This is the Metamoris 2 live blog for the Gracie vs. Aoki event at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.
There will be six fights on the undercard. Kron Gracie vs. Shinya Aoki, Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu vs. Brendan Schaub, Andre Galvao vs. Rafael Lovato Jr., Braulio Estima vs. Rodolfo Vieira, Mackenzie Dern vs. Michelle Nicolini, and Jonathan Torres vs. Victor Estima will be featured.
Check out the Metamoris 2 undercard live blog below. The action begins at 7 p.m. ET.
Jonathan Torres vs. Victor Estima
Torres pulls half guard almost right away. Torres sits up to grab Estima's opposite leg for a sweep and gets it. Estima wrapping up Torres's right foot as he stands and is working a modified x-guard. Torres sits briefly and comes back on top and Estima is working spider guard on Torre right side, but lets it go. Estima wraps Torres right leg and is hunting a knee bar, but Torres rolls out.
Torres still on top. Estima pushes Torres support leg and tries to crank the ankle, but no go. Estima using spider guard an Torres' gi without the body or bicep of Torres and works the sweep to his right. Torres goes hip down and removes his legs from any attacks. Estima comes on top, but Torres grabs Estima's ankle. Torres again pulls half guard. Estima attempts step-through pass, but Torres holds territory. Torres scores an x-guard sweep, but gives Estima leverage for the foot.
Estima tries again for a sweep from spider guard and sits for a toehold, but can't get it. They move to 50/50. Torres rolls through and they both stand.
Estima pulls guard again and Torres goes back to half press and Estima switches for the toe hold followed by a kneebar. Estima holding the straight ankle lock and Torres stands. Estima granby rolls and goes inverted, but Torres locks up the toe hold and in the process Torres nearly gets submitted with a kneebar Estima locks up in transition.
Both competitors working from the 50/50 guard with Torres on top. Estima tries for a late kneebar, but Torres rolls through.
Victor Estima and J.T. Torres compete to a draw
Mackenzie Dern vs. Michelle Nicolini
Dern right away sits and locks up a toe hold with Nicolini's knee bent. Nicolini hangs on and Dern is on top with the Brazilian recapturing half guard. Dern going hard here and Nicolini keeps a knee between them to press Dern away, but moves to her back and they're in 50/50 again.
Nicolini drives a knee through and Dern almost sitting for a single, but abandons it. They're back to 50/50 with neither competitor getting the advantage. Nicolini hunting spider guard with a berimbolo, but Dern stuffs it in transition. Dern on on top with one of her legs wrapped. Nicolini rolls Dern over her head and grabs the heel in transition. Dern rolls through again and Nicolini can't get it.
Dern rolled for the oma plata, but Nicolini back down and in 50/50. Nicolini stands and Dern tries for an armbar out of nowhere and it's close, but no dice. Nicolini survives. Dern tries to stand and dive her hips through, but Nicolini sees it coming and stops it. Dern tries to sit laterally for the kneebar after wrapping it sitting up, but Nicolini gets out of it.
Nicolini locks up another kneebar as Dern tries to press into Nicolini's hips. Somehow Dern survives.
Dern and Nicolini compete to a draw.
Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu vs. Brendan Schaub
Lots of hand fighting early, but Abreu drives for a single and can't get it. Abreu sits out and is butt scooting towards Schaub. Schaub is stalling, but then moves to his knees. Abreu reaches for tornado guard and Schaub steps out.
Schaub finally goes back to his knees after locking up half guard. Abreu spins underneath and Schaub steps out. Abreu is stuffed again, but locks up half guard. Abreu spins and nearly takes Schaub's back, but can't get it. Abreu locks up deep half and nearly gets an upside down triangle, but Schaub pulls out.
Schaub is stalling to an unreal degree.
Finally Abreu locks up full guard. Schaub stands out.
Schaub is just stalling over and over and over.
Schaub attempts a double, but a Abreu stuffs it. Abreu returns the favor and Schaub sits for a guillotine. Abreu turns it into a reversal and goes knee on belly before the match ends.
Roberto 'Cyborg' Abreu def. Brendan Schaub by decision.
Andre Galvao vs. Rafael Lovato Jr.
Galvao jumps guard and moves for overhead sweep, but can't get it. They stand and they're back to grip fighting. Galvao jumps triangle, but Lavato stands tall and Galvao backs out. They're back to grip fighting.
After several minutes, Galvao pulls half guard. Galvao hits a pendulum sweep and then dove for flying armbar, but no dice. Galvao hits another sweep, but they're back to standing.
Lavato sits to guard and postures up for triangle, but Galvoa backs out. They're back to grip fighting.
Galvao hits some sort of esoteric sweep and attempts the pass, but can't get it. Galvao goes side to side and lands on Lovato's right side in full side control. Galvao tries a berimbolo back-take, but can't get it.
Galvao moves for a flying toehold, but it fails pretty quickly. He hits a windshild wiper pass, but can't finish Lovato.
Andre Galvao def. Rafael Lovato, Jr. by unanimous decision
Braulio Estima vs. Rodolfo Vieira
Estima pulls full guard. He gives up underhooking one of Vieira's standing legs and moves to spider guard. Vieira controls outside posutre and Estima uses an inverted guard to prevent the pass. Vieira faked one way then went the next for the pass, but Estima fires a leg in to stop it.
Estima wrapping De La Riva hooks on Vieira's right arm, but Vieira moves out. Vieira nearly scores another pass, but Estima finds a way to throw the leg back in. Vieira passes, but Estima briefly uses spider guard to control before giving it up.
Vieira attempting pass after pass, but Estima's spider guard too much to deal with, especially as Estima pressures into open space gi. Out of nowhere, Vieira steps around and snatches up an armlock, but somehow Estima hangs on.
Rodolfo Vieira def. Braulio Estima by split decision
Kron Gracie vs. Shinya Aoki
Lots of hand fighting and collar tie fighting to open the match. Kron jumps closed guard. Aoki stands and Kron sits up. As Aoki tries to press into the pass, Kron locks up the guillotine. Aoki rolls through twice and Kron is forced to slightly let go. Aoki sits back up and Kron re-seals the guillotine. Aoki goes back down to avoid the sub and nearly falls off the side, but Kron droips his hips and gets the tap.
Kron Gracie def. Shinya Aoki via mounted guillotine.