March 12th and 13th is looking to be the most action-packed weekend of 2022 so far as it will feature both EBI 19 and Medusa 2. Eddie Bravo is pulling out all the stops over those two days to make sure that grappling fans have more content to watch than they could possibly dream of, starting with his second all-female event on Saturday, March 12th. The inaugural Medusa event was a resounding success as Brianna Ste-Marie and Fatima Kline both took home brand new belts to add to their collections.
The next Medusa event will follow the same format of featuring two all-female tournament brackets, one contested under EBI rules and another contested under Combat Jiu-Jitsu rules. Although the full lineup hasn’t been released just yet, Ffion Davies will be returning after her successful superfight at the first event and fellow IBJJF world champion Beatriz Mesquita will also be competing. Once the dust has settled on Saturday night, there will be no rest for Eddie Bravo and his colleagues as they will need to get ready for the return of the Eddie Bravo Invitational on Sunday, March 13th.
It’s been a long time since EBI was last seen on our screens, with EBI 18 taking place over three years ago now. Just like Medusa 2 the full lineup hasn’t been revealed yet and in fact, there’s a qualifier event set to take place on February 27th where several grapplers will compete for a spot in the tournament. There have been some competitors announced already however, with ATOS prodigy Tye Ruotolo looking like the early favorite to win. He will have plenty of tough competition however as Nicky Ryan, Oliver Taza, Dante Leon, and 10th Planet’s Nathan Orchard will also be in the bracket.
The upcoming Medusa 2 and EBI 19 events will be available to watch live on UFC FightPass on Saturday, March 12th and Sunday, March 13th respectively, click here to subscribe and watch.
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