.In the Women's 115 pound division we discussed why we believed Mayssa Bastos was the division frontrunner in a stacked division featuring Grace Gundrum, Jessa Khan, Danielle Kelly, Amanda "Tubby" Alequin, Tammi Musumeci, Jessie Crane, and Alex Nguyen.In the Men's 185 pound division we discussed how much of a toss up this division has begun with Craig Jones out with injury replaced by Oliver Taza, along with another stacked bracket featuring Tye Ruotolo, Micael Galvao, William Tackett, Dante Leon, Jon Blank, Roberto Jimenez, and Jacob Couch replacing the injured Pedro Marinho.At Women's Heavyweight we discussed a potential changing of the guard speculating if anyone would be able to take Gabi Garcia crown, in a division filled with rematches for all we discussed if Elisabeth Clay could make the changes needed or if Ana Carolina Vieira, Rafaela Guedes, Erin Harpe, Amanda Leve, Amanda Lowen, Kendall Reusing would be able to claim the title.At Men's Heavyweight we discussed the entrants combining ADCC -88 - +99 Kg into one division with all eyes on Kaynan Duarte, we looked and discussed how the rest of teh roster including Orlando Sanchez, Tim Spriggs, Kyle Boehm, Luiz Panza, Haisam Rida, Aaron Tex Johnson, and Mason Fowler might look to give him problems. We also briefly previewed Fight to Win 185 and Grapple in the Temple Matheus Diniz vs David Garmo.In the outro the hosts discussed teh upcoming ADCC USA trials. Recorded 9-20-2021

    #201 F2W 183 San Diego Recap, ADCC Trials/ WNO Discussion Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 48:18

    This week on the show Main and Miranda discuss F2W 183 and talk about the upcoming WNO Championship Event and ADCC Trials. In the news section of the show we discuss WNO championship pull out Craig Jones being replaced by fellow former teammate Oliver taza in the 185 pound division.  We also run through every athlete in all of the events divisions. In the recap of the show we take a look at Fight to Win 183 featuring a fantastic submission finish from Baret Yoshida in his anaconda win over Bernardo Pitel, that he set up off of the half guard darce.  We talk about the leg lock and kneebar game of Michael Liera in his decision victory over Jackson Nagai to claim the welterweight title. We dive into Josh Hinger decision victory over Corey Guitard that saw the Atos grappler work from the mount and knee on belly for much of the match.  We briefly discussed Gabriel Almeida split decision victory over Dom Bell, and go into detail on Fellipe Andrew head and arm choke finish of Fellipe Trovo that earned him Fight of the Night honors, finishing from mount after defending a Buggy choke. We discussed the combination pinning toreando passing from Lucas Pinheiro that lead to him securing Carlos We also recapped the rematch between Sophia Nordeno and Nikki Sullivan that saw Sophia take a decision win.In the preview section of the show we Briefly discuss the location for F2W 184, and the upcoming ADCC European Trials.In the outro we discuss the newly announced polaris event featuring Craig Jones back to defend his title, and the upcoming ADCC East Coast trials that as of last count had over 500 grapplers signed up to take part, making it the biggest trials event of all time by well over 140 grapplers. Plus we discussed how excited we were going to be to cover it. Recorded 9-13-2021

    #200 IBJJF 2021 Pans Black Belt Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 91:18

    This week on the show Maine and Zak celebrate 200 episodes by recapping the IBJJF Pans 2021.  Plus we preview F2W 183.In the news section we discuss our special episode 200 that featured all of the grappling rewind staff and the possibility that the episode will never be released.In the recap section of the show we discuss every single adult men's and women's black belt final for the 2021 IBJJF pan championship. Including Roosterweight Livio Ribeiro victory over Hiago Gama, Light-featherweight Diego “Pato” Oliveira closed out over Pedro Dias, Featherweight Jamil Hill-taylor returned after a long layoff to defeat Gabriel Sousa, Lightweight Johnatha Alves defeated Lucas Valente. At Middleweight Tainan Dalpra Defeated Yago Souza, and Medium-heavyweight André Porfirio Defeated Pedro Marinho Via Straight Ankle LockIn the Heavyweight division Gustavo Batista Defeated Adam Wardzinski in their fourth meeting. At Super Heavyweight Fellipe Andrew Defeated Guilherme Augusto, at Ultra Heavyweight Victor Hugo finished Rodrigo Ribeiro with a choke From the back, and in the Open Weight Fellipe Andrew Defeated Gustavo Batista in the highest scoring match of the finals 18×8.In the women's divisions at Roosterweight Lavinia Barbosa Defeated Jessa Khan, in Light-featherweight Anna Rodrigues Defeated Mayssa Bastos, at Featherweight Nathalie Ribeiro Defeated Margot Ciccarelli, for Middleweight Luiza Monteiro Defeated Andressa CintraIn, Medium-heavyweight Ana Carolina Vieira defeated Elisabeth Clay in their rematch now in the gi. At Heavyweight Maria Malyjasiak defeated Melissa Cueto with a short choke, in the Super heavyweight Gabrieli Pessanha defeated Yara Soares, and in the women's open weight final Yara Soares defeated Ana Carolina Vieira.In the preview section of the show we discussed the three big matches that were announced for fight2win 183 including Xande Ribero versus Dom Bell, Lucas Pinheiro versus Pedro Diaz, and Jackson Nagai versus Michael Leira Jr.In the outro of the show Zak discussed an upcoming vacation he was taking with his family and Maine discussed the beginning to hunting season and sighting in his crossbow.Recorded 9-6-2021

    #199 Dante Leon Last Second Submission Win F2W 182 Recap IBJJF 2021 Pans Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 68:38

    This week on the show Maine and Josh recap fight to win 182 headlines by Dante Leon versus Davi Ramos and preview the 2021 IBJJF Pans championshipIn the news section of the show we discuss the heavyweight bracket for who is number one championship for $30,000 and discuss who can beat Kaynan Duarte Plus we discuss ADCC North American trials that are coming up in a few months.In the recap section of the show we take a look at the last second submission that Dante Leon scored over Davi Ramos for the belt at fight to win. We discuss his guard play coupled with Ramos's pressure passing throughout the match.In our discussion of Jackson Nagai versus Edward Najmi we discussed some of the foot lock exchanges and Jackson's lapel work versus Edwin that ultimately led to him securing a step over a triangle from side control to finish Edwin in the match.In our discussion of Gianni Grippo versus Samir Chantre we take a look at the new and improved version of Grippo and discuss the changes to his camp and how training with the Miyao brothers has really influenced his game, as well as his leg lock defense. In our preview of the 2021 IBJJF Pans Championship We discussed all of the men's and women's adult Black belt divisions And discuss some of the major players that have the potential to make a run at the title in this major event.  We also discussed some of the Grapplers returning to competition in this event after significant layoffs from major events plus discuss how large some of these divisions are in contrast to last year.  In the outro section of the show we discuss Grappling Rewind episode 200 and the special episode we are intending to record to commemorate this Monumental occasion for the podcast look out for Grappling Rewind special episode 200 in the middle of next week right after the normal recap podcast. Recorded 8-29-2021

    #198 Dante Leon Vs Davi Ramos Preview F2W 182

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 52:08

    This week on the show Maine and Miranda talk about all the upcoming events and preview Fight to Win 182.  In the very long news section of the show we discuss Marcus Almeida Buchecha debut opponent in ONE FC, we talked about how the potential grappling may go, and discuss his debut in mind with Garry Tonon and Yuri Simoes.   We also discuss and run through all of the upcoming Combat Jiu-Jitsu cards including the all woman's card scheduled for the near future.   We talk in depth about ADCC  trials for 2022, that kicks off theADCC season and begins the run up to what will be the greatest grappling event in history so far.We also discuss numerous other events that are on tap for the near future including Submission Underground SUG Mason Fowler versus Kyle Boehm for the absolute title and king of overtime.We also take a brief look at the upcoming inaugural Grapple in the Temple event featuring David Garmo and Matheus Diniz.In the preview section of the show we discuss the three top matches on fight2win 182 in San Francisco California.   We take a look at Dante Leon vs Davi Ramos and talk about some of the recent struggles and wins both grapplers have had and start to discuss some of the stylistic choices each will probably make in the match.We discuss Gianni Grippo vs Samir Chantre talking about the recent big win Grippo had at The Emerald City Invitational, and how good he has looked recently since he's training situation and Camp moving to Hoboken.  We also discuss Edwin Najmi vs Jackson Nagai in a veteran versus up-and-coming Prospect match.   We once again see Edwin in the Gi  in this match we discuss his darce and triangle game and how they may be a bigger factor back in the Gi. In the outro section of the show Miranda discusses the recent Jeff Glover seminar she attended and the different ways that he elects to play deep half guard.Recorded 8-23-2021 

    #197 Small Grapplers that are Exciting in the Gi F2W 181, SUG 26 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 63:46

    This week on the show Maine and Miranda recap F2W 181 and SUG 26In the news section of the show we discuss the women's brackets for WNO championship; we looked at the Heavyweight bracket and the strawweight bracket for the event with $30,000 on the line for each bracket we discussed the front runners and who he thought had the best shot at taking the prize.In the recap section of the show we discussed fight to win 181 headline by Lucas Pinheiro vs Gabriel Sousa, We discussed the great position of work from both Grapplers including some nice single leg x and x guard transitional work we also discussed how pleased we were both Grapplers were willing to concede position to continue working and not simply fight for a non-scoring sweep during the match we discussed the kneebar attempt from Gabriel  that ended up securing his decision win.In our recap of Marcos Torregrosa vs Angel Lopez We talked about the finishing sequence Marcos hit on Lopez that included a great grip switch at the end of the lapel in order to secure the scarf hold choke.  We also discussed a number of variations for this choke and some names that we have heard it called by over the years.In our discussion of Fellipe Andrew vs Max Gimenis We talked about the Ironclad positional work of Andrew from The Sweep to the maintenance of top mount and top position and generally being in control of the match from Bell to Bell. In our recap of submission underground 26 (SUG) We kicked it off of the discussion of the only submission in regulation on the card in Justin Renick defeating Phelan Carron via Armbar off of the cage, prefaced with some interesting commentary.  We gave our thoughts on the Tag Team Main event that seemed very exploitable due to the rules. We also briefly discussed Gabriel Checco victory over Danilo Marques, Gillian Robertson win over Katlyn Chookagian That saw her Implement an interesting overtime strategy going from the back to the arm triangle and keeping position.  Plus Andy Varela defeating Kevin Casey, In overtime after Casey defended a very deep rear-naked choke for much of the regulation.In the outro section of the show Miranda discussed going up to Philadelphia to train with Josh Hinger, and Kristian Woodmansee; or a few days including training without air conditioning and some of the technical differences in the grapplers games. Maine Briefly discussed Physical Therapy progression and his thoughts on diversity of Josh's game.Recorded 8-16-2021

    #196 How Fast is Too Fast For A Heel Hook? Emerald City Invitational 2, F2W 180, Polaris Squads Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 50:51

    This week on the show Maine and Emil recap the Emerald City Invitational, Polaris Squads 3, and Fight to WIn 180.In the news section of the show we discuss the full lineup for the who's number one 185 lb Championship bracket that has been announced for September.   We also discuss a few of the other names in some of the other announce brackets.We kick off the recap section of the show talking about the Emerald City Invitational 3 that featured a featherweight 145 lb tournament for $10,000.  We discussed some of the controversial finishes in the first round of the event including a quick heel hook by Gianni Grippo, And a Kimura throw by Damien Anderson.   We discuss The quarter-final matches featuring Kennedy Maciel vs Frank Rosenthal that saw a neck crank RNC victory for Kennedy.In the Tournament Semifinals We discuss the overtime matches betweenKennedy Maciel vs Keith Krikorian, Gianni Grippo vs Damien Anderson.  Then in the finals, Gianni Grippo defeating Kennedy Maciel In overtime due to fastest Escape.In our recap of fight to win 180 we talked about Rafael Lovato Jr. defeating Gabriel Arges By decision in a match that saw the American continually putting heavy pressure on the variety of guards that Gabriel put up. We talked about the great leg lock work from Johnny Tama In his heel hook submission victory over Edwin Najmi that earned him SOTN Honors. We discussed the fantastic back crucifix work of Baret Yoshida that is always an absolute pleasure to watch In his assassin choke victory over Jeff Nolasco.In our recap of Polaris quads 3 team UK and Ireland vs United States we talked about the submission victories that took place on the card including a modified neck crank twister from the body triangle combination that Nathan Orchard hit to earn Team USA 3 points,  we talked about the Fantastic back taking ability of Roberto Jimenez, in his rear naked choke victory over Bradley Hill.   We also discussed it Geo Martinez,  modified shoulder crank submission that ended up tearing Daniel strauss's pec  and ultimately saw Team USA take the victory on points for the entire event.  We also discussed Kyle Boehm superfight victory over Nastasa Silviu Georgian via Inside Heel Hook In 30 seconds to secure the Polaris heavyweight title also calling out Craig Jones in the process. We very briefly preview submission underground 26 and fight2win 181 for next week's show.In the out row section of the show Emil talks about his family getting stuck in Puerto Rico and Maine talks about the progress he's been making in physical therapy post back surgery.Recorded 8-9-2021

    #195 How Hulk Dominated at BJJ Bet 2 Recap, F2W 179/180, Emerald City, Polaris Squads Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 75:00

    This week on the show Maine and Zak recap BJJ Bet 2 Whos Next,Fight to Win 179 and preview the Emerald City Invitational 2, Fight to Win 180 and Polaris Squads 3.In the news section of the show we discussed the formation of the B-Team in Austin Texas featuring half of the broken up members of the Danaher Death Squad we also discuss Gordon Ryan and John starting their own School in Austin tx.In the recap section of the show we kick it off talking about the main event featuring Hulk and Leandro Lo.  We discussed the speed in which Hulk initiated the takedowns on Leandro and the hard take down that allowed him to secure back mount and a rear naked choke.  We also discussed the semifinals of the event featuring exciting matchups between Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa and Mauricio Oliveira that saw Hulk go hard for the finish on an arm-triangle choke,  getting the tap almost instantly after changing the angle.  We also talked about Leandro Lo and William Tackett and the rib injury that Tackett had been dealing with.  In the first round we talked about all of the matchups including Leandro Lo dominant overtime victory against Rafael Paganini on points.  We discussed the contrast in Old School vs new school leg lock styles in William Tackett vs Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares that saw the young American take a clean points victory over the ADCC vetran.  Plus the veteran game planning that saw Mauricio Oliveira defeat Micael Galvao on points. We also discussed some of the superfights including the weirdest match of the year so far in Nicholas Meregali vs Rider Zuchi.  We look at the current IBJJF world champion Matheus Gabriel and his 50/50 armbar finish over Luan Carvalho, And discussed a women's heavyweight matchup between Tayane Porfirio and Gabi Pessanha.In our recap of fight to win 179 we discussed the main event featherweight title fight between Josh Cisneros and Kennedy Maciel a rematch of one of the most exciting comeback victories we've ever seen from Kennedy,  and this didn't disappoint we discuss the opening sequence that saw Kennedy on the back of a back crucifix and Cisneros come from behind victory to win a close judge's decision and the title.We also talked about the quick back and forth match between Heather Raftery and Tracey Goodell, that saw Heather finish a heel hook after a triangle escape. Plus we talked briefly about Gabrielle McComb vs Karen Antunes, that saw a contrast of leg position work versus passing.In the preview section we Talked about the Emerald City Invitational featherweight bracket featuring a strong host of contenders, in an event that could really be anyone's day given the EBI format.  We discussed the Front Runners on the left side in Josh Cisneros and Kennedy Maciel,  and discussed Gianni Grippo and Keith Krikorian on the right  side. We briefly discussed The main event and co-main event for fight to win 180 featuring Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Gabriel Arges, In what we believe could be a toss-up match up,  and a woman's openweight bout between Kendall Reusing and Raphel Guedes.In our preview of Polaris Suads 3 team UK and Ireland versus Team U.S. we discussed some of the recent roster changes facing the US and spoke about how excited we were for the event.In the outro the hosts discussed healing up injuries and getting back into training.Recorded 8-2-2021 

    #194 Everything We Know About the Danaher Death Squad Break Up, F2W 178 Recap, BJJ Bet 2 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 63:26

    This week on the show Maine and Zak talk about the DDS Breaking Up, Recap F2W 178, and Preview BJJ Bet 2, and F2W 179.In the news section of the show we discussed the breakup of the Danaher death squad and the creation of a possible Gym by Gordon and John in Austin Texas, as well as the B Squad members that would potentially be taking their training elsewhere. We discussed Eddie Cummings, and some team break up history in the sport.We discussed the date announcement of the 2021 IBJJF  World Championships and the announcement of 2 different GP both a heavyweight and a middleweight event.We discussed the Stacked lightweight bracket for the upcoming WNO championship event being put on by Flograppling,  and discussed some of the possibilities for matchups in the bracket.In our recap of fight to win 178 we discussed the late come-from-behind victory that Xande Ribeiro took over Felipe Trovo, with an armbar attempt in the closing moments of the match.   we discussed the chain attacks from Trovo,  and how he was able to attack both the upper and lower body seamlessly.In our discussion of Osvaldo "Queixinho" Moizinho vs Pedro Dias,  we discussed the Fantastic lapel work and defensive ability of Dias, coupled with a great elevator sweep from Queixinho.   We also discussed the great guard pull timing, and tactical adjustments made in the match.In Victor Hugo vs Guilherme Augusto, we took a look at the numerous leg entries that Hugo attempted on Augusto,  and discussed the range play that prevented Victor from being able to turn his hips into the knee bar.In our preview of BJJ bet II who's next,  we discussed a number of the super fights on the card including A rematch between Felipe Pena and Nicholas Meregali, That we had a very difficult time picking due to the level of activity both competitors and had recently,  we took a look at Tayane Porfirio vs Gabi Pessanha, in an exciting woman's heavyweight match, plus Matheus Gabriel vs Luan Carvalho.In one of the most exciting 88 kg brackets,  we discussed both the A and B side of the bracket featuring And absolutely stacked lineup, Leandro Lo in his first No-Gi match in 5 years, Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa, Our clear front-runner on the right side, Mauricio Oliveira, the outstanding new black belt prospect Micael Galvao, Rafael Paganini,  making a return from MMA Rousimar Palhares, The only American in the bracket William Tackett, and Servio Tulio.In the outro section Maine discuss is hurting himself swimming, and Zak  discusses hurting his leg demonstrating a butterfly guard sweep.Recorded 7-26-2021 

    #193 Road To ADCC Recap, F2W 177 Preview F2W 178

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 74:25


    On this week's show Maine and Josh recap The Road To ADCC, Recap F2W 177 and Preview Fight to Win 178.In the news section of the show we discuss Ryan Maguire president of Third Coast grappling taking over as Matchmaker for Seth Daniels On fight to win.   we also discuss some belated black belt promotions and our excitement for the upcoming kickoff to ADCC season.In the recap section of the show we discuss the road to ADCC  featuring a champion versus Champion matchup between Kaynan Duarte the +99kg champ vs Matheus Diniz the -88kg champ.  We talk about the Texas Cloverleaf finish in just over 2 minutes that shocked the whole team, and how calm Kaynan looked.   We discussed the 34 point victory Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa, took over William Tackett, in their rematch, plus Ana Carolina Vieira showing off her ADCC game vs Elisabeth Clay.  In what's beef 2021 we talk about Mikey Musumeci vs Geo Martinez, that saw Mikey get as heated post match as we've ever seen him,we talk about his leg lock entries and back taking ability now the number one ranked grappler at every weight class below 155.  We talked about the tactical performance of Nicky Ryan vs Dante Leon That saw the young Grappler injured his knee and still pull off a highly Tactical points victory over Dante.  Plus we discussed Roberto Jimenez taking a dominant submission victory over Kade Ruotolo, who filled in on short notice coming off vacation.  We also discuss the rules of the event and how happy we were with the matchups and the card in general we talked about how we want to see more events contested under these rules and look forward to the upcoming East Coast trials which are the first ADCC trials for the 2022 World Championships.We also we caps fight2win 177 that featured Rafael Lovato Jr earning a decision Victory and the Masters light heavyweight title over Alexandro Ceconi.  We broke down Maria Malyjasiak toe hold victory over Kendall Reusing, with a great counter toe hold, and tackled about Pedro Marinho defeating Davi Ramos via decision. In the preview section of the show we briefly discussed fight to win 178 headlined by Xande Ribeiro vs Felipe Trovo, and Osvaldo "Queixinho" Moizinho vs Pedro Dias in the co-main event slot, plus six blades Victor Hugo vs Guilherme Augusto, in a Heavyweight matchup. In the outro section of the show Josh discusses opening up a new restaurant and working absolutely crazy hours and Maine  talks about continuing physical therapy and a surgery follow-up that allowed him to increase his activity level.Recorded 7-18-2021


    #192 Road To ADCC 2022 Preview, Plus SUG 25, and Big Deal Pro 3 F2W 176 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 70:40

    This week on the show Maine and Miranda preview The Road To ADCC 2022 we also recap Fight 2 Win 176 and Big Deal Pro 3 plus a brief preview of Submission Underground 25 (SUG 25) and Quintet Fight Night 7 Tokyo.In the news section of the show we discussed Craig Jones dropping out of the road to ADCC  due to a broken hand and being replaced by William Tackett in his match versus Hulk.  We also briefly discussed some additional ADCC related news from the most recent Instagram live streams. In the recap section of the show we discussed the results of Fight 2 Win 176  headlined by Junny Ocasio vs Carlos Oliveira that saw Junny  take a decision victory over Carlos.  We also discussed the close in passing work of Gustavo Batista vs Tex Johnson, that saw Batista secure a pass late and earn the decision victory over Tex.  We also discussed a number of other matches on the card, including Hunter Colvin and Troy Everett.  In our recap of big deal Pro 3 we discussed the heavyweight tournament that saw a close contested finals match between Erberth Santos and Anderson Munis.  Ultimately resulting in Anderson taking the victory on advantages at the very end of the match.   We discussed a number of the super fights on the card including Bianca Basilio victory over Dulce Rosenthal via a Modified bow and arrow choke from the back. Erich Munis balloon sweep to armbar of Leonardo Lemos.  A very close foot lock battle between Isaque Bahiense and Servio Tulio, Leandro Lo edging out Henrique Ceconi on advantages.  Plus Mahamed Aly defeating Pedro Alex.In our preview of The Road To ADCC 2022 we discussed every single match on the card, The champion versus Champion match of Kaynan Duarte vs Matheus Diniz taking place at openweigh.  Nicky Ryan vs Dante Leon a match sure to be full of surprises given these stylistic matchup and familiarity with Dante and the DDS camp.  A wild under 66 kg match between number one ranked Mikey Musumeci taking on ADCC vetran Geo Martinez who is no stranger to the rules.  We discussed late replacement William Tackett vs Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa at -88kg, A rematch of a fight we saw on Subversiv 4. Ana Carolina Vieira vs Elisabeth Clay in a woman's +60kg matchup.  Plus Roberto Jimenez taking on Andrew Wiltse, In a phenomenal ADCC  up-and-comer match up in the rule set.We also briefly preview quintet Fight Night 7 featuring 4 japan-based teams competing on Tuesday night.  In our preview of submission underground 25, we looked at the 3 biggest matches on the card Pedro Marinho vs Andy Varela, Jeremy Kennedy vs Edwin Najmi, and Keith Krikorian vs joey Mckay. In the outro section Maine discussed a surgery follow up and Miranda discussed Pittsburgh Recorded 6-12-2021

    #191 Fury Pro 1, Recap, Big Deal Pro 3 & F2W 176 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 53:04

    This week on the show Maine and Miranda recap Fury Pro Grappling 1, and preview Big Deal Pro #1, and F2W 176.In the news section of the show we run through all of the upcoming events including the road to ADCC, BJJ Bet,  Emerald City Invitational,  and a few others all coming up within the next month we also discussed  Talita Alencar'a pro MMA debut.  In the  recap section of the show we discuss Fury program feeling inaugural event headlined by a black belt women's match between Danielle Kelly and Sofia Amarante, That saw Kelly secure a late rear naked choke great top position work and passing.  We talked about Danny Maira vs. Robbie De la Rionda,  that saw an impressive no arm triangle lapel choke variation Victory from Daniel.   We discussed Nick Salles vs. Dez McDonald,  that saw Nick transition from the triangle to an armbar close to the edge of the mat on a potential reset for the victory.  In  our discussion of John Battle vs. Miles Williams we discussed the back control clinic that battle put on throughout 9 Minutes of the match reminiscent of the DDS  back control instructional.in the preview section of the show we discuss the headline matches for fight to win 176 Edwin "Junny" Ocasio vs Carlos "Bebeto" Oliveira.  We talked about Junie hot on the trail to get back into the win column after his most recent performance on WNO,  being the only man to take Mikey Musumeci to decision since he began pursuing No-Gi.  We discuss some of the tactics that may take place in the Aaron “Tex” Johnson vs Gustavo Batista match including potential for Batista to play on the outside and look for passing opportunities.  We also discussed Samir Chantre vs Orlando Castillo.In our preview of Big Deal Pro 3 We discussed the heavyweight GP,  and how Erberth Santos  would most likely be the clear favorite in the tournament.   we also discussed his recent performances and how he is potentially making a return to form as of late.We also discussed a number of superfight matches on the card including Leandro Lo vs Henrique Ceconi, In our first time seeing  Leandro back in a few months. Maine discussed why he thinks Gutemberg Pereira may have turned a major corner recently in his match vs Erich Munis, We discussed Dulce Rosenthal vs Bia Basilio, and Sérvio Tulio vs Isaque Bahiense.In the outro section of the show Miranda discusses an upcoming photography trip and Maine discusses improvements from back surgery with PT.Recorded 7-5-2021

    #190 Can You Win a Match if You're Asleep? BJJ Stars 6 Recap, F2W 175, SUG 24

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 61:24

    This week on the show Maine and Josh recap BJJ Stars 6, F2W 175, and SUG 24, we also Preview Fury CFFC pro grappling 1. This week in news we talk about the ADCC 2022 official dates that were announced for Las Vegas September 17-18th of 2022.  We also discussed the super fight between Gordon Ryan and Andre galvao.   Plus we briefly discuss the Egg Guard Invitational 3 that the Grappling Rewind Maine and Zac provided commentary for.In our recap of BJJ Stars 6 we discuss the title fight between Felipe Pena and Patrick Gaudio.  That saw Penna win with a collar choke from the top.  We discussed the extremely controversial match between Hulk and Matheus Diniz that ended with Hulk unconscious on the mat we discussed the event timing and what the referee should have done to make the determination.  We also discussed the rest of the card including matches between Yuri Simoes and Mahamed Aly, We discussed Erberth Santos victory over Gutemberg Pereira, as well as Bianca Basilio  points victory over Gabi Fechter, and Tainan Dalpra impressive collar choke victory over Athos Miranda.In our recap of Fight to Win 175, we discussed the main and co-main event Black Belt  matches between Gabriel Sousa and Ethan Crelinstein,  that saw great wrestling and reversals on display from Gabriel,  plus we discuss the wrestling exchanges that took place in the clothes and somewhat controversial decision between Hiago Adao and Oliver Taza.  We also discussed the matchup between Frederico Silva vs Justin Hale that saw Frederico pull-off a quick choke Vicory.  In our recap of Submission Underground 24 (SUG 24) we discussed the $10,000 8 man tournament to see who will take on Mason Fowler for the absolute championship.  We also discussed the woman's absolute title fight between Raquel Canuto and Amanda Loewen. In the eight-man bracket we talked about all of the matchups including impressive performances from Pedro Marinho, Roberto Jimenez, and Kyle Boehm.In the preview section of the show we discussed Fury Pro Grappling 1 headlined by a woman's title fight between Danielle Kelly vs. Sofia Amarante.In the outro section of the show Josh discusses his Tuesday morning 6 a.m. class he has been running for 10 years and Maine discusses shooting some time lapse.Recorded 6-28-2021 

    #189 WNO Craig Jones Vs Tye Ruotolo, 3CG 7 GP, F2W 174 Recap, Preview BJJ Stars VI, F2W 175

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 58:56

    This week on the show Maine and Emil recap WNO Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo, Micael Galvao submission run through the Third Coast Grappling 7 185 lbs GP, and F2W 174 Tex Jhonson vs Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa, we also preview Fight to Win 175, and BJJ Stars VI.In the news section of the show we discuss the postponement of Polaris team UK and Ireland versus Team USA that has been pushed to August 7th.  We also discuss the matchups announced for road to ADCC including Kaynan Duarte vs Matheus Diniz, Craig Jones vs Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa, Mikey Musumeci vs Geo Martinez, Nicky Ryan vs Dante Leon, Elisabeth Clay vs Ana Carolina Vieira, and Andrew Wiltse vs  Roberto Jimenez.In the recap section of the show we kick it off with who is number one discussing Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo,  we talked about the 22 pound weight difference in the competitors and how Craig used that to his advantage in the stand up and wrestling areas,  ultimately leading to his victory by decision. In Mikey Musumeci vs Junny Ocasio We discussed my keys thoughts on his performance in his decision victory,  and how he seems to only be getting more comfortable in No-Gi.  We discussed Erin Harpe's  breakout performance in her decision victory over Rafaela Guedes.  Kade Ruotolo Buggy choke victory over Cole Franson in a choke he is beginning to make a staple of his game we discuss potentially why this choke fits so well into his game. We discussed Andrew Wiltse  come from behind rear naked choke victory Gabriel Almeida. Ans  in his first match of the weekend Micael Galvao's  decision victory over Oliver Taza.  We also talked about the second fastest submission in the events history in Haisam Rida vs Miha Perhavec.In our recap of Third Coast Grappling 7 185 pound middleweight GP we talked about every single match in the eight-man bracket, focusing on Micael Galvao standout submission performances against John Combs, Pedro Rocha, and Pedro Marinho In the finals with a variation of a straight arm lock from the underarm position off of a potential omaplata or gogoplata transition. In Our recap of fight to win 174 we talked about Tex Johnson's decision victory over Hulk.   as well as Raquel Canutos triangle from the back submission over Amanda “Tubby” Alequin.  we talked a bit about the rule set and why this is such a strong position for fight to win.In the preview section of the show we talked about fight2win 175 and the main event between Ethan Crelinsten and Gabriel Sousa.  In our preview of BJJ Stars VI we discussed the main event of Patrick Gaudio vs Felipe Pena,  and disgust Felipe's last performance.  We split picks in the matchup betweenLucas "Hulk" Barbosa and Matheus Diniz, and talked about Yuri Simoes vs Mahamed Aly , in Aly's first match in 18 months.In the outro section Emil talks about getting back into training, and Maine talks about putting his house back together post-wedding.Recorded 6-21-2021

    #188 Preview WNO Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo, 3CG 7 GP, F2W 174, Recap F2W 173, EUG #2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 87:02

    This week on the show Maine and Josh recap fight2win 173 and EUG second event, we also preview Third Coast grappling middleweight GP, WNO  Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotoulo, and Fight to Win 174.In the news selection of the show Maine discusses being a referee for the first time at a tournament.In the recap section of the show we kick it off with fight2win 173 discussing Kendall Reusing vs Talita Nogueira that ended in a modified arm triangle.  Pedro Dias vs Joao Miyao that saw dynamic lapel game from both players, and Lucas Pinheiro vs Paulo Miyao, that saw Paulo's Berimbolo game on display.In the recap for EUG event number 2, we talk about the 170lbs Grand Prix Results, discussing Johnatha Alves run through the event using lapel 50/50 and well timed scoring.  We talk about Micael Galvao vs Tainan Dalpra that was the match of the night, with great submission offence from Micael Galvao.  Plus the finals match between Johnatha Alves vs Micael Galvao that ended via points. In the preview section of the show we discuss F2W 174 headlined by Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa vs Aaron “Tex' Johnson and Amanda "Tubby" Alequin vs Raquel Canuto.In our preview of WNO Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo we Talk about the changes that Ty has made in his game and how his quick paste and aggressive style potentially will play into the leg Lock game of Jones. In Mikey Musumeci vs Edwin "Junny" Ocasio  we talked about how it is nearly impossible to pick against Mikey and how much pizza he eats to sustain his physique.  we discussed how much of a Powerhouse Rafaela Guedes  has been in her match up with Erin Harpe. In Kade Ruotolo vs Cole Franson we talked about much like his brother the pacing that Kade implements in his matches and what we expect from him.  We also talked about Andrew Wiltse vs Gabriel Almeida, and Micael Galvao vs Oliver Taza In a match that will be a stark contrast to both of their recent matches versus Alvez. In our preview of the Third Coast grappling 7 middleweight GP ,  we discussed the entire middleweight bracket as it stands now forecasting Roberto Jimenez vs. Micael Galvao  in the finals in back-to-back nights of competing.   We discussed an interesting first round match-up between Pedro Marinho and Pat Downey, As well as the rest of the Stacked field.In the outro section of the show Maine and Josh discuss Maine's wedding amongst other things.Recorded 6-14-2021

    #187 Maine's 3 Seconds on JRE, F2W 172 Recap, F2W 173 & EUG 2 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 59:58

    This week on the shell Maine and Zak recap Fight to Win 172 and preview EUG #2, and F2W 173.In the news section of the show we discuss Maine appearing on the Joe Rogan experience for three seconds in an interview he did with Nick Rodriguez, during the Craig Jones and Alexander Volkanovski episode.  We discuss Andre Galvao announcing that he was going to do the ADCC 2022 Superfight and potentially take on Gordon Ryan.  also discussed Maine getting married two days prior and how awesome the wedding was. In the recap section of the show we discuss three black belt matches on F2W. Yuri Simoes vs Devhonte “Bones” Johnson that saw aggressive stand up work from Yuri and aggressive work on the back for the decision win.  We talk about the new folds coming out of Oliver Taza's wrestling game and how he has begun to chain wrestle and implement the JT Torres Single against Jaime Canuto.We also discuss one of the most entertaining sequences of the year so far in Arnaldo Maidana's decision victory over Fellipe Trovo that earned FOTN honors for the pair.  In the preview section of the show we discuss the welterweight bracket for 10K on EUG for their second event.  Talking about how we think each round of the eight man bracket will go. We talk Johnatha Alves vs Michael Liera Jr, that is a contrast of styles AOJ vs ATOS. Jonnatas Gracie vs Mathias Luna also on the left side of the bracket.  The right side of the bracket, loaded with young blood in Tainan Dalpra vs Rafael Dos Anjos, and Damien Nitkin vs Micael Galvao.  Zak and Maine differ on who and how they think a champion will be crowned in this one.In the preview of F2W 173 we discuss Kendall Reusing vs Talita Nogueira the rematch, Pedro Dias vs Joao Miyao and Lucas Pinheiro vs Paulo Miyao in a match sure to shake up the bantamweight rankings.  We talk about the contrast of range between Paulo and Lucas.  In the outro section we talk about various upcoming events and brackets, and go off topic for a minute.  Recorded 6-7-2021

    #186 Craig Jones On Fire At WNO, Breakdown, F2W 172 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 49:16

    This week on the show Maine and Josh recap WHO Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza, we talk about the Spyder Colored Belt Event and preview F2W 172.In the news section of the show we discuss FloGrappling ADCC style event with multiple brackets and 250,000 in prize money up for grabs as part of it.  We also discuss some upcoming matchups that were announced for the next Who's Number One WNO event. In our recap of WNO Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza We start with the main event and discuss how quickly Craig came out to win with a Heel Hook.   We discuss how this might affect his ranking,  and some of the techniques he used to finish so quickly.In the Co-Main Event we discuss Mikey Musumeci Inside Heel Hook submission victory over Lucas Pinheiro to take the number one spot at bantamweight in decisive fashion,  we also discuss how much of a force Mikey might be now that he is focusing more of his energy on No-Gi  and discuss a number of potential matchups and how he might fair at ADCC. We discussed the wrestling displayed by Nicky Ryan in his Decision victory over Gabriel Almeida,  we also discussed a very interesting back escape that Alameda used repeatedly in the match.   Both hosts want to see Nicky take on Folks at the smaller weight classes. We very briefly discuss the match between Vagner Rocha and Josh Hinger that saw both Grapplers on the feet for the duration of the match.In our discussion of Oliver Taza vs Johnatha Alves we talked about the two-deep Heel Hook  attempts from Oliver, and how he played this match differently than we had seen him play in the past by preventing Alves  from passing and being able to out position him.We discuss the rematch between Jessa Khan and Pati Fontes, that saw Kahn  perform a beautiful path of the knee Shield and transition to the armbar.We talked about how Blown Away we were by both Micael Galvao and Andrew Tackett consistently and how Galvao showcased incredible positional work and submission offense from both top and bottom throughout this match we discussed the crazy transition off of Tackett’s double leg attempt that saw galvao a attempt to take the back towards the end of the match.We also discussed the other prelim matches between Cole Abate and Sathya Wiltse,  and how cold is going to quickly become the purple belt to beat. Plus Damian Anderson vs Luis Quinones  that saw big momentum shifts throughout the match and an astonishing back take from Anderson to finish it with a Rear Naked Choke. In our preview for fight2win 172 we talked about the three matchups that have been announced for the card including Yuri Simoes vs Devhonte Johnson, and how Devonte has been on a great run recently.  Jaime Canuto vs Oliver Taza  in back-to-back weekends for, and Fellipe Trovo vs Arnaldo Maidana.In the outro of the show we discussed Maine's wedding, taking place the following weekend.Recorded 5-31-2021

    #185 Craig Jones Vs Panza WNO Preview SUG 23 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 60:03

    This week on the show Maine and Josh recap SUG 23 Submission Underground headline by Mason Fowler versus Kyle Chambers.  We also preview the WNO card headlined by Craig Jones versus Luiz Panza .In the news section of the show we discussed Gordon Ryan's retirement indefinitely due to stomach issues and gastroparesis as well as how this effects and opens up the No-Gi scene to others.  In our recap of SUG 23 we discussed Mason Fowler's dominant victory over Kyle Chambers during regulation that saw the absolute Champion take a rear naked choke victory over tenth planets Chamber.  We talk about the rolling kneebar heel hook that Carlos Condit defeated Jake Ellenberger with, and the 30 second high elbow guillotine that Raquel Canuto secured in her win over Gillian Robertson.  We talk about the fast pace Richie Martinez came out with in his match with Dan Stoner winning via Japanese neck-tie.In our preview of WNO Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza we discuss the potential leg lock battle that may take place as well as both Grapplers opportunities to score and submit.  In the Co-Main Event We discuss Mikey Musumeci vs Lucas Pinheiro  for the number one slot in the No-Gi roosterweight or bantamweight rankings we take a look at both Lucas and Mikey’s  records against common opponents and give our leanings on who we think will take the match.In our discussion of Vagner Rocha vs Josh Hinger We talked about how Vagner has looked at 185 lbs  and how active he has been recently. We discussed Josh's and activity as of late against top Grapplers at 185 lb and how this factors into our decision.In Nicky Ryan vs Gabriel Almeida We talked about this as a showcase opportunity to see more from Nicky Ryan's game  and how potentially we could see a return to form from some of his adolescent matches where he was quick to set up submissions.In Jessa Khan vs Pati Fontes discuss the recent tough run that Fontes has has been faced with and how a rematch with Khan potentially will spell more of the same we discussed Jessa’s  recent performances against Bastos and how good she has looked as of late.In Johnatha Alves vs Oliver Taza We discussed how pacing and decision-making may play a huge factor in how this match ends up especially if it goes to decision. Also on the show we discussed the free prelim matches between Andrew Tackett and Micael Galvao, sure to produce action. Cole Abate vs Sathya "Bird" Wiltse, and Luis Quinones vs Damien Anderson.In the outro of the show we discussed the Third Coast Grappling 185  pound bracket and how well it is put together leaving us with many questions about how the matchups will go.  We also discussed wedding planning and the lead up to Maine’s wedding. 5-24-2021

    #184 IBJJF 2021 No Gi Pans With Heel Hooks Recap, SUG 23 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 82:23

    This Maine and Zac recap the 2021 IBJJF Pan Championships as well as preview Submission Underground 23. (SUG 23)In the news section of the show we discuss fight 2 win postponing additional events and regrouping their team, we also discussed the Third Coast Grappling Middleweight GP and the line up of names that have been announced for that tournament.In the recap section of the show we discussed the 2021 IBJJF Pan Championships we discussed all of the black belt adult finals including the Open Class finals.We talked about the implementation of heel Hooks and increased legality of leg locks, we also discussed at length some of the new interpretations, and new rules on the book for the organization including how playing the boundaries is scored in essentially what has turned into push-out points on takedowns.We discussed some outstanding performances at the event and discuss the issues we had reviewing some of the matches and stream quality.In the preview section of the event we discussed the absolute openweight championship fight between Mason Fowler and Kyle Chambers we discussed how Mason will most likely look to play into overtime and finish with his characteristic squeeze from the back.In the outro discussion of the show we discuss what's happening with the co-hosts this week.Recorded 5-17-2021

    #183 IBJJF No-Gi Pans 2021 Preview, WNO Card Release Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 63:30

    This week on the show Maine and Josh discuss the 2021 IBJJF Nogi Pans preview we discussed Finishers Submission only 13 The Absolutes and the week's news.In the news section of the show we discussed the card lineup for Who Is Number One WNO,  and Gordon Ryan vs Shinya Aoki on ONE FC.  We discuss WNO featuring Gordon Ryan vs Luiz Panza, we discuss what attributes Panza has and how Gordon will most likely approach the match.   We discuss Vagner Rocha vs Josh Hinger and how it is an outstanding match to be made at under 88 kg.   We discuss an exciting rooster weight matchup between  Mikey Musumeci vs Lucas Pinheiro in a matchup for the number one spot at rooster weight no-gi.   We discussed how this will be a great test for Mikey in his second No-Gi  match in 5 years.We also discuss Jessica Khan versus Pati Fontes,  in another top-ranked woman's roosterweight bout.  We discuss Oliver Taza versus Jonathan Alvarez, Andrew Tackett versus Michael Galvao, and Nicky Ryan vs Gabriel Almeida, that was announced the morning of this recording.In the recap section of the show we discuss Finishers Sub Only 13 The Absolutes we talked about the final match for the absolute title and about Andrew Kochel reverse triangle victory in his welterweight bout.In the previews section of the show we discuss all of the big name entrants  for the 2021 black belt IBJJF No-Gi Pans.  We talked about potential favorites for the division and discuss some potential bracketing that will occur as well as briefly discuss how we think the implementation of heel hooks will potentially change the format of this event.In the outro section of the show Josh talks about getting back to work and Maine discusses flying drones and playing Pokemon Snap.Recorded 5-10-2021

    #182 Possible Best Matches of the Year WNO / Subversiv 5 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 79:45

    This week on the show Maine and Emil recap WNO Rafael Lovato Jr vs Gilbert Burns and Subversiv 5, plus talk a little bit about the week's news and IBJJF No-Gi Pans, the first major to have Heel Hooks.In the week's news we talked about Gordon Ryan appearing on The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast and discussing jiu jitsu.  As well as Craig Jones on TUF,  plus some upcoming events for the month of May.In the recap section of the show we kick it off with a discussion of WNO Gilbert Burns vs Rafael Lovato Jr. via that ended in decision for Durino. We talk about Tye Ruotolo impressive decision win over William Tackett via decision, that showcased unbelievable back taking ability off of heel hook entries and attempts, couples with top mount control and submission threats.  We talk about the rematch of Kade Ruotolo vs Ethan Crelinsten that ended by a definitive D’arce choke and say Kade take the rematch.  We talk about a great showcase of good BJJ in Grace Gundrum victory over Alex My Nguyen via back triangle arm lock.  Electric chair sweeps, and a double under attempt to the truck transition that blew Maines mind.  We discuss Nicky Ryan defeating PJ Barch via a very close split decision. Plus discuss Haisam Rida defeating Sloan Clymer via decision, Jessie Crane submission over Lauren Sears via rear naked chokeAnd Panda Express Andrew Wiltse submission over David Garmo via rear naked choke.In our recap of Subversiv 5 we talk team Atos and their phenomenal performance in the tournament. Plus Elizebeth Clay kneebar victory over Andressa Cintra in the Gi. In the outro Maine talks surgery recovery and Playing a ton of Pokemon Snap.Recorded 5-3-2021

    #181 Vagner Rocha Vs William Tackett F2W Recap, Who's Number One Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 82:10

    This week on the show Maine and Emil recap the weeks professional events including the UFC and some wild matches from F2W 171. In the news section of the show we discussed the crazy title changes that took place this weekend in the UFC Chris Weidman's leg folding like a lawn chair in whatever crazy MMA God situation demanded such irony.  After that was and move into the BJJ show.In the recap section of the show we discussed William Tackett taking on Vagner Rocha and Vagner’s outstanding defensive acumen coupled with his balance positional control; and his forward momentum that ultimately led to him taking it the decision victory over Tackett.We also discussed Gabby McComb versus Amanda tubby Alequin in a rematch that saw Tubby take her first victory over MaComb in a close decision. She showcased some great triangle and arm bar combination work and overall remained on the offencive throughout the match.In the preview section of the show we discuss Who is Number One taking place next week. This show was recorded prior to the change of the main event and we discussed a potential matchup between Craig Jones and Tye Ruotolo. We discuss Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Gilbert Burns in a MMA coming back to BJJ matchup that appears to be good matchmaking. We talked Nicky Ryan vs PJ Barch and how good Barch has looked, coupled with possible new developments since the DDS move.  We talked about the strawweight match between Jessa Khan and Grace Gundrum.  Plus a hotly anticipated rematch between Ethan Crelinsten and Kade Ruotolo that both camps have high stakes in. We also Andrew Wiltse vs David Garmo in what should be high paced action. We also talked about the prelim matches Jessie Crane vs Lauren Sears, and stand outs Haisam Rida vs Sloan Clymer for free on youtube.Maine also very briefly Recaps the main event for submission underground vets on Mason Fowler retain his absolute title at SUG 22.We also preview SUBVERSIV taking place May 1st,  and discuss the format as well as what we like specifically about the way the format runs and creates matches.In the outro section Maine and Emil talk about their weeks, Maine talks about buying and flying a drone as well as recovering from back surgery and going on Amazon sprees while cooped up in the house.Recorded 4-25-2021 

    #180 Action Packed Superfight Gi Matches F2W 170 Recap, SUG 22, F2W 171 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 80:52

    This week on the show Maine Josh and Zak recap the week's professional submission grappling action including fight2win 170 headlined by Josh Hinger versus Raphael Formiga Barbosa, we also preview Submission Underground 22 (SUG) with Mason Fowler defending his absolute title; and preview fight2win 170 headlined by William Tackett vs. Vagner RochaIn the news section of the show we discuss Keith Krikorian moving to the east coast to become an instructor at Studio 84 BJJ with Jay Regalbuto and we also discussed Amanda Levy receiving her black belt as well.In the recap section of the show we kick it off with fight to win 170 headline by a title fight between Josh Hinger versus Raphael Formiga Barbosa,we discuss Hinger’s Guillotine top game and sustained pressure coupled with his neck hunting and top position work in the gi. We also discuss Max Gimenez outstanding passing vs Guilherme Augusto and his diverse transition game plus some outstanding transitions from squid guard to top position.In the matchup between Matheus Luna and Jonnatas Gracie we discuss a nice triangle by Luna that was countered with a flying armbar from Gracie, and the overall sustained pressure that Gracie put on Luna that won him the match.In the preview section of the show we go off typing the main event for fight to win 171 William Tackett vs. Vagner Rocha we discuss the big implications of this matchup and discuss the veteran savvy of Vagner and how it may play and present difficulties for William Tackett we discussed the potential battle on the feet and question if Tackett will elect to try and go for the feet to level the playing field.  We also discuss the women's co-main event between Gabby McComb and Tubby Alequin as well as Junny Ocasio bantamweight title fight.In our preview of Submission Underground 22 we discussed Mason Fowler taking on Andy Varela for the absolute title as well as a few of the other matches on the card.In the outro section of the show we go completely off the rails with main discussing his back surgery and needlessly purchasing a special edition bright orange NASA Sanabul Gi as well as some of the laughter that led into this very strange post-surgery episode. Recorded 4-19-2021

    #179 Biggest Comeback of the Year F2W 169, World Pro, Emerald City Recap F2W 170 Preview.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 127:20

    This week on the show Maine and Zak recap Fight to Win 169 headline by Josh Cisneros vs. Kennedy Maciel,the Abu Dhabi World Pro 2020, that happened in 2021, the Emerald City Invitational 170 lb bracket, and preview Fight to Win 170.In the recap section of the show we kick it off talking about the biggest comeback of the year in our discussion of Josh Cisneros vs. Kennedy Maciel Cobrina jr.   We talked about the submission attempts put on by Cisneros for 9 minutes of the match and the great offensive and defensive choices Cisneros and Kennedy put forth during the triangle attempt.   Then we talked about the out-of-nowhere scramble rear-naked choke that Kennedy secured to come from behind with nine seconds left in the match.  We also discuss other matches on the card. In our recap of the 2020 AJP UAEJJF World Pro we talked about every single black belt finals match for the men's and women's adults divisions. We discuss why we love the AJP ruleset so much and why it Fosters and creates dynamic performances from athletes.In our recap of the what the Emerald City Invitational we discuss the 170-pound tournament that had saw standout PJ Barch submit his way into the finals and finish Alan Sanchez with a step over triangle Kimura variation and win him $5,000. We also discussed some of the controversy that came with the event including the doctor leaving the event early and the announcement of the next Emerald City Invitational event. In the preview section of the show we discussed Fight to Win 170.In the outro of the show Zak talks about getting in his first fight in 15 years and maintaining composure, and Maine discusses his upcoming surgery scheduled for two days from the recording.Recorded 4-12-2021 

    #178 Third Coast Grappling 6 HW GP & EUG Recap, Emerald City Invitational F2W 169 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 100:11


    This week on the show Maine and Josh recap Third Coast Grappling 6 the Heavyweight GP,  and EUG inaugural 8 man bracket.   We also preview Fight to Win 169 and the Emerald City Invitational,  plus briefly discuss Abu Dhabi World Pro.In the news section of this week we run through the recently-announced matchups on the Who is Number One Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo cardIn the recap of Third Coast Grappling 6 we run through every single match up for the heavyweight GP.  Starting with Mason Fowler one arm rear naked choke of Manuel Ribamar, and Kaynan Duarte defeating Tex Johnson via a double ankle sweep in overtime. We talk about the stand up wrestling battle between Nick Rodriguez and Pedro Marinho, andl talk about the pace of Victor Hugo vs William Tackett.In the semi finals we talked about how impressed we were in Nick Rodriguez's passing game and guard engagement vs notorious guard specialist Victor Hugo, and talked about the improvements Nick has been making in his game.  We also talk Kaynan Duarte vs Mason Fowler that saw Kaynan take the victory in overtime with a takedown. In the finals match we break down Kaynan Duarte vs Victor Hugo that saw Kaynan victorious and take the $15000 prize. We also discuss the card's superfights. In the recap of EUG under 160 event we talk first round matchups between Matheus Gabriel vs Johnatha Alves that saw Matheus Gabriel re-sweep to victory.  We saw Andy Murasaki defeat Kennedy Maciel via decision, and Marcio Andre take Isaac Doederlein to decision to advance.  We talk about Gianni Grippo vs Johnny Tama that ended 4-2 Grippo. In the semifinals we talk about Matheus Gabriel decision victory over Marcio Andre. As well as Andy Murasaki triangle submission victory over Gianni Grippo, using an astonishing mount to triangle pass combo with a lapel collar drag. We discuss the final’s match that saw a close decision victory for Andy Murasaki over Matheus Gabriel. In the Women's title match we discuss Mayssa Bastos victory over Jessa Khan that saw the roosterweight champion rack up 19 points in 2 minutes at the end of the match ending the match 21-2.In the preview section of the show we discuss Fight to Win 169 Kennedy Maciel (Cobrina Jr.) vs Josh Cisneros for this 155lb No-Gi belt, and Oliver Taza vs Gabriel Almeida. We talk the pacing of the main event and how we can see it ending any way possible. In our preview of the Emerald City Invitational we discuss the stacked 170 pound EBI style tournament, featuring John Combs, JZ Cavalcante, Andy Varella, Andrew Tackett, Aaron Harris, Nick Ronan, PJ Barch, and many more. As well as a few of the other names we recognize on the card. We alsoBriefly discuss the Abu Dhabi World Pro and the Brazilian country bracket of death that takes place every year at the event.  In the outro of the show Maine talks about surgery preparation and what it will be like doing the show over the next couple weeks. Recorded 4-5-2021


    #177 Gordon Ryan Vs Vagner Rocha WNO Recap 3CG GP Preview F2W 168 & SUG 21 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 118:14


    This week on the show Maine and Zak recap Who is Number One Gordon Ryan vs. Vagner Rocha we also recap Fight to Win 168 the third all women's event and Submission Underground (SUG) 21 in the preview section we preview a Third Coast Grappling heavyweight GP and EUG  promotions 160 lb bracket.In the news section we discuss the Craig Jones vs Gabi Garcia match being postponed we discussed William Tackett receiving his black belt, and Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo that has been announced for the next WNO event.In the recap section of the show we kick it off with WNO Gordon Ryan Vs Vagner Rocha, We discuss Vagner’s defensive acumen and talk about a very interesting single leg X sweep from Gordon in conjunction with his passing and Kimora control that led to the triangle finish that he had called before the match.   In our recap of Nick Rodriguez vs Yuri Simoes we discuss the unrelenting passing offense from Nicky Rod and how much his passing has developed since we last saw him roughly 6 months ago.In our recap of Mikey Musumeci versus Marcelo Cohen we discussed the approximately 70 point differential that Mikey racked up before submitting Marcelo with a triangle armbar combo.We discuss Rafaela Guedes vs Maggie Grindatti, That saw grit and toughness from both competitors, as the match went deep. We also briefly discuss the other matches on the card.In our recap of Fight to Win 168 we discuss Nathiely De Jesus victory over Kendall Reusing via modified Bow and Arrow Choke That started as a transition from a clock choke off of a back and forth from the spider guard. We talked through the offense and finishing sequence that saw Luiza Monteiro finish Vedha Toscano via Knee Bar  and earn SOTN. We also discuss Maria Malyjasiak defeating Hannette Staack.In our recap of Submission Underground we discussed Mason Fowler submission victory over Richie Boogeyman Martinez in regulation and discussed his next match for the title.In our preview of Third Coast Grappling heavyweight GP we discuss all of the first-round matchups including Victor Hugo versus William Tackett in Tackett's debut black belt match we discussed the foot lock battle that may occur and the size difference.   We discuss Pedro Marinho versus Nick Rodriguez and how the dynamic of this match may have significantly changed given Rodriguez's increase passing proclivity.  We discuss Kaynan Duarte versus Tex Johnson and predict a Duarte versus Hugo rematch in the finals.In our preview of EUG we talked about all the grapplers announced for the 160 lb bracket as well as the unique matchup Style in what is one of the hardest to pick brackets in the gi  we have seen in a long time, Featuring Johnatha Alves, Andy Murasaki, Isaac Doederlein, Johnny Tama, Kennedy Maciel, Marcio Andre, Gianni Grippo, and Matheus Gabriel.In the outro section Maine discusses his upcoming surgery and preparation for surgery. Recorded 3-29-2021 


    #176 WNO Gordon Ryan Vs Vagner Rocha Preview F2W 167 & 168 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 84:14


    This week on the show Maine and Josh preview Gordon Ryan vs. Vagner Rocha on Who is Number One (WNO) and recap fight2win 167 we also preview fight to win 168.In the news section of the show we discuss some upcoming cards including the release of the Third Coast grappling heavyweight GP bracket, and EUG inaugural event.In our recap of Fight to Win 167 we discuss Victor Hugo heel hook victory over Tim Spriggs Heel Hook, and some of the things about the match that surprised us.  We talked about the foot finishing position and some of the defense that went into this match. In Gabriel Sousa vs Osvaldo Moizinho we discussed the slams and intricate grip fighting that took place throughout this bout and Maine talks about wanting Sousas Gi. In the Thiago Macedo vs Cole Franson we discuss headhunting and the fast-paced kept throughout this match as well as a no arm triangle Thiago  attempted in the closing moments of the match.  In the Jake Watson Pedro Marinho match we discuss Pedro making his black belt debut and the Dynamics of the match between Jake Watson's Gi game omoplata attempts, and pacing of the match.  We talked about the foot lock attempts from Pedro, and our thoughts on the decision. We also discuss David Garmo submission hunting Style and Hasim Rida  performance on the card.In our preview of Who is Number One Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha We talked about the rematch between these two men and the great countdown video that was produced ahead of the matchup we discuss Gordon's Pathways to Victory and potentially what this matchup means.In our preview of Nick Rodriguez vs Yuri Simoes  we talked about having not seen Rodriguez for some time and question what skills he has been working on in that time we discuss Yuri's accolades and game planning as well as the wrestling exchanges we foresee in this match we also discussed some of the Guard work we believe Yuri may have an edge in. In Mikey Musumeci vs Marcelo Cohen We discuss this being Mikey's first match No-Gi since 2016 and talk about his potential training situation currently,  we discuss his accolades and potentially where he may have some problems with Marcelo.For Maggie Grindatti vs Rafaela Guedes we discuss the potential difficulties for Maggie leading into this match with Rafaela’s recent streak of competition, coupled with her ability to play a multitude of different game plans.In Johnny Tama vs Oliver Taza we discussed the size discrepancy in this matchup and potentially how much weight Oliver Taza we'll need to drop we discuss the foot lock  back and forth battles that we could see and how all of hers bottom game couples with Tama passing. Also on the show we discussed the return of the all women's event for fight to win 168 headlined by Nathiely De Jesus vs Kendall Reusing, In this match we discuss how good De Jesus  has looked and talk about her recent victory over Gabi Garcia,  we talked about how Kendall may decide to use her stand up and wrestling in the bout. We also discuss Luiza Monteiro vs Vedha Toscano taking place in the gi, a match between Maria Malyjasiak vs Hannette Staack, and a rematch between Amanda "Tubby" Alequin vs Gabi Mccomb.In the outro section Josh talks about his new dog and Maine talks about the lead up to surgery. Recorded 3-21-2021


    #175 Main Card Finishes F2W 166 & Quintet FN 6 Recap, F2W 167 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 86:22


    This week on the show Maine and Josh recap fight2win 166 Quintet Fight Night 6 the second all-women's Quintet and preview fight2win 167.In the news section of the show we talked about Third Coast Grappling Nogi heavyweight lineup for their upcoming GP. We discuss the Emerald City invitationals 170-pound welterweight tournament, and EUG promotions upcoming featherweight tournament.In the recap section of the show we talked about Rafael Lovato Jr’s Kimura submission over Gabriel Almeida, and discussed his decisions regarding slams and positional control in the match. We also discuss the great guard work and activity between Lucas Pinheiro and Josh Cisneros in their superfight match-up on the card. We discuss William Tackett defeating Manuel Ribimar via heel hook in decisive fashion early in the match . We discuss the interesting adjustments that Tackett made on the foot in order to secure the finish and other possible matches available for him in his division or divisions up including an anticipated match with Vagner Rocha.In the recap for Quintet Fight Night 6 we discussed the super matches and Iron Man matches featuring Saku Jr and others, we also discuss team Carpe Diem and team Fairtex going against each other in two separate round-robin stages that saw team Carpe Diem take to victories over Fairtex for the championship.In the preview of fight2win 167 we discuss Victor Hugo vs Tim Spriggs. An exciting nogi match that we were very torn on the dynamic; we discussed Hugo's dangerous guard and how it may or may not factor into the pace Spriggs is able to push and play. In Kennedy Maciel vs Gabriel Sousa we discuss the first match between these two and how a possible rematch will go.In our discussion of the Pedro Marinho vs Jake Watson match we discussed Pedro being promoted to black belt and this being his debut match; we discussed the dynamic in the gi and our curiosity if Watson will be able to slow Pedro down throughout the match, or if Pedro will be able to push his historically very high pace and to keep Watson on the back foot in this much anticipated match.In the outro section Maine talks about getting spine surgery and the upcoming prognosis regarding the surgery.Recorded 3-14-2021


    #174 Who Faces Gordon Ryan At ADCC? and F2W 166 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 52:18

    This week on the grappling rewind Maine and Emil talk about ADCC 2022 superfight and potential replacements that will Face Gordon Ryan if Andre Galvao does not choose to defend his title.We discussed the history of the ADCC superfight and talked a little bit about the various replacements and changes throughout the events history that have led to what we see now. We also go in-depth on the rivalry between Gordon Ryan and Andre Galvao.In the first segment of the show we discuss the three replacements that have been put forth by Mo jasam the 2022 ADCC coordinator. We discuss Fabricio Werdum and his previous ADCC victories, as well as his most recent grappling matches, we talked about a matchup that never happened between Gordon Ryan and Werdum for a combat Jiu-Jitsu World title a few years ago. We discussed Marcus Almeida Buchecha also as a replacement, talking about his multiple accolades and history in the organization, as well as potentially his move over to MMA and Gordon Ryan first match with him in 2019 in the absolute finals at ADCC. Finally we talked about a potential rematch with Felipe Pena, the only man to ever beat Gordon Ryan twice we discussed the first matchup and second match up, as well as all of the many reasons why this is truly the match to make between the two men. We discuss the history between the two Grapplers and why this match is particularly compelling for us.In the preview section of the show we discuss Fight2win 166. We discussed the matchup between Josh Cisneros the number two ranked featherweight in the world taking on Lucas Pinheiro the number one ranked rooster weight in the world. We take a look at the weight difference between the two Grapplers and talk about the stylistic matchup that is sure to be fireworks. Also on the card we discuss Rafael Lovato Jr versus Gabriel Almeida and the possibility of this match taking place in the Gi. We are pleased at this match and I think it is something that could really be well-matched with pathways to victory for both Grapplers.After that we preview Quintet Fight Night 6 taking place in Japan this is the second all women's Quintet event featuring some great super fights as well.We also discuss the upcoming Emerald City Invitational that is a 170-pound bracket featuring some top names in nogi.In the outro section of the show Emil discusses the phase of the vaccine he is eligible for and Maine discusses his upcoming back surgery consultation.Recorded 3-9-2021

    #173 Gordon Ryan Vs Andre Galvao Fight Backstage, WNO/F2W 165 Recaps

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 76:02

    This week on the show Maine and Josh recap the craziness that was Who’s Number One featuring an altercation between Gordon Ryan and Andre Galvao and headlined by Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Jr, plus Gordon Ryan Vs Roberto Jiminez we also recap the second all-female fight2win card headlined by Elizabeth Clay versus Maria Malyjasiak.In the news section of the show we discuss the backstage altercation that ended in slaps between Gordon Ryan and Andre Galvao that we circle back to at the end of the show. We discuss what this means for a possible match between the two and how this will affect ADCC in the future.In our recap of who's number one we talked about Craig Jones’s great leg lock entry on Ronaldo Jr and Craig's bread-and-butter submission game being on display.In the recap of Gordon Ryan vs. Roberto Jimenez we discuss Gordon calling his shot ahead of the match and the two different mounted armbar entries he hit in the match. We also discussed his passing entries and overall any match that we would want to see him in in the future. We also talked about a potential rematch with Vagner Rocha that was announced for later in the month.In our recap of Nathiely de Jesus vs Gabi Garcia, We discuss the game plan for De Jesus going into this match and what adjustments she made in order to secure the judge's decision against Garcia. We also discussed that she is now the only woman to ever beat Garcia in the Gi and no-gi. We also discussed the other matchups on the card and the event pacing.In a recap of Fight to Win 165 we discussed the main event Welterweight Title fight between Elizabeth Clay and Maria Malyjasiak. We discuss Elizabeth Clay's performance in the Gi and her debut at black belt. As well as her toe hold finishing mechanics. In our recap of Luiza Monteiro vs Jessica Flowers we discuss another Toe Hold victory for Montero, and the one-armed hand grip she used to set up the submission. We also discuss the fight of the night matchup between Tracey Goodell and Danielle Alvarez that's showcased great lapel and grip work.In the outro of the show we discuss the backstage fight between Gordon Ryan and Andre galvao we also discuss Gordon Ryan going full scorched earth via Instagram and a potential match up with Gustavo Batista that he agreed to let Batista start in Mount in any rule set. Josh discusses mental health and Maine talks about an upcoming surgery consult.Recorded 3-1-2021

    #172 WNO Preview Gordon Ryan Vs Roberto, Craig Jones vs Ronaldo, F2W 164, F2W 165 recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 82:34

    This week on the show Maine and Zak recap fight2win 164 headlined by Vagner Rocha vs Yuri Simoes preview WNO Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Jr , and Gordon Ryan Vs Roberto Jimenez and preview Fight To Win 165 the second all Women's Card. In the news section of the show we discuss some upcoming events and matchup announcements. In The recap of Fight to Win 164 we discuss Vagner Rocha vs Yuri Simoes that showcased some very interesting put inside half guard work from Yuri and saw great leg lock defense from Wagner we also discuss some of the particulars in playing a defensive half-guard game and what Vagner did to push the pace .In Manuel Ribamar vs Dante Leon We discussed the somewhat controversial Split Decision and talk about how much front headlock and Guillotines are worth in the ruleset. In a GI match between Gabriel Souza and Gianni Grippo we discussed the technical group fighting on display in conjunction with great movement from Souza getting out of the reverse Mount position and into a single leg X. We talked about Gianni pulling from top position into 50/50, and some of the current smaller Grappler Mehta on display as part of this match.In a continuation of our rules and scoring discussion from earlier we break down Pedro Rocha vs Oliver Taza that song multiple Guillotine attempts from Pedro, coupled with neck cranks.In our preview of WNO we take a look at Craig Jones vs Ronaldo Junior, and discuss the various entries that Craig uses to get into the legs and his preferred outside finishing on the heel hook. We discuss Ronaldo's possible Avenues to Victory and talk about his fight IQ as well as the Atos Legendary game planning. In Gordon Ryan vs Roberto Jimenez we talked about Gordon's most likely Pathway to Victory and how Roberto specifically likes to push a very heavy Pace coupled with Gordon thriving in this environment we discussed the possibility of Roberto pulling and looking for a back coupled with Gordon attempting to show off another DVD.A great rematch on the card between Gabi Garcia vs Nathiely De Jesus but this time without the Gi, discuss some of the changes De Jesus has made since their last match, in discuss the overwhelming consistency of Garcia's game in No-Gi.We discuss Geo Martinez vs. Junny Ocasio in what will most likely be a battle of leg locks versus passing that we are very excited to see.Plus we touch on Andrew Wiltse vs PJ Barch which might be an outstanding wrestling bout with some dynamic guard playIn our preview of Fight To Win 165 the all women's card we talked about the two headline matchups between Maria Malyjasiak vs Elisabeth Clay taking place in the Gi we discuss Clay's Gi game and how excited we are to see it on display. We also discuss Luiza Monteiro vs Jessica Flowers indoor excitement surrounding Montero's recent performances.In the outro section we talked about the same thing we've been doing for a year and all of the recent snow the East Coast has been getting specifically Baltimore.Recorded 2-22-2021

    #171 Cobrina Jr. Brings it, F2W 163 recap, Preview of Dante Leon vs Manuel Ribamar F2W 164

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 68:16

    This week on the show Maine and Austin recap fight2win 163 and preview fight2win 164. In the news section we discuss Rodolfo Vieira submission loss in the UFC due to arm in Guillotine choke, and we also discuss the recently-announced matchup between Gordon Ryan and Roberto Jimenez on who is number one taking place February 26th. We talk about Robertos changes in his game and how Gordon has a submission pathway to victory. In the recap section of the show we breakdown Kennedy Maciel’s victory over Diego “Pato” Oliveira to retain the Lightweight Title in the Gi. We talk about his armbar attempt and how Diego was able to Alleviate the pressure of the submission using proper positioning and escape. we also discuss some recent technique from Keenan Cornelius demonstrating the same thing. In the recap of Rafael Formiga Barbosa vs Johnny Souza we talk about Slams in BJJ and how Fromiga kept his Middleweight Masters Title with a well timed slam and pass. We also talk about alternate ways that slams can be scored, and why they are important in professional matches. In the recap of Pedro Marinho vs Matheus Luna we talked about Pedros takedown game and his activity at Black Belt. In the submission of the night match between Isaac Doederlein and Matheus Galvao we discuss the back take and transition off of Matheus kneebar attempt that saw Issac finish a great collar choke from the back.In the match between Max Gimenis and Tex Johnson we discuss the scoring of the match and the places that both grapplers excelled in this match. We talk about how the scoring of this match played out and how positional and takedown dominance outweighed submission offence. We also discuss the various titles held by both men and what we would like to see them fight for in the future. In the preview of F2W 164 we About a number of rematches taking place on the card including Dante Leon vs Manuel Ribamar which is a rematch of NY Pro matches in both 2017, and 2018. We talk about how Dantes game has changed and how Ribimar may have to deal with Dante in the F2W rule set. We talk about Pedro Marinho vs Oliver Taza a rematch of the JitzKing tournament that saw Pedro advance. We contrast how submission offence and points contrast in both meetings. In Gianni Grippo vs Gabriel Sousa we discuss how the IBJJF rules contrast with the F2W rules and if this will favor either grappler. In Vagner Rocha vs Yuri Simoes the only non-rematch we previewed we talk about the levels of activity of both as of late and the possibility of Yuri coming back into BJJ. We talk about Vagner moving up in weight and Yuri’s performances at ADCC 2015 and 2017. In the outro of the show we discuss playing retro video games, speedrunning, and getting into wedding shape. Recorded 2-15-2021

    #170 BJJ Upset of the Year, BJJ Stars V Recap, Preview F2W 163

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 61:03

    This week on the show Maine and Emil recap BJJ Stars V the Heavyweights and preview fight2win 163 headlined by Kennedy Maciel vs Diego Oliveira for the 155lb Gi TitleIn the news section of the show we discuss the some recently-announced matchups On fight to Win on the second all women's fight night, and Who's Number One including a match between PJ Barch and Andrew Wiltse.In the recap section of BJJ Stars V we discuss Gutemberg Pereira outstanding run against Nicholas meregali and The Hulk Lucas Barbosa we also discuss Erberth Santos’s performance against Erich Munis that was a return to form for the former champ. We discuss the semi finals match between Felipe Pena and Erich Munis where Munis was handed his first loss at black belt. Then we recap the final match between Felipe Pena and Gutemberg Pereira that showed the next level passing from Pena.We also discussed the superfights on the event between Leandro Lo and Alex Munis that saw Leandro finish a Cross Choke from ¾ guard. We talk about Isaque Bahiense bulking up to defeat Roberto Jimenez in a well scored match, and Beatriz Mesquita outstanding pace and pressure that saw her take her match against Thamara Ferreira.In the preview of fight to win 163 we take a look at Kennedy Maciel vs Diego Oliveira for the 155lb Gi Title, and discuss Cobrina Jr going up and down to face everyone. Plus Pedro Marinho vs Matheus Luna, and an interesting and possible title match between Max Gimenis vs Tex Johnson. In the outro we discussed doing the same stuff we've been doing for the entirety of the pandemic. Recorded 2-8-2021

    #169 F2W 162 All Women Event Recap, 4 title fights, Preview BJJ Stars V Heavyweights

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 71:20

    This week on the show Maine and Josh recap fight2win 162 the all women's event for Fight to Win and preview BJJ Stars 5In the news section of the show we discuss the who's number one matchups between Craig Jones and Ronaldo we discuss Juny versus Geo, Gabi Garcia versus deJesus and Nicky Ryan vs. Roberto Jimenez, we also discuss a few other upcoming events.In the recap of fight to win 162 we discussed the inaugural all women's event that is going to be taking place monthly for the promotion we talked about the back and forth match for the women's 155 lb NoGi title where Rafaela Guedes defeated Ana Carolina Vieira in a tactical performance. We saw Big slams from viera and an off of the stage in a double leg from Guedes, an Uchi mata to toe hold and great heel hook counters. We talk about the Tubby Alequin vs Nathalie Ribeiro match for the 135 No-Gi title, and some of the controversy of the decision. In Talita Alencar vs Gabrielle Mc Comb for the 125 No-Gi title we talk about why this is Fight Of The Night for the Black Belts in bell to bell action that never saw a slowdown of pace. We talk about the changes that Alencar has made to facilitate her being able to keep the sustained high pace throughout matches, and speculate if this will be a lasting change in her game. We recap Luanna Alzuguir vs Hanette Staack for the 145 No-Gi title, we discuss the difference of approach and Lunnna early guillotine and kimura attempts from the half, plus her back escape and back to chest reversal. Plus more combination attacks from Luanna on working for a darce side switching to anaconda, to another deep guillotine.We recap Erin Harpe vs Maggie Grindatti in a very impressive performance from Erin that saw sustained pace and high work rate throughout the match. We also discuss Fiona Margaret Watson vs Mariana Vieira, and other moments on the card. In the Preview section of the show we take a look at the heavyweight GP for BJJ Stars 5 and some of the included super fights on the card we discuss how we think bracketing of the heavyweights will go with Luiz Panza, Erich Munis, Lucas Barbosa, Gutemberg PereiraLate replacement Yuri Simoes, Felipe Pena, Erberth Santos, Nicholas Meregali . Maine and Josh discuss a likely Meregali final with Pena.We also speculate on the announced superfights including Leandro Lo vs Gustavo Batista taking place in the Gi. Roberto Jimenez vs Isaque Bahiense that should see a high paced match, and Beatriz Mesquita vs Thamara Fereira in a no-gi bout.In the ourto Maine and Josh discuss the snow in Baltimore at the moment. Recorded 2-2-2021

    #168 F2W 161 Cyborg Vs Spriggs Recap, F2W 162 All Female Card Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 59:06

    This week on the show Maine and Josh recap Fight to Win 161 Cyborg vs Tim Spriggs and preview F2W 162 the first All Female Card in the promotions history.In the news section of the show we discuss some of the upcoming cards including BJJ Stars five and Third Coast grappling moving to fite TVIn the recap section of the show we discuss Roberto cyborg Abreu vs. Tim Spriggs for the super heavyweight title On fight to win we also recap Jason Rau vs JZ Cavalcante v Masters Black Belt Middleweight Title talking about the offense of Rau coiled with the defense from JZ. We recap Cole Franson vs Hugo Marques that saw dynamic takedowns and great timing on display. We talk Tex Johnson defeating Arnaldo Maidana with a teepe violin armlock variation, and a few other matches on the card. In the preview section of the show we talk about the all female f2w 162 card headlined by Ana Carolina Vieira vs Rafaela Guedes. We discuss the style matchup and the gameplanning going into the matchup we discuss the co-main of Tubby Alequin vs Nathalie Ribeiro, and the co-co maine of Hannette Staack vs Luanna Alzuguir. In the preview of Talita Alencar vs Gabrielle Mc Comb we talk about the pace that Talita is likely to lead with and how Mc Comb may deal with it. Plus we talk Maggie Grindatti vs Erin Herle and most of the other black belt matches on this great card. In the outro section of the show Maine and Josh talk training, and vaccines. Recorded 1-25-2021

    #167 William Tackett on F2W 160 recap Preview Of Cyborg vs Spriggs F2W 161

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 63:24

    This week on the show Main and Zak recap Fight to Win 160 headlined by William Tackett versus John Combs and preview Fight2win 161 headlined by Cyborg vs Tim Spriggs we also talked about BJJ Stars V Heavyweights and a little bit about Max Holloway vs Calvin Kattar.In the news section of the show we discuss the lineup for BJJ Stars v that takes place in February this stacked heavyweight event features Luiz Panza, Erich Muniz, Lucas Hulk Barbosa, Gutemburg Pereira, Mahamed Aly, Felipe Pena, Erbeth Santos, and Nicholas Meregali we talk potential matchups and rematches and we discuss the cards super fights on the card as well. In our recap of crazy UfC records we talk about Max Holloway vs Calvin kattar. We discuss striking differential and UFC statistics regarding significant strikes, and how absolutely absurd Max Holloway is as a volume output fighter.In the recap of Fight to Win 160 we talk about William Tackett vs John Combs and Williams split decision over ADCC trials winner John combs in impressive fashion. We discuss his dynamic leg lock entries and combination stand up passing; we discuss his dynamism and his willingness to engage in both the legs, and in great positional work, we discuss the parts of his game we have seen grow, and a potential match up with Vagner Rocha in the future that we hope will be rescheduled. Also on the card we discuss Pedro Marinho Vs. Gabriel Almeida in a battle of the guillotine that saw Pedro hunting for the neck. In Jonnatas Gracie vs Hugo Marques we talk DLR and front attacks versys back DLR attacks plus 50-50. In Junny Ocasio vs Adam Ferrara we talk about the great offence from Junny into the legs and the outstanding ranged and blanched offence from Adam before the inside heel-hook finish from Junny. In the preview section of the show we preview Fight2win 161 headlined by Roberto Cyborg Abreu vs Tim Spriggs We discussed how you should never bet against cyborg given his 2020 run and how he will most likely Implement a heavy top pressure game on Spriggs.In Tex Johnson vs Arnaldo Maidana we discuss how this match will look significantly different in gi versus No-Gi and Maine picks Tex by ankle lock.I the outro section of the show we discuss the vaccine and overall wanting to get back into trainingRecorded 1-18-2021

    #166 FloGrappling Awards 2020 Preview of F2W 160 Tackett vs Combs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 49:44

    This week on the show Main and Emil recap The 2020 Flograppling Award nominations and preview Fight 2 Win 160 headline by William Tackett versus John Combs.In the news section of the show we talk about the first three ADCC trials that have been announced and rescheduled for 2021In the recap of the Flograppling nominations we discuss our thoughts on all of the nominations, and what our picks are for each of the categories. In the Male Grappler of The Year we discuss why Roberto Cyborg Abreu remains our pick for the best in 2020. In the Female Grappler of the Year we talk about the accomplishments of Elisabeth Clay, Rafaela Guedes, and Mayssa Bastos and how we decided who had the best year.In our discussion of the 2020 Breakthrough Grappler Of The Year we expand on how this is the best list of prospects we have ever seen between Tainan Dalpra, Elisabeth Clay, Samuel Nagai, William Tackett, Josh Cisneros, and Rafaela Guedes, plus Roberto Jiminez we take a look at the new generation that stood out in the year. In the discussion of submission Of The Year both Maine and Emil agree that Fellipe Andrew triangle-armbar combination vs Keenan Cornelius at the IBJJF Euros was the submission that will stand out the most for years to come. Finally in closing we discuss the 2020 Match Of The Year where once again Garry Tonon wins the top spot in his match vs Dante Leon. We talk about how Garry possibly has 3-4 of the top 10 BJJ matches ever and how he is unmatched for action. In our preview of Fight to Win 160 we discuss the headline matchup between William Tackett and John Combs. We talked about the strengths of their game in the ruleset and how wrestling could play a factor coupled with William’s come forward and active submission hunting style. We also preview and discuss Jonnatas Gracie vs Hugo Marques,Gabriel Almeida vs Pedro Marinho, and 135 champ Junny Ocasio coming in as a big favorite over vs Adam Ferrara on this event. In the outro Maine and Emil talk about a vaccine and chilling out. Recorded 1-11-2021

    #165 Craig Jones Chokes a Man With No Neck, IBJJF Heel Hook Rules, SUG 20 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 49:31

    This week on the show Maine and Josh recap the week's events including Submission Underground 20 featuring Craig Jones Mason Fowler Ryan Bader & Satoshi ishii as well as discuss the 2021 IBJJF implementation of heel hooks for brown and black belts.In the news section of the show we discussed one of the upcoming Fight to Win 160 matchups between Vagner Rocha and William Tackett that should be an outstanding match.In the recap of submission underground 20 (SUG 20) we discuss Mason Fowler's Victory quickly over Ryan Bader with a violin arm lock and another violin arm-lock Victory on the card when Richie Boogeyman Martinez defeated CB dollaway with the same technique. We discuss Craig Jones rear naked choke victory over Olympic gold medalist Satoshi ishii and a talk about how some of these were obvious mismatches. We also discuss Gillian Roberts and her rear naked choke victory, and an interesting front naked choke Victory on the undercard.In the IBJJF 2021 rules discussion section of the show Maine and Josh discuss the new PDF released by the organization detailing exactly what is legal and illegal and some of the ways this may affect the top-level competition. We also discussed some of the lower belt fouls and how these new rules will affect 50/50 play. We also discuss the implementation of new out of bounds rules and rules specifically targeting Leandro Lo, and the way he starts his matches.In the outro section of the show we discuss current vacation plans and the happenings of next week's show. Recorded 1- 4-2021

    #164 Top 10 Best Matches of 2020, Year End Recap Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 86:57

    On this special end of the year recap show we talked about the top 10 BJJ matches of 2020 and preview Submission Underground 20. Plus as tradition the highlights and lowlights of the year for the hosts.This week on the show Maine and Zac take a look back at the best matches of the year our top 10 of 2020 plus the year in retrospect. We discuss the best Prospect matches which grappler had the best year overall, which grappler had the most exciting year overall, and we talked about a ton of breakout prospects moving into the ranks of black belt and Black Belt competition.Our Grappling Rewind Matches of the Year In No Particular OrderGordon Ryan vs Matheus DinizKeenan Cornelius vs Felipe AndrewKeenan Cornelius vs Mahamed AlyLucsd “Hulk” Barbosa Vs Roberto JimenezRoberto Jimenez vs Keenan CorneliusPatrick Gaudio vs Felipe AndrewJosh Cisneros In the IBJJF Pans finals and his run as a brand new black beltATOS IBJJF Pan finalsJessica Flowers vs Maria MalyjasiakDante Leon vs 2020Mahamed Aly vs Mikey MusumeciProspect matches of the yearTacket vs Felipe AndrewKody Steel vs Like every ADCC trials winnerGrace Gundrum vs BastosGundrum vs Pati FontesJosh Cisneros vs 2020 IBJJF PansJosh Cisneros vs Paulo MiyaoHonorable mentions Kaynan Duarte vs Cyborg at BJJ BetMikey vs Seif and the whole Mikey at HW sagaWho had the best 2020Gordon RyanCyborgVictor HugoDante LeonKaynan DuarteWe also preview SUG 20 featuring Craig Jones, Ryan Bader, and Mason Fowler. In the outro of the show we discuss the highlight and lowlight of the year overall.Recorded 12-28-2020

    #163 Main Card Standouts, Third Coast Grappling 5, & SUG 19 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 65:18

    This week on the show Maine and Zak recap Third Coast Grappling 5 headline by William Tackett versus Fellipe Andrew and Submission Underground 19 (SUG) we also tease our end-of-the-year show and top 10 of 2020.In the news segment of the show we talked about the upcoming American Jiu-Jitsu story some combat Jiu-Jitsu news as well as other items in the community.In the recap for 3rd Coast Grappling Five we talked about the quick submission finish in the main event by William Tackett over Fellipe Andrew. We talked about the leg entanglement that led to this submission and how initiative is such an important part of grapplingIn the co-main event we talked about Thiago Macedo’s victory over Johnny Tama and the strangeness of the mat side call. In Kody Steele vs. Edwin Najmi we discuss the changes in Kody’s game and how his modulation of aggression worked in his favor in this match, coupled with his high amplitude wrestling. In John Combs vs. Pedro Marinho we discuss some more great Guillotine battles and pressure wrestling on display as well as the hosts disagreement of the referee's call of the match. We also discuss the modulated time match between Andrew Tackett and Damien Anderson.In our recap of SUG 19 we discuss Craig Jones Vs Brent Primus that showcased great submission chaining from the Australian and solid defense from Primus. We discuss Cowboy vs RDA, and the double overtime plus the two deciding to go at it again after the main event. We discuss the women's title, and the title match between Mason Fowler and Satoshi Ishii.In the last segment Maine and Zak go deep on some of the challenges of various rule sets and some things that we would like to see moving forward, including the challenges of having two different kinds of rules in the same match. We also talk about additional rules and how we think things would be improved. In the outro section of the show the hosts discuss holiday plans and lack thereof and various holiday drinks.Recorded 12-21-2020

    #162 Huge Exciting Matchups, Recap WNO, Preview of Third Coast Grappling 5, SUG 19, F2W 159

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 73:17

    This week's on the show Maine and Josh recap Who's Number One headlined by Kaynan Duarte vs Rodolfo Vieira, we recap Fight 2 Win 159, we preview Third Coast Grappling 5 and Submission Underground 19.In the news section of the show we discuss Mikey Musumeci being recognized with the fastest submission in IBJJF we talked about our upcoming top 10 of 2020 show, and touch on a little bit of Japanese Judo qualifying for the Olympics.In the recap section of the show we kick it off with Who's Number One WNO recapping The entire main card we discussed the dominant Victory Duarte took over Viera. We talked about Geo Martinez vs Kennedy Maciel, and how it is incredibly difficult to look good against Martinez. We discuss a little bit of the passing and some of the Guard work by Martinez. In our recap of Roberto Jimenez vs. Dante Leone we discuss the leg locks and the focus on knee bar entries versus heel hooks, and discuss the trajectory of both athletes moving forward in Vagner Rocha vs. Thor we discuss a Vagner moving up in weight, and potentially the changes that this will have in his game moving forward after this dominant performance. We discussed Tye Ruotolo's finish of Kody Steele, and his APE index. We talked about the contrast in his grappling over the last few years, and discuss his unknown ceiling. In Mayssa Bastos vs Grace Gundrum we discuss how Bastos is still the top athlete in woman's rooster weight.In our recap of Fight to Win 159 We discuss Devonte Johnson defeating Guillermo Augusto then Johnny Tama, vs Jackson Nagai, and the guard work at play; and recap Jessica Flowers versus talita Nogueira, where Flowers put on a closed but dominating performance against Nogueira.In the preview section of the show we talked about Third Coast Grappling 5 headlined by Fellipe Andrew and William Tackett. Maine and Josh are very excited about this matchup and had a difficult time picking, hypothesizing that the match will be a leglock battle between the two. We also discuss the rest of the main card, including John Combs versus Pedro Marinho that will be a battle of the guillotine, and a leg locks, we discuss Kody Steel versus Edwin Najmi and Jordan Holy versus Ruben Rivera.In our preview of Submission Underground 19 we very briefly go through all of the matchups including our pick for Mason Fowler in the main event. We talked about Cowboy vs Rafael dos Anjos most likely going to overtime, and we both pick how quickly we believe Craig Jones will win via heel hook.In the outro section of the show Maine and Josh discuss work, and wish everyone a happy holiday.Recorded 12-14-2020

    #161 Kaynan Vs Rodolfo Preview of WNO, and Recap F2W 158

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 58:45

    This week on the grappling rewind podcast Maine and Josh recap Fight to Win 158 headlined by Elizabeth Clay and Rafaela Guedes we talked about the week's BJJ news including some MMA grappling and preview who's number one headlined by Kaynan Duarte vs Rodolfo Vieira.In the news section of the show we talk about some MMA grappling including Gary Tonons most recent fight in One FC, and some other news surrounding the BJJ community, including the upcoming Third Coast Grappling 5.In the recap section of the show we talked about F2W 158 and the Welterweight Title bout between Elizabeth Clay and Rafaela Guedes including Guedes staying patient and sticking to her game plan. We break down how Rafaela shut down the entries of Clay and about the slams that most likely led to a dominant decision for the title. In Sam Nagai versus Marcio Gomez we talked about the Caio Terra foot lock grip variation we saw in the match, and some other interesting grip work from Sam; specifically a pant grip on me prior to finishing the submission. We also talked about Felipe Trovo versus Matheus Luna that saw a an active collar choke from the guard game played throughout.We also recap Ethan Crelinsten vs. Elijah Carlton a $10,000 heads up money match between the two Grapplers at the Freedom Grappling Invitation.We also briefly talked about AJP Grand Slam in Rio for UAEJJF and the IBJJF American Nationals that saw great performances from Hassim RidaIn our preview of who's number one WNO headlined by Kaynan in Duarte versus Rodolfo Vieira we talked about the rematch between the two men this time in no-gi. We talked about the level of activity from Rodolfo recently in contrast to Duarte, and stylistically how they will both match up. We also discussed the rest of the card including Geo Martinez vs Kennedy Maciel at a catchweight of 150. A very compelling Strawweight matchup between Mayssa Bastos and 10th planet new stand out black belt Grace Gundrum In one of the most highly anticipated strawweight bouts of the year. We discuss Middleweight Roberto Jimenez going up against historic Welterweight Dante Leon and the pathway to victory for Leon. We give thoughts on Vagner Rocha vs Jon Blank, and Tye Ruotolo vs Kody Steele.In the outro of the show Maine talks about lifting and Josh talks about his busy work schedule.Recorded 11-7-2020

    #160 Slapsgiving Special Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 61:34

    This week on the show Maine and Zak recap slapsgiving the Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds 2020 Lightweight tournament; as well as discuss Who's Number Ones upcoming event, and the IBJJF American Nationals taking place next weekend.In the news section of the show we talked about Andre Galvao’s potential return to MMA after nearly a decade out of the sport. We also discuss his possible motivations and some training partners at Atos such as Hulk, who is also making his MMA debut. As well as training with Israel Adesanya training at Atos, that may have led to this decision/In the recap section of the show we follow Kade Rouotolo as he slaps his way to victory we discuss some of the advancements in his game that we have seen over the past few years and discuss his remarkable buggy choke finish in the finals against PJ Barch. We also discuss the quarterfinals matches and the semi-finals matches of the tournament including the Keith Krikorian special match that he ended it via TKO.In the preview section of the show we discuss all of the matchups that have been announced for WNO card headlined by Rodolpho Vieira versus Kaynan Duarte, and the stacked card.In our preview of IBJJF American Nationals we run through the Gi matches for the men's and women's Black Belt divisions.In the outro section of the show Maine and Zak discuss lifting, the lack of holiday plans, and what Maine has been watching on his vacation, including strongman.Recorded 11-30-2020

    #159 The Return of Duarte! IBJJF No-Gi Pans 2020 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 57:53

    This week on the show Maine and Josh recap the 2020 IBJJF NoGi Pans we also preview Spyder Korea taking place in the desert of California.In the recap of the 2020 IBJJF NoGi Pans we talked about all of the black belt final results. including numerous Closeouts and the overall attendance of the event. We talked about Kaynan Duarte versus Tex Johnson and his newly-implemented reverse triangle game that was on display throughout the event. We also talked about some other great moments from the tournament including some takedowns and darce finishes.In the preview section of the show we talk about Paulo Miyao vs Lee, and the first round Kennedy Maciel vs Josh Cisneros with a possible rematch with Miyao on the table at the event. We discuss Cisneros game at Black Belt and His history of going for the finish at all times we talked about how this may or may not come into play vs Cobrina jr.We also discuss the UFC flyweight title finishing sequence that saw Davidson figueredo end the match in impressive fashion with an arm in Guillotine off of a scissor Leg Takedown defending a single leg. In the outro section of the podcast Maine and Josh talk a little bit about plans for the holidays and the craziness of things currently.Recorded 11-23-2020

    #158 Leandro Lo Middleweight Champ BJJ Stars and F2W 157 Recap NoGi Pans Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 54:31


    This week on the show Maine and Emil recap BJJ Stars the middleweight GP and fight to win 157 headlined by Tom deblass, and Vagner Rocha.In the news section of the show we talked about the cancelling of the IBJJF Worlds again as well as some other professional BJJ news including the MMA debut of Yuri simoes in One FC.In our recap of BJJ Stars middleweight GP we talked about Isaque Bahiense and his crazy run through the quarters and semi finals of the GP as well as veteran Leandro Lo’s outstanding takedowns and variations of double legs. We also recap the submission victory that Demetrius Sousa had over Rafael Lovato Jr. We also talked about some of the other super fights on the card including Erich Munis vs Victor Hugo and Patrick Gaudio versus Devonte Johnson.In our recap of fight 2 win 157 we talked about Tom Deblass and Chad Kodiak Fields match and talk about how much we enjoyed Vagner Rocha heel hook victory in the last 10 seconds over Gabriel Almeida. We also discuss the rest of the results on the card.In the preview section of the show we talked about the three matches that have been announced for fight to win 158 and how the card may or may not be taking place in Philadelphia due to increased restrictions and lockdowns.We also preview IBJJF nogi Pan's scheduled to take place in Georgia this coming week we talked about all of the men's and women's black belt divisions based on the current registrations and make a select few picks on who we think the front-runners are for a few of the divisionsIn the outro section of the show Maine discusses getting up early to duck hunt and some of the hosts plans for the upcoming vacation, as well as possible topics of discussion for upcoming shows if BJJ events have to shut down again.Recorded 11-16-2020


    #157 Polaris Squads Brings the Heat in the Gi, Preview BJJ Stars, F2W 156/157

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 63:36


    This week on the show Maine and Emil recap Polaris Squads 2 in the Gi, and F2W 156, we also preview F2W 157 and BJJ Stars Middleweight GP. In the news section of the show we talk about upcoming matchups on SUG, 3CG, Spyder Korea, and WHO. We discuss Yuri Simoes upcoming One FC fight, we talk about Mahamed Aly and steroids. In the recap section we kick it off with a recap of Polaris Squads 2 Gi, that saw team Europe turn in a dominate 9-0 performance over Team UK. We discuss the domination that was and is Tommy Langaker, along with Tyrone Elliott both securing 3 points for team Europe we discuss the highlight submission of the night by Tyrone Elliot an Ezekiel from the closed guard, and the bolo work of team Europe. We also discuss the overall event format and the rules and pacing. We take a look at Ash Williams impressive super fight performance as well. In the recap of Fight to Win 157 we discuss the main event that saw Kennedy Maciel defeat Junny Ocasio with a crazy Armbar sequence an earn Cobrina Jr Submission Of The Night honors. We talk about the initial sequence that lead to the armbar set up and the small details that saw him finish. We also discuss Samuel Nagai defeating Marcio Andre via a close footlock battle and toe hold attempts. In the preview section we discuss Fight to Win 157 Tom Deblass vs Chad Kodiak Fields, and Vagner Rocha Vs Gabriel Almedia. We talk about Tom’s half guard and how Vagner is so hard to compete against. In our preview of BJJ Stars we discuss the Middlweight Gp including Leandro Lo, Matheus Diniz, Gustavo Batista, and more. As well as some of the superfight matchups on the card including bouts with Lovato Jr, Devonte Jhonson, Gabi Garcia, and Victor Hugo vs Erich Munis. In the outro Maine discusses going duck hunting the next few weekends. Recorded 11-9-2020


    #156 ADCC 2021 Delayed and Why, Recap Supversiv 4, Preview F2W 156

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2020 55:36

    This week on the show Maine and Emil recap Subversiv 4, Quintet Fight Night 5, and preview Fight to Win 156. In the news section of the show we discuss the major weeks BJJ news including the postponement of ADCC 2021 into early 2022. We talk about why ADCC was postponed and how the ADCC Trials play a large factor in the event. We discuss the IBJJF Worlds 2020 announcement, and possible considerations surrounding the event. In the recap section we recap Subversiv 4 including the finals, and semi finals matches that saw team Atos come out with the victory. We also touch on select quarterfinals and first round matchups to look out for, and impressive performances from the event. We discuss the rematch of William Tackett vs Tex Johnson with Tackett moving up a weight class this time. We break down Elisabeth Clay modified Gogoplata Iminari finish of Britney Elkin. We take a look at the impressive World Ranked #1 Brown Belt Andy Murasaki, and his leg lock defense in the finals match with Kody Steel. We also discuss what about the format and event make it so interesting to watch and cover, including how much Maine enjoys seeing mixed belt rank matches. In our brief recap of Quintet FN 5 we talk about the number of draws on the event and the superfight rematch between Igor Tanabe and Hasim Rida that saw more action than their first match seeing Igor “The Fat Ninja” Tanabe take the match in about one minute via ankle lock. In the preview section we discuss F2W 156 headlined by Junny Ocasio going up a weight class to take on Kenndy Maciel “Cobrina Jr” we talk about how Junny’s style is favorable in the Fight to Win rule set, and discuss if we think Kennedy will be able to establish a top position on Junny. We also briefly discuss Marcio Andre vs. Samuel Nagai, and some other matches on the card.In the outro section of the show Maine discusses hunting and a large buck that got away. Recorded 11-2-2020

    #155 A Submission Filled Weekend. Recap F2W 155, UFC 254, Preview Subversiv 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 45:00

    This week on the show Maine and Emile recap Fight to Win 155 we talk about Justin Gaethje versus Khabib and the Grappling on UFC 254We also preview Subversiv 4 talk about Maine’s commentary on egg guard invitational 2 and Submission Hunter pro 60 on fightpassIn the news section of the show we talk about Cyborg receiving her black belt from Cobrina In the recap section of the show we talk about Fight to Win 155 headline by Pattt Fontes versus Grace Gundrum that ended in a dead orchard and saw Grace take the Strawweight championship at Black belt for the women’s no Gi belt.We talk about Devonte Jhonson vs Trator that saw lots of closed guard work and the dynamic passing game of Bones slowed down. In Jake Watson vs Matheus Luna we talk about some wrong side bolo work and dynamic de la riva and lapel guard that saw him take the decision.In the discussion of Khabib vs Justin we discuss the triangle finish and the leg control that Khabib uses on the cage coupled with his passing. In our preview is subversiv 4 we discuss the format and how it is a great live event to watch with how it builds a narrative throughout the event.Main discusses doing commentary this weekend on the Egg Guard invitational with Eric Naples in the variety of rules sets on display at the event. We briefly discuss Submission Hunter Pro all woman’s event on the show as well.Recorded 10-26-2020

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