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Gordon Ryan Details Career Accolades

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At 27 years old, Gordon Ryan has staked his claim as the best grappler of all time. This past weekend, the New Wave Jiu-Jitsu product won the 99+kg division at the 2022 ADCC World Championships. But that wasn’t all, he also went on to compete against Andre Galvao in a super-fight and he won that as well.

After that event concluded, Ryan took to Instagram and went over not only his ADCC credentials but also his entire no-gi career accolades.

Let’s take a look at those below.


  • 3 ADCC appearances
  • 20  wins
  • 15 submissions
  • 75% submission rate
  • 1 loss
  • 5  gold medals
  • 3 weight divisions
  • 1 absolute
  • 1 super-fight
  • Silver in absolute
  • Never scored on in 20 wins
  • Only person to win 3 weight classes
  • Only person to ever  win the super-fight and weight division in the same year

No-Gi Record at Black Belt

  • 104-4
  • Over 90% submission rate (Highest Ever)
  • Unbeaten since early 2018
  • Unbeaten in 62 matches
  • 2 Golds at WNO
  • 2 Golds at No-Gi Pans
  • 2 Golds at No-Gi Worlds
  • 4 Golds at ADCC

All of that at just 27 years of age. Impressive to say the least. Even more impressive, a number of those victories came while Ryan was having issues with his stomach.

Following his super-fight victory against  Galvao, he told ADCC commentator Kenny Florian that his stomach was at 70% — imagine what this man could do at 100%.

With jiu-jitsu and grappling, in general, being a fairly niche sport, Gordon Ryan does not get the credit he deserves. But the John  Danaher black belt is arguably one of the greatest athletes of this era.


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Jeremy Brand is an experienced MMA writer and columnist. He is the founder of, and has represented the company with media credentials at many mixed martial arts fights. Jeremy is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, training in BC, Canada.

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