Joao Assis defeats Tom DeBlass via split decision in their grappling match.
Fight to Win Pro 43 featured a big main event with two of the best competitors in heavyweight grappling. Joao Assis defended his title against Tom DeBlass in a very competitive bout. In a fight where both men exchanged attacks, it would be Assis who found a way to come out victorious via a split decision victory.
DeBlass would employ his patented half guard to keep Assis at bay, who relented to attacking with tight heel hooks right from the start of the action. DeBlass was also active from this position as he attempted multiple kimura attacks, but was unable to finish the hold. The fight featured very few slow points as both men held their own in every phase of the battle.
In the end, it would Assis getting his hand raised as the rule set for Fight To Win Pro favors the more aggressive of the two competitors. This was Assis’s second title defense and his fourth win as a part of the Fight To Win Pro promotion.
The rest of the card featured exciting bouts in every group. Kristian Woodmansee earned Submission of the Night for the black belt group with his toe hold victory over Chris Noonan. Steven Barnett defeated Frankie Roberts via decision to earn the Fight of the Night honors for the evening.
Fight to Win Pro 43 featured come of the best competitors in the North East. The event is available for replay viewing on FloGrappling. Fight To Win Pro 44 is up next and comes to grappling fans from Boston, Massachusetts on August 12. This event pits an ADCC champion in Yuri Simoes against an Olympic Silver Medalist Judoka, Travis Stevens.
Full Fight To Win Pro 43 Results
Black Belt Results
Joao Assis defeats Tom Deblass via Split Decision
Tex Johnson defeats Kory Acchione via Split Decision
Steven Barnett defeats Frankie Roberts via Decision
Kristian Woodmansee defeats Chris Noonan via Toe Hold
Mark Fitzpatrick defeats Eric Johnson via Decision
William Wolk defeats Jeff Lentz via Split Decision
Radji Bryson-Barrett defeats Steve Mathis via Clock Choke
Joseph Kutcha defeats Joseph Marino via Wrist Lock
Brown Belt Results
Ed Mccay defeats Billy Johnson via Heel Hook
Garret Lavaggi defeats Viktoras Soutas via Guilotine
George Sullivan defeats Michael Oettinger via Decision
Matt Holthaus defeats Urijah Suarez via Traingle
Andrew Branch defeats Nick Manela via Split decision
Jay Isip defeats Howard Niego via Neck Crank
Kyle Huang defeats Tinh Tupy via Decision
Marcus Rudy defeats Anton Gotsmanov via Knee Bar
Purple Belt Results
Natálie Bryjová defeats Caitlin McManus via Knee Bar
David Matiaz Gonzalez defeats Guy Mione via Decision
Justin Giove defeats Joe Mozdzen via Decision
Ryan McCarthy defeats Brian Demuro via Decision
Andrea Jordan defeats Melissa Feinberg via Armbar
Chris Sodbinow defeats Nathan Ray via Triangle
Alex Killinski Nemeth defeats Sean Yadimarco via Decision
Jesus Malaga defeats Erik Quezada via Decision
Immanuel Chang defeats Valor Boyer via Heel Hook
Amanda Leve defeats Brittney Elkin via Decision