Dillon Danis will be headlining the third ever Submission Underground event later this month, as the grappling promotion of Chael Sonnen continues to build a name for itself.
Danis will face off with fellow Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu star AJ Agazarm.
The two are well decorated in BJJ, both having won numerous world titles throughout their respective grappling careers. Most notable recently for Agazarm is being crowned World No Gi Champion in 2014, and coming third in the World No Gi Championship 3rd Place in 2016.
Some of Danis’ accomplishments, meanwhile, are winning last years Pan American No Gi tournament, and becoming the Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion in 2014.
There had been rumours of a potential contest with former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and Danis’ name even topped an online poll regarding who fans would most like to see face the UFC great, but that was not to be.
But of course, as is standard with Submission Underground, fans of MMA will still see some familiar faces. In the co-main event, Hector Lombard faces Garry Tonon, while former featherweight contender Chad Mendes will make an appearance to compete with Jeff Glover.
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Submission Underground 3, which airs exclusively on FloGrappling.com, takes place at the Roseland Theatre in Portland, Oregon on January 29.