Fight 2 Win Pro 44: A MASSIVE Card of Grappling Greats

Fight 2 Win Pro returns this Saturday August 12th, 2017 live on FloGrappling from the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston Massachusetts. The matchmakers are bringing an action packed card littered with BJJ greats, MMA veterans and local New England studs!

 

The main event is as intriguing a matchup as you could ask for. Travis Stevens will take on Yuri Simoes. Stevens, along with being a BJJ black belt is also a black belt in Judo. He is a three time Judo olympian for the USA and took home a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. His opponent, Simoes, is a fierce competitor. Simoes reached the pinnacle of the sport by winning the 2015 ADCC Championship. He is also a multiple time No-Gi world champion, however, this match will be contested in the Gi.

 

The co main event pits MMA and New England legend Gabriel Gonzaga against Shaun Durfee. Gonzaga, now retired from MMA competition, compiled an impressive record going 17-11 in his career with wins over the likes of Cro Cop and Ben Rothwell. The long time BJJ Black belt won the 2006 Mundial’s and also took home a silver medal at the 2005 ADCC championships. Gonzaga figures to be a crowd favorite as he now hails from Massachusetts. Shaun Durfee makes the trip down to Boston from Maine. While he has less name recognition than his touted opponent Durfee has faced some big names in his grappling career. I expect some fireworks in this Heavyweight match!

 

One more big match down the card I have pegged to pay extra attention to is a 180lb Gi matchup between black belts Rick Hawn and Aniss Alhajjajy. Hawn, like Stevens, is a dual Black belt in Judo and BJJ. He has compiled a stellar professional MMA record of 21-4. He was a two time Bellator tournament winner and challenged Douglas Lima for the vacant Bellator Welterweight title in 2014 losing by TKO in the 2nd round. Opposite of Hawn is a dangerous leg lock specialist fighting out of BTT Boston. Aniss, an MMA fighter himself, has fought all around the world. I have had the pleasure of competing alongside him and have witnessed first hand what this man can do on the mat. I urge you not to blink while these two take center stage.

30, yes you heard right, 30 professional submission only matches take place live this weekend. Another superb card put on by Fight 2 Win Pro. This, like all of Fight 2 Win events, are must see BJJ TV!


Full Fight 2 Win 44 Card

Main Event
Travis Stevens (Fuji Gym) Vs Yuri Simoes (CTA)

Co Main Event
Heavyweight Black Belt Gi
Gabriel Gonzaga (Squared BJJ) Vs Shaun Durfee (the Academy)

175 lb Black Belt Gi
Rick Hawn (Professional Martial Arts) Vs Anniss El Hallahay (BTT)

180 lb Black Belt Gi
Robson Mau-mau (GF Team) Vs Vinicius Agudo Silva (Soul Fighters)

165 lb Black Belt Gi
Renan Borges (New England United BJJ) Vs Mike Pellegrino (Mass BJJ)

185 lb Black Belt Gi
Rafael “Formiga” Barbosa (Soul Fighters) Vs Jarod Lawton Team Lawton)

185 lb Black Gi
Raphael Carneiro (Fenix BJJ) Vs Richard Boucher (Tim Burrill BJJ)

165 lb Black Belt Gi
Rodrgo De Faria (Zenith) Vs Chris Piscione (Team Flo)

145 lb No-Gi
Bruno Braz (Kimura BJJ) Vs Jose Hermoza (BTT)

205 lb Black Belt Gi
Alexandre Bueno De Oliveira (GF Team) Vs Dan Simler (Simmler BJJ)

155 lb Black Belt Gi
Paulo Alex Silva (Broadway Jiu Jitsu) Vs Tiago Ribeiro (New England United BJJ)

170 lb Black Belt Gi
John Murphy (Sbg) Vs Ronaldo Campos (Fenix BJJ)

240 lb No-Gi
Stephen Staite (Icon) Vs Tyler King (Connors MMA)

155 lb Black Belt Gi
Bruno “Jacare” Dias Vs Felipe Simplicio (Soul Fighters)

195 lb Black Belt Gi
Jay Mansfield (Port City BJJ) Vs Paulo Canabarro (Tim Burrill BJJ)

160 lb No-Gi
Peggy Morgan (Triumph) Vs Brittney Elkin (Lovato BJJ)

170 lb Brown Belt Gi
Deric Sullivan (Zenith) Vs Rodrigo Alonso (Gracie Barra)

175 lb Brown Belt Gi
Roman Soboliev (Mass BJJ) Vs Haleem Syed (Renzo Gracie)

155 lb Brown Belt No-Gi
Marlen Lamas (Team Link) Vs Kevin Merill (GF Team)

175 lb Brown Belt Gi
Michael Bromberg (SBG) Vs Luiz Veloso (Gracie Barra)

150 lb Purple Belt Gi
Sanderson Fragoso (Fenix BJJ) Vs Erik Johnson (Team Flo)

125 lb Purple Belt Gi
Aya Harris (Absudo) Vs Melanie Yalcinkaya (BTT)

190 lb Purple Belt Gi
Tyler Thibault (Port City BJJ) Vs Peterson Rodrigues (Fenix BJJ)

150 lb Purple Belt Gi
Andrew Yeadon (Tim Burrill BJJ) Vs Adam Roy (New England United BJJ)

160 lb Purple Belt Gi
Matthew Doucette (Fenix BJJ) Noe Maldonado (GF Team)

180 lb Purple  Belt No-Gi
Trevor Gudde Team Flo) Vs Zach Danesh (North Shore BJJ)

215 lb Purple Belt Gi
Chris White (Fenix BJJ) Vs Adam Holland (Mass BJJ)

195 lb Purple Belt Gi
Joe Nho (Fenix BJJ) Vs Matt Cavanagh (Tim Burrill BJJ)

135 lb Purple Belt No-Gi
Misha Kanai (Mass BJJ) Vs Jack Stapleton (GF Team)

120 lb Blue Belt Gi
Ana Lima (Fenix BJJ) Vs Julia Balmante (BTT)

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