Two Jiu-Jitsu Times Writers Will Be Competing At Fight To Win Pro This Month

Here at the Jiu-Jitsu Times, we practice what we preach!  All of our full-time staff practice BJJ, and all but one (sadly, me) are either purple belts or above.

Many of our writers also compete, and this month, two will be competing at Fight To Win Pro (F2W).

One of them, Emil Fischer, has written for us for years.  A polarizing figure, Emil has a knack for getting under people’s skin with his controversial viewpoints. You may not like him, but you can’t ignore him, and if you get on the mats with him, you had better come prepared. Emil is a skilled purple belt and his training partners include two of MMA’s finest — UFC bantamweight Jessica “Evil” Eye and reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic.

Though he’s as skilled at trash-talking as he is at snapping limbs, Emil has nothing but respect for his upcoming F2W Pro opponent, Chris Hardin.

I’m 0-1 against him. He’s tough and amazingly athletic, but our first match was four years ago, so the rematch is long overdue. I’m going to have my work cut out for me and I need to be focused and well prepared to win this match. I’m excited at the opportunity to have another match at F2W Pro. I’m looking to improve my record on that raised stage to 2-0, riding the good vibes of my successful debut in the organization.

Shout-outs to my team, Strong Style/ brasa, to my coaches to my supporters, to my wife and to my sponsors: Meerkatsu, Valor Fightwear USA, Pony Club Grappling Gear, Cleveland Cryo, Impact Mouthguards, Gladiator Soap, and Code Chiro. Also a big thank you to Seth Daniels and F2W. 

Emil trains at Strong Style Mixed Martial Arts under Pablo Angel Castro III. You can catch Emil at Fight To Win Pro 41, which will be going down live from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, on July 21.

In the meantime, check out some of Emil’s moves (as well as his Pied Piper of Hamelin-style spats) here:

Match 2 No Gi Advanced AGC Sub Only 10/10/2015

Second no gi match at the American Grappling Challenge Submission only tournament against my former teammate Marcus Crawford. Marcus and I used to have really competitive rolls and he helped me grow during the time that we were teammates, so I definitely owe part of my game to him. Thank you Marcus and thank you to all of my teammates, former teammates, coaches and former coaches for the helping me on my journey. Without you none of these victories would be possible.Huge #shoutout to my newest sponsor The Original Amy Joy Donuts for sponsoring my participation in this tournament. Also shout outs to my other sponsors Gladiator Soap, Cruz Combat and of course Pony Club Grappling Gear whose #swaggerific gear I was wearing all day.#bakingcookiestakinglimbs #pleaseexcusemydopeassswag #jiujitsulifestyle #Bjj #grappling #jiujitsu #justgettingstarted #brazilianjiujitsu #unicorn #prettyinpink #StrongStyleBrasa #gladiatorsoap #cruzcmbt #amyjoydonuts #pcgg #PonyClubGrapplingGear

Posted by Emil Fischer on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Averi Clements is a BJJ purple belt training under Lou Armezzani at Armezzani BJJ in Pittsburgh. Averi writes on a variety of issues, but she is particularly interested in educating the BJJ world on women’s issues and mental health.

Averi lived in Costa Rica for years and speaks fluent Spanish.

Though this event will mark her first time competing in a Fight To Win Pro match, Averi has been working with the promotion for years.

I met Seth [Daniels, Fight To Win Pro CEO] through my friend Nick Maez, who competed at one of the first F2W events in Denver. I interviewed him for a Jiu-Jitsu Times article and then before having even met me in person, he invited me to stay with him and his wife for a few days to see the Submit Cancer event in Denver.

I helped them tear down the Submit Cancer event and really enjoyed the process and the crew. I started covering their events for FloGrappling, and then when they came to the east coast, they let me help set up and tear down again. I’ve never met a more hardworking group of people with truly pure intentions when it comes to wanting to grow the sport, so I’ll support them in any way I can.

You can catch Averi when she takes on her “badass friend” Tamara Leonard, on July 28 in Pittsburgh at Fight To Win Pro 42.

Until then, she’ll be threatening the egos of fragile dude bros on social media.

Got to roll with Jiu-Jitsu Times and FloGrappling editor Averi Clements and asked her a quick question…

Posted by Mr Jiu-Jitsu on Thursday, June 22, 2017


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