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Genki Sudo’s Ikkiuchi 2nd Jiu-Jitsu Tournament is the Coolest Thing of 2015

Genki Sudo’s Ikkiuchi 2nd Jiu-Jitsu Tournament is the Coolest Thing of 2015

Okay fight fans, in this space we at Caged Insider would usually break down what action you have to look forward to over the weekend.

Partly, we like to highlight the best action available to you.

But also because, well, no one can really keep track of all this stuff these days.

Simply put, the biggest fans of MMA can’t keep track of all the shows the UFC is putting on.

There’s an offering or two from Bellator to consider, as in last weekend.

Overseas, ONE is keeping Asian MMA on the world map. GLORY kickboxing is plugging along too, and offering some of the most consistently entertaining shows in the fight game. There’s more boxing available on TV than we’ve seen in years, too.

However — not this weekend. It’s Independence Day weekend here in the US, so MMA and kick/boxing is going to more or less take the weekend off.

Yes fans, you have some time off for good behavior. It’s a great time to look up what you may have missed — what may have slipped through the cracks…

Enter — as always, with style — Genki Sudo.

The “Neo-Samurai,” known for long entertaining crowds in K-1, UFC, and PRIDE, presented the second edition of his tournament IKKIUCHI, at Zenryuji Temple in Japan, last month.

Like the first edition, which we covered here back in August, Sudo presents some great grappling action, framed in beautiful traditional motifs — and it is again spectacular.

Daisuke Sugie, known mostly for a long career in the Japanese MMA promotion Shooto, is among the participants.

Enjoy this ten minute highlight reel:


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