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This week Metamoris announced their next PPV event line-up, set to take place on May 9th, headlining Josh Barnett vs Roberto Abreu Cyborg. Lots of big names but surprisingly no women! Out of six Metamoris events, including the upcoming one, only one has had a women’s match.

The first time Metamoris had a women’s jiu-jitsu fight on the card, was back in June, 2013. Michelle Nicolini and Mackenzie Dern fought hard, and the high-intensity match resulted in a draw. Hopes were high that this would open doors for other female athletes. Sadly the doors remain closed, and viewers are getting grumpier. Why no women are invited to compete at Metamoris remains a mystery. It is really not that hard to find top-notch, hard-working grapplers; just look around!

Last weekend Michelle Nicolini in Arizona and Texas…

Beatriz Mesquita in Los Angeles…


and Luiza Monteiro in San Francisco…

Could this be the next big thing in women’s jiu-jitsu and grappling? Possibly.

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