The UFC’s final pay-per-view card of 2019 is a suitably festive event, as UFC 245 on Dec. 14 features a stacked card with three title fights.
It will be a big enough week leading up to the show at T-Mobile Arena that other events of note are being planned for fight week in Las Vegas.
One of those is Quintet Ultra, a grappling show which will be held at Red Rock Casino on Dec. 12.
The 5-on-5 team grappling event, founded by UFC Hall of Famer Kazushi Sakuraba, often features big-name mixed martial artists, and this card is no exception.
The company has announced the captains and a member of each of the four teams participating in the card. Team UFC will be lead by Anthony Johnson and include Sean O’Malley. Team PRIDE is anchored by Sakuraba and will include former champion Takanori Gomi. Team Strikeforce features a pair of former champions in Gilbert Melendez and Jake Shields. And captaining Team WEC is Chad Mendes, and includes Glover Teixeira.
Additionally, a super fight will be held between Gordon Ryan and one of the UFC’s finest heavyweight grapplers, the master of the Ezekiel choke, Aleksei Oleinik.
More details on participating grapplers and team rosters will be revealed in the weeks to come. The card will stream live at 10 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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