Quintet (grappling)

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Quintet
TypePrivate
IndustrySubmission grappling promotion
Founded2018 (2018)
FounderKazushi Sakuraba
Headquarters
Key people
Kazushi Sakuraba

Quintet (stylized as QUINTET) is a 5 on 5 winner stays on Japanese grappling promotion created by MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba. Quintet is broadcast on UFC Fight Pass.[1] Sakuraba had been developing the format with friend and former UFC champion Josh Barnett and, while in Las Vegas to be inducted to the UFC's Hall of Fame in July 2017, 'Saku' took the chance to pitch the concept to UFC executive Ant Evans. Evans, the content officer for UFC Fight Pass, loved the idea and helped the Japanese team tweak the concept before ultimately signing Quintet to a long-term deal with UFC Fight Pass.[2]

Rules[edit]

Fight Mat[edit]

12mx12m square wrestling mat. No line boundaries. In case of obvious risk of falling out of the mat area, the referee stops the bout and the bout is restarted in a safe area in the same position.[3]

Winner Stays On System[edit]

After two members from opposing teams grapple each other, the winner fights the next fighter from the opposing team. A draw results in both fighters being removed. If the last fighter on the team loses, that team loses.[3] In the case that both teams are down to their last fighter and the match results in a draw, the winning team is determined by whichever team has the fewest cumulative penalties throughout all the matches. If both teams have an equal amount of penalties, the referees judge who was the more aggressive fighter in the final match and their team is declared the winners.

Weight[edit]

Total weight of the team (five fighters) must be under the weight class limit one day prior to the event. [3]

Class name Weight class limit (kg)
Men Women
Regular 430 kg 280 kg
Light 360 kg

Time Limits[edit]

The match consists of one 8 minute round if the grapplers are close in weight. If there is a significant weight difference the lighter fighter is allowed to choose between an 8 or 4 minute round. This occurs in the Regular weight class when the difference is 20+ kg and occurs in the Lightweight class at 10+ kg. [3]

List of Winners[edit]

Weight Class Winner Runner-up Event Date Tournament Bracket
Regular United Kingdom Polaris Japan HALEO Quintet 1 April 11, 2018 Quintet 1 Bracket
Light Japan Carpe Diem Japan HALEO Quintet Fight Night 1 June 9, 2018 Quintet Fight Night 1 Bracket
Regular United States 10th Planet Japan Reebok Quintet 2 July 16, 2018 Quintet 2 Bracket
Regular United States Alpha Male United Kingdom Polaris Quintet 3 October 5, 2018 Quintet 3 Bracket
Regular Japan Carpe Diem Japan Neo Judo Quintet Fight Night 2 February 3, 2019 Quintet Fight Night 2 Bracket
Female Regular United States 10th Planet Japan BJJ Kunoichi Quintet Fight Night 3 April 7, 2019 Quintet Fight Night 3 Bracket
Light Japan Carpe Diem Japan Sakuraba Quintet Fight Night 4 November 30, 2019 Quintet Fight Night 4 Bracket
Regular Team UFC Team Strikeforce Quintet Ultra December 12, 2019 Quintet Ultra Bracket
Light Japan Tokoro Plus α 2nd Japan Carpe Diem Quintet Fight Night 5 October 27, 2020 Quintet Fight Night 5 Bracket
Female Regular Japan Carpe Diem Japan Fairtex Quintet Fight Night 6 March 12, 2021 Quintet Fight Night 6 Bracket
Light Japan Wolf Japan The Body Ride Quintet Fight Night 7 July 13, 2021 Quintet Fight Night 7 Bracket

List of events[edit]

# Event Date Venue Location
1 QUINTET 1 April 11, 2018 Ryogoku Kokugikan Japan Tokyo, Japan
2 QUINTET Fight Night 1 June 9, 2018 Differ Ariake Japan Tokyo, Japan
3 QUINTET 2 July 16, 2018 Ota City General Gymnasium Japan Tokyo, Japan
4 QUINTET 3 October 5, 2018 Orleans Arena United States Las Vegas, United States
5 QUINTET Fight Night 2 February 3, 2019 Arena Tachikawa Tachihi Japan Tokyo, Japan
6 QUINTET Fight Night 3 April 7, 2019 Arena Tachikawa Tachihi Japan Tokyo, Japan
7 QUINTET Fight Night 4 November 30, 2019 Akita City Cultural Center Japan Akita, Japan
8 QUINTET Ultra December 12, 2019 Red Rock Casino United States Las Vegas, United States
9 QUINTET Fight Night 5 October 27, 2020 Korakuen Hall Japan Tokyo, Japan
10 QUINTET Fight Night 6 March 12, 2021 Ex Theater Roppongi Japan Tokyo, Japan
11 QUINTET Fight Night 7 July 13, 2021 Korakuen Hall Japan Tokyo, Japan

Quintet 1[edit]

Quintet 1
Information
PromotionQuintet
DateApril 11, 2018
VenueRyōgoku Kokugikan
CityJapan Tokyo, Japan

Quintet 1 was a team grappling event held by Quintet on April 11, 2018 at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.

Teams[edit]

Haleo Dream Team

Judo Dream Team

Polaris Dream Team

Sambo Dream Team

Quintet 1 Bracket[edit]

Semi Finals Finals
      
1 Japan Team Haleo 2
Japan Team Judo 0
3 Japan Team Haleo 0
United Kingdom Team Polaris 2
2 United Kingdom Team Polaris 3
Lithuania Team Sambo 0

Quintet Fight Night 1[edit]

Quintet Fight Night 1
Information
PromotionQuintet
DateJune 9, 2018
VenueDiffer Ariake
CityJapan Tokyo, Japan

Quintet Fight Night 1 was a grappling team survival event held by Quintet on June 9, 2018 at the Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan.

Teams[edit]

Team Carpe Diem

  • Japan Masahiro Iwasaki
  • Japan Daisuke Sugie
  • Japan Tomoshige Sera
  • Japan Yoshihiko Matsumoto
  • United States David Garmo

Team TOKORO PLUS α

Team U-Zukido

Team Haleo

Quintet Fight Night 1 Bracket[edit]

Semi Finals Finals
      
1 Japan Carpe Diem ADV
Japan TOKORO PLUS α 0
3 Japan Carpe Diem ADV
Japan Haleo 0
2 Japan U-Zukido 0
Japan Haleo 3

Quintet 2[edit]

Quintet 2
Information
PromotionQuintet
DateJuly 16, 2018
VenueOta City General Gymnasium
CityJapan Tokyo, Japan

Quintet 2 was a team grappling event held by Quintet on July 16, 2018 at the Ota City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.

Teams[edit]

Team Tiger Muay Thai

  • England Stuart Cooper
  • Belgium Christophe Vandijck
  • Syria Tarek Suleiman
  • United States Alex Schild
  • Hong Kong Viking Wong

Team Reebok

Team 10th Planet

  • United States Geo Martinez
  • United States Richie Martinez
  • United States PJ Barch
  • United States Adam Sachnoff
  • United States Amir Allam

Team Vagabond

Quintet 2 Bracket[edit]

Semi Finals Finals
      
1 Thailand Tiger Muay Thai 0
Japan Team Reebok 3
3 Japan Team Reebok 0
United States Team 10th Planet 2
2 United States Team 10th Planet ADV
Japan Team Vagabond 0

Quintet 3[edit]

Quintet 3
Information
PromotionQuintet
DateOctober 5, 2018
VenueOrleans Arena
CityUnited States Las Vegas, USA

Quintet 3 was a grappling team survival event held by Quintet on October 5, 2018 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, USA.

Teams[edit]

Team Alpha Male

Team Sakuraba

Team 10th Planet

  • United States PJ Barch
  • United States Amir Allam
  • United States Geo Martinez
  • United States Richie Martinez
  • United States Adam Sachnoff

Team Polaris

Super Matches[edit]

Quintet 3
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight 66 kg United States Nicky Ryan def. Japan Hideo Tokoro Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
Light Heavyweight 93 kg Brazil Marcelo Nunes def. Ghana Haisam Rida Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)
Heavyweight 120 kg Japan Satoshi Ishii def. United States Frank Mir DQ (Stalling)

Quintet 3 Bracket[edit]

Semi Finals Finals
      
1 United States Team Alpha Male 3
Japan Team Sakuraba 0
3 United States Team Alpha Male 2
United Kingdom Team Polaris 0
2 United States Team 10th Planet 0
United Kingdom Team Polaris 2

Quintet Fight Night 2[edit]

Quintet Fight Night 2
Information
PromotionQuintet
DateFebruary 3, 2019
VenueArena Tachikawa Tachihi
CityJapan Tokyo, Japan

Quintet Fight Night 2 was a grappling team survival event held by Quintet on February 3, 2019 at the Arena Tachikawa Tachihi in Tokyo, Japan.

Teams[edit]

Team Neo Judo

Team U-Japan

Team Carpe Diem

  • Ghana Haisam Rida
  • Japan Sotaro Yamada
  • France Thomas Mietz
  • United States David Garmo
  • France Reda Mebtouche

Team Soldier

  • Japan Hideki Sekine
  • Japan Yuta Nakamura
  • Brazil Sergio Rios Da Silva
  • Australia Declan Moody
  • Brazil Igor Tanabe

Quintet Fight Night 2 Bracket[edit]

Semi Finals Finals
      
Japan Team Neo Judo
Japan Team U-Japan
Japan Team Neo Judo
Japan Team Carpe Diem
Japan Team Carpe Diem
Japan Team Soldier

Quintet Fight Night 3[edit]

Quintet Fight Night 3
Information
PromotionQuintet
DateApril 7, 2019
VenueArena Tachikawa Tachihi
CityJapan Tokyo, Japan

Quintet Fight Night 3 was a grappling team survival event held by Quintet on April 7, 2019 at the Arena Tachikawa Tachihi in Tokyo, Japan. It was the first Quintet event to feature women's grappling.

Teams[edit]

Team BJJ Kunoichi

  • Japan Rikako Yuasa
  • Japan Iori Echigo
  • Japan Nanami Ichikawa
  • Japan Yuki Sugiuchi
  • Japan Akiko Sawada

Team Sun Chlorella

Team DEEP Jewels

  • Japan Tomo Maesawa
  • Japan Emi Tomimatsu
  • Japan Reina Miura
  • Japan Yukari Nabe
  • Japan Hikaru Aono

Team 10th Planet

  • United States Lila Smadja-Cruz
  • United States Fabiana Jorge
  • United States Liz Carmouche
  • United States Grace Gundrum
  • Finland Elvira Karppinen

Quintet Fight Night 3 Bracket[edit]

Semi Finals Finals
      
United States Team 10th Planet
Japan Team DEEP Jewels
United States Team 10th Planet
Japan Team BJJ Kunoichi
Japan Team Sun Chlorella
Japan Team BJJ Kunoichi

Quintet Fight Night 4[edit]

Quintet Fight Night 4
Information
PromotionQuintet
DateNovember 30, 2019
VenueAkita City Cultural Center
CityJapan Akita, Japan

Quintet Fight Night 4 was a grappling team survival event held by Quintet on November 30, 2019 at the Akita City Cultural Center in Akita, Japan.

Teams[edit]

Team Paraestra

  • Japan Kohei Yasumi
  • Japan Ayumu Shioda
  • Japan Yutaka Saito
  • Japan Yusuke Honma
  • Japan Shoki Higuchi

Team K-Top BJJ

  • South Korea Inseong Jang
  • South Korea Wanki Chae
  • South Korea Gyeongseop Lee
  • South Korea Youngseung Cho
  • South Korea Jun Yong Cho

Team Sakuraba

Team Carpe Diem

  • Japan Masahiro Iwasaki
  • Japan Tomoshige Sera
  • Japan Sotaro Yamada
  • Japan Yukinari Tamura
  • Japan Tomoyuki Hashimoto

Quintet Fight Night 4 Bracket[edit]

Semi Finals Finals
      
Japan Team Carpe Diem
South Korea Team K-Top BJJ
Japan Team Carpe Diem
Japan Team Sakuraba
Japan Team Sakuraba
Japan Team Paraestra

Quintet Ultra[edit]

Quintet Ultra
Information
PromotionQuintet
DateDecember 12, 2019
VenueRed Rock Casino
CityUnited States Las Vegas, USA

Quintet Ultra was a grappling team survival event held by Quintet on December 12, 2019 at the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas, USA. This event was based around teams representing four of the most notable MMA promotions: the UFC, Pride Fighting Championships, Strikeforce and World Extreme Cagefighting. Combatants were chosen based on how closely linked their careers were to those promotions.

Teams[edit]

Team UFC

Team Pride FC

Team Strikeforce

Team WEC

Quintet Ultra bracket[edit]

Semi Finals Finals
      
1 Team UFC 3
Team PRIDE 2
3 Team UFC 1
Team Strikeforce 0
2 Team Strikeforce 2
Team WEC 1

[4]

Super Matches[edit]

Quintet Ultra
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight 120 kg United States Gordon Ryan def. Russia Aleksei Oleinik Submission (kneebar)

Quintet Fight Night 5[edit]

Quintet Fight Night 5
Information
PromotionQuintet
DateOctober 27, 2020
VenueKorakuen Hall
CityJapan Tokyo, Japan

Quintet Fight Night 5 was a grappling team survival event held by Quintet on October 27, 2020 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

Teams[edit]

Team Carpe Diem

  • Japan Masahiro Iwasaki
  • Japan Tomoshige Sera
  • Japan Masaki Takeura
  • Japan Daisuke Shiraki
  • Japan Tomoyuki Hashimoto

Team Wolf

Team Tokoro Plus α 2nd

Team OneHundred

Quintet Fight Night 5 Bracket[edit]

Semi Finals Finals
      
Japan Team Carpe Diem
Japan Team Wolf
Japan Team Carpe Diem
Japan Team Tokoro Plus α 2nd
Japan Team Tokoro Plus α 2nd
Japan Team OneHundred

Quintet Fight Night 6[edit]

Quintet Fight Night 6
Information
PromotionQuintet
DateMarch 12, 2021
VenueEx Theater Roppongi
CityJapan Tokyo, Japan

Quintet Fight Night 6 was a grappling team survival event held by Quintet on March 12, 2021 at the Ex Theater Roppongi in Tokyo, Japan.

Teams[edit]

Team Carpe Diem

  • Japan Satomi Takano
  • Japan Mitomo Moriwaki
  • Japan Haruki Ishiguro
  • Japan Satomi Suga
  • Japan Yuki Uchiyama

Team Fairtex

  • Japan Kazuko Sakamoto
  • Japan Ryoko Yoshida
  • Japan Carolina De Amorim Kuwahara
  • Brazil Julyanna Laurentino
  • Japan Kanon Kishida

Team Coroblock

  • Japan Yuki Ono
  • Japan Emi Fujino
  • Japan Norika Ryu
  • Japan Tomomi Sunaba
  • Japan Takayo Hashi

Quintet Fight Night 6 Bracket[edit]

Round 1 Round 2 Finals
Japan Team Carpe Diem   Japan Team Carpe Diem  
Japan Team Fairtex   Japan Team Fairtex  
Japan Team Fairtex  
Japan Team Coroblock  
Key: Winning team advances Losing team advances


Quintet Fight Night 7[edit]

Quintet Fight Night 7
Information
PromotionQuintet
DateJuly 13, 2021
VenueKorakuen Hall
CityJapan Tokyo, Japan

Quintet Fight Night 7 was a lightweight grappling team survival event held by Quintet on July 13, 2021 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

Teams[edit]

Team Tri-Force

  • Japan Naoki Hirata
  • Japan Nobuhiro Sawada
  • Japan Daizo Ishige
  • Japan Kosuke Nakajima
  • Japan Kazuhiro Suzuki

Team Wolf

Team Brave Gym

Team The Body Ride

Quintet Fight Night 7 Bracket[edit]

Semi Finals Finals
      
Japan Team Tri-Force
Japan Team Wolf
Japan Team Wolf
Japan Team The Body Ride
Japan Team Brave Gym
Japan Team The Body Ride

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SAKURABA'S NEW 5-ON-5 GRAPPLING EVENT QUINTET DEBUTS OVERNIGHT ON UFC FIGHT PASS". MMA Weekly. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  2. ^ @AntEvansMMA (20 September 2018). "Some folks think this team is nigh-near unbeatable... but @eddiebravo and @UrijahFaber disagree" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ a b c d "Rules". QUINTET. Retrieved 2021-05-02.
  4. ^ Roy Billington (December 13, 2019). "Quintet Ultra Results and Highlights: UFC edges past Strikeforce". bloodyelbow.com.

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