Nick Rodriguez Has Been Added To The BJJ Fanatics Sub-Only Grand Prix

The roster for the BJJ Fanatics Sub-Only Grand Prix just got even more hectic.

BJJ Fanatics owner Michael Zenga has informed the Jiu-Jitsu Times that purple belt and ADCC silver medalist Nick Rodriguez will be the latest athlete to be added to the BJJ Fanatics tournament, which was already set to be a highly impressive card.

Rodriguez will be joining a group of contenders that includes Gordon Ryan, Lucas Barbosa, Quentin Rosenzweig, Kyle Boehm, and many other accomplished athletes who will be battling it out to win the $10,000 prize. 2019 ADCC competitor John Combs and CJJ champion Kody Steele will also be among the competitors.

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Rodriguez has skyrocketed to grappling fame after first bursting onto the scene with a third-place finish at the ADCC East Coast Trials as a 6-month white belt with a high school and college freshman wrestling background. After qualifying for ADCC at the West Coast Trials, he went on to grapple his way into the finals of the +99kg division at ADCC, ultimately losing only to Kaynan Duarte. Rodriguez was then promoted to purple belt, still with under two years of jiu-jitsu experience.

The BJJ Fanatics Sub-Only Grand Prix will take place this Friday, November 15 in Beverly, MA. You can buy tickets for the event here or watch from home on FloGrappling.

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