Fight 2 Win is one of the most popular BJJ promotions in North America, and they’ve now made the decision to leave FloGrappling and sign an exclusive two-year deal with FITE TV instead. This is huge news for the landscape of professional grappling, because FloGrappling has traditionally held a pretty strong monopoly over events in the past with the help of exclusive access to all IBJJF and ADCC events. The only real competitor that has emerged over the past few years is UFC FightPass, which is currently home to Polaris, EBI, Fury Pro Grappling, and Combat Jiu-Jitsu events.
With UFC FightPass streaming several major professional grappling events, FloGrappling started to stage their own events under the brand name Who’s Number One. While these events have been a massive success, UFC FightPass have followed suit and started to put together the first few UFC FightPass Invitational events as well. While these two combat sports streaming giants have been openly battling for control of the professional grappling market, FITE TV have been quietly building up their own base.
Third Coast Grappling was one of the first promotions to leave FloGrappling for FITE TV back at the beginning of 2021, and several others have joined the network in the meantime. Not only is FITE TV the only place you can watch the popular UK-based promotion Grapplefest, but it’s also now home to team-grappling promotion Subversiv as well. While FITE TV is still a little while away from being able to challenge FloGrappling and UFC FightPass for majority control of the market, bringing Fight 2 Win into the fold is a clear statement of their intent to do so. Not only that, but the loss of a major promotion like Fight 2 Win has also weakened FloGrappling’s stranglehold over the market and puts UFC FightPass into a significantly better position.
The news that Fight 2 Win had signed an exclusive two-year deal with FITE TV after leaving FloGrappling was announced in a post to the promotion’s official Instagram account: