This Past Weekend in BJJ
Third Coast Grappling Championship 3
In the main event, Gordon Ryan used a triangle-armbar with just under 2 minutes remaining to submit Bo Nickal. The match mainly took place on the feet with Gordon attacking early with several scissor sweep takedowns. On a couple of occasions, Gordon was able to drag Bo down with the technique but, Bo showed his mat awareness by freeing is legs and scrambling back to his feet. Gordon then switched to trying to bait Bo into taking a shot by giving him his leg and then turning his back on his opponent. At the 4 minute mark, Gordon was in the lead 2-0. He turned his back and Bo hit a massive suplex bringing the score to 2-2. After the reset, it was clear Bo was trying to circle and bring the match back standing. Gordon was able to entangle Bo from his guard and quickly secured the Triangle choke. After a big slam from Bo as a last-second attempt to escape, he was forced to tap giving Gordon the big victory in this Jiu-Jitsu vs Wrestling showdown.
After being out of action for a bit of time, Romulo Barral returned against MMA Veteran Jake Shields. Barral picked up the victory in OT and the championship belt. He used his dangerous guard and omoplata to keep Shields off base and on his back foot. All three judges scored in favor of Barral, hopefully, we will see him back in action soon to defend his title. Edwin Namji picked up the victory against a last-second replacement. Gilbert Burns was originally scheduled to face Edwin however, he was forced to pull out due to illness. Ben Leny stepped up to the challenge, he was game early in the match as the two men traded sweeps. Just before the halfway mark of the match, Edwin then used his patented D’arce to submit Leny off an attempted takedown.
Fight to Win 133
After a week of talking back and forth between the two competitors, the stage was set for a scrappy match between AJ Agazarm and Ary Farias. The two got right after it from the start by flying off the stage from a takedown attempt followed up with heavy hands from by AJ, That was the first 15 seconds... That was followed up by a slick takedown from Ary, and the two traded toehold attempts from there. The remaining time was mostly spent with AJ attacking for the guard pass while Ary went after several heel hook attempts. The match went to the judge’s scorecards, 2 judges scoring in favor of AJ, giving him the split decision win. In the co-main event, Samir Chantre scored a huge submission over Lucas Pinheiro via heel hook. The submission won him the Submission of the Night honors and the F2W Featherweight No-gi Championship Belt.
*Photo by Bane Visnjic