Craig Jones must be itching to get back in action after being defeated in EBI overtime by Mason Fowler at SUG 17 and he will get his wish with a quick turnaround against Roberto Jimenez. The match has been announced for the next Who’s Number One event, a regular affair that will be headline by a match between two men with three ADCC 2019 gold medals between them, Gordon Ryan and Matheus Diniz. The event itself is booked for October 2nd and it looks like FloGrappling are pulling out all the stops after announcing a unique match between Nicky Ryan and NCAA Champion Tony Ramos.
This means that the Danaher Death Squad will be out in force and looking to clean-sweep the event with multiple victories. While Craig Jones will no doubt be eager to get back in the win column, Roberto Jimenez didn’t have a much better experience in his last outing either. He stormed through the Third Coast Grappling Kumite 5 tournament and made it all the way to the finals against Tye Ruotolo, only to have his victory marred by controversy due to poor refereeing. In the end, the match was overturned and ruled a no contest, although the promotion allowed Jimenez to keep the prize money he’d earned as the controversy was in no way his fault.
Jimenez will get another chance to prove that his tournament victory was well-deserved and that the referee mistake only sped up the inevitable when he makes an appearance at Third Coast Grappling Kumite 6. Jones on the other hand, is only booked to compete at Who’s Number One and although he will have less competition against elite grapplers, that means he’ll also have more time to work on the holes in his game leading up to their meeting.
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