The next Who’s Number One (WNO) event will be taking place on January 21 in USA. The event will be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between Craig Jones and Pedro Marinho.
Three days ago the organizers announced the co-main event of the night which is a welterweight title fight between Tye Ruotolo and Levi Jones-Leary.
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Tye Ruotolo needs little introduction. Although he’s been promoted to black belt only recently, he’s been beating elite-level competitors for quite a while. In 2021, Tye’s only loss came way by Craig Jones; and, relevant to this upcoming match, he earned the inaugural 83.9-kilos WNO title by beating Johnny Tama, Dante Leon, and Mica Galvao.
Levi Jones-Leary is also one of the technically most superior contemporary grapplers. Although most of his wins came in the gi, he’s been successful in no-gi competition as well. For instance, earlier this year (in October), he beat Oliver Taza at WNO.