Kinektic 1: Lachlan Giles impresses with clean sweep; team wins inaugural event

Australian grappler Lachlan Giles was the stand-out performer in the Kinektic 1 Submission Grappling event with his team, BJJ Fanatics’, dominating the inaugural event.

Co-founded by UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber, the event took place in Anaheim, California on Friday night (Saturday AEST) and was streamed live on UFC Fight Pass.

Giles, the head coach of Absolute MMA in St Kilda, swept through all five opponents and in his opening bout, avenged a recent loss to Mansher Khera before going on to submit the likes of Chris Lytle, Joe Riggs and former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez, who outweighed the Aussie by nearly 30kg and put up the biggest challenge before being submitted within minutes.

Fellow Australian and team captain Craig Jones as well as team-member Edwin Najmi, would not even compete, as Nick Rodriguez and Gordon Ryan finished out the contest in the final. Rodriguez, a team Renzo Gracie member, submitted Jorge Rodrigues before drawing with Ronny Markes. Under the team rules, both fighters were eliminated and that’s when Gordon Ryan stepped up to submit three opponents to give his team the expected the victory.

BJJ Fanatics VS Lights Out

  • Lachlan Giles def. Mansher Khera via Submission (Inside heel-hook)
  • Lachlan Giles def. Will Weed via Submission (Inside heel-hook)
  • Lachlan Giles def. Joe Riggs via Submission (Armbar)
  • Lachlan Giles def. Chris Lyttle via Submission (Inside heel-hook)
  • Lachlan Giles def. Ricco Rodriguez via Submission (Inside heel-hook)

BJJ Fanatics 5-0

SUG VS LionHeart

  • Guilherme Vasconcelos vs. Brian Sparrow – Draw
  • Jorge Rodrigues def. Scott Morton via Submission (Armbar)
  • Jorge Rodrigues vs. James Brasco – Draw
  • Enrico Cocco def. Rafael Domingos via Submission (Inside heel-hook)
  • Enrico Cocco vs. Gabriel Checo – Draw
  • Ronny Markes def. Joe Warren via Submission (Katagatame)

SUG advances 2 wins, 3 draws, 1 loss

BJJ Fanatics VS SUG

  • Nick Rodriguez def. Jorge Rodrigues via Submission (Inside heel-hook)
  • Nick Rodriguez vs. Ronny Markes – Draw
  • Gordon Ryan def. Gabriel Checco via Submission (Kimura)
  • Gordon Ryan def. Rafael Domingos via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Gordon Ryan def. Guilherme Vasconcelos via Submission (Arm In Guillotine Choke)

BJJ Fanatics wins it 4 wins, 1 draw.