Metamoris is bringing submission-only grappling to it’s fans in a way that has never been seen before – or maybe they have. Metamoris’ polish in it’s marketing makes it look more like a high budget, high stakes UFC promotion than your typical shaky iphone camera, scractchy audio BJJ tournament in a big open gymnasium. Of course, Metamoris was founded by Ralek Gracie, son of Rorion Gracie-the founder of the UFC. And so perhaps it makes sense that a second generation fight promoter would be able to start such a well polished event on his first try.
Metamoris is not just breathing new life back into BJJ tournaments, which have grown stale over the years with point fighters gaming the system, but MMA fighters nearing the end of their career are able to continue competing at the highest level and keep bringing home the bacon. Viewers aren’t left out of the action either; it’s not just the polish and promotion that Metamoris has in common with the UFC, but also the mainstream betting odds.
BetDSI.com has the odds as follows:
Andre Galvao Vs Chael Sonnen:
Chael Sonnen: +1413
Andre Galvao: -1400
These odds are so lopsided it would be hard not to throw down some extra cash on Chael Sonnen where a $100 bet would net you $1413.
Dean Lister Vs Josh Barnett
Josh Barnett: +705
Dean Lister: -738
Dean Lister is a BJJ savant so the odds do make sense. Where would I put my money? Either no bet or a small amount on Barnett as it still is a big payday in the odd chance Barnett pulls out the “W”. Betting on the draw probably isn’t worth at +198.
Saulo Ribeiro Vs Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros
Saulo Ribeiro: +158
Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros: +161
With the two evenly matched and odds of -273 for the draw, betting on the draw could be worthwhile.
Keenan Cornelius Vs Vinny Magalhaes
Keenan Cornelius: +141
Vinny Magalhaes: +119
Again, the draw seems like a good bet for the same reasons as the Saulo/Rodrigo match.
Garry Tonon Vs Kit Dale
Kit Dale: +356
Garry Tonon: +387
And for the third one in a row. Betting on the draw could make sense.
Don’t want to risk real cheddar?
If real betting isn’t your thing, Metamoris.com features their funny-money betting, or “Match Voting” as they call it.
Credits gained for correct votes:
1000 credits for voting a draw.
100 credits for voting a submission win.
500 credits for voting before or after 10 minute mark.
1000 credits for voting the actual submission category.
Credits can be used to redeem perks for future events. I’ll be voting a draw for every single match.
Will you be betting on Metamoris? Will you try “Match Voting”? If so, what are your bets going to be?
Post in the comments below!
*bet your own money at your own discretion. Don’t come crying to me if you lose money betting how I do, I never said I do this for a living 😉