Grapplefest 10 was an exciting event from start to finish and the promotion delivered a lot of value for money with well over a dozen matches on the card. The Ruotolo brothers were one of the main attractions despite neither of them competing in the main event, as Kade and Tye took on Keith Krikorian and Nick Ronan respectively. Tye Ruotolo came up against Ronan first, marking his first appearance since both he and Kade emerged victorious at the WNO Championships in their respective weightclasses. One of the highlights of the match was a beautiful Kani Basami takedown by Ronan but Tye managed to survive the deep leg-entanglement and earn the decision victory in the end.
Kade Ruotolo was up next and he was also coming into the event riding a wave of success after qualifying for the 2022 ADCC world championships at the North American East Coast trials and he managed to win an impressive decision victory against Krikorian, one of the more recent competitors to join the ranks of Tenth Planet black belts. In the main event of Grapplefest 10, Oliver Taza took to the mats to represent John Danaher’s new team, New Wave Jiu-Jitsu, and he faced off against one of Pedigo Submission Fighting’s newest teammates, Dante Leon.
Taza seemed like he might have the edge in the match originally, owing in part to his phenomenal performance at the ADCC European, Middle-Eastern, and African trials that saw him also earn a spot in the world championships. Instead, Leon showed exactly why he’s often regarded as one of the best BJJ competitors to ever come out of Canada and kept up a relentless guard-passing game that not only shut down Taza’s leg attacks but also earned him a decision victory.
Grapplefest 10 Full Results
Dante Leon defeats Oliver Taza via Decision
Kade Ruotolo defeats Keith Krikorian via Decision
Tye Ruotolo defeats Nick Ronan via Decision
Pierre-Olivier Leclerc defeats Mateusz Szczecinski via Decision
Matty Holmes defeats Kieran Davern via Decision
Shane Fishman defeats Ben Hills via Submission – Rear-naked Choke
Nadine Tavares defeats Rosa Walsh via Decision
Ellis Younger defeats Jan Stach via Decision
Jamie Acton defeats Craig Burton via Decision
Lee Chadwick defeats Ash Fletcher via Submission – Armlock
Paul Lukowski defeats Chris Walsh via Submission – Rear-naked Choke
Jorge Valladares defeats Josh Cherrington via Submission – Heel Hook
Kevin Corkhill defeats Tommy Yip via Decision
Jack Tyley defeats Lawrence Fitzpatrick via Submission – Triangle Choke
Justin Burlinson defeats Edward Aitken via Submission – Arm Triangle
Nia Blackman defeats Slavka Holubjakova via Submission – Heel Hook
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