Kevin Casey Out of Metamoris 5; Promotion Offers $10K Challenge for Replacement

By C.J. Tuttle Nov 18, 2014
Kevin Casey will not be grappling this weekend at Metamoris 5. | Photo: Dave Mandel/

Kevin Casey is the second casualty to the main card of Metamoris 5 on Saturday, as he has withdrawn from his match with Vinny Magalhaes due to a blood clot in his calf.

The promotion announced the injury on Monday. The submission grappling event takes place this weekend at Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif., and features a main event of Kazushi Sakuraba against Renzo Gracie.

The injury comes a little over a week after Rafael Lovato Jr. suffered an injury prior to his match with Yuri Simoes, leading the promotion to replace Lovato Jr. with Keenan Cornelius.

This time around, Metamoris Pro has gone a different route, offering up an open invitation to any grappler with a black belt to come and attempt to submit Magalhaes. If successful, the reward would be $10,000.

The injury to Casey marks the second time a pairing involving Magalhaes has been cancelled, as a meeting between Magalhaes and Cornelius at Metamoris 3 was scrapped when Magalhaes came down with a staph infection.


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