Keenan Cornelius and Nicholas Meregali went head to head in the absolute division at the IBJJF World Championships last weekend, with the American trickster winning 2-0 in a barn-burner of a match.
Cornelius advanced to face Leandro Lo in the absolute division semifinal but injured his rib in the process and pulled out of the match.
The nature of the injury means that Keenan would be unable to train for the main event superfight with Nicholas Meregali scheduled for June 21 on Third Coast Grappling.
But every cloud has a silver lining, and we'll now see an inter-generational clash of styles as legendary competitor Roberto 'Cyborg' Abreu steps up.
"With Keenan injured during his match with Leandro Lo and out for a bit, we scoured around for the best possible replacement and landed on this...we believe this match will be fireworks from beginning to end," said the Third Coast Grappling team.
Cyborg seems amped up for this match– watch it live or on demand ONLY on FloGrappling on June 21!
Also on the card are Craig Jones vs Matheus Diniz, Edwin Najmi vs Gianni Grippo, Vagner Rocha vs Ethan Crelinsten, Marcelo Uirapuru vs Gilbert Burns, Gabriel Arges vs Kit Dale, Lucas Valente vs Marcio Andre, Michael Perez vs Jackson Sousa, Manuel Ribamar vs Hunter Newton and more!
See the full Third Coast Grappling card
Nicholas Meregali vs Roberto Cyborg
Craig Jones vs Matheus Diniz
Edwin Najmi vs Gianni Grippo
Vagner Rocha vs Ethan Crelinsten
Marcelo Uirapuru vs Gilbert Burns
Gabriel Arges vs Kit Dale
Lucas Valente vs Marcio Andre
Michael Perez vs Jackson Sousa
Manuel Ribamar vs Hunter Newton
Marvin Castelle vs Jordan Holy
Raul Jimenez vs Viktor Doria
Matheus Lutes vs Kody Steele
Douglas Hernandez vs Tony Fitzgerald
Pedro Fillipe Marinho vs Roberto Jimenez
Danny Gutierrez vs William Tackett
Cristian Guzman vs Kevin Cruz
Randi Miller vs Nathalia Santoro
Blake Anthony Carter vs Christian Trinh
Jim Eberle vs Martin Ochoa
Jonathan Dowdell vs Ruben Bueno
Robert Ezzell vs Omar Hillail
Logan Gonzales vs Christos Giatras
Mike Trinh vs Marcel Woodard
Mackenzie Manteris vs Julie McCleland