Two member of Hellfish Mixed Martial Arts took to the stage of Fight 2 Win in Philly on Saturday October 19th to compete in one of the premiere professional Jiu Jitsu/Grappling events in the world. This was a star studded event that featured some of the biggest names in the sport including a rematch of the gold medal match of the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships between Kaynan Duarte and Nick Rodriquez as the main event.
Hellfish Jiu Jitsu brownbelt Will Wiesser, already an accomplished competitor in the ibjjf and local tournament scene stepped up to compete in his first professional Jiu Jitsu match on the big stage and although he did not end up winning, he put on a strong performance. His match was an exciting display of his Jiu Jitsu where he was able to showcase his complex guard and use sweeps to reverse his opponent and attack from top position. His opponent earned the victory with a slight edge in submission attempts.
Hellfish Jiu Jitsu owner and head instructor Tim Carpenter was next up to compete in a NO-Gi match against former NFL lineman and No-GI world Champion Tyler King. Tim was able to earn a unanimous decision victory despite his opponent constantly running away and avoiding any kind of engagement on the ground. It was a frustrating match to watch, but Tim controlled the action of the match and attacked both on the feet and on the ground where he was able to pull guard and almost sweep his opponent into a front headlock position and improve his Fight 2 Win record to 3-1.
It was a great event and despite the frustrations of the matches it was a great night for the Hellfish Mixed Martial Arts Team.