Kazushi Sakuraba v Carlos Newton fight video– Pride 3, 1998What can we say, “The Gracie Hunter” Sakuraba against “The Ronin” Newton. Two of the pioneers of the sport of MMA and two true grappling legends fighting, the result would have to be nothing short of spectatular.
Almost looking like a grappling roll at certain moments, there are very few strikes on this match were these two grapplers decide to go for submissions full blast. This is on the top 10 grappling matches of almost all MMA polls and that is for a reason.
This was Kazushi Sakuraba’s 5th MMA bout and he was virtually unknown to most fans, Carlos Newton had the same amount of fights although he had faced stiffer opposition in guys like Erik Paulson and Dan Henderson.
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