eddie bravo, royler gracie

It’s almost time – a match that has been in the works for over a decade will finally take place this Saturday in Los Angeles, California.

Metamoris 3 will feature jiu-jitsu black belts Eddie Bravo and Royler Gracie in a submission only match that will have no rounds, but 20 uninterrupted minutes for one man to tapout, or a draw will be declared.

In their last match, a little known brown belt by the name of Eddie Bravo shocked the jiu-jitsu world by submitting Royler Gracie via triangle choke in the 2003 Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling championships.

That win put Bravo’s 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu (a no-gi jiu-jitsu) on the map and to-day there are over 30 locations in North America and in four different continents worldwide.

Meanwhile, Royler Gracie is the son of the Grandmaster Helio Gracie who de-veloped Brazilian jiu-jitsu as we know it today.

Gracie is currently a 7th degree red/black belt, while Bravo is now a 3rd degree black belt under Jean-Jacques Machado.

It certainly will be interesting to see how these two men’s jiu-jitsu has evolved and transformed over the years, as both men are now in their forties, Bravo (43), Gracie (48) and see if Bravo will be able to pull off another submission, which many felt was “lucky” ten years ago.

I caught up with Bravo last year when the match was first scheduled to take place and when I asked him what would happen in the rematch, he said “total destruc-tion.”

Surprisingly, that interview has garnered more views than any UFC or MMA star that I’ve interviewed up-to-date, which shows fans appreciation and the popularity of jiu-jitsu.

Here’s the interview in it’s entirety, video bombed by Bravo’s right hand man. (Watch it here.)

From the looks of it, both men look to be in great shape, with something to prove to the world, as well as themselves. Even though I think Gracie will be tough to submit, Bravo seems hungrier and has been training intensely the past few months. I’m going with Bravo pulling off a submission after the 10-minute mark.

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