Tye Ruotolo, a sensation in the sport of grappling in the United States, will approach his next task on the international scene with the same frame of mind despite the increased stakes.
On November 3, at ONE Fight Night 16, the Atos representative will compete against a newbie to the company, Magomed Abdulkadirov, for the inaugural ONE welterweight submission grappling world title.
The 20-year-old feels that his opponent from Dagestan will try to make things difficult for him as soon as their single-round, 10-minute combat gets underway inside the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. While he may have dreams of tasting gold on the largest stage of martial arts, he is aware that his opponent comes from Dagestan.
Tye Ruotolo stated the following when he was asked about it by The MMA Superfan:
“Yeah, you can count on it; it’s going to be challenging. There is some good wrestling over there, but I’m not going to try anything new because I’m going to stick with what I always do.
You can watch the interview at this link:
During his time competing under the ONE Championship banner, the California native imprinted his brand on top-tier competition by employing a submission-hunting strategy and continuously displaying aggressive behavior.
His first fight was against Garry Tonon, and he won by submission 97 seconds into the bout. In a fight against the Dagestani beast Marat Gafurov at ONE on Prime Video 5 seven months later, he scored another highlight-reel finish to his already impressive career.
He extended that momentum into this year and earned a shot at the promotion’s first welterweight submission grappling title by winning back-to-back matches over Reinier de Ridder and Dagi Arslanaliev.
The upcoming co-main event of ONE Fight Night 16 will have Tye Ruotolo taking against Abdulkadirov with the goal of making it five wins out of five against his opponent.
The full measure that will be voted on on November 3 will be broadcast live and for free during primetime in the United States for Amazon Prime Video subscribers in North America.