Last weekend’s Studio 540 Challenge provided quite a bit of excitement!
The event of the night saw Gordon Ryan doing his best to achieve leg entanglements on Felipe Pena. Pena was more concerned with passing which he practiced plenty. He tried passing on both sides and with plenty of skill to boot. However there was no dice and the two were duking it out with plenty of back and forts for the duration of first 30 minutes.
However around minute 40 Felipe Pena managed to secure the back of Ryan and sink in an RNC!
Pena went on to challenge Ryan to a 20,000$ gi fight!
Ryan’s initial reaction after losing:
He then decided to answer Pena’s challenge by saying that he FIRST wanted to be the best no gi fighter out there:
Pena responded with a handy quote from Joh Danaher, Ryan’s instructor, saying that the best are champions in Gi and No Gi. For example: Marcelo Garcia and Roger Gracie.