Two top-tier matchups have just been added to the final Who’s Number One event of the year as Vagner Rocha takes on Jon “Thor” Blank and Grace Gundrum gets a huge step up in competition against Mayssa Bastos. These two fights will join the previously announced pairings of Roberto Jimenez v Dante Leon, and Rodolfo Vieira v Kaynan Duarte for December 11th. The event is starting to fill out and, as always with Who’s Number One, they’ve managed to build a fantastic card from head to toe that will deliver action all night long.
Both Vagner Rocha and Jon “Thor” Blank have managed to stay relatively busy over the last few months and both have fought at the very top of Fight 2 Win cards. Blank took on Manuel Ribamar back at F2W 154 and emerged victorious as the promotion’s Middleweight no gi champion after submitting his opponent with an inside heelhook. Rocha on the other hand, wasn’t fighting for a title at F2W 157 but was still taking on a huge challenge from Gabriel Almeida, one that he also overcame with a beautiful inside heelhook to win.
The other match added to the card so far sees the recent 10th Planet black belt and young prodigy, Grace Gundrum, taking on Mayssa Bastos. Gundrum has also been active on the F2W mats recently as she defeated Pati Fontes with a Dead Orchard back at F2W 155 and earned the promotion’s Strawweight no gi championship. Her opponent Bastos is one of the biggest names in women’s BJJ and an incredibly active IBJJF competitor, winning both the gi and no gi world championships, along with the most recent edition of the IBJJF Pan-Ams at Light-Featherweight.
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