Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Metamoris III Matches Announced

So... the Metamoris matches were announced on Monday! The matches can be seen below: 

The matches themselves might be subjected to change due to injures, but lets hope that doesn't happen! To be honest they put a decent card together, they are pretty different to the matches I suggested, but to be honest everybody has ideas of matches they would like to see and It's impossible to please everybody.  Plus not everybody has interest in doing it, I heard recently that Marcelo Garcia has little interest in being part of the it, and I assume that goes for other people also, whether it be lack of interest, other commitments etc.

The event itself will take place on March 29th in Los Angeles, California at the Peterson Automotive Museum Event Deck. Ralek Gracie specified in a video released on the official Metamoris YouTube account that there will be limited seating in order to guarantee no bad seats at the venue. Tickets go on sale for the event on Friday January 24th at 12pm (Pacific Time) starting at $100 (£60.75), which to be honest sounds a little pricey to be honest. A live stream is also available, with each of the tickets costing $10 before midnight on 31st January, and after this will increase to $20.

For this event, they are reverting back to the original Metamoris rules meaning no judges, and if there is no submission after 20 minutes the match will be declared a draw. There will be also be two new commentators for Meatmoris III, these being Kenny Florian and Jeff Glover.
So lets move onto the matches! There has never been a more anticipated grappling/BJJ match than the re-match between Royler Gracie and Eddie Bravo from the 2003 ADCC.  Eddie was the first person to submit Royler in his weight division (the other being Mario Sperry in the absolute division of the 1998 mundials) in a grappling competition and did it via triangle choke. It will be interesting to see how this match plays out! but personally I think this match will end up being a draw.
Now lets look at the other matches on the card:
  • Rafael Mendes vs Clark Gracie - (Via RNC)
  • Keenan Cornelius vs Vinny Malgalhaes - (Via armbar)
  • Dean Lister vs Renato "Babalu" Sobral - (Via heelhook)
  • Guilherme Mendes vs Samir Chantre - (Via armbar)
  • Zak Maxwell vs Sean Roberts - (Via triangle)
(The fighters in bold are the ones who I believe are going to win)
I don't know about you but I cannot wait for Metamoris III!


  1. Why do you think it will be a draw?

    1. Hi there!

      To be honest I just can't see any of them submitting each other, and I think the rubber guard will hold Royler off for the significant majority of the fight, but even if Royler passes Eddie's guard I don't think he will be able to finish him.

      Likewise, I can't really see Eddie submitting Royler from the guard as I think he will learn from his mistakes! :)