Kazushi Sakuraba News

Oct 15, 2017 4:40 am

Frank Shamrock and Kazushi Sakuraba Hand Fought to a Draw at RIZIN

Two legends of MMA. We’re talking about literal combat sports architects here. Before Frank Shamrock was the first ever UFC light heavyweight champion and went on to hold belts in WEC and Strikeforce, he was fighting in Pancrase. Kazushi Sakuraba wiped out the Gracie family one-by-one long before they were demystified. Back when Sakuraba was...

Sep 29, 2017 11:22 am

Kazushi Sakuraba Will Grapple Frank Shamrock for RIZIN Next Month

Wild things are a’brewing overseas. If you’re not familiar with RIZIN, it’s the phoenix that rose out of PRIDE Fighting Championship’s ashes. It reliably puts on exciting cards complete with pyro and lasters, Japanese MMA nostalgia, and new blood that could possibly be the future of combat sports. In addition to some wild action you...

Jun 5, 2017 2:04 pm

Kazushi Sakuraba’s magnificent response to being called to the UFC Hall of Fame

Over the weekend at UFC 212, the UFC announced that MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on July 6. Sakuraba will be joined by other legendary names including Urijah Faber, Maurice Smith, and former UFC matchmaker Joe Silva. Sakuraba made the following honorable statement on social media following...

Jun 3, 2017 12:14 pm

VIDEO | Sakuraba accidentally knocks out opponent in pro wrestling match

MMA legend ‘Sakuraba’ earned the nickname ‘The Gracie Hunter’ by using his JiuJitsu to defeat many of the famed members of the Gracie family. In addition to his impressive career in MMA, Sakuraba also competed as a pro wrestler. In the video above you can see Sakuraba wrestling against Sinsuke Nakamura, who now currently competes...