Quintet Ultra Full Teams Announced

For the results of Quintet Ultra, click here.

Quintet Ultra takes place on December 12th in Las Vegas and features four teams representing four of the biggest brands in MMA history. The UFC, Pride, WEC and Strikeforce each have five representatives meeting under some of the most exciting rules in Jiu-Jitsu. This tournament will be broken up with three superfights, each featuring some of the biggest names in the sport.

This comes after Sakuraba’s last highly successful Quintet event that saw the birth of an entirely new ruleset, ironman matches. This time, he’s looking to end the year with a bang after bringing some of the biggest names Quintet has ever seen and one of the most unpredictable brackets possible. All four teams field veteran grapplers from freestyle wrestling, catch wrestling, BJJ and even Judo backgrounds to a format built for storylines.

Team UFC

Anthony Smith
Anthony Johnson
Sean O’Malley
Clay Guida
Gilbert Burns

Team Pride

Kazushi Sakuraba
Takanori Gomi
Gregor Gracie
Hector Lombard
Yves Edwards

Team WEC

Chad Mendes
Glover Teixeira
Mark Munoz
Cub Swanson
James Krause

Team Strikeforce

Gilbert Melendez
Jake Shields
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal
Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante
Renato “Babalu” Sobral

Quintet Ultra Singles Matches

Craig Jones v Fredson Paixao
Cynthia Calvillo v Danielle Kelly
Gordon Ryan v Alexei Oleinik

The live event will be streamed on UFC Fight Pass, or you can purchase tickets here.

Alex Lindsey

Alex Lindsey is the managing editor here at Grappling Insider. Originally starting training in MMA in 2008, injuries and university slowed progress until he decided to put on a gi for the first time back in 2015. Residing in Newport, South Wales, he trains at Newport MMA and competes as much as possible but still prefers no gi. Follow him on twitter: @alexlindsey92