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Eddie Bravo Invitational 3 - Live Discussion Thread

Eddie Bravo is set to host his third submission only tournament and, much like Bravo himself, the event is a unique happening in the grappling world. The highlight of the night is a 16 man welterweight tournament featuring EBI Welterweight champion Garry Tonon.

The Eddie Bravo Invitational is going down today at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles starting at 7pm/4pm ET/PT. The event will be streamed on online PPV through Budeovideos for $14.95.

It is a Submission Only event, with all submissions being legal, with $10,000 going the winner of the Welterweight tournament. The rules of the event are crafted to create an action filled metagame where competitors are almost constantly on the attack for submissions.

For more on the rules be sure to check out the event preview.

The competitions use MMA weight classes, but does same-day weigh ins to avoid massive weight cutting. The competitor list for the Welterweight tournament is below, the entire thing is headlined by Garry Tonon, leg lock and funky grappling master and fast rising American grappling star.

Garry Tonon, Ocean County Jiu Jitsu - EBI Welterweight Champion, Metamoris and ADCC veteran

Darragh O'Conaill, Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu
Eddie Cummings, Renzo Gracie Academy - 2015 Gracie Nationals Super-Fight Champion
Enrico Cocco, Zen Jiu Jitsu/Fight Sports
Joey Hauss, Jean Jacques Machado Academy
Josh Hinger, Atos
Josh Valles, Gracie Barra Pasadena
Julio Cordova, Renzo Gracie Mexico
Karen Darabedyan, Gokor
Lauri Karppinen, 10th Planet Tampere
Marcelo Mafra, Checkmat - Brown Belt World Champion, 6-0 MMA Fighter, 2013 Pan Ams Silver Medalist
Matthew Secor, Spa City Jiu-Jitsu
Mike Padilla, Renzo Gracie Academy
Nathan Orchard, 10th Planet Portland - EBI Lightweight Silver Medalist
Richie Martinez, 10th Planet San Diego
Stephen Martinez, Millennia MMA

Here is the Welterweight bracket

EBI WW Bracket

So follow along right here as you enjoy the matches. Full results will be up after the event.

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