Saturday’s BJJ showcase is on, despite a medically sidelined Gordon Ryan. Former pal Nick Rodriguez steps in to face Felipe Pena at Who’s Number One’s main event in Costa Mesa, CA.
Supporting these two juggernauts is a who’s who of martial arts elite. JT Torres makes his WNO debut against Gracie Barra’s Magid Hage, and Pedro Marinho defends his light heavyweight title against the always game Giancarlo Bodoni. Jasmine Rocha returns from her Midwest Finishers appearance to take on No-Gi Pans champ Amanda Bruse, as New Wave BJJ’s Oliver Taza faces Atos star Jonnatas Gracie.
- Dominic Meija def. Thien Luu-Nguyen (Decision)
- Stephen Martinez def. Calon Sabino (Decision)
- Rene Sousa def. Kieran Kichuk (Kneebar)
- Jasmine Rocha def. Amanda Bruse (Mount Choke)
- Jonnatas Gracie def. Oliver Taza (Decision)
- JT Torres def. Magid Hage (Decision)
Co-main (light heavyweight title bout):
Pedro Marinho (c) def. Giancarlo Bodoni (Decision)
Felipe Pena def. Nick Rodriguez (Decision)
About the author: Kevin Bradley is a Jersey-based grappling journalist for Bloody Elbow. He began writing for the site in 2022, and has covered both BJJ and MMA news since 2018. (full bio)
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