Grappling Rewind: Breakdowns of Professional BJJ and Grappling Events

#111 2019 Year End Recap Top 10 matches of 2019, Top 5 Upsets, and honorable mentions

December 24, 2019 Grappling Rewind Staff Episode 111
Grappling Rewind: Breakdowns of Professional BJJ and Grappling Events
#111 2019 Year End Recap Top 10 matches of 2019, Top 5 Upsets, and honorable mentions
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This week on the show Maine, Emil, and Austin recap 2019.  We talk about the top 10 matches of the year some honorable mentions as well as are personal highlights and low lights of the year.  

In the new section of the show we talk about Cyborg being scheduled to have open-heart surgery in 2020. Tap cancer out donating 870k to Alex’s lemonade stand. Mateus lutes black belt promotion.  Gi Mendes becoming a US citizen.

Victor Hugo vs. Nicholas Meregali announced for The Who’s #1 event; Plus Maine’s Interview with the BJJ Brick Podcast.  

We recap the co-main and main event for Submission Underground 10 (SUG) headline by Gordon Ryan vs. Gabriel Gonzaga, and Craig Jones versus Gilbert Burns.  With both matches ending in under a minute due to heel hook.  

In our year and recap for 2019 we take a look back at all of the top matches from the year and matches that we enjoyed the most.  


Our top 10 matches of the year this year was as follows in no particular order. 

Lachlan Giles vs Kaynan Duarte at ADCC 

Garry Tonon vs Renato Canuto at ADCC 

Nicholas Meregali vs Mahamed Aly at the 2019 IBJJF Worlds Super heavy final 

Gabriel Arges vs Isaque Bahiense in the 2019 IBJJF Worlds MW final 

Michael Musumeci Jr. vs Bruno Malfacine at the 2019 IBJJF Worlds rooster semi final 

Keenan vs Meregali at the Absolute 2019 IBJJF Worlds in round 1 

Leandro Lo vs Kaynan Duarte at the 2019 IBJJF Worlds heavy final 

Tex Johnson vs Felipe Pena at Kasai pro 5 

Nicky Ryan vs Keith Krikorian from the 2019 ADCC West Coast Trials

Craig Jones vs Gabriel Arges at Grapplefest 4

We also talk about our moments of the year including Lachlan Giles ADCC Absolute run, Tye ruotolo’s breakout performance at ADCC.  The huge Spyder Koreas payout, the IBJJF worlds payout, and generally The rise of superfight payouts overall.  We talk about the ADCC west coast trials as a whole with all the finals. How many MMA grapplers have been coming back to BJJ.  The IBJJF HW GP.  Fight to Win running their 100th event, and keeping going strong into 2020; Mikey becoming the only American to win 3X at IBJJF worlds, at black belt in the Gi, at adult; Gabi Garcia becoming the most winning ADCC Division gold medalist.

For out Biggest upsets of 2019, we see Lachlan vs. ADCC, Tex vs Pena, Ffion vs Bia, Nicky rod vs. expectations, Lucas vs. Kaynan, and Dante vs. lepri as well as many more.

We also talk about whom we think were breakout stars of 2019, and who are grapplers to watch in 2020

Plus highlights and low lights for all the show hosts

Recorded 12-23-2019

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Show Description
Submission Underground 10 (SUG) Recap
2019 Year End Recap Best BJJ Moments of 2019
Top 10 BJJ Matches of 2019
Biggest BJJ Upsets of 2019
Rewind Recommends Matches of 2019
BJJ Breakout Stars of 2019
Highlights and Lowlights of 2019 for the Grappling Rewind Staff
End Of the Year Discussion