Fight 2 Win 131 was set to be an exciting event from the moment CEO Seth Daniels announced he’d be putting up 16-year-old ADCC semifinalist Tye Ruotolo against one of jiu-jitsu’s most entertaining competitors, Vagner Rocha. The matchup may seem, well, mismatched, but Rocha was the only top-level competitor willing to take the match.
The pairing might seem odd, but it’s caused a lot of hype in the jiu-jitsu community. While many feel certain that Rocha will brutally defeat Ruotolo, a defeat against Rocha wouldn’t be the first time the teen had pulled off a big surprise in competition — ADCC was proof of that.
Best of all, the Rocha vs. Ruotolo match isn’t the only one featuring some big names. The co-main event will be a Masters Lightweight Gi title match between No-Gi Master champion Marcos Torregrosa and Sean Nikmorad. Before that, 2019 ADCC bronze medalist Josh Hinger and former No-Gi World Champion Murilo Santana will battle it out in a 185lb no-gi match. And before that, 2019 ADCC competitor Edwin Najmi will face off against American and Brazilian Nationals Champion Jaime Canuto. Their match will take place at 180 lbs in the gi.
Check out the event promo below to see even more of the entertaining competitors who will be on the card, and make sure you’re watching on FloGrappling when F2W 131 streams live from Richmond, California this Saturday, November 9!