August 18, 2021 astatine 9:20 am
(CBS Local)- The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Unleash The Beast circuit is riding into Nashville this play for the Music City Knockout 15/15 Bucking Battle. A trio of riders person a accidental to marque past this play and CBS volition person unrecorded sum of the lawsuit opening connected Sunday, August 22 astatine 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Vitor Leme, Kaique Pacheco and Joao Ricardo Vieira each person an accidental to instrumentality implicit sole ownership of the league grounds for astir Bucking Battles won by a rider. The trio has six victories apiece heading into the play and volition instrumentality connected bulls each presently ranked wrong the apical 7 of the World Champion Bull standings.
For the 25-year-old Leme, the reigning PBR Unleash The Beast circuit World Champion volition look the co-No. 3 bull successful Ridin’ Solo. Currently ranked No. 1 successful the rider standings, Leme is coming mounting a caller grounds for high-marked thrust erstwhile helium took connected Woopa for a people of 97.75 points. While a triumph successful Saturday’s conflict would acceptable a caller grounds for astir battles won by a rider, Leme besides has an accidental to instrumentality possession of archetypal spot for the play grounds of astir 90-point rides. If he’s capable to scope that people helium would interruption the grounds of 16 acceptable by 1999 PBR World Champion Cody Hart.
Pacheco volition surely person a accidental successful things arsenic good arsenic the 26-year-old sits conscionable down Leme successful the rider standings. The 2018 PBR World Champion volition person a conflict against the seventh ranked bull successful I’m Legit Too, who has recorded a 78.57% subordinate disconnected percent this season. I’m Legit Too got the amended of Pacheco backmost successful May astatine the Union Home Mortgage Invitational 15/15 Bucking Battle bucking him disconnected successful 4.59 seconds.
Vieira draws the astir hard matchup successful the trio successful presumption of rankings arsenic he’ll instrumentality connected Chiseled, the existent World No. 2. The seasoned is presently 5th successful the rider standings entering the weekend.
The 15/15 Bucking Battle successful Nashville volition diagnostic 7 rematches. Only 1 of the rematches has seen the rider not bucked off. Dener Barbosa rode Marquis Metal Works Red Clark to a people of 91.25 backmost successful May. The different six rematches are below.
- Cody Teel vs. Blue Crush
- Derek Kolbaba vs. Marquis Metal Works Coriolis Effect
- Kaique Pacheco vs. I’m Legit Too
- Keyshawn Whitehorse vs. Punisher
- Rafael Henrique dos Santos vs. Pookie Holler
- Silvano Alves vs. Detroit Lean
The 15/15 Bucking Battle is portion of a play for the PBR Unleash The Beast circuit successful Nashville with Round 1 of the Music City Knockout airing connected CBS Sports Network astatine 8 p.m. Eastern Time connected Saturday, August 21. The Bucking Battle airs connected Sunday, August 22 astatine 12:30 Eastern Time connected CBS and past Round 2 and the Championship Round airs astatine 8 p.m. ET connected CBS Sports Network.