Rafael Lovato Jr defeated Tim Spriggs for the black belt heavyweight no-gi title in Denver, Colorado.
Four titles were on the line at Fight to Win Pro 64; headlined by a heavyweight no-gi competition between Tim Spriggs and Rafael Lovato Jr. At the end of the night, Lovato Jr. would walk out of the event with his hand raised and a F2W title around his waist.
Many were anticipating a highly aggressive bout between Spriggs and Lovato Jr, which is exactly what occurred in Denver, Colorado. Wrestling was the first technique of choice as both attempted takedowns but it would be Lovato Jr.’s single leg attempt from his bag that would get the match back to the floor.
Lovato Jr’s pressure passing kept Spriggs on his back until Spriggs found his way to turtle position; opening up the path for Lovato Jr. to take his back. From there it was a matter of time before Lovato Jr. had his hooks in place and moved on to the figure-four body lock. Spriggs attempted to fight off the attack, but he would be forced to submit to a rear naked choke before the ten minute time limit elapsed.
The super heavyweight no-gi title was also on the line as Joao Assis defended his title against Eliot Marshall. Both Marshall and Assis were very aggressive in their approach, but Assis’s strength and passing to better positions earned him the unanimous decision. This was his fifth victory under the Fight to Win Pro banner.
The female purple belt title was on the line on Friday as Mo Black and Amy Montenegro met to see who would take home the belt. The Prime BJJ competitor would show her dominance as Black pulled out the victory via submission to claim the victory.
That wasn’t the only women’s title that was on the line as Vanessa Wexler and Nikki Sullivan competed for the bantamweight no-gi brown belt title. These two women put on a tough battle with a lot of back and forth action. It would be Sullivan who took home the victory, but it wasn’t a clear win as she earned a contentious split decision.
The replay for Fight to Win Pro 64 is available for viewing on FloGrappling.com.
Fight to Win Pro 64 Full Results
Rafael Lovato Jr. defeated Tim Spriggs via RNC
Joao Assis defeated Elliot Marshall via Decision
Conor Heun defeated William Grundhauser via Decision
Jeff Ake defeated Lance Yager via Decision
Don Westman defeated Nick Brown via Estima Lock
Phillip Lietz defeated Brian Sparrow via Decision
Will Grundhauser defeated Sergio Castillo via Decision
Nikki Sullivan defeated Vanessa Wexler via Split Decision
Bruce Bugbee defeated Dan Becker via Inside Heel Hook
Jeremy Hastings defeated Dylan Miller via Armbar
Matt Sierra defated Casey Pratt via Inverted Triangle Armbar
Jenny Lofaro defeated Sharicka Long Oneil via Decision
Aaron Porter defeated Justin Tanke via Decision
Evan Barrett defeated Troy Everett via Armbar
Chris Mierzwiak defeated Joe Miles via Choke
Eric Coe defeated Vance Barksdale via Choke
Matthew Joseph Cano defeated Jeremy Wynia via Decision
AJ Trefonas defeated Cameron Thurgood via Inverted Triangle Armbar
Mo Black defeated Amy Montenegro via RNC
Corey Brenner defeated Daniel Pacharres via Decision
Jake Hartner defeated Sean Speer via Decision
Austen Brinker defeated Jared Haymon via Straight Ankle Lock
Trevor Polhamus defeated Eric Sainz via Knee Bar
Teddy George defeated Michael Costa via Armbar
Lewi Gault defeated Scott Carroll via Armbar
Andy Binol defeated David Wenig via Armbar
Robert Parish defeated Robin Solsbery via RNC
Trav Rivers defeated Jonny Knutson Hee via decision
Dan Dykeman defeated Derek Alumbaugh via Knee Bar