BJJ streamer starts a reality competition

Online streaming platform FloGrappling has announced the start of their own reality show called “Who’s Next” that will be released next month. This reality show will be similar to TUF but will hold a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition.

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition series was filmed in Texas and will premiere in May this year.


The reality show will feature 16 BJJ participants who are competing to win $10,000 and a “Who’s Number One” contract. The contract is a deal for a total of 3 matches. This is particularly hilarious considering how these reality show contracts abuse the performers – from TUF to American Idol. There’s also a question of exclusivity? Does that mean these athletes are then Flosports exclusives?

Regardless, the 16 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners that entered are Adam Bradley, Kyle Chambers, Josh Demas, Spencer Fossier, Jansen Gomes, Breylor Grout, Max Hansen, Izaak Michell, Dan Manasoiu, Tristan Overvig, Mike Rakshan, Fabian Ramirez, Jay Rodriguez, Rene Sousa, Andrew Tackett, and Andy Varela.

In the competition, the contestants are divided into two groups and coached by two professional grapplers, Tim Spriggs and Craig Jones. The contestants will compete against each other with no time limit. That is, the matches will only be decided by submissions.

This concept somewhat mirrors something that’s been previously attempted in bjj – the so called Kumite. Kumite was started by an incredibly controversial figure in grappling but despite his gruesome reputation it produced some interesting matches – and athletes. The competition promoted Keenan Cornelius, Garry Tonon, AJ Agazarm and several other frequent competitors on the bjj scene.

Flograppling is a vertical of Flosports – a Texas based corporation that provides streaming for niche sports. Flosports verticals famously feature ads on top of subscription paid content and are difficult to cancel and the users are frequently billed for the entire year despite the website showing the per month cost.

How to pay monthly flograppling?

Flograppling is a part of the flo sports network – this means that if you procure a subscription to one of their other verticals you’re also subscribed to Flograppling. The monthly fee is 30$ but it sure beats paying a year’s worth for a single event. In effect, you should go to Flocheer or some other fringe flo sport vertical and make sure that the price page shows monthly fee as 30$ – at that point you can pay it and secure a pass to watch any of Flosports content in the next 30 days. Alternatively – apple pay should be allowing for users to only pay for a single month of Flosports as opposed to a year’s worth.