Created by Sakuraba himself, the inaugural QUINTET event features former UFC heavyweight champion and PRIDE FC Grand Prix finalist Josh Barnett, PRIDE FC veteran Daisuke Nakamura, 2008 Olympic judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii, submission grappling stars Craig Jones, Marcos de Souzam and Gregor Gracie – plus Japanese MMA standouts including former UFC title challenger Caol Uno.
The 20 competitors are split into four teams of five – highlighted by Sakuraba’s Haleo Dream Team, a team fielded by UK-based grappling promotion Polaris as well as teams consisting of Judo and Sambo specialists, respectfully. The teams are then pitted against each other in a series of single-elimination team vs team matches.
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