New year, New Challengers for Grapplefest 8

Grapplefest 8 is set to be one of the most exciting cards yet! With Adam Wardzinski against Jon Blank in the u90kgs Main Event. Adam is straight off his impressive 2019 No-Gi World Championships victory. While Jon is the 185lb Combat Jiu-Jitsu champion. This is sure to be an exciting match up.

This is closely followed by the Ruotolo brothers, who have both recently received their purple belts but are dominating the competition scene! Tye will be facing Dante Leon who just won at No-Gi World’s. While Kade will be competing against UK Grappler and Polaris Champ Ash Williams.

With the Prelims also offering some exciting matches. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Including the two women’s matches of the card with myself competing against Louise Thompson. And Sophie Keenan vs Sarah Greenwood in what is set to be another exciting match. All these women are purple belts with big potential on the Sub Only circuit.

A full list of the card is below and if you cant make it to Liverpool, it will all be streamed live on flo grappling on the 29th February. So don’t miss out!

Main card.

Adam Wardzinski (Checkmat) v Jon Blank (10th Planet) u90kgs Title Match

Tye Ruotolo (Atos) v Dante Leon (GF Team) u80kgs belt eliminator match

Kade Ruotolo (Atos) v Ashley Williams (Chris Rees) u70kgs Title Match

Ben Hodgkinson (Absolute MMA) v Kamil Uminski (AFC) u100kgs

Santeri Lilius (Lilius Barnett) v Stuart Cooper (SCJJ) u90kgs

Jack Grant (AVT) v John Maguire (10th Planet) u85kgs

Robert Degle (Renzo Gracie) v Jay Butler (ARBJJ) u70kgs

Matheusz Szczecinski (Academia Gorilla) v Eoghan O’flanagan (New School) u80kgs

Mariusz Domasat (Beserkas) v Jamie Hughes (Pedro Bessa) u100kgs

Charlie McDonald (Sukata) v Alberto Gonzalez (Crazy Team) u85kgs

Paul Lukowski (Notts MMA) v Adam Ellis (ARBJJ) u100kgs

Chris Walsh (Next Gen) v Ellis Younger (ECJJ) u80kgs

Ben Hills (Next Gen) v Stefan Petrov (10th Planet) u90kgs


Omar Fredricks (Sukata) v Ste Henshall (Aspinall BJJ) +100kgs

Danny Hughes (ASW/GameFight) v Jordan Cooper (ECJJ) u70kgs

Paul Webb (Next Gen) v Rob Platt (McGovern JJ) +100kgs

Liam Alpang (DFS) v Jack Tyley (10th Planet)

Shane Curtis (Notts MMA) v Ruben Enjily (RGA) u80kgs

Louise Thompson (ASW) v Lisa Major (Impact) u65kgs

Charlie Cawley (10th Planet) v Lee Whitehead (Enigma) u90kgs

Jack Fletcher (Sukata) v Declan Williams (TDMA) u70kgs

Josh Roberts (Sukata) v Ryan Bassett (RTJJ) u90kgs

Sophie Keenan (Next Gen) v Sarah Greenwood (AVT) u65kgs

Jamie Shattock (Sukata) v Cal Rawson (Combat Base) u85kgs

Tyreeze Cunliffe (Aspinall BJJ) v Aidan Pinder (Redcar BJJ) 73kgs

Carl Conway (Stealth) v Jack Brown (MNBJJ) u80kgs

Charlie Johnstone (SFF) v Kevin McAloon (SBG) 80kgs

Ash Gibson (Taunton BJJ) v Richard Pringle (GB) u90kgs

Danny Stirk (Combat Base) v Ken Ng (RTJJ) U70kgs

Cemil Yeshurt (Sukata) v Mark Meszaros (RTJJ) u73kgs