LOS ANGELES -- It's a rematch jiu-jitsu fans have awaited for a decade.
The pair met at the 2003 ADCC submission wrestling world championship. Bravo submitted Gracie in the bout via triangle choke, marking the first time an American had ever submitted a member of the Gracie family in competition.
"I've wanted a rematch for 10 years," said Bravo at the Metamoris 2 post-fight press conference at Pauley Pavilion. "I got lucky to go against a legend once. Most people, most lightweights, their dream was to go against Royler. I was lucky enough get pitted up against him. If Buster Douglas got a rematch, that is something I would want to see."
For his part, Gracie reminded fans that anything can happen in jiu-jitsu, and that he's glad to get the opportunity to avenge his most famous loss.
"Make a little mistake and you're done," Gracie said. "Just one little mistake. I'll try to do my best for the next one. Who knows what is going to happen this time, but for sure I'm going to be 100 percent."