Rolles and Daniel Gracie, instructors at GMA Renzo Gracie Academy, traveled to Tokyo, Japan last weekend for the January 4 Tokyo Dome Show to try their hand at tag team professional wrestling event. What made it interesting was their opponent, Kazushi “The Gracie Hunter” Sakuraba.
The martial arts background of Sakuraba came from professional wrestling before he entered the realm of MMA where he defeated four Gracie family members, earning him his nickname.
On January 4, the annual event brought together Sakuraba and the Gracies once more. The match-up ended in a DQ but only because of a gi choke by Daniel Gracie– a finish that would normally be celebrated.
Either way, it’s an interesting twist for the Gracie/Sakuraba story. Check it out at 7:30 into the video: