Metamoris put on their first of a new event series which is going to try to run smaller more exciting events more often than events that take place just a few times a year. It looks like so far so good, because more than half the fights on this card ended in submission, but with the FIVE Grappling going on just a few weeks ago to fantastic results and with EBI putting on their fourth event tomorrow one has to wonder what will become of Metamoris. Here are the results for the event.
Moku Kahawai def. Evandro Nunes via Triangle Arlock(GI)
Gezary Matuda def. Chelsea Leah via Armbar(Gi)
Stephen Martinez def. Josh Hinger via Guillotine(No-Gi)
Pedro Munhoz draws Jeff Curran (No-Gi)
Karo Parisyan draws AJ Agararm (No-Gi)
AJ Agararm was just added to ADCC to compete at the event, but it is interesting to see both of the Gi events end in submission while more of the No-Gi events ended in draw. No-Gi is alway seen as the faster paced game, but that was not the case here. Or it could be due to Metamoris being more than happy to put MMA fighters on the card, who have great grappling skills, but they may not have the best submission skills. This could be relevant due to other BJJ events having much higher submission rates with straight bJJ practitioners on the card. What do you think?