Five vs five grappling promotion signs with FIGHT PASS

Quintet – the unique submission grappling promotion created and founded by UFC Hall of Famer Kazushi Sakuraba – will stream exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS.

The announcement was made today, just in time for the five on five team grappling promotion’s second event, which takes place in Tokyo, Japan this weekend.

The brainchild of PRIDE FC® legend Sakuraba, QUINTET is a unique five-on-five, winner-stays-on team submission grappling event. The promotion is already attracting competitors including UFC champions, MMA veterans, Olympians, as well as the world’s elite grapplers.

Sakuraba said: “We are very happy to continue working with UFC FIGHT PASS to bring QUINTET to the fans around the world. The FIGHT PASS team were supportive of our vision from the very beginning. We have a huge 2018 mapped out, and we can’t wait to showcase QUINTET to grappling fans as well as MMA fans who may never have watched grappling before.”

QUINTET 1, the promotion’s inaugural show, live-streamed on UFC FIGHT PASS in April. If you missed it, you can see the entire first match between Sakuraba’s Dream Team and the Judo Dream Team for free right now: https://youtu.be/ahObfmEIoxA.

David Shaw, UFC Senior Vice-President of International and Content, said: “Submission-only grappling has proved extremely popular with our subscribers. After a successful first event together in April, we’re very excited for FIGHT PASS to become the international home of Quintet.”

The planned QUINTET’s 2018 schedule looks like this:

QUINTET Fight Night (Tokyo, Japan) TONIGHT, 11pm PT (2am ET)

QUINTET II (Tokyo, Japan) July 16

QUINTET III (Las Vegas, USA) October

QUINTET IV (London, England) December

Ant Evans, FIGHT PASS’s Senior Director of Editorial & Content Acquisition, said: “Sakuraba-san and his team have dreamed up a fantastically entertaining format. As the first event proved, QUINTET is a perfect mix of world-class grappling and Sakuraba’s own Puroresu inspired sense of fun.

“We feel FIGHT PASS has an unbeatable line-up of world class submission grappling, with the best tournament in the world: the Eddie Bravo Invitational, Polaris’s exciting super-fight events and now QUINTET’s team vs team survival shows.”

The teams for this weekend’s QUINTET Fight Night include a who’s who of Japanese MMA – including champions from several MMA promotions – along with international competitors in judo, freestyle wrestling and an entire quintet comprised of elite submission specialists.

The event takes place Saturday night, local time, in Japan which means it live-streams at 11pm PT/ 2am ET tonight. The replay will be available on a video-on-demand basis immediately thereafter.

Médias

Récent
Le champion des poids légers, Khabib Nurmagomedov, est reconnu pour sa lutte et l'un de ses entraîneurs à l'AKA, Carolyn Wester, croit que son unicité lui confère un avantage indéniable en vue de l'UFC 229.
25 sept. 2018
Le champion des poids légers de l'UFC, Khabib Nurmagomedov, détient le record pour le plus grand nombre de mises au sol réussies en un seul combat au nombre de 21, ce qu'il a accompli lors de l'UFC 160 en 2013.
25 sept. 2018
Voyez la première victoire de Tony Ferguson en carrière à l'UFC lorsqu'il est deveni champion The Ultimate Fighter champion en 2011.
25 sept. 2018
Revivez l'événement Fight Night Sao Paulo à travers les lentilles des photographes de l'UFC.
24 sept. 2018