Chael Sonnen will face Andre Galvao Saturday at Metamoris 4. Sherdog.com has live play-by-play of the action below starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. Also, a “surprise match” will be announced at the event.
Metamoris rules are simple: a 20 minute, submission-only match. No points are scored and if the contest goes the full 20 minutes, a draw is declared.
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Kit Dale vs. Garry TononTonon, sporting a terrific red and white Sharknado rash guard and shorts, is bouncing around and ready. They clinch and Tonon quickly rolls into a kneebar but misses. Dale scoots over and is in Tonon’s half guard. Both men very relaxed. Tonon gets the underhook, loking for a sweep but the Aussie blocks it. Tonon moves to X guard and quickly shoots over for a heel hook, but Dale defends perfectly. The heel hook is tighter and Dale rolls over twice and eventually snakes out of it. Tonon on his side now, still in half guard. Dale stands in surfer’s stance and looks to pass. Tonon goes for the kimura but quickly lets it go. Dale is standing up and escapes the half guard; they get back to their feet. Dale shoots in but Tonon stuffs him and locks on a guillotine. He pulls guard and Dale tries to roll out of it, but the American holds tight. Dale scrambles up but Tonon doesn’t let go. Tonon drops back down and tightens it. It’s very, very tight. Dale is in trouble. Dale taps out to the guillotine. Now official time given.
The Official ResultGarry Tonon Def. Kit Dale Submission (Guillotine)
Halfway through the match, it’s dead even. They clinch and are forehead to forehead. Medeiros is looking for the X choke again, but Ribeiro is having none of it. Comprido attempts a leg sweep, but he misses. Saulo has a tight belt grip but lets go a few moments later. Saulo reaches down for a single leg, but his attempt is stuffed. Back to the clinch. Ribeiro attempts another drop knee sayanagi but he misses. Neither man is reckless; they are playing it safe and looking for the takedown-to-pass. Ribeiro drops down to pull guard and lands in half butterfly. Saulo has a hold of Medeiros’ collar. Medeiros is looking to pass but Ribeiro hip escapes out the back door and scrambles back up to his feet. They clinch. With six minutes left, they are starting to pick up the pace. Medeiros tugs Ribeiro toward him but can’t drag him to the canvas. Comprido again latches on the X choke, but Saulo is defending it well. They separate and then quickly return to the grip fighting. Medeiro pulls to closed guard. Saulo postures up and looking to break open the guard to pass. Ribeiro stands up and opens the guard but during the pass attempt, Medeiros tries an omaplata. He misses. Ribeiro passes the guard and moves to side control. Ribeiro scoots over and achieves full mount. Ribeior is looking for the Ezekiel choke but Comprido defends it. Medeiros rolls over to his side, exposing his back. Ribeiro is all over his collar, but Medeiros defends the chokes. Medeiros is able to move into a deep half guard. Comprido rolls into a textbook waiter sweep. They scramble back up to their feet. With a minute left, they clinch. Comprido goes to an over hook but lets go. Medeiros pulls to closed guard with 30 seconds left. Comprido moves to the sit-up sweep and gets it, taking Saulo’s back. He can’t get any hooks in and Ribeiro defends the choke. The time runs out, but the combatants continue to grapple. The ringside officials are yelling at the ref that time has expired. He finally hears them and ends the fight. The official result is a hard-fought draw.
The Official ResultSaulo Ribeiro draw Rodrigo Medeiros 20:00
Vinny Magalhaes vs. Keenan CorneliusThey quickly clinch and Cornelius immediately pulls guard. Cornelius quickly rolls over to an inverted guard but then goes back onto his back. Cornelius latches on the 50/50 guard and looks briefly for a heel hook, but lets go almost as soon as he goes for it. Cornelius reaps the leg, but Vinny is calm and collected, avoiding the movie. Cornelius scoots over and tries to take Magalhaes’ back, but the Brazilian-American defends and stand up; Cornelius stays down. Magalhaes grabs the foot and stands over Cornelius while the Hilo native looks for the de la Riva. Magalhaes backs away and then again grabs the feet, looking to pass. Magalhaes kneels down but Cornelius reverts back to the inverted guard. Cornelius locks on a calf slicer and then lets go, back to the 50/50 guard. Cornelius applies a heel hook but it’s not terribly deep. Magalhaes defends it and grabs the toes, looking for the toe hold. It’s very deep and Cornelius rolls over three times, eventually escaping. Cornelius is wincing and plays the spider guard. Magalhaes is patiently standing over Cornelius, looking again to pass. The Las Vegas-based grappler has a hold of Cornelius’ feet again, but he’s having a hard time getting past the wiry guard play of his foe. Magalhaes seems to be a bit frustrated with Cornelius’ guard and lets go, backing away and sighing. He returns to the pass and grabs on the feet. Magalhaes instantly latches on a deep heel hook. Cornelius rolls over and is in pain; the heel hook is frighteningly deep. Cornelius grimaces just as he is able to escape after rolling out of it. Vinny winds up in Cornelius’ half guard and for a few seconds, he is stuck in a heel hook until he escapes. Cornelius goes for the toe hold, but Magalhaes defends again. Cornelius back to the 50/50 guard. They scramble out and Vinny stands up, walking away and around Cornelius, who stays on his butt. Magalhaes again grabs the feet, looking to pass but Cornelius’ guard is superb. Cornelius looks for the De la Riva and a single from his seat, but Vinny has none of it and backs away. Magalhaes squats down and his forehead-to-forehead and then scoots to the side. However, Cornelius again defends the pass perfectly. Vinny again stands up and sighs in frustration from being unable to pass. With the match half over, Cornelius tries and arm drag but misses it.
Vinny gives him his right foot and allows Cornelius to try a toe hold. Vinny mocks a tap out twice and laughs, and then escapes the lock. Cornelius rolls to his side from half guard and looks for a kimura, but Magalhaes defends it perfectly. Vinny backs up and out and then looks to pass again. Vinny backs away again after Cornelius misses the X sweep and then into X guard. Magalhaes steps over Cornelius’ left shoulder and the American is looking to sweep. Cornelius rolls onto his side and goes to half guard and then quickly moves to X guard and gets the sweep. They scramble off the mat and then are restarted in the center of the mat with Magalhaes on his back. Cornelius is looking to pass, trying for a leg drag. Vinny’s guard is slick and preventing the pass. Magalhaes misses the De la Riva and after the ensuing scramble, Cornelius passes and moves to north-south position. Cornelius moves over to the side and then back to north-south. Magalhaes bridges up and then scrambles, but Cornelius is all over him and then pushes him off the mat. They restart in the center and clinch briefly. With about four minutes left Cornelius shoots for a single but it’s stuffed. Magalhaes stuffs it and then scrambles away, but Cornelius is all over him. They scramble again until Cornelius passes to the side. Magalhaes looks a little winded now and gives up the mount. Cornelius scoots up to high mount, possibly looking for the triangle. Vinny blocks the submission well, making Cornelius miss it. From there, Cornelius lands in side control. In cross body, Cornelius can’t isolate the far arm and instead moves to knee-on-belly. Magalhaes pushes the knee off and prevents the mount, but Cornelius is all over him. With two minutes left, Cornelius gets the mount from the knee-on-belly transition. Vinny looks very tired and Keenan scoots up to a very high mount again. Cornelius goes for the triangle again and traps the left arm. Magalhaes is defending well. Cornelius looks for an arm lock this time, but he can’t get it. With 30 seconds left, Cornelius latches on the triangle. It’s deep and he bucks and rolls. Cornelius immediately transitions to the arm bar but Vinny rolls out and up to his feet. He wags his finger at him in a “no no no” gesture. They go to clinch just as time expires. After an awesome no-gi match, it’s officially a draw.
The Official ResultVinny Magalhaes Draw Keenan Cornelius 20:00
Glover moves to butterfly guard. Baret looks to pass and misses, so they stand back up. Yoshida tries to jump to guard and misses wildly. Glover knee slides halfway thru but can’t pass. Finally, after another scramble. Glover passes to side, but Yoshida instantly wraps him up and gets half guard. Yoshida scrambles and glover gets full mount. As soon as he gets in, Yoshida sweeps him, landing in Glover’s high guard. Glover thinks about a gogoplata but never really tries it. Yoshida breaks the guard and looks to pass but after a scramble they’re back up. Glover pulls guard again and looks to sweep him. Yoshida is on his side and trying to sucker him in, but glover is at a safe distance. Glover stands over his foe and tries to pass, but Yoshida’s guard is superb. Yoshida under hooks the right leg of Glover back can’t get the sweep or takedown. They stand again and then Glover slowly sits back down into butterfly guard. Yoshida is looking to pass the guard again, but eventually Glover rolls out to his side, preventing it. Glover grabs a foot but is nowhere near landing the hook. He lets go and Yoshida springs up. Glover winds up in Yoshida’s quasi-half guard. After a short lull, they stand. Glover looks a bit winded and they clinch. They separate and then Glover turns his back and bends over, giving up his back. He tries to stand on his head as Yoshida slowly walks toward him. Glover looks to pull him into his inverted guard but Baret has none of it. Yoshida rolls into a pass and they stand back up. They clinch and then Glover quickly shoots for a single and misses it. He rolls into a knee bar but Yoshida steps away quickly. Glover rolls into Yoshida again and gives up his arm. Yoshida think omaplata but decides against it and then sits up. They stand again and then Glover calmly sits back down. Yoshida pounces and almost gets a full mount, but Glover blocks it and then sweeps him. Glover latches on a straight foot lock but Yoshida defends it and escapes. They stand as Glover walks away. Yoshida slowly chases him down and then Glover rolls into another knee bar attempt but misses. With 30 seconds left after they stand again, Yoshida tries to jump to guard but misses. Glover looking to pass, but Yoshida’s rubber guard prevents it. Time expires just as Yoshida closes his guard and tries a triangle. The result is a draw after a terrific no-gi matchup.
The Official ResultBaret Yoshida Draw Jeff Glover 20:00
Barnett shades to rear and then tugs him down to side control. Barnett immediately cradles Lister with incredible pressure in his armpit. Lister shuffles out of the cradle, moving Barnett to straight side control. Lister explodes out, but Barnett is all over him and lands in north-south. Lister flattens himself out completely while Barnett lays on him. Lister rolls over to his side and Barnett immediately latches on the kimura. He might have it. Lister continues to scramble and Barnett loses it. During the ensuing scramble, Barnett improves his position and get the kimura attempt again. It’s deep. Lister explodes out again and frees his arm; Barnett lands back in side control. Lister tries to recover his guard and then rolls over to turtle position. Barnett is now on Lister’s back but does not have the hooks in. Barnett is pummeling through the defense and looks to choke, but “The Boogeyman” defends it well. Lister explodes out again and rolls to his side, looking for a leg lock. Barnett stuffs him, defending the lock. Lister goes for the foot, but Barnett blocks the submission as soon as Lister tries it. Back in side control, Barnett is dominating him. Barnett isolates Lister’s left arm and looks for the kimura again. Lister defends and rolls into him, freeing himself again. Barnett goes back to side control and digs his knee into Lister’s face. Lister wants none of it and shrimps out, looking to recover his guard with four minutes left. Lister gets to half guard and brings his left leg up by Barnett’s face, but Josh scoots to the side, looking to pass again. Barnett stands up and holds Lister’s feet, looking to pass again. The two are now talking to each other. Barnett explodes to the side, easily passing. Lister rolls over to his side and reaches for the leg, but getting nothing. Barnett is pressing all his weight on Lister, who looks miserable on the bottom. While Barnett pummels under Lister’s leg, Lister shoots up for a triangle, but misses. Barnett again goes for the kimura but misses. Barnett goes for a D’Arce from the side, but it’s not deep at all and Lister eventually wriggles free. Barnett back to cross body. Barnett quickly latches on a side choke from the scarf position. It’s very deep. With about 15 seconds left in the fight, Lister needs to escape right now. It’s very deep. Lister can’t break free. With the arm fully trapped, Lister is forced to tap out. Barnett is the first man in over 16 years to submit Dean Lister in grappling/BJJ competition, capturing the Metamoris heavyweight crown.
The Official ResultJosh Barnett Def. Dean Lister Submission (Scarf Choke) 19:48
Galvao is scooting out to the side with that underhook and is inching over toward Sonnen’s back. Galvao trying to stand up now but Sonnen thwarts him. After a brief scramble, Galvao takes Sonnen’s back. He has both hooks in and is attacking the neck, but Sonnen is defending it. Galvao has a full body triangle now, but he can’t sink the choke just yet. Chael rips the arm free but Galvao is continuously attacking. Galvao gets his right forearm under the chin but it’s not quite deep enough. Sonnen is defending his neck nicely, but he’s still in trouble. Sonnen is able to peel the arm off, but he’s still in a perilous position. Galvao is very relaxed and attacking the neck whenever the openings appear. Galvao rolls Sonnen over onto his belly, still looking for the rear naked choke. Galvao rolls over to his side and the choke is deep. It looks grim but Sonnen is still defending. Galvao slithers his arm deeper and sinks it. Sonnen finally taps out with about six and a half minutes left in the fight.