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Kazushi Sakuraba to face Dan Henderson in grappling match at October RIZIN event

Postby Kizzo » Jul 30. 2017, 22:24

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MMA legends Dan Henderson and Kazushi Sakuraba will finally face off, though we won’t see any “H-Bomb” right hands being thrown.

Instead, they will meet in a grappling rules contest scheduled for Oct. 15 at a RIZIN show in Fukuoka, Japan. The Henderson-Sakuraba exhibition match was announced during the RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix 2017 1st Round event in Saitama on Sunday, and Sakuraba later celebrated the booking with a shot of himself and Henderson on Instagram:

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The quirky Sakuraba couldn’t help but have some fun with Henderson when the two met in the ring and shook hands during an intermission:

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This is essentially a dream match for fans of these two warriors who rose to stardom in Japan’s famed PRIDE organization. Henderson held both the PRIDE welterweight and middleweight titles simultaneously before joining the UFC, while Sakuraba engaged in countless classic battles with member of the Gracie family and various opponents who typically dwarfed him in size.

Henderson retired from MMA last October after a failed bid to unseat UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. Sakuraba has not fought since December 2015, but he recaptured the spotlight this past July with his induction into the UFC Hall of Fame.
At 46 and 48 respectively, it appears that Henderson and Sakuraba are finding ways to still fuel their competitive fires without taking any excessive risks.

https://www.mmafighting.com/2017/7/30/16066632/kazushi-sakuraba-to-face-dan-henderson-in-grappling-match-at-october-rizin-event

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Re: Kazushi Sakuraba to face Dan Henderson in grappling match at October RIZIN event

Postby mmrpink » Jul 31. 2017, 01:45

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Re: Kazushi Sakuraba to face Dan Henderson in grappling match at October RIZIN event

Postby octopussy » Aug 5. 2017, 05:21

Very Nice FIGHT of these old masters
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Re: Kazushi Sakuraba to face Dan Henderson in grappling match at October RIZIN event

Postby Robert223 » Aug 8. 2017, 11:10

Can't wait! Rizin is awesome.  :fb
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Re: Kazushi Sakuraba to face Dan Henderson in grappling match at October RIZIN event

Postby trav0614 » Aug 12. 2017, 01:48

I love both of these guys, but this will probably be boring to watch. The most exciting part of this match will be Sakuraba's ring entrance.

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Re: Kazushi Sakuraba to face Dan Henderson in grappling match at October RIZIN event

Postby Gogh » Aug 12. 2017, 13:58

nice                             
in mma's dark age of roids, gsp was the best conditioned of them all. things that make you go hhhhmmmmmm

mma is a dog n pony show disguised as a legitimately run sport


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