Butte’s Sam Rauch selected for Jiu Jitsu’s biggest stage

Butte’s Sam Rauch selected for Jiu Jitsu’s biggest stage
Butte fighter Sam Rauch is shown in this courtesy photo.

Grit Martial Arts owner and head coach Sam Rauch steps back into competition in a Professional Jiu Jitsu match Friday in Denver.

This is Jiu Jitsu’s biggest professional stage, where the best of the best compete.

Fight To Win Pro is known for hosting many established BJJ names from superstar Mckenzie Derrin, five-time world champion Rafael Lovato Jr., four-time national champion Gabriel Gonzags to Judo Olympic silver medalist Travis Stevens.

The main event will feature two of Jiu Jitsu’s biggest stars, Black belts Thomas Keenan and John Combs. Keenan is an IBJJF Worlds medalist and a 2017 Abu Dhabi World Pro champion, and Combs won Pans and the U.S. National Pro as a brown belt.

Rauch owns and operates Grit Martial Arts where he specializes in teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and kickboxing to ages 5 years old and up. Rauch medaled earlier this year in two divisions at the Colorado BJJ State Championships, he and holds a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt under Easton BJJ, Easton’s founder Amal Easton is a black belt under Renzo Gracie and is a multiple time world champion. Easton BJJ program that Sam is part of has produced multiple world champions.

Rauch has competed in mixed martial arts since 2006 and will bring his 20 MMA fights with 13 submission victories to the mat professional grappling mat. He will be the first to represent Montana on the Fight To Win promotion and hopes to bring back a win for his fans, his state and his gym.

The event will be aired live on flograppling.com and tickets can be purchased at www.cagetix.com/f2w under Sam Rauch’s name

For more information on how to livestream this event, visit www.flograppling.com.

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