This week on the Grappling Rewind Podcast Maine and Emil, recap the weeks pro BJJ and Jiu Jisu events. We start off the show with the week’s news and generally what’s hot in the world of professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and what’s’ hot is one thing this week; who got invited to the 2019 ADCC event in California. As the invites list gets longer we see many of the staples of ADCC get their slot to the big show. We see Vagner Rocha, Geo Martinez, AJ Agazarm, Dillion Dannis, current Gi world champion Shane Jamil Hill Taylor, in the lower weight classes and top competitors Xande Ribeiro, the current Gi world champ Mahamed Aly, stand out Patrick Gaudio, former ADCC champions Vinny Magalhaes, and Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. As well as Australian stand outs Kit Dale, and Craig Jones all get invites to the event. Then we close out news speculating about Conor Mcgregor potentially competing in grappling again after his comments during the Polaris Pro 9 promo. Plus we talk about Robbie Lawler vs Ben Askren and debate what it really is to be unconscious. That’s just the news section of the show.
We get into the recap section where we take a look at Spyder Korea Qualifier 1, and the outstanding action that was this event over the weekend. We saw a number of Inter-belt matchup’s between purple belts brown belt and black belts all mixed into and under 76 kg division and an under 100 kg division. Taking a close look at Tim Sprigs and Mateus Lutes performances on the stacked event.
After that we move into our recap of Fight to Win 103 in Houston Texas with a number of exciting matches and titles being exchanged. Gutemberg Pereira defending his title. Plus CEO Seth Daniels competing his first Judo match in 12 years only one week after neck and back surgery. A man Maine is truly inspired by. As well as a number of other matches on the card for the event.
Then we move into the Midwest Finishers inaugural event that culminated in a bout between young stand out Andrew Tackett vs Pedro Serrano. These lightweight grapplers really put a stamp on the inaugural event and showcased the level of talent coming out of the Midwest.
Next we get into more talent out of the Midwest as we recap Sub Spectrum 7. This event featured a men’s and women’s 135-pound bracket as well as exciting super fights between Tex Johnson and Matt Leighton. Josh jumps into the show to help recap this event talking about outstanding finishes from Both Tex and Junny Ocasio, and an outstandingly dominant performance from Hannah sharp.
After all that we moved to the preview section previewing and Ultimate Mat Warriors 4, a 125-pound bracket that features Finishers 7 tournament winner Austin Daffron a man staging busy on the superfight scene. As well at top rooster weight Marcelo Cohen. As well as superfights from Kyle Chambers and more.
We then get into our preview of Fight to Win 104 in Dallas Texas, with a huge headline bout Rafael Lovato Jr vs Yuri Simoes in what is sure to be one of the highest level matchups ever produced by the promotion. This card is stacked with standouts like DJ Jackson, Nathiely Jesus, Formiga, and Tracy Goodell.
We preview the inaugural event for SOGI 1 and it’s multiple divisions and superfight card featuring many grapplers we see frequently on the show Junny Ocasio, Sam Micale, Nick Rodriguez, Zach Edwards, and many more.
After that we preview UAEJJF King of Mats event. The lightweights with superstars Gianni Grippo, Paulo Miyao, Isaac Doederlein, Hiago George, Nobuhiro Sawada, and more.
We briefly preview the KASAI 205lbs Qualifier streaming on FloGrappling and touch on Men of War 4.
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