EBI 20: Nicky Rod Dominates The Absolutes

In an already action-packed weekend for combat sports fans, Sunday, October 23 saw additional showdowns between some of the most talented athletes on the modern submission grappling scene at EBI 20: The Absolutes

Most notably, Nicholas “Nicky Rod” Rodriguez of B-Team emerged at the top of a talent-stacked heap. The two-time ADCC silver medalist secured four submissions – two in regulation, and two in overtime – to claim EBI 20 gold. 

In a tough finals match against fellow ADCC veteran and 10th Planet star Kyle Boehm, Nicky Rod locked up a rear naked choke in overtime, taking home a victory over a truly formidable opponent.

It’s a noteworthy win for the finals of an EBI event – particularly because according to FloGrappling reports, Boehm has never been previously defeated in an EBI rules tournament. In short, Rodriguez managed to conquer a 10th Planet ace on his home territory, which is no small feat. 

Catch the full replay on UFC FightPass.


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