This week on the show Maine and Josh talk about the weeks grappling news, recap Fight to Win 134 in Scottsdale, AZ headlined by Marcio Andre Vs. Benson Henderson.
In the news section of the show we talk about Raphael Lovato Jr. being announced as taking a grappling match at Sub Stars. We talk about Grappling Industries announcing their first world championships, and that it will be free to all athletes to enter. We also talked about the NYSAC announcing that all grappling events will have mandatory blood testing for all athletes. Plus some matchup announcements.
In the next section of the show Maine and Josh talk about the FloGrappling year end awards; and how no one has any argument that any of the selections could be anything else.
In the recap section of the show we recap Fight to Win 134 in Scottsdale, AZ. We talk about the main event between Marcio Andre and Benson Henderson, and how much a fast pace Marcio decided to keep throughout the match. We also comment on how well Marcio didn’t address any footlock in the match, and the levels of not selling a submission. In the Co-Main event we recap the rematch between Karen Antunes and Talita Alencar that saw Antunes Reclaim her Flyweight Title. We talk about the Meta of how aggressive Alencar typically is and potentially the thought process from Antunes in coming out extremely aggressive to start the match. In the Black belt fight of the night between Gerson Atoigue and Ron Henderson we talk about the positional work of Gerson, and how he was able to stay a step ahead and attack more throughput the match earning fight of the night honors.
In the preview section of the show, we take a look at Fight to Win 135 in Sacramento, CA, main evented by Victor Hugo Vs. Nick Rodriguez in a match Maine is very excited for. We talk about the shared opponent of both grapplers in Roberto Cyborg Abreu and how in three matches with Hugo the most recent win was recently by kneebar. We contrast this with Nicky Rod’s ADCC match against Cyborg that saw him take a refs decision victory. We talk about the potential style matchup, and most likely what the pathway to victory for both is. We also preview the rest of the card.
In the outro section of the show Maine and Josh talk about travel.