Gordon Ryan recently took some time out from training and planning out his latest instructional content to break down one of the biggest submissions wins of his career, against Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. The match took place in the absolute division of the 2017 ADCC World Championships and Ryan won by Inverted Heelhook relatively early on. It was the opening round of a fantastic run that led to Ryan winning a silver medal in the absolute division shortly after he dominated his own weightclass.
Gordon Ryan actually went on to beat Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu one more time the following year, winning by disqualification in the final of the 2018 IBJJF no gi World Championships. It would only be another year later when Ryan came back to the ADCC World Championships and did one better than this performance by becoming one of a select few grapplers to ever win two gold medals in one edition of the event. In that same event, Cyborg came up short in the Semi-final of his weightclass against another member of the Danaher Death Squad team, Nicky Rodriguez. Ryan posted the short breakdown and showed some smaller details that led to the finish in the below video on his official Instagram account.
Ryan has nothing announced for the future as yet, other than his recent move to Puerto Rico and establishing the new gym there. Despite this, some ideas have been floated around lately and he’s verbally agreed to compete against ex-Bellator Middleweight World Champion Rafael Lovato Jr, although no promotion has announced the match has been officially made just yet. The only other match that appears to be on the horizon will be at the 2022 edition of the ADCC World Championships, where Ryan should be set to take on Andre Galvao for the Superfight Championship, although organizers are unable to confirm whether the match can be made for certain.