On this special one day delayed episode of the Grappling Rewind Podcast Maine an Emil Recap Fight to Win 119 in Philly, the UAEJJF AJPT King of Mats in Tokyo. We preview Fight to Win 120 in Pittsburgh, and speculate about the Shugyo Invitational that seemingly came out of nowhere.
Kicking the show off with news we talk about some movement of the ADCC weight classes, grapplers moving up divisions and being replaced in others. We talk about Gordon Ryan and Felipe Pena and what weight they have agreed to compete in their rematch at. We talk about a Baltimore non Profit bringing more BJJ to the youth of the city.
After that we move into the recap section taking a look at Fight to Win 19 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. This event had the highest payout of any Fight to Win event this year. Maine and Emil talk about how crazy this is for such a small venue and how great it is for the sport. We recap the Johnathan JT Torres vs Vagner Rocha matchup and talk about how this could be a potential ADCC matchup. We break down Tim Spriggs Vs Tex Johnson, Nikki Sullivan vs Sarah Block and the amazing flexibility of Sullivan. plus Tyler King vs Troy Everett. This card was a lot of fun and worth your time.
After that we move into a short recap of the Abu Dhabi Jiu Jitsu Pro Tour in Tokyo talking about how impressive Isaac Doederlein has looked recently. We talk a little about the group stages and the semifinals then break down the final matchup between Isaac Doederlein vs. Gabriel Sousa. That saw Doederlein win via footlock in a little under 3 minutes.
After that we go into previews talking about the Shugyo Invitational and all the mystery surrounding the event. Shawn Weisenburgh, Ethan Crelinsten, Rafael Domingos, Nathan Orchard, Keith Krikorian, Jordan Holy and a few others have all been seeded as names on the event. This event looks like it will have an air date sometime in August 2019.
Then we preview Fight to Win 120 in Pittsburg PA, Headlined by a Black Belt No-Gi Middle Weight Title between Edwin Najmi vs DJ Jackson, the Co Main Event is a Female Black Belt Bantam Weight No-Gi Title featuring Catherine Perrett vs Tubby Alequin This card also features Evan Mulgrave vs Keith Miner.