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What is Metamoris?

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Metamoris Pro

Ralek Gracie -- Metamoris is a name we made up. Metamoris is the unity (clash) of styles (ideas) for the sake of art and competition, to honor those who refine their craft and bring it to the field for testing.

Metamoris Pro is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi competition October 14 in San Diego California. Among the notable names competing in the seven super fights are Andre Galvao, Roger Gracie, Buchecha, Kron Gracie, Jeff Glover, Caio Terra, Rafael Lovato, Kevin Casey and Dean Lister.

There is almost 100K in prize money. This is a professional event, this is not a tournament but seven prearranged super fights. These super stars are going to be paid to do what they love and what they have dedicated their lives to: Jiu-Jitsu. Competitors are paid according to their star power. There is a preset purse to show and another to win.

When it comes to super fights, there can be issues with the gray area around making weight. For example, back in May 2012 at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, with the headline super fight Braulio Estima vs. Nick Diaz we still do not know what happened.

Ralek -- If one of the fighters does not make the preset agreed upon weight they forfeit 20% of their show money. That money is added to the other player’s purse. Now the other player gets to choose if he still wants to take the fight or not.

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[social][/social]Matches and Weight Classes

1. Roger Gracie vs. Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida (Open)
2. Ryron Gracie vs. Andre Galvao, (192 pounds)
3. JJ Machado vs. Nelson Monteiro (Open)
4. Kron Gracie vs. Otavio Sousa (181 pounds)
5. Jeff Glover vs. Caio Terra (154 pounds)
6. Kayron Gracie vs. Rafael Lovato Jr (200 pounds)
7. Kevin Casey vs. Dean Lister (205 pounds)

This event starts at 3pm. The matches are submission only. The athletes will have 20 minutes to make a submission. If there is no submission there are no winners and both competitors take home only their show money.

Tickets range from $37 - $350 and can be purchased from TicketMaster. If you are unable to travel to the San Diego area, Ralek says they will be streaming the live feed for a small fee via the metamoris website.

[bjjad][/bjjad]Metamoris Pro is on the same day as the ADCC Trials also being held in San Diego.

Ralek -- The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community has come together to support this event. The real stars are the competitors. I want them to shine.

Metamoris Pro
October 14th 2012
Arena Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl
San Diego State University
San Diego

More info at http://www.metamoris.com/
Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0A004924E6693C54
Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/metamoris
Twitter: @metamorispro

Attention Gracie Students: There is a special section in the arena (Section E) for Gracie Family, Friends, Students (CTC and GU), and Gracie Insiders. Within Section E, there a variety of price options, ranging from $35 all the way to $250. If you would like to sit in this special section, you must purchase your tickets online through the Gracie Academy by clicking here. You will have the option to have the tickets shipped to you via FedEx or, if you live in Southern California, you can also pick them up at the Gracie Academy in Torrance (aka "in-store pickup") any time before the actual event. Please keep in mind that Section E will probably sell out in 1-2 weeks. If you do not care which section you sit in or the Section E seats are sold out, you can purchase tickets at Metamoris.com.

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