Last Friday, Metamoris’ first “Underground” event was broadcast live from its studio in Southern California. This time, Ralek Gracie and his team brought in ten extremely high-level competitors from the jiu jitsu and mixed martial arts worlds. The rules were the same—submission only—and it was one of the most exciting tournaments yet. Everyone who stepped on the mat went for the finish, and the small invite-only studio built itself to a crescendo as MMA legend Karo Parisyan took on jiu jitsu savant AJ Agazarm.
Here are the results:
Moku Kahawai def. Evandro Nunes via Arm-Triangle
Gezary Matuda def. Chelsea Leah via Armbar
Stephen Martinez def. Josh Hinger via Guillotine Choke
Pedro Munhoz vs. Jeff Curran fought to a draw
Karo Parisyan vs. AJ Agazarm fought to a draw
Fashion photographer Stefan Kocev was there to take portraits of the competitors immediately after their matches. In order of appearance: Evandro Nunes, Josh Hinger, Stephen Martinez, Moku Kahawai, Jeff Curran, Chelsea Leah, Pedro Munoz, Karo Parisyan, AJ Agazarm
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