FloGrappling is set to premiere a Jiu-Jitsu reality contest with the winner earning $10K and a 3-fight deal with FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One.
Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos will be similiar to the UFC’s hit, The Ultimate Fighter, with two coaches, and a team of 8 contestants competing for the grand prize in a six-episode series hosted by “Hollywood” Michael Sears.
The participants will face off in no time limit, sub only matches. They will also be doing team challenges like bull wrestling, go-karting and a paddleboard race.
The contestants for the show are Adam Bradley, Kyle Chambers, Josh Demas, Spencer Fossier, Jansen Gomes, Breylor Grout, Max Hansen, Izzak Michell, Dan Manasoiu, Tristan Overvig, Mike Rakshan, Jay Rodriguez, Fabian Ramierz, Rena Sousa, Andrew Tackett, and Andy Varela.
The two coaches for the show are none other than 2x ADCC medalist- Craig Jones, and current WNO Heavyweight champ- Tim Spriggs. Since Craig’s breakout at the 2017 ADCC, he has been on a tear competing for every promotion out there. The Australian, know for some of the slickest leglocks in Jiu-Jitsu, is 4-1 at Who’s Number One.
One the other side, Tim Spriggs is the current WNO Heavyweight Champion. Spriggs won the strap in September with a huge upset over favorite, Kaynan Duarte. Spriggs ironically finished Kayan with a Craig Jones special- a heel hook.
Craig Jones and Tim Spriggs have met previously. Back in 2019, at Grappling Industries, Craig Jones got the win with (you guessed it) a heel hook. The two will most likely again after the show is over and compete for Spriggs’ Heavyweight belt.
Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos will debut on May 18th on FloGrappling.com
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