The Who’s Number One (WNO) two-day tournament will take place on September 25 and 26 – in two weeks time – and will feature eight-person brackets. However, the promotion has just announced yet another blow to its line-up: Craig Jones is out of the 185 pound division.
While no details about Jones’s withdrawal have been shared, it’s now known that he’ll be replaced by Oliver Taza.
Taza is a black belt Leg Lock specialist under John Danaher, with three WNO appearances and wins against Johnny Tama and Jonatha Alves; as well as with a loss to Mica Galvao.
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WNO: WILTSE, MACIEL, CRELINSTEN OUT
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time that an athlete has been sidelined from this WNO tournament. The exciting and outspoken Andrew Wiltse has been sidelined with a meniscus tear and will therefore be replaced with the equally exciting Pedro Marinho in the 185 pound bracket. Marinho is a Gracie Barra athlete who holds wins against Gabriel Almeida, Davi Ramos, and Roberto Jimenez.
The first of two athletes who’s sidelined in the 155 pound bracket is Kennedy Maciel, instead of whom Gabriel Sousa will step in. Sousa holds notable wins against Lucas Pinheiro, Josh Cisneros, and Ethan Crelinsten.
Crelinsten is out of the 155 pound bracket as well, however. He’s going to be replaced by Damien Anderson, who’s had great success in competition this year. First, he earned a fantastic submission win early on at WNO; after which he submitted Gabriel Sousa at the Emerald City Invitational.
Interested in learning more about who’s competing at WNO this month? Click here for the full 155 pound bracket, 185 pound bracket, heavyweight bracket, women’s heavyweight bracket, and the two title fights that will take place.