Metamoris 6 has come and gone. The only people that witnessed the action, were the folks in front of their computer screens, as the promotion decided to close the doors to fans and media.
A few fighters commented on the lack of fans in the crowd, saying that they thought it would make a difference, however once on the mat, it was like any other fight. Fans in their houses were treated to an amazing stream that was crystal clear from start to finish. The production value of the show was through the roof and the only set-back for myself was the fact that it dragged on for nearly four hours.
The event had a ton of action, but only three finishes.
There were two preliminary bouts, that were fairly entertaining. Kicking things off was a match between Francisco Iturralde and Greg McIntyre. Iturralde got things off to a great start finishing McIntyre with a very slick armbar. This had things looking very promising. The next prelim went the full 20-minutes and was followed up by an very lengthy video leading to the main card.
The first three fights on the online PPV main card went to a draw, however there was some excitement. In the second bout of the evening, Clark Gracie and Roberto Satoshi had an all out war, with Satoshi even attempting a flying triangle, the only thing stopping it from working was Gracie’s knee on the inside. After that, fans were treated to a fun back and forth battle between Xande Ribeiro and Keenan Cornelius. Despite neither man coming out the victor, both were piecing together flashy maneuvers that only high level black belts could achieve.
The final three fights on the Metamoris 6 card featured MMA stars in each of them and two out of the three were finished inside the distance. Kicking things off was Dillon Danis and Joe Lauzon. Danis finished Lauzon with a very deep d’arce choke and that came after a number of missed submission attempts on his part. The co-main event, saw Chael Sonnen and Babalu Sobral fight to a draw. This one wasn’t all that exciting for fans, as Sonnen basically hugged it out inside Sobral’s guard for the entire 20-minutes.
Following that match however came one of the best moments of the night. Chael P. Sonnen on the microphone. He cut a WWE’esque promo stating that he would be back in four months and walking away with the heavyweight championship belt.
Speaking of the heavyweight championship — Josh Barnett retained the strap after tapping out Ryron Gracie with a very sneaky toe hold in the main event. After spending the first few minutes on the feet, which surprised me, as Gracie is much smaller than Barnett, the fight made its way to the mat and that’s where Barnett utilized his size and top pressure. He was able to pass Gracie’s guard a couple of different times, which eventually landed him in north south, where an odd transition ended up giving Barnett the toe for the tap.
MMASucka’s Top Three Fighters of the Night:
- Josh Barnett
- Keenan Cornelius
- Francisco Iturralde
For full Metamoris 6 results, click here.