Full Rosters Announced for Quintet Ultra Team Grappling Event on Dec. 12

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 9, 2019


The lineups are set for Thursday’s Quintet Ultra team grappling event.

Each team in the 5-on-5 event represents an influential mixed martial arts promotion: the UFC, Pride, Strikeforce and the WEC. The card takes place at Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas and streams on UFC Fight Pass at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

The rosters are as follows:

Team UFC: Anthony Smith, Anthony Johnson, Sean O'Malley, Clay Guida and Gilbert Burns

Team Pride: Kazushi Sakuraba, Takanori Gomi, Gregor Gracie, Hector Lombard and Yves Edwards

Team Strikeforce: Gilbert Melendez, Jake Shields, Muhammed Lawal, Gesias Cavalcante and Renato Sobral

Team WEC: Chad Mendes, Glover Teixeira, Mark Munoz, Cub Swanson and James Krause

Quintet Ultra utilizes a single-elimination format, where competitors are eliminated by a loss or draw, with the winner of each match remaining on the mat. A team loses when all five of its members are eliminated.

The event will also include the following singles matches: Gordon Ryan vs. Alexey Oleynik, Cynthia Calvillo vs. Danielle Kelly and Craig Jones vs. Fredson Paixao. Singles matches will follow the Quintet rule set.

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