Josh Barnett is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler who competes in the heavyweight division of the UFC where he is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion. He is the first and current Metamoris Heavyweight Champion.
Ryron Gracie is Helio Gracie‘s grandson and the eldest son of Rorion Gracie, being part of the third generation of jiu jitsu’s most illustrious family, the Gracies. A recognizable figure within the jiu jitsu community, Ryron fought Andre Galvao at Metamoris 1 in what became one of the most controversial Metamoris matches to date.
Sonnen is from West Linn, Oregon and began wrestling from a young age. After graduating from West Linn High School where he was a state runner-up. At Oregon State, Sonnen earned All-American honors, was a two-time PAC-10 runner-up, was a silver medalist at the 2000 Greco-Roman World University Championships, and was a two-time Dave Schultz Memorial Institutional Greco-Roman winner. In 1996, Sonnen began training in boxing, and had wanted to compete in the UFC upon graduating from high school.
Renato da Cunha Sobral; born September 7, 1975), also known as "Babalu", is a retired Brazilian mixed martial artist, and former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion. Sobral previously fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he posted a 6–4 record and has also competed for Bellator, RINGS, Jungle Fight, Cage Rage, Affliction, and ONE FC.
Dillon Danis is a Jiu Jitsu champion who has established a submission-based game in arenas setup for point victories. To say his double gold victories at the 2015 Pan Ams was impressive is not saying enough, if not mentioning 6 of 8 of these was done so by submission after a documented injury occurring in the first match. A brown belt in class of his own, Dillon looks to display his vigor to whomever stands across the mat from him..
Joseph Edward Lauzon Jr. (born May 22, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist competing in the UFC's Lightweight division. He has 13 post-fight bonuses, the most in the UFC history. As of May 26, 2014, Lauzon is #15 in official UFC Lightweight rankings.
Alexandre "Xande" Ribeiro widely considered one of the best Jiu Jitsu competitors alive today. A black belt under his famed brother, Saulo Ribeiro, Xande has fought and won against a who's-who of Jiu Jitsu's elite. .
Keenan Cornelius is one of the most decorated competitor we’ve seen in years under the rank of black belt. He is the first to complete the “Double Grand Slam” of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu winning double gold, middleweight and open class, at the four most important tournaments of the year in 2012 at the purple belt level (World Championships, Brazilian Nationals, Pan Ams, and European Open). At brown belt he took double gold at the European Open and Pan Ams in 2013, among other impressive victories. In the 2012 World Championships he submitted 8 of 10 opponents, while submitting 7 at the Pan Ams. In September of 2013, Keenan was promoted to black belt under Andre Galvao and continues impress with whoever he is matched against.
Clark Gracie, grandson of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu founder Carlos Gracie, has had a large legacy to live up to. Over the course of his career he has used the skills taught to him by his family to develop a style all his own. Under the tutelage of his father Carley Gracie and coach Rodrigo Medeiros, Clark has become one of the most active competing members of the Gracie family today. Awarded his black belt in 2010 under his father Grand Master Carley Gracie, Clark graces the podiums of the top organizations at will.
Roberto Satoshi de Souza is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under his father, Master Adilson de Souza. He is an accomplished fighter, competing at the highest level in Jiu Jitsu as well as having an undefeated record in mixed martial arts, his victories coming via submission. He is an aggressive competitor and an instant fan favorite.
Jeff Monson is a mixed martial arts veteran having fought for every major organization since the 1990's. Of 55 mma victories, 35 have been done so via submission. His grappling skills claim victories at ADCC as well as gaining him no-gi champion status.
Standard matches will consist of a single round with a time limit of 20 minutes. Championship level matches will consist of 1 round with a time limit of 25 minutes.
Metamoris athletes compete on a traditional raised platform with a giant stretch of Canvas pulled tightly over a 42x42' reinforced stage.
A winner will be declared if either athlete is forced to give up due to the inherent pain, danger or complete lack of mobility of their position. Athletes cannot be saved by the bell
If you consider yourself a fan of the gentle art, or any of the other grappling disciplines, this one is for you. We work with some of the most talented people in production to meticulously craft a live experience that you will never forget.
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If you can't make it to the live event, don't stress it. We have a solid team behind the scenes that works very hard to deliver that live experience anywhere in the world. A professional broadcast which is worthy of the athletes competing.
Follow 16 of the most dangerous heavyweights in submission fighting as they battle it out against one another round-robin style for a contract with Metamoris. No points, submission only, winner takes all. Exclusively on ALL ACCESS!
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Yes, IT IS HAPPENING! Probably the most talked about question from our viewers. We have always wanted to do them, but were restricted by the rules of our LIVE venues. So we built our own!
The most elaborately produced grappling media catalogue on the planet, now available at the push of a finger. Past fights, deleted scenes, backstage content and more.
Imagine a high quality video resource strictly for grapplers. Want more flexibility? We got you covered. Want a few recipes to refuel those two-a-days? Come check it out.
It is a magical thing to witness the world's best grapplers pull off a submission. Imagine being able to get a private lesson from the winner on how it was done. Now imagine that private lesson was recorded and available to you at any moment.
The only thing better than being at an actual seminar is watching one produced by Metamoris. Top performing athletes from previous Metamoris events share their experience with a small group of practitioners. If it has our name on it, you can guarantee it will be a black belt experience.
Metamoris is the full-circle return to what the Gracie family to the UFC 20 years ago, stripped of all the violent frills.
Same people you see at UFC events, but here it's just grappling fanatics who would never booo when a fight hits the canvas.