EBI 6: Why To Watch!
EBI 6 is almost here. To those who love to watch high level Jiu Jitsu, this will be the show you do not want to miss. With the best competitors in the world all competing for a sizeable cash prize, it will be an event filled with exciting match ups and killer finishes. With competitors ranging from current EBI champs to past ADCC winners, expect some insanity to take place on the mats. While there are many reasons to watch, here are just a few on why you should sit back and enjoy this spectacle.
Teacher vs Student:
Two of the most dynamic and exciting competitors in this tournament are actually teacher student. EBI welterweight and lightweight champion, Garry Tonon is in the same bracket as his student, Gordon Ryan. Gordon Ryan is an up and coming black belt under Garry Tonon that has been steamrolling the competition lately. Ryan recently beat EBI vet, Nathan Orchard in Oregon just a couple weeks ago in a sub only match. Tonon and Ryan could end up facing each other in this tournament which would lead to an interesting battle of teacher against student.
The Absolute Class:
This is the first ever EBI to have a tournament that is absolute class, which is open and any weight. There are competitors as light as 145lbs and competitors that push over 200lbs. This is interesting because it has always been said in Jiu Jitsu that size does not matter because the superior technique will win. Will a smaller competitor such as Richie Martinez or Eddie Cummings be able to beat the bigger guys like Yuri Simoes or Bruno Bastos? We’ll just have to see.
The Grand Prize:
The grand prize for EBI 6 is $50,000, which is arguably one of the biggest prizes ever put up for a Jiu Jitsu tournament. Eddie Bravo is not playing around. To get the $50,000 one must submit all his opponents within the regulated time. Due to that rule, expect every competitor to act like a bloodthirsty animal to get the finish. There will be some destructive ends to these matches. It is almost guaranteed.
EBI 6 will be broadcasted on Sunday, April 24th on UFC Fight Pass. If there ever was a time to get UFC Fight Pass, this would be the month. Don’t miss out on what will be a spectacular night of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition. Whoever wins this can definitely claim to be one of the best grapplers in the world.