Max Dos Santos Gimenis and Gordon Ryan showed down in the 2018 IBJJF No-Gi PanAms finals in New York City on September 15th. Ryan ultimately took the ultra-heavyweight win by rear-naked choke.
Ryan fights out of Renzo Gracie Academy, with Gimenis representing Grappling Fight Team. Despite being a dominant sub-only fighter, Ryan was up 4 points when he got that tap. This competition recap comes from @gordonlovesjiujitsu himself:
“AM I GOOD YET?” Ryan asked shortly thereafter in an Insta-story, while flashing his newest gold medal.
Ryan then went on to win the absolute division to earn double-gold: an accomplishment celebrated by fellow DDS member Garry Tonon:
Ryan also promoted his wins on his own social media pages, thanking his supporters and coaches who he credits with helping him win all of his matches via submission.
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Unfuckwitable. All submissions. Thank you to all the family and friends who came out to support and stayed the entire day. I know it was a long day. Special shout to @kycerm for taking time out of his day to come coach me In the standing position and @garrytonon for coaching me on the ground. Thanks @heysonnyy for pushing me every day to near death in the gym and always having food ready for me to shove into my mouth. And of course to @danaherjohn for showing me everything I know. Theres a reason I submit all the best guys, and its because of him. @hypnotik @flograppling