Fight to Win Pro 59 brought back former UFC champion and Bellator title challenger, Benson Henderson, to continue his campaign in the competitive grappling industry. Standing across from him was one of the best in the sport in ADCC and multiple-time champion, JT Torres. The two athletes fought for the gi welterweight title and it would be Torres adding another victory to his resume.
This was a match in which Torres showed why he is one of the most proficient competitive grapplers in the sport today. The Atos Academy standout put together an extremely successful 2017 campaign and continued that run with this clear victory over Henderson.
Henderson, who’s an experienced grappler in his own right, was competitive and aggressive in this match, but he didn’t have enough to threaten Torres in many positions. Torres would find his way to the mount early in the match and controlled the bout from that space. After securing the mount he would quickly move to the back, then transition to a variation of the bow and arrow choke to secure the submission with 4:16 remaining in the contest.
Another MMA veteran returned to Fight to Win Pro, as Jeff Curran competed in the co-main event against Gerson Atoigue. Atoigue is also a multiple-time veteran of Fight to Win Pro and used that experience to earn a decision victory over Curran in the 150 pounds, gi black belt division.
Brown belt Jake Watson proved why he is a name to watch in the competitive grappling world as he earned a big win over Hunter Colvin. Watson and Colvin would put on a great back and forth battle; so much so that they took home Fight of the Night honors. In the end, it would be Watson earning the victory via triangle to take home the middleweight no-gi title.
Tyson Antillon also took home a title when he defeated Jams Partridge via heel hook for the brown belt lightweight championship.
Fight to Win Pro 59 is available for full replay on the FloGrappling.com platform.
Fight to Win Pro 59 Results
JT Torres defeats Ben Henderson via Bow-and-Arrow Choke
Gerson Atoigue defeats Jeff Curran via Decision
Sean Downie defeats Diogo Ferriera via Decision
Josh Rodriguez defeats William Wolk via Decision
Paul Nava defats Mario Gaxiola via Armbar
Thomas Keenan defats Daniel Mehrkar Via Bow-and-Arrow Choke
Michael MacGregor defats David Barnes via Ezekiel
Jonathan Van Buren defeats Gabriel Revoredo
Beau Tribolet defeats Parker Lapp via Armbar
Scott Boehler defeats Anthony Torres via Decision
Sal Flores defeats Mike Burlaka Lapel via Choke
Jake Watson defeats Hunter Colvin via Triangle
Matthew Mamolen defeats Daniel Radoff via Split Decision
Ismat Abdulhamid defeats Chris Shuman via Armbar
Matt Blank defeats JT Burns via Brabo Choke
Michael Kaplan defeats Korey Kerber via Split Decision
Tyson Antillon defeats Jams Partridge via Heel Hook
Maria Henderson defeats Shasta Mcmurry via Triangle
Josh Guerra defeats Keolaimipono Kalama via Choke
Nick Larranaga defeats Stephen Heaven via Decision
John Cabay defeats Troy Everett via Choke
Aaron Wilson defeats Juan Gonzales via Decision
Robert Biggs defeats Jesse Jack Teague via Decision
John O’Hagan defeats Devin Jackson via Toe Hold
Nick Nelson defeats Jonathan Caraveo via Rear Naked Choke