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Gordon Ryan is a New Jersey (USA) born grappler and member of the well-known group – Danaher Death Squad (DDS), known particularly in jiu-jitsu‘s no-gi and submission only circuit where he beat big names of the sport such as Alexandre Ribeiro, Romulo Barral, and Gabriel Arges. A submission orientated competitor and one of the leading jiu-jitsu figures of his generation, Gordon cemented his name as one of the top brown belts on the planet in 2015 by winning the Newaza Challenge and No-Gi World Championship, which led to his black belt promotion under Garry Tonon – this way becoming Tonon’s first ever student to achieve the rank, a belt responsibility shared with another one of Gordon’s coaches, John Danaher.

Gordon Ryan Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Gordon F. Ryan III

Nickname: During his time as EBI champion, Gordon Ryan was announced on stage as “The Iron Dragon”, which was less of a jiu-jitsu/Brazilian culture style nickname with a goofy backstory, and more of a marketing fight-name as seen in boxing and MMA fighters. More recently, after his undoubted success against some of the best grapplers in the world, Ryan started calling himself “The King”. The nickname had the double gratification of boosting Gordon’s credibility among mainstream fans and upset his critics.

Lineage 1: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Renzo Gracie > Ricardo Almeida > Tom deBlass > Garry Tonon > Gordon Ryan

Lineage 2: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Renzo Gracie > John Danaher > Gordon Ryan

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC World Championship (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2018**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans No-Gi Championship (2018**)
  • 1st Place Quintet 3 (2018*)
  • 1st Place EBI 6 (2016*)
  • 1st Place EBI 8 (2016)
  • 1st Place EBI 11 (2017)
  • 1st Place EBI 14 (2017*)
  • 1st Place Kinektic 1 (2019)
  • 1st Place Grappling Industries (2017*/2016*)
  • 2nd Place ADCC World Championship (2017*)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place Newaza Challenge (2015)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans No-Gi Championship (2014 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Triangle/Heel-hook

Weight Division: Super-Heavy (100,50 kg / 222.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Renzo Gracie Association/Brunswick BJJ

Gordon Ryan Biography

Gordon Ryan was born on the 8th of July, 1995 in Monroe, New Jersey – United States of America.

Ryan’s introduction to jiu-jitsu was made by Miguel Benitez at the age of 15. His tuition would be taken over shortly after by the legendary Tom deBlass – one of New Jersey’s most prominent grapplers.

Months after taking his first steps in the sport, as a four stripe white belt, Gordon met Garry Tonon. Tonon had just received his brown belt at the time but was already regarded as one of the rising talents in the sport, and deBlass’ most accomplished student to date. The two grapplers became good friends and as Garry started coaching at the Brunswick BJJ academy, Gordon joined his classes, developing his technical abilities also under Tonon’s guidance.

With Garry Tonon’s growing influence in Gordon’s grappling lifestyle, as a purple belt, Ryan started traveling to New York regularly to train with another one of Garry’s mentors – John Danaher. The Renzo Gracie Academy head coach and his methodology were also a big part of Ryan’s success, particularly in the submission-only jiu-jitsu circuit where Ryan’s potential star status was first noticed.

After a stellar 6-month brown belt run, where Ryan won important tournaments such as the Newaza Challenge and the World Championship, Gordon was awarded his black belt by Garry Tonon (February 2016) in a ceremony supported by the presence of Tom deBlass, Ricardo Almeida. and Danaher – who shared the responsibility of the new belt rank.

Cover photo by Nathalia Santoro.

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Gordon Ryan Grappling Record

66 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    2 (3%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    53 (80%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    5 (8%)

53 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
30
16
#86e620
Inside heel hook
17
9
#5AD3D1
Reverse triangle
11
6
#d1212a
Armbar
6
3
#fad11b
Kimura
6
3
#f58822
Arm in guillotine
4
2
#224aba
Short choke
4
2
#ff9124
Kneebar
4
2
#bf1f6c
Choke
4
2
#22c9a5
Triangle armbar
2
1
#fad223
Mounted guillotine
2
1
#03861f
Katagatame
2
1
#039a1f
Heel hook
2
1
#03b41f
Outside heel hook
2
1
#03c61f
Tarikoplata
2
1
#03d61f
Triangle
2
1
#03f61f
Rev. triang. armlock
2
1
53
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
5 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (80%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Gordon Ryan Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
8801Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonLPointsGrappling Ind.ABSF2016
11261Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLRNCStudio 540 SPFABSSPF2016
12446Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x0ADCC WC TrialsABSSPF2017
13794Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 6x0ADCCABSF2017
16109Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesLPointsACBJJ 13O95KGSPF2018
9067Ian MurrayWInside heel hookSapateiro Inv.ABSR12016
9071Elliott HillWRev. triang. armlockSapateiro Inv.ABS4F2016
9073PJ BarchPJ BarchWKneebarSapateiro Inv.ABSSF2016
9074Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoWInside heel hookSapateiro Inv.ABSF2016
9389Pat SabatiniWInside heel hookGoodfight Pro77KGSF2016
9390Kevin BerbrichWChokeGoodfight Pro77KGF2016
9391Joshua BacallaoWInside heel hookPTL Sunday OpenABSSF2016
9393Nathan OrchardWReverse trianglePTL Sunday OpenABSSPF2016
9423James PartridgeWInside heel hookOnnit Inv. 2ABSSPF2016
9606Jacen FlynnWRNCEBI 6ABSR12016
9613Marcello SalazarWKneebarEBI 6ABS4F2016
9616Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWEBI/OTEBI 6ABSSF2016
9618Rustam ChsievWEBI/OTEBI 6ABSF2016
10284Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWInside heel hookGrappling Ind.ABSSPF2016
10417Matt ArroyoWInside heel hookEBI 884KGR12016
10425Mike HillebrandWRNCEBI 884KG4F2016
10429Josh HaydenWEBI/OTEBI 884KGSF2016
10431Kyle GriffinWInside heel hookEBI 884KGF2016
10689Todd MueckemheimWKimuraSapateiro Inv.ABSSPF2016
10690Vagner RochaVagner RochaD---Sapateiro 2ABSSPF2016
11375Bryan BrownWRNCSapateiro 6ABSR12017
11382Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWReverse triangleSapateiro 6ABS4F2017
11386Jesseray ChildreyWRNCSapateiro 6ABSSF2017
11388Matthew TeslaWReverse triangleSapateiro 6ABSF2017
11574Joe BaizeWReverse triangleSUG 3ABSSPF2017
11891JP LebosnoyaniWRNCEBI 1177KGR12017
11899C. MacKarskiWArm in guillotineEBI 1177KG4F2017
11904Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWShort chokeEBI 1177KGSF2017
11905Vagner RochaVagner RochaWRNCEBI 1177KGF2017
12256Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 3092KGSPF2017
12789Eliot KellyEliot KellyWTriangle armbarF2W Pro 34ABSSPF2017
13503M. JokmanovicWKimuraGrappling Ind.ABS4F2017
13504Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWReverse triangleGrappling Ind.ABSSF2017
13505D. JohnsonWRNCGrappling Ind.ABSF2017
13738Dillon DanisDillon DanisWReferee DecisionADCC88KGE12017
13742Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWRNCADCC88KG4F2017
13744Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWReferee DecisionADCC88KGSF2017
13746Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWMounted guillotineADCC88KGF2017
13786Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWInside heel hookADCCABSE12017
13790Craig JonesCraig JonesWKatagatameADCCABS4F2017
13791Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWHeel hookADCCABSSF2017
14339Ralek GracieWReverse triangleMetamorisABSSPF2017
14369D. BorovicWOutside heel hookEBI 14ABSR12017
14377P. DonabedianWArmbarEBI 14ABS4F2017
14381C. HellenbergWEBI/OTEBI 14ABSSF2017
14383Craig JonesCraig JonesWEBI/OTEBI 14ABSF2017
14404Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWRNCKasai ProABSSPF2017
17122Max GimenisMax GimenisWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2018
17124Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.ABSF2018
17175Charles McGuireWTarikoplataNo Gi Pan Am.O97KGSF2018
17177Max GimenisMax GimenisWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.O97KGF2018
17435Josh BarnettWTriangleQuintet 3ABSSF2018
17436Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWRNCQuintet 3ABSSF2018
17437Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiD---Quintet 3ABSSF2018
17449Craig JonesCraig JonesWShort chokeQuintet 3ABSF2018
17450Vitor ShaolinVitor ShaolinWArmbarQuintet 3ABSF2018
17451Gregor GracieGregor GracieD---Quintet 3ABSF2018
18328Evangelous MoumtzisWArmbarNoGi WorldsO97KGR12018
18337Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 11x0NoGi WorldsO97KGSF2018
18338Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWDQNoGi WorldsO97KGF2018
18347Kalil FadlallahWChokeNoGi WorldsABSR12018
18353Vegard RandebergWRNCNoGi WorldsABSR22018
18358Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 4x4, AdvNoGi WorldsABS4F2018
18361Jackson SousaJackson SousaWRNCNoGi WorldsABSSF2018
18362Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2018
18632Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 1x0Kasai Dallas120KGSPF2019
20820Gabriel CheccoWKimuraKinektic 1ABSR32019
20821Rafael DomingosWRNCKinektic 1ABSR42019
20822G. VasconcelosWArm in guillotineKinektic 1ABSR52019
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