Last night, Eddie Bravos fourth invitational tournament went down, and it was amazing. The featherweight tournament featured notable names like, Eddie Cummings, Joao Miyao, Geo Martinez, and Baret Yoshida. And, as usual, there were superfights between every round of the tournament. The superfights definitely stole the show. These young ladies are the future of Jiu Jitsu, and they put on exciting performances. The tournament wasnt too shabby either. The card got off to a fast start, as the first three matches ended in submission. Joe Soto was the biggest surprise of the night. The former UFC title challenger was able to defeat defending champ Geo Martinez, and Joao Miyao, in overtime to advance to the finals. On the other side of the bracket, Eddie Cummings submitted all his opponents via Heel Hook to earn his spot in the finals.
Ultimately, Joe Soto succumbed to Eddie *******s relentless Heel Hook game. Cummings earned himself the EBI featherweight title, and 20K. The one competitor I was disappointed in was Joao Miyao. I thought he had a really lackluster performance in this tournament. Soto, on the other hand, showed that he can hang with elite grapplers. However, I do wish he would have been a little more aggressive. Soto seemed content to take his matches to overtime, and win by submission escape time rather than an actual submission. Some other tweaks could be made to the format, but it was an excellent event. EBI definitely has the best rule set for hardcore grappling fans, and casual fans alike. Eddie Bravo is doing a tremendous thing for the sport of submission grappling, and I cant wait until EBI 5 comes around!
Geo Martinez def. Sergio Perez via Rear-Naked Choke
Joe Soto def. Eddie Fyvie via Heel Hook
Geoff Real def. Dane Molina via Kneebar
Joao Miyao def. Mike Main in OT
Eddie Cummings def. Kevin Berbrich via Heel Hook
Russ Miura def. Alexis Alduncin via Heel Hook
Randall Dolf def. Joe Murphy in OT
Baret Yoshida def. Dennis Dombrow via Kneebar
Alyssa Wilson def. Cora Sek
Baret Yoshida def. Randall Dolf via Rear-Naked Choke
Eddie Cummings def. Russ Miura via Heel Hook
Joao Miyao def. Geoff Real in overtime via Rear-Naked Choke
Joe Soto def. Geo Martinez in overtime via fastest escape
Talita Alencar def. Kyra Batara via Armbar in overtime
Eddie Cummings def. Baret Yoshida via Heel Hook
Joe Soto def. Joao Miyao in overtime via fastest escape
Grace Gundrum def. Jessa Khan via Rear-Naked Choke in overtime
Finals: Eddie Cummings def. Joe Soto via Heel Hook
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