The Japanese fighter, Kazushi Sakuraba has shone in a bout against Renzo Gracie on August 27, 2000, in front of his home crowd. The wrestling idol applied his favorite technique and dislocated the Brazilian’s arm almost ten minutes into the second round in the main event of the luxurious Pride FC number 10. The card for this event still featured Ryan Gracie, Mark Kerr, Ken Shamrock, Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva.
Fourteen years later, Renzo will have twenty minutes to avenge the defeat. The Gracie and his tormentor will meet again for a duel without the gi and no points at Metamoris 5, on November 22nd.
The world of MMA and Jiu-Jitsu does not speak of anything else, so GRACIEMAG heard the analysis of some experts about the rematch of the year. Who wins, Renzo or Saku?
Fabio Gurgel, Alliance world champion: “I always believe in Renzo’s Jiu-Jitsu, but the result of a fight like this is very difficult to predict. For me this is the best match ever on Metamoris. And, it is this element of unpredictability that makes this fight so good. ”
Marcio Feitosa, triple world champion by Gracie Barra: “Great match! This time Renzo will squeeze Sakuraba’s neck in a good old guillotine. ”
Mauro Ellovitch, MMA commentator GRACIEMAG: “The Metamoris is surpassing. The two fighters have stopped for a while, but I especially love these matches between MMA veterans. I prefer Renzo in No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu, but I’d bet in a draw since points do not count. ”
Koichi Kawasaki, former Pride matchmaker: “Renzo defeats Sakuraba this time, 100% sure. I do not know exactly how he is going to finish, but it doesn’t matter. ”
November 22, 2015
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA
Renzo Gracie vs Kazushi Sakuraba
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