Gordon Ryan

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Gordon Ryan
Born (1995-07-08) July 8, 1995 (age 24)
Monroe Township, New Jersey, United States
Other namesThe King
ResidenceNew York, New York
NationalityAmerican
Height6'2 (188 cm)
StyleGrappling , Submission wrestling
Team Danaher Death Squad, Renzo Gracie Academy
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Garry Tonon

Gordon Ryan (born July 8, 1995) is an American grappler, who primarily competes in no-gi submission wrestling matches. He is a 3-time ADCC world champion, IBJJF No-gi world champion and a four-time Eddie Bravo Invitational champion.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Ryan began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 15 under Miguel Benitez before switching to train under John Danaher, Tom DeBlass and Garry Tonon. He began competing and won the IBJJF World No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship as a brown belt.

Competitive career[edit]

On April 24, 2016, Ryan won the Eddie Bravo Invitational Championship, defeating world champion Yuri Simoes and noted grappler Rustam Chsiev on the way. Ryan next faced top USA grappler Keenan Cornelius in a no time limit, submission only match where Ryan was able to upset Cornelius and submit him with a heel hook.

In September 2017 Ryan competed at the prestigious ADCC World Championship. He took gold in the -88 kg weight category, defeating Dillon Danis, Romulo Barral, Xande Ribeiro and Keenan Cornelius. He also took 2nd place in the absolute division, submitting all his opponents on his way to losing to Felipe Pena in the final.

He would go on to win another EBI title and defeat Yuri Simões in a superfight at Kasai Pro to wrap up 2017.

In September 2018, Ryan competed at the IBJJF Pan No-gi, winning both his weight class and the absolute division all by submission. Ryan led Team Alpha Male's victory in Quintet's 2018 Tournament. Ryan’s submission victories against Josh Barnett and Marcos Souza saw Team Alpha Male advance to the Finals. His submission victories against Craig Jones and Vitor Ribeiro earned his team's ultimate victory in the tournament. He also competed at the IBJJF Nogi Worlds in California, again taking gold in both his weight class and the absolute division.

In 2019 Gordon Ryan competed in a superfight against Joao Gabriel Rocha at KASAI Super Series in Dallas, Texas.[3] Gordon ultimately won the match, but during an exchange there was an entanglement where Gordon was attempting an entry for a heel hook and his knee popped multiple times and tore his LCL. This injury was expected to keep him out of competition for about 6 months.[4]

In September of 2019 it was reported that Gordon injured his hand in a freak accident with one of his motorized bikes. The tire became flat and he decided to carry the bike on his shoulders. When he went to hoist the bike on his shoulders the throttle stuck and sucked his hand in between the tire and fender leaving him competing at ADCC with one hand heavily bandaged and injured. Despite the injury he went on the win the -99kg division. He beat Ben Hodgkinson, Tim Spriggs, Lucas Barbosa and Vinicius Ferreira. He would then move on the absolute division where he would claim gold following victories over Pedro Marinho, Garry Tonon, Lachlan Giles and Marcus Buchecha Almeida. [5]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

2019
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Submission Underground 10 (Superfight)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Quintet Ultra (Superfight)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Third Coast Grappling 3 (Superfight)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) World Jiu-Jitsu Festival (Superfight)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) ADCC 2019 World Championship (Absolute)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) ADCC 2019 World Championship (–99 kg)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Kinektic 1 (with Team BJJ Fanatics)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Kasai Super Series 1 (Superfight)
2018
2017
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Kasai Pro (Superfight)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Eddie Bravo Invitational 14 (Absolute)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Metamoris 8 (Superfight)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) ADCC 2017 World Championship (Absolute)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) ADCC 2017 World Championship (–88 kg)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Grappling Industries (Absolute)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Fight2Win 34 (Superfight)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Fight2Win 30 (Superfight)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Eddie Bravo Invitational 11 (–170 lbs)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Submission Underground 3 (Superfight)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Sapteiro 6 (Absolute)
2016
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Sapteiro 5 (Superfight)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Eddie Bravo Invitational 8 (–185 lbs)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Grappling Industries (Superfight)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Eddie Bravo Invitational 6 (Absolute)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Portland Sunday Open (Absolute)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Onnit Invitational 2 (Superfight)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Goodfight Pro 2 (–77 kg)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Sapteiro 1 (Absolute)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Grappling Industries Montreal (Absolute)
2015
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Goodfight All-Star (–170 lbs)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IBJJF Nogi World Championships (Brown Belt –73.5 kg)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) United Grappling Association: Fall Open (Superfight)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Newaza Challenge (Absolute)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) United Grappling Association: Summer Open (Superfight)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Grapplers Quest: All-Star (–185 lbs)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Kumite Classic (Absolute)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Kumite Classic (–185 lbs)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) ADCC East Coast Trials (–88 kg)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) NAGA World Championship (Gi Purple Belt –170 lbs)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) NAGA World Championship (Expert Nogi –170 lbs)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) United Grappling Association: Spring Open (Superfight)
2014
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) PGL XI (Superfight)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) PGL IV (–155 lbs)
2013
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) AGL 4 (Absolute)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) AGL 4 (–155 lbs)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) AGL 3 (Superfight)
2012
2011

Grappling record[edit]

143 Matches, 132 Wins (108 Submissions), 8 Losses (1 Submission), 3 Draws
Result Rec. Opponent Method Event Division Type Year Location
Win 132–8–3 Brazil Gabriel Gonzaga Submission (heel hook) Submission Underground 10 Superfight Nogi December 22, 2019 United StatesPortland, OR
Win 131–8–3 Russia Aleksei Oleinik Submission (kneebar) Quintet Ultra Superfight Nogi December 12, 2019 United StatesLas Vegas, NV
Win 130–8–3 United States Bo Nickal Submission (triangle choke) Third Coast Grappling 3 Superfight Nogi December 7, 2019 United StatesHouston, TX
Win 129–8–3 Brazil Rousimar Palhares Referee Decision World Jiu-Jitsu Festival Superfight Nogi October 6, 2019 United StatesLong Beach, CA
Win 128–8–3 Brazil Marcus Almeida Negative Points (0–1) ADCC 2019 Absolute Nogi September 29, 2019 United StatesAnaheim, CA
Win 127–8–3 Australia Lachlan Giles Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 126–8–3 United States Garry Tonon Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 125–8–3 Brazil Pedro Marinho Submission (heel hook)
Win 124–8–3 Brazil Vinicius Gazola Submission (rear naked choke) –99 kg
Win 123–8–3 Brazil Lucas Barbosa Points (3–0)
Win 122–8–3 United States Tim Spriggs Submission (rear naked choke) September 28, 2019
Win 121–8–3 Australia Ben Hodgkinson Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 120–8–3 Brazil Guilherme Vasconcelos Submission (guillotine choke) Kinektic 1 Absolute Nogi August 16, 2019 United StatesAnaheim, CA
Win 119–8–3 Brazil Rafael Domingos Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 118–8–3 Brazil Gabriel Checco Submission (kimura)
Win 117–8–3 Brazil João Gabriel Rocha Points (1–0) Kasai Super Series 1 Superfight Nogi February 2, 2019 United StatesDallas, TX
Win 116–8–3 Brazil Yuri Simões Advantages IBJJF Nogi World Championship
(black belt)
Absolute Nogi December 16, 2018 United StatesAnaheim, CA
Win 115–8–3 Brazil Roberto Abreu Disqualification +97.5 kg
Win 114–8–3 Brazil Yuri Simões Points (11–0)
Win 113–8–3 Brazil Jackson Souza Submission (rear naked choke) Absolute December 15, 2018
Win 112–8–3 Brazil Patrick Gaudio Referee Decision
Win 111–8–3 Norway Vegard Randeberg Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 110–8–3 United States Khalil Fadlallah Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 109–8–3 Greece Evaggelos Moumtzis Submission (armbar) +97.5 kg
Draw 108–8–3 Brazil Gregor Gracie Draw Quintet 3 Absolute Nogi October 5, 2018 United StatesLas Vegas, NV
Win 108–8–2 Brazil Vitor Ribeiro Submission (armbar)
Win 107–8–2 Australia Craig Jones Submission (rear naked choke)
Draw 106–8–2 Brazil Roberto Satoshi Draw
Win 106–8–1 Brazil Marcos Souza Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 105–8–1 United States Josh Barnett Submission (triangle choke)
Win 104–8–1 Brazil Kaynan Duarte Submission (rear naked choke) IBJJF Pan Nogi
(black belt)
Absolute Nogi September 15, 2018 United StatesNew York City, NY
Win 103–8–1 Brazil Max Gimenis Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 102–8–1 Brazil Max Gimenis Submission (rear naked choke) +97.5 kg
Win 101–8–1 United States Charles McGuire Submission (kimuroplata)
Loss 100–8–1 Brazil Vinny Magalhães Points (0–5) ACB JJ 13 Superfight Nogi May 4, 2018 United StatesLong Beach, CA
Win 100–7–1 Brazil Yuri Simões Submission (rear naked choke) Kasai Pro 1 Superfight Nogi December 9, 2017 United StatesBrooklyn, NY
Win 99–7–1 Australia Craig Jones Submission (rear naked choke) EBI 14 Absolute Nogi December 3, 2017 United StatesLos Angeles, CA
Win 98–7–1 United States Casey Hellenberg Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 97–7–1 United States Patrick Donabedian Submission (armbar)
Win 96–7–1 United States Dan Borovic Submission (heel hook)
Win 95–7–1 United States Ralek Gracie Submission (reverse triangle) Metamoris 8 Superfight Nogi November 26, 2017 United StatesLos Angeles, CA
Loss 94–7–1 Brazil Felipe Pena Points (0–6) ADCC 2017 Absolute Nogi September 24, 2017 FinlandEspoo
Win 94–6–1 Brazil Mahamed Aly Submission (heel hook)
Win 93–6–1 Australia Craig Jones Submission (arm-triangle choke)
Win 92–6–1 Brazil Roberto Abreu Submission (heel hook)
Win 91–6–1 United States Keenan Cornelius Submission (guillotine choke) –88 kg
Win 90–6–1 Brazil Alexandre Ribeiro Referee Decision
Win 89–6–1 Brazil Romulo Barral Submission (rear naked choke) September 23, 2017
Win 88–6–1 United States Dillon Danis Referee Decision
Win 87–6–1 United States Devhonte Johnson Submission (rear naked choke) Grappling Industries Absolute Nogi August 19, 2017 United StatesNew York City, NY
Win 86–6–1 United States Aaron Johnson Submission (reverse triangle)
Win 85–6–1 Montenegro Mladen Jokmanovic Submission (kimura)
Win 84–6–1 United States Elliot Kelly Submission (triangle armbar) Fight2Win Pro 34 Superfight Nogi May 12, 2017 United StatesDenver, CO
Loss 83–6–1 Brazil Leandro Lo Points (0–4) ADCC West Coast Trials Superfight Nogi April 15, 2017 United StatesLos Angeles, CA
Win 83–5–1 Brazil Lucas Barbosa Referee Decision Fight2Win Pro 30 Superfight Nogi April 8, 2017 United StatesBerkeley Township, NJ
Win 82–5–1 Brazil Vagner Rocha Submission (rear naked choke) EBI 11 –170 lbs Nogi March 6, 2017 United StatesLos Angeles, CA
Win 81–5–1 Brazil Marcel Gonçalves Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 80–5–1 United States Chris Mckarski Submission (guillotine choke)
Win 79–5–1 United States Jean-Paul Lebosnoyani Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 78–5–1 United States Joe Baize Submission (reverse triangle) Submission Underground 3 Superfight Nogi January 29, 2017 United StatesPortland, OR
Win 77–5–1 United States Matthew Tesla Submission (reverse triangle) Sapateiro 6 Absolute Nogi January 21, 2017 United StatesTampa, FL
Win 76–5–1 United States Jesseray Childrey Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 75–5–1 Brazil Antonio Carlos Submission (reverse triangle)
Win 74–5–1 United States Bryan Brown Submission (rear naked choke)
Loss 73–5–1 Brazil Felipe Pena Submission (rear naked choke) Studio 540 Superfight Nogi December 17, 2016 United StatesSolana Beach, CA
Win 73–4–1 United States Todd Mueckenheim Submission (kimura) Grappling Industries Manhatten Superfight Nogi October 22, 2016 United StatesNew York City, NY
Win 72–4–1 United States Kyle Griffin Submission (heel hook) EBI 8 –185 lbs Nogi September 11, 2016 United StatesLos Angeles, CA
Win 71–4–1 United States Josh Hayden Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 70–4–1 United States Mike Hillebrand Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 69–4–1 United States Matt Aroyo Submission (heel hook)
Win 68–4–1 United States Keenan Cornelius Submission (heel hook) Grappling Industries Superfight Nogi August 13, 2016 United StatesNew York City, NY
Draw 67–4–1 Brazil Vagner Rocha Draw Sapateiro 2 Superfight Nogi June 11, 2016 United StatesBradenton, FL
Win 67–4 Russia Rustam Chsiev Submission (rear naked choke) EBI 6 Absolute Nogi April 24, 2016 United StatesLos Angeles, CA
Win 66–4 Brazil Yuri Simões Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 65–4 Brazil Marcello Salazar Submission (kneebar)
Win 64–4 United States Jacen Flynn Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 63–4 United States Nathan Orchard Submission (reverse triangle) Portland Sunday Open Absolute Nogi April 3, 2016 United StatesPortland, OR
Win 62–4 United States Joshua Bacallao Submission (heel hook)
Win 61–4 United States James Partridge Submission (heel hook) Onnit Invitational 2 Superfight Nogi March 24, 2016 United StatesAustin, TX
Loss 60–4 United States Todd Mueckenheim Referee Decision Grappling Industries Manhatten Absolute Nogi March 13, 2016 United States New York City, NY
Win 60–3 United States Nick Panebianco Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 59–3 United States Harley Davis Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 58–3 United States Kevin Berbrich Submission (rear naked choke) Goodfight Pro 2 –77 kg Nogi March 12, 2016 United States Langhorne, PA
Win 57–3 United States Pat Sabatini Submission (heel hook)
Win 56–3 United States Enrico Cocco Submission (heel hook) Sapateiro 1 Absolute Nogi March 5, 2016 United StatesBradenton, FL
Win 55–3 United States PJ Barch Submission (kneebar)
Win 54–3 United States Elliot Kelly Submission (reverse triangle armbar)
Win 53–3 United States Ian Murray Submission (heel hook)
Win 52–3 United States Jordan Tabor Submission (heel hook) Interclub Superfight Nogi February 13, 2016 United States Gaithersburg, MD
Loss 51–3 United States Aaron Johnson Points Grappling Industries Montreal Absolute Nogi February 6, 2016 Canada Montreal, QC
Win 51–2 United States Eric Chibuluzo Submission (footlock)
Win 50–2 United States David Porter Submission (rear naked choke) Good Fight All-Star –170 lbs Nogi Demcember 4, 2015 United States Brooklyn, NY
Win 49–2 United States David Porter Submission (armbar) Show the Art Finishers 1 –170 lbs Nogi November 15, 2015 United States Green Brook Township, NJ
Win 48–2 United States Jordan Stiner Submission (triangle choke)
Win 47–2 Brazil Mattheus Lutes Submission (heel hook)
Win 46–2 Brazil Jacob Ferreria Submission (toe hold) IBJJF Nogi World Championship
(brown belt)
–73.5 kg Nogi November 8, 2015 United StatesLong Beach, CA
Win 45–2 Brazil Sylvio Duran Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 44–2 Brazil Lucas Tobias Points (8–6)
Win 43–2 United States Devhonte Johnson Submission (heel hook) UGA: Fall Open Superfight Nogi October 24, 2015 United States Lakewood, NJ
Win 42–2 United States Stephen Martinez Submission (reverse triangle) Newaza Challenge Absolute Nogi September 13, 2015 United StatesPasadena, CA
Win 41–2 Brazil Gabriel Arges Submission (heel hook)
Win 40–2 United States Noah Tillis Submission (heel hook)
Win 39–2 United States Gio Vasquez Submission (toe hold)
Win 38–2 United States Ivan Taylor Submission (heel hook) UGA: Summer Open Superfight Nogi June 27, 2015 United States Lakewood, NJ
Win 37–2 United States Dan Martinez Submission (heel hook) Grapplers Quest: All Star Pro –185 lbs Nogi June 6, 2015 United States Edison, NJ
Win 36–2 United States Matt Aroyo Submission (heel hook)
Win 35–2 United States Sean Spangler Submission (reverse triangle)
Win 34–2 United States Steve Mowry Points (4–1) Kumite Classic Absolute Nogi May 23, 2015 United States Monroeville, PA
Win 33–2 United States Evan Mulgrave Submission (heel hook) –185 lbs
Win 32–2 United States Todd Bevan Submission (reverse triangle)
Win 31–2 United States Jon Correa Submission (reverse triangle)
Loss 30–2 United States Mike Perez Points ADCC East Coast Trials –88 kg Nogi May 9, 2015 United States Coconut Creek, FL
Win 30–1 United States James Brasco Points (4–0)
Win 29–1 United States Avery McPhatter Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 28–1 United States Damien Nitkin Points (5–0)
Win 27–1 Dominican Republic Stanley Rosa Submission (choke) Naga World Championship –170 lbs Gi April 25, 2015 United States Wildwood, NJ
Win 26–1 United States Richard Semides Submission (reverse triangle)
Win 25–1 United States Elon Hodge Submission (cloverleaf) –170 lbs Nogi
Win 24–1 United States Scott Clymer Submission (heel hook)
Win 23–1 United States Mickey Gall Points
Win 22–1 United States Jesse Stokes Submission (heel hook) UGA: Spring Open Superfight Nogi March 28, 2015 United States West Windsor Township, NJ
Win 21–1 United States Jason Rau Referee Decision Gym Wars II Superfight Gi March 14, 2015 United States Stratford, NJ
Win 20–1 United States Jason Rau Submission (rear naked choke) PGL IX Superfight Nogi November 29, 2014 United States Stratford, NJ
Win 19–1 United States James Gonzales Submission (kimura) PGL IV –155 lbs Nogi May 17, 2014 United States Berlin, NJ
Win 18–1 United States John Battle Points
Win 17–1 United States Todd Levin Submission (heel hook)
Win 16–1 United States Jon Forsythe Submission (bow & arrow choke) AGL 4 Absolute Gi April 13, 2013 United States Berlin, NJ
Loss 15–1 United States Mark Tarmann Points Absolute Nogi
Win 15–0 United States Dan Watkins Submission (triangle choke)
Win 14–0 United States Ken Podgorsek Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 13–0 United States Humberto Perea Submission (rear naked choke) –155 lbs
Win 12–0 United States David Thies Points
Win 11–0 United States Kevin Gibbs Points
Win 10–0 United States Ryan Cafaro Submission (rear naked choke) AGL 3 Superfight Nogi January 19, 2013 United States Berlin, NJ
Win 9–0 United States Steven Calero Submission (rear naked choke) Grapplers Quest:
World Championship
-160 lbs Nogi July 21, 2012 United States Morristown, NJ
Win 8–0 United States Joe Pyfer Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 7–0 El Salvador Alejandro Dominguez Points Grapplers Quest:
Beast from the East
-170 lbs Gi March 25, 2012 United States Wayne, NJ
Win 6–0 United States Angelo Claiborne Submission (arm-triangle choke)
Win 5–0 El Salvador Alejandro Dominguez Submission (guillotine choke) -170 lbs Nogi March 24, 2012
Win 4–0 United States Sulaman Zafar Points
Win 3–0 United States Angelo Claiborne Points
Win 2–0 United States Angelo Claiborne Points Grapplers Quest:
World Championships
-170 lbs Nogi December 10, 2011 United States Asbury Park, NJ
Win 1–0 United States Nick Salles Submission (rear naked choke)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grappling Report: Gordon Ryan vs. Fabricio Werdum set for February 22s". Bloody Elbow.
  2. ^ "Gordon Ryan Is The Eddie Bravo Invitational Absolute Champion". Jiu Jitsu Times.
  3. ^ Kasai Super Series 1 February 2, 2019
  4. ^ Gordon Ryan knee injury February 2019
  5. ^ https://www.flograppling.com/results/6570803-2019-adcc-world-championships/26987

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