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This Week in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (TWIBJJ)

Submission Underground 14 took place on Sunday, May 31st, in a modified grain silo at an undisclosed location in Portland, Oregon. Streamed on UFC Fight Pass, headlined once again by the Australian no-gi sensation Craig Jones who submitted, Vagner Rocha in overtime closing out the show.

Former UFC, Strikeforce, and WSOF fighter Jake Shields –his most recent wins in the UFC include decision victories over Tyron Woodley and Damian Maia — took on Brent Primus a Bellator standout coming off two straight submission victories in the cage. The streak continued as Primus secured an armbar victory in overtime.

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Speaking of Bellator, Austin Vanderford squared off with Gabriel Checco, currently fighting for the LFA. Checco submitted Vanderford via rear-naked choke in overtime.

There will be no overtime tonight at Who’s Number One, in Dallas, Texas. The card starts at 7 pm CST, headlined by Gordan Ryan taking on Kyle Boehm. The ‘King’ Gordan Ryan proved he is No. 1 after winning his weight and the absolute division at ADCC. Boehm — the 10th Planet Black belt has taken out an impressive list of opponents. Can he climb to the top of the mountain tonight in Dallas by defeating the Danaher Death Squad star?

The Squad, well represented this evening, Ryan’s younger brother takes on one of the Ruotolo twins. No. 6 ranked Ty Ruotolo faces off with No. 8 ranked Nicky Ryan. No.9 ranked Kade Ruotolo takes on fellow Danaher Death Squad member, No. 10 ranked Ethan Crelinsten. Catch all the action, tonight, live on Flograppling.

On Saturday night, 3rd Coast Grappling will hold 3CG Kumite, an eight-man Gi tournament with a prize of $10,000 on the line. An exciting first-round match features 2019 IBJJF Middleweight World Champion Gabriel Arges facing off with the relatively new Black belt, rising star Jake Watson. This card is also available to stream via Flograppling.

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