Some disappointing news for fans hoping to see UFC fighter turned commentator Kenny Florian hit the mats next month.
After Brazilian outlet Tatame reported Florian had been tabbed as one half of an intriguing ‘secret match’ at Metamoris 4 on Aug. 9, it doesn’t appear to be happening. Metamoris Founder Ralek Gracie confirmed with MMA Fighting Monday evening that the report was false and that Florian would not be competing at the event.
Alongside Abu Dhabi Combat Club and Metamoris 1 veteran Jeff Glover, Florian commentated Metamoris 3 on March 29. Although the upstart promotion has shuffled its commentating crew for each event, Florian and Glover are still featured on the event’s official webpage.
Headlined by retired UFC standout Chael Sonnen and ADCC gold medalist and 2008 IBJJF world champion Andre Galvao, the secret match is a new addition for the promotion’s fourth event. The idea being that spectators and fans won’t know who is competing in the secret match until right before it happens. The two men competing in the match presumably won’t even know who they’re facing until they step on the mat.
Featuring six submission-only, 20-minute grappling matches, Metamoris 4 takes place at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, Calif. and streams live as an online pay-per-view for $30 at Metamoris.com. The full card is as follows:
-Chael Sonnen vs. Andre Galvao
-Josh Barnett vs. Dean Lister
-Saulo Ribeiro vs. Robert Comprido Medeiros
-Vinny Magalaghaes vs. Keenan Cornelius
-Garry Tonon vs. Kit Dale
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