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Video: Max Holloway, Kazushi Sakuraba and two sumo wrestling champions trade war stories - UFC Japan

What do you get when you put current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight champion Max Holloway, UFC Hall of Famer Kazushi Sakuraba and two Japanese Sumo Grand champions in the same room?

Some good conversation over some tasty Japanese cuisine.

“Blessed” and “The Gracie Hunter” joined Musashigawa Oyakata and Konishiki on a quiet night out in “Land of the Rising Sun” to talk all things combat sports ahead of UFC Fight Night 117, which is set to go down later tonight (Fri., Sept. 22, 2017) inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

The unlikely foursome traded war stories such as Sakuraba’s legendary fight against Wanderlei Silva, as well as his drinking rituals after his Pride FC bouts. Plus, “Blessed receives some heart-felt advice from the three champions of what it takes to stay at the top.


UFC Fight Night 117 features a revamped main event fight as Yushin Okami steps up on short notice to face off against Ovince Saint Preux. In the co-main event, Jessica Andrade and Claudia Gadelha duke it out, while Takanori Gomi faces Dong Hyun Kim. The event also features the UFC debut of former GLORY kickboxing standout, Gokhan Saki, taking on Henrique da Silva.

For more UFC Fight Night 117 fight card news click here.