Last night in Dallas, the premier submission-only grappling event returned with no audience for the time being. No other Jiu-Jitsu based promotion puts on high-quality events, nearly every weekend, like the folks running Fight 2 Win, Seth Daniels, and Missy Estrada AKA the leaders of Team No Sleep. Each card features some of the best grappling on the planet, whether it’s Gi, No-Gi, or Judo – the action never stops.
Their production value is second to none on the submission grappling circuit. Rivalling some of the biggest promotions in mixed martial arts such as the UFC and Bellator. When I started training and competing in Jiu-Jitsu over ten years ago the only option to compete meant paying for the privilege.
Several highlights from last nights matches include Fight of the Night between Ethan Crelinsten, whose coaches include Firas Zahabi and John Danaher versus No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu world champion Johnny Tama, the first-ever world champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Ecuador. In a match of back-and-forth leg lock submission attempts, Tama was awarded the unanimous decision victory despite the TriStar/Renzo Gracie athlete, Crelinsten’s back attack as time expired. In the main event, five-time world champion, and ADCC absolute 2013 winner Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu defeated Marcelo Garcia standout, Vinicius Ferreira.
Tonight’s portion of the show will be headlined by current Bellator fighter AJ Agazarm against one of the best lightweight Jiu-Jitsu fighters on the planet Osvaldo ‘Queixinho’ Moizinho. Both men have explosive and exciting games. Agazarm not only has a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, but he’s also a highly-touted wrestler who spent time with one of the best collegiate programs at Ohio State University. Agazarm won a no-gi world title back in 2014.
On Saturday, May 23rd. Fight 2 Win returns with former UFC Lightweight Champion and current Bellator star ‘Smooth’ Benson Henderson headlining the card against Gracie Barra standout Edwin Najmi. As always, all the action is available to stream live on Flograppling.com.