MAY 15, 2020 witnessed the return of professional jiu-jitsu by the hands of Fight 2 Win, in Dallas Texas.
The event ran smoothly and without any known incidents, with all athletes showing a clear eagerness to perform. In a mix of gi and no-gi matches, outside the two main events, we would like to make a special reference to Fight Sport’s Paulo Azambula’s fantastic performance over Cameron Couch, as well as Dillon Hinojosa. Both very entertaining athletes to follow.
For the main and co-main event, as we had alluded to in our preview, the Johnny Tama x Ethan Crelinsten had all the ingredients for a terrific display of grappling, and we were not wrong. In our eyes, this was the fight of the night. The Canadian Crelinsten looked unease with Tama’s well known Reverse X-Guard game, one that Johnny used to constantly attack Crelinsten’s feet. Ethan posed a few threats of his own, with feet entanglements, particularly from 50-50 and a dangerous back attack combination near the end. Unfortunately for the TriStar/DDS team member, not enough to sway the judges. Solid match and solid win from Tama.
Cyborg vs Trator was a typical ultra-heavyweight match, with Roberto working from the top position and Vinicius playing a very efficient guard game. In the end, a victory for the Fight Sports leader, likely for positional dominance.
230lbs Black Belt NOGI
– Roberto Abreu def. Vinicius Trator via decision
CO Main Event
170lbs Black Belt NOGI
– Johnny Tama def. Ethan Crelinsten via decision
195lbs Black Belt Gi
– Vinicius Garcia def. Kevin Williams via decision
230lbs Black Belt Gi
– Viktor Doria def. Eddie Avelar via decision
185lbs Black Belt Gi
– Igor Paiva def. Jeff Hammond via armbar
205lbs Black Belt Gi
– Yuri Santos def. Andre Gomes via decision
210lbs Black Belt NOGI
– Paulo Azambuja def. Cameron Couch via armbar
215lbs Brown Belt NOGI
– Kevin McCormick def. Joshua HighTower via triangle.armbar
210lbs Brown Belt NOGI
– Justin Rennick def. Aaron Culpepper via RNC
170lbs Purple Belt NOGI
– Dillon Hinojosa def. Colby Capps via straight ankle lock
140lbs Purple Belt NOGI
– Grayson Henley (Brasa) def. Alex Lopez via armbar
175lbs Blue Belt NOGI
– Dylan Martinez def. Alexander Leon via decision