Fight 2 Win is coming back to Baltimore for their 109th event, following one of their most exciting events ever at last week’s F2W 108.
This time around, Maryland fans will be treated to both the top-quality jiu-jitsu they’ve come to expect from the promotion, plus three black belt judo matches.
The main event of the evening will see Arnaldo Maidana de Oliveira fighting to steal the middleweight no-gi title. Maidana is a 2017 No-Gi World Champion, which he earned two years after earning silver in the same event. He was also the runner-up at last year’s No-Gi Pans, and in 2015, he won American Nationals.
First, though, we’ll be treated to a rematch between Jamil Hill-Taylor and Leonardo Saggioro in the co-main event of the evening. Hill-Taylor, who is currently 3-0 at F2W, won Worlds last year by defeating Saggioro by points in a close match in the finals. Saggioro’s impressive record features a UAEJJF World Pro championship and King of the Mats title, though, so just because Hill-Taylor beat him once doesn’t necessarily mean that history will repeat itself.
Earlier in the night, we’ll get to see three judo matches, which F2W introduced to their event earlier this year. The 205-lb match will be between Vernon Kirk and Keith Barrett, the 180-lb match will be between Eduardo Viana and Christian Terrones, and at 145 lbs, we’ll see Ernest Ojito face off against Nathan Kearney. All of these matches will take place at the black belt level, so if you’re hoping to see top-quality judo, you’ll find it on the F2W stage.
Fight 2 Win 109 will take place on Saturday, April 20 and can be streamed live on FloGrappling. Take a look at more of the exciting upcoming matches below: