2020 Who's #1

Alex Facundo vs Cael Valencia: A Top 10 P4P Showdown At Who's #1

Alex Facundo vs Cael Valencia: A Top 10 P4P Showdown At Who's #1

More than just the #1 ranking will be on the line in this 170 lbs matchup.

Aug 21, 2020 by JD Rader
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The co-main event of the evening and the most anticipated non 138 lbs match: #1 Alex Facundo vs #2 Cael Valencia at 170 lbs. This isn’t just a battle between the top two 170 pounders in the country, a top five P4P spot is on the line. Facundo currently sits at #4 on the pound-for-pound list while Valencia sits at #7.

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The co-main event of the evening and the most anticipated non 138 lbs match: #1 Alex Facundo vs #2 Cael Valencia at 170 lbs. This isn’t just a battle between the top two 170 pounders in the country, a top five P4P spot is on the line. Facundo currently sits at #4 on the pound-for-pound list while Valencia sits at #7.

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Facundo is the reigning 170 pound king. After defeating Travis Mastrogiavianni for the 71 kg World Team spot and bringing home World bronze, Facundo’s only loss came to Patrick Kennedy at the 2019 edition of Who’s #1. Kennedy moved up to 182 and Facundo became the #1 170 pounder in the country. 

This wasn’t Facundo’s only time at Who’s #1, however. Facundo was victorious his first time taking the Who’s #1 mat, and hit one of the slickest duck unders you will see today (6:48 mark).

Watch Alex Facundo’s Who's #1 debut vs Brevin Balmeceda below.

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Facundo hasn’t just been one of the best wrestlers in the country for a while, he’s been one of the best in the World. The Michigan native’s aforementioned 2019 Cadet World bronze was his second-straight. In 2018 he defeated three opponents, including a Russian, to win World bronze for the first time.

Oh yeah, and he’s going to Penn State.

While Facundo has been at 170 for a year now, Valencia is coming up from 160 to take him on. This shouldn’t scare you, however. The brother of Zahid and Anthony, Cael is a bad man. After winning Super 32 over two-time Pennsylvania state champion and Lehigh commit Thayne Lawrence, Cael picked up the biggest win of his career at Doc B with a 9-5 win over current #1 at 160 and #3 P4P Paddy Gallagher.

Watch Cael Valencia defeat #1 at 160 Paddy Gallagher below.

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Full Who's #1 Card

138: Jesse Mendez vs Jordan Williams

145: Kylie Welker vs Skylar Hattendorf

182: Lenny Pinto vs Rylan Rogers

126: Jordan Titus vs Dean Peterson

152: Victor Voinovich vs Jagger Condomitti

285: Kyonte Hamilton vs Chase Horne

220: Kyle Haas vs Nick Feldman

145: Cody Chittum vs Wyatt Henson

195: Seth Shumate vs Tate Picklo

112: Sage Mortimer vs Mia Palumbo

132: Nic Bouzakis vs Ryan Crookham

160: Paddy Gallagher vs Travis Mastrogiovanni

120: Richie Figueroa vs Drake Ayala

170: Alex Facundo vs Cael Valencia

138: Joel Vandervere vs Williams/Mendez