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UPDATE: Garry Tonon is now off this card due to an injury sustained in training. It remains to be seen if Dustin Poirier will continue on against a new opponent.

February 21st one of the most stacked BJJ cards of the year takes place in Miami, Florida. From top to bottom this card is filled with the best BJJ grapplers in the world, including the return of Gordon Ryan from his short-lived retirement.

Fight Card:

  • Main Event – Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier vs Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon
  • Co-Main Event- Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu vs Rafael Lovato Jr (Possibly cancelled due to Lovato’s brain disease)
  • Co-Main Event – Gordon “The King” Ryan vs Aaron “Tex” Johnson
  • Gi – Patrick Gaudio vs Keenan Cornelius
  • NoGi – Vagner Rocha vs Thiago Moises
  • Gi – Maggie Grindatti vs Luiza Monteiro
  • NoGi – Enrico Cocco vs Ethan Crelinsten 
  • NoGi – Nick Rodriguez vs Roosevelt Sousa 
  • Gi – Felipe Porto Schiavon vs Eduardo Roque
  • NoGi – Andy Perez vs Alex Moran
  • NoGi – Jasmine Rocha vs Nathalia Santoro
  • NoGi – Hector Acosta vs Carlos Andrade
  • NoGi – Elijah Castanon vs Carlos Sainz
  • CELEBRITY SUMO (Round Robin best 2 of 3) – Anthony “Rumble” Johnson vs Curtis “Razor” Blaydes vs Yamamotoyama (600 lbs Heaviest Japanese Sumo wrestler in history) vs Takeshi (210 lbs Japanese Sumo Champion)

This card is filled with a who’s who of former and current world champions in BJJ and MMA. Danaher Death Squad is fielding a strong team, with The Grappling Guide predicting Garry Tonon, Gordon Ryan, and Nick Rodriguez all handily winning their respective matches.

One of the matches we’re most excited for though features a lesser known member of the DDS, Ethan Crelinsten, facing off against Enrico Cocco in what might end up being the match of the night.

There are so many great athletes on this card that we could spend hours talking about it and still wouldn’t do it justice. This show is on pay per view and if you’re a fan of BJJ, you won’t want to miss this show.