Grappling Rewind: Breakdowns of Professional BJJ and Grappling Events

#112 Hot Takes of 2019 how the Pro BJJ Meta has changed

December 31, 2019 Grappling Rewind Staff Episode 112
Grappling Rewind: Breakdowns of Professional BJJ and Grappling Events
#112 Hot Takes of 2019 how the Pro BJJ Meta has changed
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This week on the show Maine and Emil give our hot takes of 2019, talk BJJ news and talk about how the meta of Pro BJJ has changed in 2019 moving into 2020.

In the news section we talk about Gordon Ryan’s retirement that he announced on Instagram earlier this week.  We talk about how this affects the discussion as him being the No-Gi GOAT, and how this potentially affects the Pro-BJJ Scene. 

 We talk about Fight to Win paying out 25% more than 2018 in a historic fighter payout of 1.2 million.  As well as some other stats from the promotion 

Maine talks about the interview he did with Keith Krikorian and Interviews with fighters that will be appearing on the Grappling Rewind YouTube Page.  If you are not subscribed it is the best way to see all the content we make.

We talk about the Ruotolo brothers being awarded purple belt by Andre Galvao

We talk about the exciting matchups announced for Third Coast Grappling in March.

In our Hot Takes of 2019 section we talk about how we have seen more discussion of wrestling in the modern BJJ Pro Meta, as well as an increase in the amount of lapel players and lapel guards in use at the highest levels. We also speculate about the number of entrants we will see in the North American trials at ADCC. 

In the statistics section of the show powered by Emil he talks about how we have fewer returning champions in 2019 that previous years he proves this with the dark arts known as math. 

In the end of episode discussion we talk about plans for 2020.

Recorded on 12-30-2019

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Intro
Show Description
News
Gordon Ryan Retires
Ruotolo Brothers Promoted to Purple
Teaser for Interview with Keith Krikorian
Fight to Win 2019 Year End Payouts
Third Coast Grappling Matchup Announcements
Guardian Gym Baltimore
Hot Takes 2019
The BJJ Meta and Wrestling
BJJ Meta Lapel and Lasso Guards
World Champions by the Numbers
Kaynan Duarte is Very Good and Had a Good 2019
Pro BJJ Promotions In 2020
Emil is Done with Overtime in 2020
Expansion of BJJ into other Countries
If Conrhole Can be on ESPN 2 So Can BJJ
Signoff
Outro