If you are a fan of legendary rivalries and historical rematches, then you do not want to miss the upcoming bout between Gordon Ryan and Vinny Magalhaes at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational 3.
Gordon Ryan, also known as “the King,” is a skilled American submission grappler and BJJ black belt with an unshakeable desire to achieve victory. Entering the world of martial arts in 2011, Ryan has since fought in 164 matches, with an impressive record of 152 wins, nine losses, and three draws. Ryan has emerged as the victor in the IBJJF Pans No-Gi, IBJFF World No-Gi, WNO Heavyweight, and ADCC World Championships from 2017 to 2022, just to name a few of his many achievements. His many consecutive victories are due to his arsenal of wrestling and BJJ techniques which have helped him conquer many opponents in recent years. However, despite his reputation, the King suffered a few occasional defeats between 2013 and 2018. Ryan’s most recent loss was at the hands of one Vinny Magalhaes.
Vinicius “Vinny” de Magalhaes is an expert black belt Brazilian mixed martial artist whose nearly unbreakable submissions have broken the wills of many opponents. Magalhaes was first introduced in 2006, having taken part in 33 matches, with a record of 19 wins, 12 losses, and two no contests. Magalhaes had previously won the 2011 M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Championship and the 2014 Titan FC Light Heavyweight Championship. Magalhaes is well-known for his expertise in chokes and submission techniques, including the armbar, triangle, kimura, and guillotine. Though he has been at the game longer, Magalhaes hopes to add another impressive win under his belt. What better way to do that than by defeating the King a second time?
Gordon Ryan and Vinny Magalhaes first met at the 2018 ACB JJ 13. Despite Ryan’s best attempts to subdue his opponent, Magalhaes proved better at pulling off submissions. At the end of the three rounds, Magalhaes won an overwhelming victory over the King, pulling off the win with a final score of 5-0.
Though Ryan has managed to redeem himself by keeping up a winning streak since 2018, he finally has the opportunity to get even with the fighter who humiliated him. Meanwhile, Magalhaes has been going back and forth between wins and losses during his matches at the Professional Fighter’s League since 2018. Both have much to gain from winning this rematch, but this bout also puts their pride on the line.
Will Gordon Ryan finally avenge his loss four years ago and prove that he deserves his title? Or will history repeat itself with Vinny Magalhaes emerging victorious once again? The stage is all set for their fateful confrontation at the Apex Arena in Las Vegas on December 15th.