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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 has beaten 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.

Gordon Ryan Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Gordon F. Ryan III

Nickname: n/a

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

Main Achievements:

  • ADCC Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2015 brown)
  • EBI 6 OW Champion (2016*)
  • EBI 8 MW Champion (2016)
  • EBI 11 WW Champion (2017)
  • EBI 14 OW Champion (2017*)
  • Newaza Challenge Champion (2015)
  • Grappling Industries Tournament Champion (2017*/2016*)
  • ADCC 2nd Place (2017*)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2014 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Triangle/Heel-hook

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg/167lbs)/Peso Médio (82kg/181lbs)

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, Ryan started travelling 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 potential star status was first noticed.

After a stellar 6 month brown belt campaign, 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, John Danaher, Ricardo Almeida.

Gordon Ryan Grappling Record

46 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    5 (11%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    38 (83%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

38 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
24
9
#86e620
RNC
24
9
#5AD3D1
Reverse triangle
16
6
#d1212a
Kneebar
5
2
#fad11b
Kimura
5
2
#f58822
Heel hook
3
1
#224aba
Outside heel hook
3
1
#ff9124
Armbar
3
1
#bf1f6c
Rev. triang. armlock
3
1
#22c9a5
Choke
3
1
#fad223
Arm in guillotine
3
1
#03861f
Short choke
3
1
#039a1f
Triangle armbar
3
1
#03b41f
Mounted guillotine
3
1
#03c61f
Katagatame
3
1
38
(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
8714Aaron JohnsonLPointsGrappling Ind.ABSF2016
11125Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLRNCStudio 540 SPFABSSPF2016
12255Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x0ADCC WC TrialsABSSPF2017
13560Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 6x0ADCCABSF2017
15697Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesLPointsACBJJ 13O95KGSPF2018
8975Ian MurrayWInside heel hookSapateiro Inv.ABSR12016
8979Elliott HillWRev. triang. armlockSapateiro Inv.ABS4F2016
8981PJ BarchWKneebarSapateiro Inv.ABSSF2016
8982Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoWInside heel hookSapateiro Inv.ABSF2016
9288Pat SabatiniWInside heel hookGoodfight Pro77KGSF2016
9289Kevin BerbrichWChokeGoodfight Pro77KGF2016
9290Joshua BacallaoWInside heel hookPTL Sunday OpenABSSF2016
9292Nathan OrchardWReverse trianglePTL Sunday OpenABSF2016
9322James PartridgeWInside heel hookOnnit Inv. 2ABSSPF2016
9503Jacen FlynnWRNCEBI 6ABSR12016
9510Marcello SalazarWKneebarEBI 6ABS4F2016
9513Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPointsEBI 6ABSSF2016
9515Rustam ChsievWPointsEBI 6ABSF2016
10174Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWInside heel hookGrappling Ind.ABSSPF2016
10307Matt ArroyoWInside heel hookEBI 884KGR12016
10315Mike HillebrandWRNCEBI 884KG4F2016
10319Josh HaydenWPointsEBI 884KGSF2016
10321Kyle GriffinWInside heel hookEBI 884KGF2016
10562Todd MueckemheimWKimuraSapateiro Inv.ABSSPF2016
10563Vagner RochaVagner RochaD---Sapateiro 2ABSSPF2016
11217Bryan BrownWRNCSapateiro 6ABSR12017
11224Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWReverse triangleSapateiro 6ABS4F2017
11228Jesseray ChildreyWRNCSapateiro 6ABSSF2017
11230Matthew TeslaWReverse triangleSapateiro 6ABSF2017
11414Joe BaizeWReverse triangleSUG 3ABSSPF2017
11711JP LebosnoyaniWRNCEBI 1177KGR12017
11719C. MacKarskiWArm in guillotineEBI 1177KG4F2017
11724Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWShort chokeEBI 1177KGSF2017
11725Vagner RochaVagner RochaWRNCEBI 1177KGF2017
12072Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 3092KGSPF2017
12596Eliot KellyEliot KellyWTriangle armbarF2W Pro 34ABSSPF2017
13279M. JokmanovicWKimuraGrappling Ind.ABS4F2017
13280Aaron JohnsonWReverse triangleGrappling Ind.ABSSF2017
13281D. JohnsonWRNCGrappling Ind.ABSF2017
13504Dillon DanisDillon DanisWReferee DecisionADCC88KGE12017
13508Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWRNCADCC88KG4F2017
13510Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWReferee DecisionADCC88KGSF2017
13512Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWMounted guillotineADCC88KGF2017
13552Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWInside heel hookADCCABSE12017
13556Craig JonesCraig JonesWKatagatameADCCABS4F2017
13557Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWHeel hookADCCABSSF2017
14084Ralek GracieWReverse triangleMetamorisABSSPF2017
14100D. BorovicWOutside heel hookEBI 14ABSR12017
14108P. DonabedianWArmbarEBI 14ABS4F2017
14112C. HellenbergWPointsEBI 14ABSSF2017
14114Craig JonesCraig JonesWPointsEBI 14ABSF2017
14123Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWRNCKasai ProABSSPF2017
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Gordon Ryan vs Josh Bacallao

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