Felipe Pena and Rafael Lovato Jr face Off at Who’s Number One 23

Felipe Pena and Rafael Lovato Jr face  Off at Who’s Number One 23

Top BJJ grapplers Felipe Pena and Rafael Lovato Jr are all set to clash at Who’s Number One 23 in May 2024. WNO has already set some outstanding bouts of famous grapplers, But the heavyweight bout is grabbing the interest of the people around. Felipe Pena and Rafael Lovato Jr are classified as the top fighters in the no-gi category. Both veterans are renowned and acquired the highest rank throughout their progression. 

Recently, FloGrappling announced the exciting news that Felipe Pena and Rafael Lovato Jr will face each other. The post on the Instagram account declares that:

“Felipe Pena and Rafael Lovato Jr return to the WNO mats for a heavyweight clash at WNO 23🔥
WNO 23 is going down on Friday, May 10th in Arlington, Texas🚀 Get your tickets now at the link in bio🔗
[ #WNO | #WNO23 | Arlington, TX | Friday, May 10 ]”

Rafeal Lovato Jr is the leading American contender in jiu-jitsu. He has made innumerable victories by depicting his prowess on the mat. He secured world titles in BJJ gi , and no-gi competitions. 40 years old Lovato still competing at the highest elite level in BJJ. Last year, he competed in the grappling events including ADCC Worlds and Whos Number One. He stood distinguished in the contest of the IBJJF World Championship and IBJJF No Gi World Championship. Lovato became a member of Bellator MMA and competed in the middleweight championships.

Felipe Pena will come to the platform of WNO mats to compete with Lovato. He had a recent victory against the promising competitor Haisam Rida . He is the former ADCC champion in the category of open-class. Pena is renowned for the rivalry with Gordon Ryan . In ADCC 2017, Pena and Lovato faced off against each other and Pena won the match in the 99kg weight division. WNO provides a platform to showcase the rage, where Lovato can take revenge.

“He shared his views on the platform of social media:

🇺🇸 Champion by submission in my second WNO fight. Very happy with my performance and especially for overcoming another adversity! I’m already at the airport on my way to Canada for some seminars but as soon as I get there I’ll write more calmly. Thank you all for the constant support and all the messages. “Recognise and only focus on what you can control. Don’t worry and accept what you can’t control” 🙏🏼🏅”

The first announcement of the fight shows that in the WNO Welterweight Championship, Mica Galvao and Tommy Langaker will compete with each other. Another title fight is Heavyweight Bout and Felipe Pena will face Rafael Lovato Jr. In the category of Welterweight Bout JT Torres and Nicky Ryan will come across. In Women’s Bantamweight Bout Jasmine Rocha and Emily Ferreira are ready to grapple. Diogo Reis and Shay Montague will compete in Featherweight Bout.

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