After putting on one of the best events of the year last time around, FloGrappling put on their final Who’s Number One event of 2020 that was headlined by Kaynan Duarte and Rodolfo Vieira. They weren’t the only big names on the card as Grace Gundrum was facing a big challenge in the form of Mayssa Bastos and a WNO regular, Vagner Rocha, was taking on 10th Planet’s Jon “Thor” Blank. The co-main event featured another 10th Planet standout as Geo Martinez came up against the streaking Kennedy Maciel, son of Cobrinha, who has put on some amazing performances in the last two years.
Unfortunately, 10th Planet would go winless throughout the star-studded event as Rocha put on a solid display against Blank and edged out the Split Decision victory. This was followed by another incredibly close match between Bastos and Gundrum that was very difficult to call, although Bastos would also get the nod in the end. Martinez put up a good fight against Maciel but it was in vain in the end as he couldn’t stop the youngster from locking up a tight head and arm choke to get the tap.
The highlight of the night came from a different young grappler however, as Tye Ruotolo put on a dominating display against Kody Steele. He showed that he and his twin brother Kade are likely to be on top of the sport for a very long time to come as he handled Steele with relative ease on the way to finishing the fight by heelhook. Roberto Jimenez continued the theme of young athletes coming out on top as he beat Dante Leon by Unanimous Decision and Kaynan Duarte was absolutely flawless in the main event against Rodolfo Vieira, taking less than three minutes to end the fight.
Who’s Number One: Duarte v Vieira Full Results
Kaynan Duarte defeats Rodolfo Vieira via Submission – Rear-Naked Choke – 2:28
Kennedy Maciel defeats Geo Martinez via Submission – Head and Arm Choke – 12:42
Mayssa Bastos defeats Grace Gundrum via Unanimous Decision
Roberto Jimenez defeats Dante Leon via Unanimous Decision
Vagner Rocha defeats Jon Blank via Split Decision
Tye Ruotolo defeats Kody Steele via Submission – Heelhook – 13:29
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