Grapplefest 12 Brings Top Submission Action to FITE
It's another world class card from Europe's premiere submission grappling promotion featuring BJJ blackbelts, NCAA wrestling champions, UFC & Bellator veterans and members of Daisy Fresh, Gracie Barre and 10th Planet gyms; Live from Liverpool Sаturday May 21 only on FITE!
Liverpool, UK (April 28, 2022)--FITE is proud to announce that Grapplefest 12, Europe's premiere submission grappling promotion, is bringing you another epic card bringing the best athletes from every background and both sides of the Atlantic. The night also features two title fights. Live from Liverpools legendary Fusion Nightclub – where they go always hard – on May 21, 2022 at 4:00pm BST / 11:00am ET / 8:00am PT only on FITE! Order now!
"This makes a dozen," said Chris Thompson, co-owner of Grapplefest. "And we're not about to let submission fans down now."
As usual. the card features the best fighters from the UK, Europe, the U.S. and Australia. The Main Event will see the under 80kg Champion, a Canadian fighting out of Ohio, Dante Leon, world wide Gi cgampion and ADCC veteran, will take on Andy "Night Night" Varela, the Texas-born 10th Planet fighter with an MMA background. Battling for the under 90kg title is champion Jon "Thor" Blank from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania a long time ADCC vet vs. Eoghan O'Flanagan out of Harlesden, London who currently holds the ADCC European Trials belt.
More excitement on the card will see a match up of two more redent ADCC winners Ash Williams, of the UK and another ADCC Euro Trials Winner, takes on Keith Krikorian who holds the ADCC West Coast belt in the U.S. One of the most famous grapplers in the world – indeed, the second most Googled grappler on Earth! – fighting out of Daisy Fresh gym, Jacob Crouch will fight UFC contract fighter Tom Breese.
Two time NCAA wrestling champion from Granite City, Illinois,another Daisy Fresh fighter, Michael Pixley will fight Owen Livesy, a Gold Medal winner in Judo at Great Britain's Commonwealth Games. Jack Grant vs. John Hathaway pits a Bellator UK standout against a current UFC fighter, respectively. Pierre-Olivier LeClerc who comes out of Montreal's TriStar Gym, home of Georges St-Pierre, will fight the up and comer Jack Tyley – a London 10th Planet fighter who is 5-0 with Grapplefest.
One of grappling's top female athletes, Rosa Walsh of Ireland via Daisy Fresh will take on Gracie Barra London's Sue Mae-Lowenthal. The card also features an IBJJF World Champion, a UK Catch Wrestling Champion, and a special all Wales match up featuring the North's Josh Roberts – who has worked his way up to Grapplefest's Main Card after winning 5 straight undercard matches – vs. Tom Berry, who trains with Ash Williams.
The complete card is below:
Dante Leon vs Andy Varela (Title Fight)
Ash Williams vs Keith Krikorian
Jon Blank vs Eoghan O'Flanagan (Title Fight)
Jacob Couch vs Tom Breese
Micheal Pixley vs Owen Livesey
Jack Grant vs John Hathaway
Pierre-Oliver Leclerc vs Jack Tyley
Shane Fishman vs Max Bickerton
Rosa Walsh vs Sula Mae-Loewenthal
Dom Dillon vs Dinu Bucalet
Taylor Pearman vs Chris Short
Kate Bacik vs Julia Scardone
Josh Roberts vs Tom Barry Welsh match North and South Waless
Grapplefest 12 is LIVE on FITE May 21 at 4:00pm BST / 11:00am ET only on FITE! Order now.