In addition to continuing to build a solid career doing jiu-jitsu, 20-year-old American phenom Tye Ruotolo also seeks to inspire others to learn and enjoy the sport.
Joining ONE Championship last year along with his twin brother Kade Ruotolo, Tye has achieved consistent success under the promotion, winning all three of his fights to date.
The most recent of his victories came last week at ONE Fight Night 10 on Prime Video in the United States.
He defeated world middleweight champion ONE Reinier de Ridder by unanimous decision in their submission grappling superfight.
More than victories, however, Tye Ruotolo He hopes to inspire people with what he does, so that they see the joy of submission grappling and are motivated to make it a sport in which they can excel.
Jiu-Jitsu standout Atos reiterated this during the post-event press conference for ONE Fight Night 10, saying:
“My goal every time I step on the mats is to inspire people to do jiu-jitsu [and] to embrace the sport. It’s such a sick sport with so many different reasons to participate.”
Check out the press conference below:
Following his victory at ONE Fight Night 10, which took place on May 5, Tye Ruotolo he said he wants to stay busy, taking every opportunity he can to compete in the submission hold, even against bigger opponents like Ridder’s Reinier.
He will also join Kade Ruotolo in Bangkok, Thailand on June 9 as his brother defends the ONE world lightweight submission title against Norwegian challenger Tommy Langaker.
All ONE Fight Night events are available live and free to North American fans with an active Prime Video subscription.