Gordon Ryan and Tom DeBlass will headline Fight To Win Pro 30 on April 8. The event will mark Fight To Win Pro’s first foray onto the East Coast.
DeBlass will be taking on Ricco Rodriguez, who not only holds a third-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, but is notable for being the first Puerto Rican to win the UFC heavyweight championship. Ricco won the heavyweight strap when he defeated UFC great Randy Couture via submission back in 2002. Sadly, he would lose the belt in his next fight to Tim Sylvia a year later.
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Ryan, who holds a black belt under his Danaher Death Squad teammate and DeBlass student Garry Tonon, will be taking on Five Grappling Light Heavyweight Champion Lucus “Hulk” Barbosa for the Fight To Win Pro Light Heavyweight No-Gi title.
Fight To Win Pro’s thirtieth event will also feature a lightweight gi title fight between Gianni Grippo and Osvaldo ‘Queixinho’ Moizino.
You can watch the entire event on FloGrappling.