Metamoris 3 Breakdown: Mendes vs. Chantre
Metamoris 3 goes down on Saturday in Los Angeles. The online live PPV stream starts at 4:00pm (Pacific time) exclusively at Metamoris.com.
The event will feature six, 20-minute Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu matches with no judges, submission only.
Though the bulk of the card will feature no-gi matches, the evening will get started with a gi bout between two competitors who love to push the pace and will look to attack, attack, attack.
Gui Mendes (pictured) will face Samir Chantre in a bout between two prominent up-and-comers in the BJJ world.
Mendes is a three-time black belt World Champion and the other half of the Mendes Brothers, who are considered to have some the best BJJ in the world. Guiâ€™s brother, Rafael, will face Clark Gracie later in the card.
Gui Mendes has a very tight game with outstanding guard play. He won his world titles in 2009, 2011, and 2012 and is a two-time European champion (2010 and 2011).
Mendes was born in 1988 in Rio Claro, now home of the famed Atos Academy. He started training with his brother in 2001. The Mendes brothers name started to float around Brazil as the brothers won almost every major tournament they entered as blue, purple, and brown belts. They earned their black belts came in October 2008.
In 2012 Guilherme and his brother moved to the United States and opened their own gym in California. Gui has never competed in this type of tournament, submission only.
The hyper-competitive Chantre came to the U.S. as a black belt and has had most of his black belt training under Caio Terra. Chantre is known for his guard play and submissions from guard.
Chantre has a decorated competition record as he earned medals at major tournaments like the World Nogi Championships, the Brazilian Nationals and the European Open. Chantre also has a brother, Dahas Neto, who is also a BJJ black belt.
Chantre was born Oct. 15, 1988 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He first started BJJ at nine when he decided he wanted to follow his brotherâ€™s footsteps and joined the famous Fabricio Academy in Copacabana, where he lived. After a year at Fabricio, he switched to the academy where his brother trained and was under the watchful eye of jiu jitsu legend, Carlson Gracie black belt Sergio â€śBolaoâ€ť.
An avid soccer player, Chantre walked away from BJJ to focus his attention on futbol though returned to BJJ after a year away.
Chantre came to the United States as a brown belt on the encouragement of his good friend Caio Terra. Under Terra, Chantre has earned some of his most notable tournament wins, such as the open weight gold at the Las Vegas Open and his world no-gi gold medal. In 2010 he opened his gym in Modesto, Cali.,, joining the Caio Terra Association (CTBJJA) as the BJJ program director. In 2009 he received his black belt and he also holds a black belt in judo.
Thought Mendes and Chantre may not be household-name status, their style and skills should be a stellar away to kickstart what hopes to be a memorable night in BJJ.
Metamoris 3 takes places today at 4:00 PM PT.. Reserve your stream ticket here.