Kevin Casey will no longer be facing Dean Lister in a No-Gi supermatch at the October 14 Metamoris Pro event in San Diego, California.
After the American exited the card for undisclosed reasons, Xande Ribeiro was appointed the new opponent for the under-99 kg ADCC 2011 champion. Official match duration will be 20 minutes, with points and advantage points not counting—as stipulated in the event rules.
Brazil’s Xande Ribeiro had been tipped to take part in the event but couldn’t due to commitments in Europe. Those appointments fell through, however, and now the Amazonas native will go into the match on a roll: last weekend he won his super heavyweight group and the absolute at the inaugural Master & Senior World Championship.
“The stars are aligned in our favor. Xande had been invited but couldn’t make it. Now he’s ready and willing to accept the challenge,” said event promoter Ralek Gracie jubilantly in announcing the news over the promotion’s Facebook page.
Xande Ribeiro or Dean Lister—who takes it?
Viejas Arena, San Diego, California
October 14, 2012
Roger Gracie vs Marcus Vinicius “Bochecha”
André Galvão vs Ryron Gracie
Kron Gracie vs Otavio Sousa
Kayron Gracie vs Rafael Lovato Jr
Jeff Glover vs Caio Terra
Dean Lister vs Xande Ribeiro