Road to Metamoris: Episode 3 Recap

Episode three of Road to Metamoris is out now.

In case you missed the format of the tournament, it is as follows:

  • 16 competitors.
  • 4 groups of 4.
  • Round-Robin
  • Each match is 15 minutes long.Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 9.43.16 PM
  • Whoever gets the most submissions in the group, becomes that group’s finalist.
  • The four finalists create a new group which is then fought as a Round-Robin.
  • The winner faces Jeff Monson at Metamoris 6.

This week’s episode showed the matches from group #3. The episode in it’s entirety was around 13 minutes.

The competitors from group #3 are:

And here are how the matches played out:

Match #1: Jimmy Friedrich vs Daniel Pollaccia

  • Jimmy sits guard and immediately attempts a rolling kneebar
  • Daniel defends, they land in 50/50
  • Jimmy attempts and ankle lock, passes guard, Daniel regains half-guard
  • Jimmy stands and attempts another kneebar
  • Daniel defends and ends up in Jimmy’s guard
  • A leg-lock battle ensues, and Jimmy finally secures a reverse heel hook

RESULT: Jimmy wins vis reverse heel hook

Jimmy vs Daniel

Match #2: Jeremy May vs Will Wheeler

  • Both men looking for the takedown
  • Jeremy with a sloppy guard pull
  • Will dives head-first into the guard
  • Jeremy wastes no time in securing a triangle choke

RESULT: Jeremy wins via triangle choke

Jeremy vs Will

Match #3: Will Wheeler vs Jimmy Friedrich

  • Jimmy sits guard, Will dives in head-first again
  • Jimmy rolls to fake a kneebar, gets the triangle set-up instead, and locks in a straight armbar

RESULT: Jimmy wins via straight armlock

Jimmy vs Will

Match #4: Jeremy May vs Daniel Pollaccia

  • Daniel pulls guard, Jeremy passes effortlessly to side
  • Daniel regains guard and performs a sit-up sweep to mount
  • Daniel goes for the armbar, Jeremy looks to be in trouble
  • Jeremy escapes and passes to side again
  • Daniel regains and does a double-ankle sweep before passing to side control
  • Jeremy reguards, and Daniel passes again as time runs out


And with that, Jimmy moves on to the finals, as no one can match the number of submissions he has.


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