QUINTET - Sakuraba's New Grappling League

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  1. Asurah

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    They just held a press conference


    What we know so far
    - Teams will consist of 5 members whose combined weight can not exceed 430kg

    - 1v1 matches, the winning grappler continues on, the team with the last man standing wins.

    - matches will be 10 minutes long unless there is more than 20kg difference between competitors, in which case it's a 5 minute match

    - submission only, time limit draw eliminates both grapplers.

    - if a winner is not decided after both teams have exhausted their competitors then extension matches will happen until a winner is decided

    - Rules are still being adjusted but for now heel hooks and closed guard are banned. Sakuraba says the heel hook ban is due to the high chance of injury with the holds, an injury would kill the team aspect

    - competitors must wear a rash guard

    - first event on April 11th at the Ryogoku Kokugikan. Will air through AbemaTV

    The teams so far

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    Hideo Tokoro - everyone's favorite janitor. Fits in with the underlying catch/shoot influences of the team, being heavily inspired by Volk Han

    Marcos de Souza - current Welterweight champ of REAL FC, and accomplished competitor from a BJJ and judo family. His grappling lineage traces back to Mitsuyo Maeda.

    Kazushi Sakuraba - hopefully no introduction is needed, this is his project

    Josh Barnett - Former UFC Heavyweight champion, arguably the current face of catch wrestling in the west

    Daisuke Nakamura - former DEEP Lightweight champion. Known for his wrestling boots and sideburns.

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    Dan Strauss - Roger Gracie black belt

    Craig Jones - 2x ADCC trials champion and IBJJF world no-gi world champ (purple belt). Holds wins over Leandro Lo and Chael Sonnen.

    Gregor Gracie - black belt under Renzo and took 3rd at the 2009 ADCC Worlds

    Charles Negromonte - won numerous European BJJ tournaments and took 3rd at the 2011 IBJJF Worlds (brown belt). One of the head coaches at Roger Gracie's gym

    Caol Uno - a pioneer of MMA, he still grapples occasionally, winning the ZST tag tournament a few years ago

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    Marius Zaromskis - DREAM Welterweight GP champ

    Mykyta Mikhno

    Teodoras Aukstuolis - RIZIN World Grand Prix 2015 semifinalist, Lithuanian combat sambo champion, 2017 World combat sambo runner-up (100kg)

    Mindaugas Verzbickas - European combat Sambo champion

    Sergej Grecicho - 3x sambo World champion

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    Bu Kyung Jung - got thrown into the deep end in MMA immediately but was competitive despite losing every fight. Olympic silver medalist in judo

    Satoshi Ishii - Olympic gold medalist in judo

    Dong Sik Yoon - World bronze medalist in judo
     
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    Actually kinda looking forward to this.
     
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  3. The Reed

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    Looks really cool, maybe banning closed guard will make matches a lot more fast paced.
     
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    Loved the IFL, and love this concept. Looking forward to this.
     
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    I want that grappling top rash guard
     
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    I wanted ask how do you watch ameba I haven’t been able to get it
    to work since it asked me to update it on Apple app. store it tells me go to the japan Apple store to get the update but on the Japan store tells me I don’t have the proper account for the Japanese app store
     
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    This sounds awesome. I’m looking forward to the final team rosters.

    Will this be tournament based, or are they planning a round robin type thing first?
     
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    Need a VPN but they keep blocking them, I think Hola works with it again

    They haven't said much on how the event will play out yet, just how matches will work and how a team wins
     
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    I hope this shows up on FITE.tv or something. I would gladly pay to watch this.
     
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    this is super exciting news. Stoked.
     
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    Sounds awesome
     
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    actually hyped for this. looking forward to it.
     
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    Or have pond falls...

    He is pro wrestler after all
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    i like the judo dream team, some old faces there. they should get sexyama
     
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    Sounds fun. Also sounds like there are some real possibilities for marathon events that are dull.

    Like if all 5 match ups draw. Then in the extension round all 5 draw again. Do they just keep going? Maybe extension rounds should include points.
     
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    I find submission grappling to be incredibly boring. To each their own I guess.
     
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    This looks fucking amazing.
     

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