An Exciting Night Of Jiu-Jitsu In San Diego!
Main Event: Lovato vs. Hinger
This Saturday, at Fight 2 Win 95 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, CA the main event featured top American grapplers Josh Hinger and Rafael Lovato Jr. Hinger, representing ATOS, is a two time IBJJF No-Gi World champion, and Lovato Jr, representing Ribeiro BJJ, is a IBJJF Gi and No Gi world champion and current undefeated MMA star (fighting Gegard Mousasi for the Bellator Middleweight Title in January in Bellator 214).
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While the two have competed against each other previously, with Lovato coming out the victor at the 2017 IBJJF Masters World Championships, that match was in the gi- which Lovato has a decided advantage in. In fact, Lovato is only one of 5 Americans to ever win the IBJJF World Championships (since the inaugural event in 1996), winning the heavyweight division in 2007. The other American champions include: BJ Penn in 2000, Robert Drysdale in 2005, Mikey Musumeci in 2017 and 2018, and Shane Jamil Hill in 2018.
While their last match was in the gi, for this match on Saturday, they faced each other in no-gi. Hinger had stated, “ I’ve faced Lovato Jr. before in the gi and he smashed me pretty well, but no-gi had always kinda been my thing”.
When the match started, both competitors came out very aggressive, looking for the takedown. However, it was Hinger, who got the first takedown via a duck under. Once the match hit the ground, Lovato was able to threaten repeated kimura attempts in his closed guard before he was able to sweep Hinger.
Lovato was then able to pass Hinger’s guard and the match ended with him mounting Hinger. Lovato was able to win the unanimous decision and retain his Fight 2 Win Light Heavyweight belt with this dominant performance.
In addition to the main event, other notable matches included the female black belt title fight featuring Jena Biship and Amanda Alequin. This was an exciting match with both grapplers trading submissions back and forth, with several dangerous estima, ankle, heel hook, and calf slicer attacks. At the end of this closely contested match, the judges awarded the no-gi bantamweight title to Amanda.
Baret Yoshida also became Fight 2 Win’s most winningest black belt, as he finished his opponent, Andres Pontes with a kneebar- making it his seventh win for the promotion.
Full Results of Fight to Win 95:
Black Belt Results
Rafael Lovato Jr. defeats Josh Hinger Decision *Retains F2W Light Heavyweight Black Belt No-Gi Title
Tubby Alequin defeats Jena Bishop Decision *Becomes Bantamweight Black Belt No-Gi Champion
Baret Yoshida defeats Andre Pontes Knee Bar
Tarsis Carvalho Humphreys defeats Kuhio Tabancura Choke
Kong Seraile defeats Matt Palupelelei Split Decision
Tristan Lesecq defeats Marcus Porter Armbar
Andy Burke defeats Dustin Peek Heel Hook
Gabrielle Mc Comb defeats Liz Carmouche split decision
Rolando Samson defeats Paul Woo Armbar
Jacob Lee defeats Geoff Real Split Decision
Analilya Calzada defeats Charisa Sigala Knee Bar – Sub of the Night (Black)
Piter Frank defeats Johnny Tama Decision – Fight of the Night (Black)
Sergio Rios defeats Michael Trasso Decision
Ricky Lule defeats Adam Mazin Decision
Ben Dyson defeats Jesse Taylor Triangle
James Lawson defeats Mike Velez Decision
Juan Mob defeats Alfredo Barum RNC
Dominic Damian defeats Ben Eddy Decision
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Brown Belt Results
Richard Lopez defeats Steven Wagner Choke
Vinícius Lino defeats Ricky Nunez Foot Lock
Keith Krikorian defeats Mathias Luna Split Decision – Fight of the Night (Brown)
Zakk LeCates defeats Sean Najjar Heel Hook – Sub of the Night (Brown)
James Baldwin defeats Chris Richey Darce
Purple Belt Results
Terrance Souser defeats Marco Martinez Decision – Fight of the Night (Purple)
Adam Bradley defeats Breylor Grout Heel Hook – Sub of the Night (Purple)
Breanna Stikkelman defeats Heather Morgan Toe Hold
Alexandria Whitlock defeats Amber Rowe Decision
Heather Woods defeats Mariana Gil Decision
Igor Tanabe defeats Diego Vazquez Decision
Nikol Aguirre Almazan defeats Kimberly Bowser Decision
Matt Cox defeats Carl Budro Split Decision
Ricky Briceno defeats Seymour Lewis Decision
Xavier Silva defeats Victor Bonato Decision – Fight of the Night (Teen)
Gil Pereira defats Josh Webb Decision
Bailey Lopp defeats Nathan Otter Split Decision
Zoey Chiles defeats Daniela Perez RNC – Sub of the Night (Teen)
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