Fight to Win Pro picked up where they left off pushing the sport of competitive grappling with Fight to Win Pro 12, held Saturday, September 17. The night featured a number of big matchups in the grappling world, and included former UFC lightweight champion and current Bellator MMA competitor, Benson Henderson. The main event of the evening featured a rematch between BJJ star and world champion, Mackenzie Dern and rival Talita Alencar.
This rematch was just, if not more so, compelling than their previous fights. Dern was aggressive from the start and Alencar didn’t back down at any point. That aggression was most apparent when both women were fighting for leg locks with such fervor that they rolled off the Fight to Win Pro stage.
When the two women were reset on the stage, Dern continued playing a risky open game that led to many different attacks. It was that aggressiveness and Alencar’s inability to pass her guard which gave Dern the unanimous decision victory in the lightweight title match.
Henderson was also victorious in his bout as he won via rear naked choke over Caio Terra BJJ competitor, Jay Pages. Henderson was in attack form throughout the match as he looked for the finish. A well-known mixed martial arts fighter, Henderson has numerous soirees in the sport of competitive grappling, including a run in ADCC.
The entire night brought forth a number of great competitors across the sport of grappling. Video replays are available on Flograppling.com. Fight to Win Pro 13 is set for Saturday, September 24 in Lynwood, Illinois.
Complete Fight to Win Pro 12 Results
Black Belt Results
Mackenzie Dern defeats Talita Alencar via decision
Benson Henderson defeats Jay Pages via rear naked choke
Steve Judson defeats Shannon Ritch via armbar
Daniel Madrid defeats Shawn Durfee via decision
Issa Able defeats David Farias via heel hook
Andrew Gardineer defeats Beau Tribolet via decision
Diogo Moreno defeats Daniel Hampton via decision
Chris Cariaso defeats Michael Garcia via decision
Carlos Farias defeats JJ Pugsley via neck crank
Kevin Nicasio defeats Jose Munoz via decision
Logan Jewell defeats Daniel Grippaudo via decision
Christian Broadnax defeats Joey Medina via decision
Jonathan Van Buren defeats David Reilly via armbar
BROWN BELT RESULTS
Paris Stanford defeats Aaron Wilson via decision
André Almeida defeats Wyatt Shepherd via choke
Vanessa Wexler defeats Lesliee Gardineer via bow and arrow choke
Thomas Keenan defeats Matt Blank via triangle
Michael Kaplan defeats Matt Mamolen via decision
Josh Rodriguez defeats Steeyle Levine via darce choke
Karen Kovach defeats Destiny Adviento via decision
Purple Belt results
Patrick Oskvarek defeats John Naylor via foot lock
Kevin LePert defeats Ian Foss via armlock
John Cabay defeats Jeff Thornton via kimura
Jake Watson defeats JR Redfox via straight ankle lock
Tyson Antillon defeats Nicholas Larosa via submission
Korey Kerber defeats Anson Park via decision
Nina Sandoval defeats Jameea Gunn via decision