This weekend, Tokyo, Japan hosted the Quintet Fight Night 4, a team grappling event led by MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba . It was a warm-up for the Quintet Ultra, which will be taking place on December 12 in Las Vegas, with a star-studded card from the MMA and grappling world.
In the main fight, in a Japanese MMA big-name duel, Kazushi Sakuraba, UFC Hall of Fame, faced former PRIDE champion Takanori Gomi. The match was at a fast pace, and with a special rule where the winner would be the one with the most submissions in 5 minutes, Sakuraba triumphed.
In the team tournament, Team Carpe Diem – record holder in titles at the event – from Japan, beat Team Sakuraba, Team K-Top BJJ and Team Paraestra. The tournament, as usual, consists of four teams of five athletes each divided into two keys, semifinal and final.
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Set for December 12 at the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas, Quintet Ultra promises to be a true show for all grappling fans. The four teams will consist primarily of MMA athletes and will be divided into UFC, PRIDE, Strikeforce and WEC.
So far, big names to be confirmed are Anthony Johnson, Gilbert Durinho and Sean O’Malley (UFC); Gilbert Melendez, Jake Shields and King Mo (Strikeforce); Chad Mendes, Glover Teixeira and Cub Swanson (WEC); Sakuraba, Takanori Gomi and Gregor Gracie (PRIDE).
In addition to the team dispute, three exciting super fights will be part of the event. Craig Jones vs. Fredson Paixao, Pearl Gonzalez vs. Danielle Kelly, and the most prominent Gordon Ryan, considered by many to be today’s best no gi grappler, faces Russian UFC fighter Aleksei Oleinyk and with 45 submission wins in his career. career in MMA. It is worth mentioning that Gordon is 24 years old, while Aleksei is 42.