Earlier this summer rumors began circulating in the community that an event was going to take place right here in San Diego and would include Roger Gracie against “Buchecha”! Could it be? The match is what jiu-jitsu enthusiasts have fantasized about since Buchecha appeared on the scene and dethroned other top challengers like Rodolfo Vieira! Other names like Galvao, Glover, Kron, Ryron, and more were whispered but not loudly as if even speaking them at normal volume might somehow magically jinx such a line up from coming to pass!
The rumors were true! In August we came to learn that an event called Metamoris will take place at San Diego State University on October 14th at 3pm. What’s more, it’s a submission only event with a 20 minute time limit! Currently the list of matches for the event is:
- Roger Gracie vs Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida
- Andre Galvao vs Ryron Gracie
- Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Kayron Gracie
- Kron Gracie vs Otavio Souza
- Jeff Glover vs Caio Terra
- Nelson Monteiro vs Jean Jacques Machado
- Dean Lister vs Kevin Casey
In today’s episode of The FightWorks Podcast we sit down with Rorion Gracie’s third son Ralek Gracie, who is one of the event organizers. We also learn that the price for tickets at the event in San Diego ranges from $35 to more than $300. The event will be streamed live online. An official price for that is still forthcoming but Ralek promises it will be reasonable and in line with what the community is accustomed to paying for live jiu-jitsu online.