Metamoris Ralek Gracie vs Gordon Ryan [FULL MATCH]

 

Here is the full match between Ralek Gracie and Gordon Ryan. You will certainly remember Gordon’s last name as you are constantly reminded of it by John Danaher. ūü§£

 

 

Here is the original video.

 

 

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A New Metamoris Event? Gordon Ryan Vs Ralek Gracie Countdown Videos

 

Either you can’t keep Metamoris down, or they just won’t go away.

What started off looking like it was going to be the premier league for BJJ ended up in a kerfuffle of fighters wondering if they were going to get paid.

Well? Ralek and company are back and are putting on a new show. The headliner for this one is current phenom Gordon Ryan taking on Metamoris CEO Ralek Gracie.

Check out the countdown videos below and let us know what you think!

 

 

 

 

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Metamoris 6 Heavyweight Contender Being Picked TUF Style

 

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Earlier this week we reported that Metamoris was having a secret event involving the big guys (Heavyweights/Super-Heavyweights). This would imply that Ralek Gracie and company are looking for someone to face current standout, Josh Barnett, who submitted Dean Lister at Metamoris 4.

 

It was long thought that Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida would fight for the Metamoris Heavyweight championship but now it seems that the elite BJJ champion is more geared toward the Jiu Jitsu World League. As I’m sure you all know Buchecha had an incredible Metamoris match with BJJ legend Roger Gracie in 2012.

 

Either way, we are going to get to enjoy an incredible round robin style BJJ tournament here very soon, with nothing but the big guys. Is it really feasible that a “walk-on” contender can defeat the “Warmaster” Josh Barnett? Personally I don’t think so, but you never know. What say you?

 

 

 

 

Nick Diaz Vs Roy Dean, Metamoris 6 Potential

 

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MMA Legend Nick Diaz and the renowned Roy Dean faced each other in BJJ when they were at the blue belt level. It was a rough-and-tumble match that ended 6-2 in favor of Diaz. While watching the match I was thinking of how difficult it must have been for the ref to score the constant action! This was a great roll by two gentlemen who are excellent black belts today.

 

Rematch at Metamoris 6 perhaps? Thoughts?

 

 

Rory MacDonald Flying Leg Scissor Against JT Torres

 

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Who: Rory MacDonald vs JT Torres
What: Flying Leg Scissor
Where: Southern California, Metamoris 5
When: November 22, 2014

 

Around 13 minutes into Rory MacDonald and JT Torres‘ Metamoris match, Rory went for an attack/sweep that we do not often see in competition Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: the Flying Leg Scissor. The sweep was enough to set a world champion Jiu Jitsu competitor like JT down on his butt, but what furthered my interest was Jeff Glover‘s repetitiously stating that it was a “dangerous move”.

 

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In the clip below Anderson Silva is submitted by Ryo Chonan at PRIDE: SHOCKWAVE 2004 with a Flying Leg Scissor Heel Hook. If you can submit one of the greatest fighters of all time with it, it can be considered a dangerous move indeed.

 

 

Since the Flying Leg Scissor is a dangerous technique and everyone likes a little bit of danger, let’s take a look at the technique in detail. Who can break it down better than Rener and Ryron Gracie? I recommend watching the entire clip below, but if you want to skip to the Flying Leg Scissor Breakdown fast forward to the 11:00 minute mark or just click here.

 

 

Also check out this informative breakdown of the technique!

 

Hope you enjoyed the read.

 

meTony Peranio WBBJJ

 

5 Problems That Metamoris Needs To Address

 

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1) Bring back matches in the gi.

 

– What the heck in the universe are you thinking by completely abandoning BJJ in the gi?! We were surprised by it at Metamoris 3. We were teased with it at Metamoris 4 when we were given a match of legends in the gi in with Saulo Ribeiro and Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros. As exciting as it was, much of the action took place on the feet, neither fighter wanting to succumb to the takedown efforts of the other. I can’t be the only one who was left with the impression that BJJ in the gi was, “the old way”.

 

To clarify, Metamoris 3 had few matches in the gi. This would cause 2¬†opinions to emerge. Opinion group 1 would say, “There were no matches in the gi, and I’m happy with this” and group 2 would say, “There were no matches in the gi and I’m unhappy with this”. Metamoris 4 comes around and the gi is given another try, and the result is a not the most exciting matchup in the world¬†coming from the seasoned veterans. Now the anti-gi people can say, “See? Look how slow/boring the gi came is”.

 

*Sigh*

 

2 out of 6 matches in the kimono would make any BJJ player happy¬†(using myself as a litmus test). I was¬†excited for Metamoris 5 don’t get me wrong. But it would¬†have¬†been 10x more exciting if there were at least a few more high level submission only gi matches going down from some of the card’s superstars.

 

2) Bring back ladies matches.

 

РSeriously. It is almost becoming weird that there were ladies in the second event, but none in the last 3. The ladies match was epic and action-packed. There are tons of ladies practicing BJJ! It is awkward to not see them represented in a sport that demands equality, especially on the mats. Gi or no gi, please bring back at least one ladies match if not more!

 

3) Make the “secret match” a bit more compelling.

 

– This has to be something stellar and shocking. Let’s say for instance you tell me a secret, “tomorrow it will be cold”. That is fine and well, but it is certainly not something that needed to be kept a secret. I enjoyed the both Metamoris¬†secret matches for sure! Jeff Glover follows us and we are fans of both him and Baret Yoshida. Jake Shields and Roberto Satoshi are a good matchup as well but when I hear “secret match” I’m thinking something that would need to be kept secret; like nuclear weapon launch codes or something similar. Again, this is no stab at Jeff, Baret, Jake or Roberto but¬†it seems that Metamoris secret matches are between a relatively known¬†fighter¬†versus someone who is not¬†as widely known as their opponent. Renzo vs Sakuraba ¬†is a fantastic main event! However this caliber of match is what I think many of us are hoping for when we hear “secret” match.

 

4) Bring Back Rener.

 

– I know Metamoris brass doesn’t want the event to come off as having a greatly biased slant toward the Gracie Family that started the event (and um…the UFC). Trust me. Everyone is cool with having the Gracie Family attached to any Martial Arts event. Some of us will even go so far as to say that it lends credence to the event!

 

Rener’s commentary was absolutely spot on and detailed! During the match with Roger Gracie and Buchecha he was explaining each grip and predicting what each fighter was thinking and intending to do. I would like some more of that please.

 

5) Please make the event feel aesthetically ominous again.

 

– The early Metamoris venues were dark and ominous emitting a sense of danger, because of the background darkness and the elevated brightly lit mat. The simulated “no escape” feeling kind of goes by the wayside when I can see the door in the background. It can’t be that bad if I can just run out the front door. From a production standpoint this is something that should perhaps be considered in the future. When you watch a UFC event that doesn’t have many people in attendance, they will pan the cameras in specific ways that are always sure to keep the viewer from seeing the empty seats. Metamoris’ will constantly be sold out events. There are camera tricks that can be utilized¬†to keep the front entrance out of streaming audience view.

 

meTony Peranio WBBJJ

 

The Final Metamoris Countdown Video Released

 

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Metamoris 5 takes place in about 24 hours! The event takes place in Southern California at the Long Beach Convention Center. Heralding this epic event is the Final Countdown Promo Video! I don’t know about you but I am totally pumped up for tomorrow! Check out the final countdown video below, along with the rest of the promo videos that have been being released during the build up toward this event (in case you missed them).

 

 

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Metamoris 4 through the eyes of WBBJJ: “Memeamoris”

 

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Todd and I decided to have a little fun with you guys during the live broadcast of Metamoris 4. We wanted to test our wits and do live memeing during this landmark event. This would also be the first time that we would coordinate and collaborate together in the meme making process. So without any further to do, here is our recap of Metamoris 4, put forth in the form of memery.

 

The first two memes were made while we waited for the event to begin.

 

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Meme by Tony

 

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Meme by Todd

 

Finally 5pm arrived and the show had begun. First up to bat were Kit Dale and Garry Tonon. Within minutes, Kit Dale was choked out by Garry.

 

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This is the meme that we made at the match’s end.

 

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Meme by Todd

 

Next up would be the only gi match of Metamoris 4. It was a battle between legends Saulo Ribeiro and Rodrigo Medeiros. The match took place, for the most part, on the feet. These guys fought in a day where pulling guard was not as prevalent as it is today. By their own words, they came from a time where you took the other guy down, fought for dominant position, then submitted the opponent.

The most glaring part of this match-up to me was Rodrigo’s green hair. It immediately reminded me of an old tv show, or movie, called “The Boy With Green Hair”.

 

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Just before the match we put out this meme.

 

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Meme by Tony

 

The end of this match also had an unusual surprise. After the 20 minutes had expired, Saulo and Rodrigo both seemed content to continue grappling! In our opinion it was a great call by referee Christian Haueter to allow additional time. Below is the meme that ensued.

 

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Meme by Todd

 

The match between Saulo and Rodrigo ended in a draw and it was incredible to watch these seasoned veterans battle it out.

 

Next to take to the mats were Keenan Cornelius and Vinny Magalhaes. This match was highly anticipated because it was supposed to take place at Metamoris 3. Unfortunately, Vinny contracted a staph infection, and the match was postponed until Metamoris 4.

 

Keenan and Vinny battled it out the entire 20 minutes, exchanging multiple positions and submission attempts!

 

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The picture above of Keenan working the mounted triangle inspired this meme:

 

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Meme by Todd

 

There was a lot of 50/50 guard action and many heel hook attempts by both combatants. Keenan clearly winced in pain from heel hook pressure at one point. Because of the constant footlock pressure, we posted the meme below.

 

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Meme by Tony

 

And of course there was the time where Vinny fell off of the mat. Christian Haueter did an excellent job as referee, but this never happened when Scott Nelson was ref!

 

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Meme by Todd

 

Next up at Metamoris 4 was the highly anticipated “Secret Match”. The match ended up being between Baret Yoshida and Metamoris commentator, Jeff Glover! Jeff is known for wild mat shenanigans with a tremendous unpredictability factor. Little did we know that Jeff would give Miley Cyrus a run for her money when it comes to twerking. Jeff’s “Donkey Guard” is sure to be the least practiced technique in all of BJJ, except by those who know how to have a good time!

 

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Although we love the zaniness, we had to put out this meme! #Glovering

 

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Meme by Todd

 

The secret match was action packed and overall a delight to watch!

 

Next up was the co-main event of the evening. It was time for the highly anticipated heavyweight title bout between Dean Lister and Josh Barnett. The promo for this bout showed us the eccentric and idiosyncratic sides of UFC/Strikeforce veteran Josh Barnett. He entered the mats wearing a Dan Severn inspired black speedo with wrestling shoes, and during his promo professed his love for Norwegian Black Metal.

 

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The meme below was our reaction:

 

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Meme by Todd

 

Josh Barnett is a hulk of a man. His use of clothing was clearly strategic. The wrestling shoes gave him great grip on the mat and the minimalistic approach to clothing would allow the majority of his body to become covered in sweat; thereby making any part of his body difficult to grasp.

 

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This was a great strategy on Josh’s part, as he submitted Dean. However this does not give him¬†meme exemption.

 

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Meme by Tony

 

A huge part of this heavyweight battle consisted of Josh Barnett using a “Catch Wrestling” style to smother Dean Lister. Josh gave up no position and was the first person to submit “The Boogeyman” in 17 years. The meme below was inspired by Josh’s catch wrestling domination.

 

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Meme by Todd

 

Finally we make it to the last match of the evening. It was rumored by many that this match would not happen due to the Nevada State Athletic Commission threatening to fine Chael Sonnen $250,000 if he publicly grappled against Andre Galvao. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community widely disagreed with the NSAC because grappling is not MMA per se. Many thought that Chael would not appear. When he did appear, this meme was inspired.

 

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Meme by Todd

 

Chael put up a good fight against multiple time BJJ world champion Andre Galvao. However, in the end he was submitted by a rear naked choke. If he didn’t claim to be the new face of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we would not have forged this meme.

 

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Meme by Todd

 

Metamoris 4 exceeded expectations and was a tremendous event. However, those of us who appreciate traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the gi were left saddened because there was only one gi match! It seemed as if Metamoris was trying to show that gi Jiu Jitsu was the “old way”, and no-gi was the flavor of the day. This thought, inspired this meme.

 

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Meme by Tony

 

The first “Memeamoris” was fun for Todd and I to attempt. Hopefully it gave one or two of you some supplemental entertainment during such a great event! Thanks for hanging out with us and if you decide to share this post we will certainly not be angry with you! OSS!

 

meTony Peranio WBBJJ