taking on the big men: Next weekend in Texas, Gordon Ryan will step back on to the big stage in Dallas Texas at @kasaigrappling championships to take on the very powerful and distinguished Ultra heavyweight João Gabriel Rocha – ADCC silver medalist and long time rival of the great Marcus Buchecha Almeida. Mr Rocha will have a forty pound weight advantage – he is a very impressive performer on the competition circuit – he went a grueling twenty five minutes with Buchecha in his last big outing at ACB and lost a close decision. This will be a very tough test indeed and creates a classic contest between the grappler with submission versus the grappler with excellent skills. As Always, Mr Ryan has been training hard in preparation – looking to another Kasai show – they are doing a fantastic job of being the best athletes in the sport together in an exciting format and display. We are looking forward to this clash of styles against such a great opponent!