Metamoris News

Sep 16, 2015 7:41 pm

Josh Barnett Has No Plans To Compete At Metamoris Ever Again

UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett made headlines earlier this week when he was said to be competing against Chael Sonnen at the next Metamoris event. Who said that? Sonnen himself. Unfortunately, Barnett had no idea what he was talking about and said that he was not scheduled to go against Sonnen. Now, Barnett’s manager is taking...

Jun 1, 2015 6:18 am

‘Josh Barnett… YOU’RE NEXT’

Hector Lombard is looking for action away from the octagon after getting suspended for a full year, and it looks like he has his sights set on Metamoris Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett! Lombard has been keeping busy in the gym and and will be competing at a major ADCC event this summer. I want you...

May 11, 2015 11:49 am

Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral Blames Chael Sonnen For Draw At Metamoris

Metamoris 6 went down this past Saturday and Chael Sonnen and Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral’s match went the full time limit and ended up being a draw. Now, Sobral is putting all the blame on Sonnen, saying that he didn’t even try to finish at any time during the match. Check out what he said to...

May 11, 2015 9:01 am

Jeff Monson Explains Reason For Missing Metamoris 6

MMA vet Jeff Monson was scheduled to compete at Metamoris 6 this past Saturday. That didn’t end up happening. Monson took to Twitter to let the fans know why he missed. Our condolences go out to Monson and his family. My mom passed away. I will be in next #METAMORIS. This is a very difficult...

May 11, 2015 7:17 am

GRACIE BREAKDOWN! Josh Barnett vs. Ryron Gracie

Ryron Gracie is a class act. Right after losing to Josh Barnett in their Metamoris match, he joined Rener Gracie to break it down. Check out the full Gracie Breakdown above. By: Ryan C. Miller | @ryancmiller1630 THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Ronda Rousey’s Intense Judo Workout — WATCH!

May 9, 2015 7:48 pm

Metamoris 6 Results: Barnett Makes Gracie Tap Out to Toehold

Josh Barnett proved his dominance in the world of grappling as he finished Ryron Gracie in the main-event of Metamoris 6. Gracie looked phenomenal for someone who took such a high-profile fight on only three days notice. There was a long feeling out process at the beginning where Ryron and Barnett stayed standing. Barnett mentioned...

May 9, 2015 7:14 pm

Metamoris 6 Results: Sonnen Forces Sobral to Carry His Weight for 20 Minutes

Chael Sonnen proved to the world that he has what it takes to hang with the best on the mats. He may not have attempted many submissions or guard passes, but he went the distance with Renato “Babalu” Sobral and that’s not something many people can say. Sonnen was dripping with sweat only minutes into...

May 9, 2015 6:41 pm

Metamoris 6 Results: Danis Submits Lauzon with D’arce Choke

Joe Lauzon made the transition from the Ultimate Fighting Championship to Metamoris for one night and fell short of grabbing the victory. Dillon Danis was able to put Lauzon in toruble early on and Lauzon was never able to recover. Danis threatened an arm-in guillotine choke right off the bat, but Lauzon rolled through to...

May 9, 2015 6:20 pm

Metamoris 6 Results: DRAW! Ribeiro and Cornelius Go the Distance

This was the first draw of the night where there was more defense than offense. While there weren’t a lot of submission attempts, it was amazing watching each fighter neutralize their opponent’s game. There were good scrambles between Keenan Cornelius and Alexandre Ribeiro, but they didn’t lead to many offensive sequences. The majority of the...

May 9, 2015 5:43 pm

Metamoris 6 Results: Flying Triangle Doesn’t Work, Satoshi & Gracie Draw

Roberto Satoshi and Clark Gracie battled to a draw tonight in one of the most exciting matches yet. Satoshi and Gracie both saw a decent amount of offense throughout the bout, but Satoshi came closest to finishing Gracie in the final three minutes of the fight. With Gracie in his guard, Satoshi was able to...

May 9, 2015 5:15 pm

Metamoris 6 Results: Nunes & Friedrich Go Full 20 Minutes

Evandro Nunes and Jimmy Friedrich are no strangers to each other. The last time they grappled together, they ended up rolling for over sixty minutes before Friedrich submitted Nunes. Tonight, their bout only went twenty minutes as they battled to a draw. This match was all about defense. Even though we didn’t see a submission...

May 9, 2015 4:17 pm

Metamoris 6 Results: Liera & Neidlinger Grapple to a Draw

Michael Liera Jr. and Morgan Neidlinger were the first grapplers of the night to battle to a draw at “Metamoris 6”. Neidlinger spent fifteen minutes in the guard of Liera, but was controlling the bout from the top. However, every single time Liera would attempt a submission Neidlinger would give up his positioning by successfully...

May 9, 2015 3:51 pm

Metamoris 6 Results: Iturralde Submits McIntyre with Armbar

Francisco Iturralde made his submission victory over Greg McIntyre look easy. McIntyre was defending holds and advances for the entire fight and never really had a chance to do anything. Every single time he tried to reverse or switch, Iturralde would cut him off and keep him in danger. McIntyre jumped right into Iturralde’s triangle...

May 9, 2015 9:36 am

“Metamoris 6: Barnett vs. Gracie” Live Event Results

Metamoris is BACK with their sixth event set to air live at 6:00 PM ET on Saturday evening. The event is stacked from top to bottom featuring a heavyweight championship bout between Josh Barnett and late replacement Ryron Gracie. Gracie stepped in for an injured Roberto Abreu. UFC vets Joe Lauzon and Chael Sonnen will...

May 9, 2015 9:05 am

Metamoris 6: Jeff Monson vs Jimmy Friedrich COUNTDOWN

Jeff Monson and Jimmy Friedrich are set to grapple tonight at “Metamoris 6” in a featured bout. The event is set to take place at 6:00 PM ET and will air only on pay-per-view from their website. If you’re looking to attend the event, you’re out of luck as it is closed off to public...

May 5, 2015 10:42 am

“Metamoris 6: Barnett vs. Abreu” Will Take Place in Empty Arena

Metamoris will be taking a page out of the Baltimore Orioles’ book this Saturday when they send heavyweights Josh Barnett and Roberto Abreu out to the mats to main-event “Metamoris 6″… in front of nobody. Sage Gracie, Metamoris’ director of operations, confirmed that the event will be closed off to media and fans. The only...

Apr 12, 2015 9:11 am

Ronda Rousey Competing In Metamoris?

  Metamoris is set for their next event to take place on May 9. Metamoris President Ralek Gracie recently talked about the lack of women in Metamoris and expressed his interest in a certain UFC champion. “We had that one match and it was cool, but that was more of, ‘That’s cool and that was...

Feb 28, 2015 12:31 am

Babalu Sobral vs Chael Sonnen Metamoris???

MMA legend Babalu Sobral discusses his return to MMA, being healthy for the first time in a while and wanting to take on Chael Sonnen in an upcoming Metamoris Grappling Event.

Dec 15, 2014 3:29 pm

Askren wants GSP at Metamoris: “Let’s make it fun”

Ben Askren is widely believed to be one of the greatest MMA fighters currently not signed to the UFC. In addition, The ONE FC champion is an elite level grappler, who boasts some of the best wrestling credentials in MMA. He spoke recently about the possibility of fighting WSOF champion, JiuJitsu ace Rousimar Palhares. “I’m...

Nov 22, 2014 5:25 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Legends Sakuraba and Gracie Grapple to a Draw

The first time Kazushi Sakuraba and Renzo Gracie squared off, strikes were allowed and it was in the PRIDE ring. PRIDE may be gone, but both men displayed fighting spirit when they headlined tonight’s Metamoris card on pay-per-view. In a grappling only contest with a twenty minute time limit, neither man would walk off the...

Nov 22, 2014 4:56 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: MacDonald and Torres Go Full 20 Minutes

Social media and mixed martial arts fans around the world blew up when it was announced that UFC star Rory MacDonald would be featured on tonight’s Metamoris card. His opponent, Jonathan Torres, is known for his accomplishments as a gi-grappler. However, he recently has been on a tear in no-gi competition most recently winning the...

Nov 22, 2014 4:21 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Shields and Satoshi Battle to a Draw in Secret Bout

This bout between Jake Shields and Roberto Satoshi was not advertised for the card as it was kept a surprise for those who purchased the PPV feed or tickets to the event. The interesting part about this match is that Shields and Satoshi knew that they were fighting on “Metamoris 5”, but they would not...

Nov 22, 2014 3:35 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Simoes and Cornelius Grapple to a Draw

Keenan Cornelius and Yuri Simoes put on a fantastic performance on the Metamoris mat in the third grappling match of the evening. Both Cornelius and Simoes played out fantastic strategies, but it was Cornelius who fired off the most submission attempts. Even though Cornelius possessed more attempts, it was Simoes who came the closest to...

Nov 22, 2014 2:56 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Magalhaes Controls Diniz In a Draw

Switching gears from the previous bout, Magalhaes and Diniz had a slower paced fight with a long feeling out process. Neither man was in an offensive position until Magalhaes pulled guard ten minutes in. Before Magalhaes pulled guard, he was purely playing the defensive game while Diniz tried to get into a position where he...

Nov 22, 2014 2:27 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Tonon Submits Maxwell with a Brutal Heel Hook

Zak Maxwell and Garry Tonon kicked off the event with a fast paced match. Both Maxwell and Tonon went for submissions right away, but it seemed like Tonon got the best of Maxwell when it came to positioning and attempting submissions. Maxwell escaped a handful of submissions including a wrist-lock kimura and a few heel...

Nov 22, 2014 12:34 pm

“Metamoris 5: Sakuraba vs. Gracie” Live Results

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s premier promotion, Metamoris, kicks off their fifth event from California at 5:00 PM EST! California’s Long Beach Convention Center will play host to today’s event that features six grappling matches. UFC’s Rory MacDonald will be battling Jonathan Torres in the co-main event. The headliner is a match that has been fourteen years...