On Friday, November 11, WNO returned to action with the first women’s main event in the promotion’s history, as recent ADCC silver medalist Brianna Ste-Marie took on multiple-time IBJJF world champion Mayssa Bastos.
The headliner saw Ste-Marie pick up one of the biggest wins of her still-young career. The Canadian put on a strong showing of positional control throughout, working to pass Bastos’ vaunted guard in the first half of the match before finally achieving the back take in the final half.
From there, Ste-Marie kept dominant position, able to force Bastos on the defensive for minutes on end, earning her the clear-cut decision.
And in the co-main event, Jacob “The Hillbilly Hammer” Couch made quick work of Gracie Barra representative Bruno Matias. Couch immediately sat to open guard, but quickly pulled Matias into a closed guard where he secured a match-ending arm-in guillotine choke after just over two minutes of action.
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