Who’s Number One’s latest offering in WNO 19 is stacked with BJJ stars, and should bring a lot of entertaining grappling action tonight.
WNO 19 features several BJJ stars and two title bouts
Headlining the event is Nicholas Meregali, who is arguably the best in the gi right now, as he continues his recent transition to no gi competition. He will take on Kaynan Duarte, who is a decorated world champion in both gi and no gi, and the most recent ADCC champion at 99 kg.
The pair have split four gi matches against each other in the past, but this will be their first in no gi, where Duarte will have more experience and accolades being a two-time ADCC champ. With Meregali coming from the stable with John Danaher and Gordon Ryan, this match also marks another clash between New Wave and the Andre Galvao coached Atos team.
The stacked BJJ event also features two WNO championship bouts, with top female no gi grappler Ffion Davies defending her title against Jasmine Rocha, and Dante Leon taking on Ethan Crelinsten for the vacant WNO lightweight title.
Also on the card are exciting BJJ stars such as Nicky Ryan, Andrew Tackett and Felipe Pena, all competing in separate matches.
WNO 19 weigh-in results
WNO 19: How to watch, start time, live stream
WNO 19 main card will be streamed live on FloGrappling. The event will start at 8 a.m. ET, with prelims being free on the live stream below:
Full WNO 19 results and video highlights
Nicholas Meregali def. Kaynan Duarte via arm triangle (12:47) | Heavyweight
Ffion Davies def. Jasmine Rocha by unanimous decision | Flyweight title
Dante Leon def. Ethan Crelinsten via head and arm choke from back (8:06) | Lightweight title
Felipe Pena def. Haisam Rida via rear naked choke (9:21) | Heavyweight
Nicky Ryan def. Rene Sousa by unanimous decision | Welterweight
Andrew Tackett def. Troy Russell by rear naked choke (1:53) | Welterweight
Oliver Taza def. Sebastian Rodriguez via unanimous decision | Middleweight
Carlos Henrique def. Ben Eddy via unanimous decision | Featherweight
Helena Crevar def. Healy Dayan via heel hook | Featherweight
Achilles Rocha def. JB Bechtloff via Toehold | Middleweight
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