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Grappling Report: Eddie Cummings set to return at F2W 108

A rundown of the biggest headlines and news from the world of competitive grappling.

It’s time to hide your heels, Eddie “The Wolverine” Cummings is back and looking to take home gold at Fight 2 Win 108 where he faces William Wolk.

Cummings’ appearances in matches has been sporadic over the past few years as he has dealt with numerous injuries and illnesses, which have lead him to pull out of big tournaments. Cummings was forced to withdraw from an EBI and ADCC over the last two years, but now he’s looking to get back into the swing of things and build upon a winning performance over Renato Canuto in 2018.

As far as the modern game goes, it is hard to find one grappler who has been as influential in the changing of the meta. Cummings’ leglock game was revolutionary when he first came onto the scene and he forced the rest of the grappling world to embrace the heelhook game or get tapped out.

With Cummings now training at Unity, it will be interesting to see if there will be any new developments in his game.


Wrestling Genesis from Senegal to India, this article breaks down the rise of wrestling and its various styles. Giles Alexander goes in-depth on the origins of wrestling in this longer read.

ADCC Sao Paolo Trials BJJ Heroes breaks down the winners from last weekend’s trials in Brazil. The divisional winner will get to participate in the ADCC World Championships, which take place in California in September.

Cyborg bests Panza In a strong night of matches, grappling legend Cyborg Abreu took home the win against Luiz Panza. Cyborg looked strong in his adopted state of Florida and did just enough to beat Panza, who was unable to get his leglock game off. Check out the full results here.


Craig Jones with the beautiful takedown

Another beautiful back take from Mendes

Keenan Cornelius’ philosophy on passing vs. playing guard

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