16-Year-Old Tye Ruotolo Gets the F2W Victory Over Vagner Rocha

If you were wondering what the answer to “can 16-year-old Tye Ruotolo defeat the terrifying Vagner Rocha” was, it’s in. He can. Didn’t manage a submission over one of the most deadly men in combat sports, Vagner Rocha, but earned a unanimous decision from the judges at last night Fight 2 Win Eastbay event last night.

A brief recap on why this match was a big deal, ICYMI:

“Ruotolo is no ordinary teenager. The Atos athlete and his twin brother Kade have been training since they were just three years old, meaning that they have thirteen years of jiu-jitsu experience to use to their advantage. They’ve already established themselves as two of the top rising stars in grappling, and Tye in particular shot his own star even higher at the end of September, when he made it all the way to the semifinals at ADCC. He told the Jiu-Jitsu Times that the experience has changed his life “a lot.”

Other big winners for the night included Jaime Canuto (over Edwin Najmi), Josh Hinger (over Murilo Santana), and Marcos Torregrosa (over Masters welterweight challengers Sean Nikmorad). A complete list of results can be found here:

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@f2wbjj 131 Results fighters paid $35,258 in salaries and commissions Black Belt Results @ruotolobrothersjiujitsu defeats Vagner Rocha Decision @jaimecanutobjj defeats Edwin Najmi Decision @hingerbjj defeats Murilo Santana Decision @yemasojj defeats Sean Nikmorad Decision *Retains F2W Masters Welter Weight Title Matthew Todd defats Jay Shellhammer Triangle @adamdunkel89 Defeats Manny Rocha Decision @colefransonbjj defeats Alex Canders Decision James Cotter defeats Derek Vanness Split Decision FOTN @mabjjteam defeats Daniel Ripper Decision @_bonesbjj_ defeats Eliot Kelly Decision @dynamite_white defeats Felipe Abad Lapel Choke @butcher_jason defeats Dave Anderson Inverted Triangle @gugajj defeats Dom Hoskins Decision Gustavo Andrade defeats Nisar Loynab Decision @pesadelo26194 defeats Jamison Cummings Triangle SOTN Mike Mitchell defeats Cody Wilson Decision @JuanSouza defeats Nicholas Greene Decision David Mitchell defeats Thomas Haley Armbar Brown Belt Results @heyjoejitsu defeats Renato Valente Decision @dykeman_og defeats Brett Bryon Decision ZKay Fountila defeats Charize Apostol Triangle @alanjc1 defeats Joey Taylor Decision @jonathanpagni defats Chris Vickers Kimura @bolojake Pangelinan defeats Doug Ancey Calf Slicer SOTN FabricioSilva defats Osvaldo Oliveira Armbar @litleoneofakind defeats Karla Shellhammer Heel Hook @munybolo.bjj defeats Todd Cutter Decision Purple Belt Results @jacobkassamabjj defeats Tyler Shew Decision Becomes F2W Purple Belt Welter Weight Champion @corbinbilund defeats Kevin Kane Heel Hook FaisalBarakat defeats Brian Schinski Decision @Chelseachandler defeats Jaidyn Mueller Toe Hold Francesco Castellano Marquez defeats Shawn Griswold Decision @Anthonyarnal defeats Ciaran Saunders Decision Spencer TheGrappler defeats Alec Baudanza Decision @Amirlacy defeats Efren Illescas Decision Manny Mendoza defeats Nathan Rising Thunder Paper Cutter Kids and Teens Jared Perez defeats Govanny Duran Triangle Joey Brodskiy defeats Julio Ramage Triangle Gabrielle Ho defeats Coco Castillo Decision

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