Metamoris 6 will be held on May 9th 2015. The grappling event features matches of 20 minutes , submission only, no points. Former UFC fighters Chael Sonnen and Renato “Babalu” Sobral will face each other.
Babalu is a former champion strikeforce and always had as weapons using his grappling, jiu jitsu, and wrestling. Out of his 37 wins in MMA, 19 were by submission.
Sonnen is best known for his mouth that for his fighting skills, but has great credentials in wrestling. He is a BJJ purple belt and has been training his BJJ extensively for the past year since his reirement from MMA. Sonnen trains under Fabiano ‘Pege Leve’ Scherner, , former UFC fighter and multiple BJJ world champion (ex BTT, now head instructor of Gracie Barra Portland).
Babalu and Sonnen already fought in MMA and the fight ended with Babalu submitting Sonnen with a triangle.
Babalu fought to a draw with Dean Lister at Metamoris 3 while Sonnen lost to Andre Galvao by RNC at Metamoris 4.
Babalu told MMAFighting.com about what he expects from the match:
“I will attack him from the beginning. I want to tap him as quick as possible.”
“I didn’t do a training camp for this,” he said. “I train every day, so for this match I just trained more wrestling, trained with Josh Barnett, but nothing special. It’s not a MMA bout, it’s a jiu-jitsu match. I’m going there to fight. I always train with my students, every single day, so it’s was kind of normal to me.”
Babalu Trained with UFC interim heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum.
“I’m always training with Fabricio, and he will be there with me. Bruno Mamute, who just competed at the BJJ Pan-American, will be there to help me as well,” he said. “Fabricio was very important in my training camp, he’s a f—ing warrior and we always train together.”
“I think he did his best to stall and draw, to not get submitted, and Andre Galvao had the opportunity and caught him like he was supposed to. I think that what worries me the most in his game is his guillotine. I have to pay attention with his guillotine and stalling. If he tries to stall, I will do everything I can. I will submit him. I’m going there to submit him.”