This Friday (June 5, 2020), a submission only grappling main event will take place in Dallas, Texas between Gordon Ryan and Kyle Boehm.
Grappling oddsmaker Ozzy Perez just sent out his opening betting odds and his thoughts for the main event.
Gordon Ryan is widely regarded as the #1 No-Gi grappler in the world, the 3x ADCC world champion holds a career record of 139-8-3. He has been a dominant force in the No-Gi grappling world over the last four years. Gordon, along with John Danaher and the aptly named Danaher Death Squad, have been the leaders in this new era of competitive grappling. In particular the submission only/submission focused rule format has been one where Gordon has confidently stated he is unbeatable in.
His opponent at Who’s Number One is Kyle Boehm, 10th planet black belt and a yes is relatively new name in the top level grappling scene. Boehm has had a good success amassing a documented 11-2 record since 2019. Both of his losses have come via points, and he has been calling for a match with Gordon for a while now. No one has been able to crack the leg lock game of Gordon’s, but Boehm will look to be the first.
In the co-main event Gordon Ryan’s younger brother Nicky Ryan takes on Tye Ruotolo in a 15-minute submission only (If no sub after 15 minutes we go to a ref’s decision. Both of these competitors are still teenagers but have had great success already. Nicky Ryan is a two-time ADCC vet and has been appropriately been labeled as a prodigy and followed in his brothers footsteps while blazing his own path. He is a master of the leg lock and back attack game and has been focusing on his wrestling and top game of late. Ryan owns a heel hook victory over Tye’s twin brother Kaade at last year’s ADCC trials. Tye, is no slouch himself, along with his twin brother they have been training BJJ for over a decade and train with multiple time ADCC world champion Andre Galvao. Tye broke Nicky’s record for the youngest ever ADCC competition and has a stand-out performance while placing 4th place.
In another high profile match up, Ethan Crelinstein has been one of the most active no gi competitors in the world and his aggressive fan friendly style has made him an often talked about competition. A student of John Danaher by the way of Tri-Star, Crelinstein has been a top featherweight for years now and looks to begin his pursuit of being the undisputed #1 ranked featherweight. Kade Ruotolo is not quite as experienced in the rule set as Crelinstein, but he makes up for that with overall mat time. Ruotolo has a dynamic submission heavy game which always has this opponents on the defensive and gives him the ability to finish the fight at any moment.
Odds below courtesy of Bet DSI.
Who’s Number One?
Friday 06.06.2020 at 08:00 PM ET
(Main Event Rules are no time-limit submission only)
Gordon Ryan -1500
Kyle Bohem +700
(Rules for undercard matchups are 15-minute submission only – If no sub after 15 minutes we go to a ref’s decision)
Nicky Ryan -270
Tye Ruotolo +190
Ethan Crelinstein -170
Kade Ruotolo +130
Alec Baulding -175
Kody Steele +135