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Kazushi Sakuraba

Kazushi Sakuraba is a Japanese mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, currently signed to Rizin Fighting Federation. He has competed in traditional puroresu for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and shoot-style competition for UWFi and Kingdom Pro Wrestling (KPW). He has fought in MMA competition in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Pride Fighting Championships, Hero's and Dream. He is known as the "Gracie Hunter" or the "Gracie Killer" due to his wins over four members of the famed Gracie family: Royler Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Ryan Gracie, and Royce Gracie. In particular, Sakuraba is famous for his initial fight with Royce, which lasted ninety minutes and ended after Royce was unable to continue due to damage received from Sakuraba.


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Born:
Jul 14, 1969 In Shōwa, Akita, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
42
First Appeared:
In the movie UFC 15.5: Ultimate Japan 1 1997-12-21
Latest Project:
Movie NOAH the Best: Final Chronicle 2020 2020-12-06
Known For
Filmography
Movie NOAH the Best: Final Chronicle 2020 2020-12-06
Movie NJPW The New Beginning in Niigata 2016 Himself 2016-02-14
Movie NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2016 Himself 2016-05-03
Movie NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka Himself 2015-02-11
Movie NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9 Himself 2015-01-04
Movie NJPW The New Beginning in Sendai Himself 2015-02-14
Movie Pioneers of MMA: Kazushi Sakuraba Himself 2015-02-03
Movie NJPW Power Struggle 2015 Himself 2015-11-07
Movie NJPW Invasion Attack 2015 Himself 2015-04-05
Movie NJPW King of Pro-Wrestling 2015 Himself 2015-10-12
Movie NJPW Dominion 7.5 In Osaka Jo-Hall Himself 2015-07-05
Movie NJPW Dominion 6.21 2014-06-21
Movie NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 8 2014-01-04
Movie NJPW Power Struggle 2014 Himself 2014-11-08
Movie Metamoris 5 2014-11-22
Movie NJPW World Tag League 2014 - Day 11 Himself 2014-12-07
Movie NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 7 Himself 2013-01-04
Movie NJPW Destruction 2013 2013-09-30
Movie NJPW G1 Climax 23 - Day 11 2013-08-11
Movie NJPW King Of Pro-Wrestling 2012 Himself 2012-10-08
Movie Dream 17 as Himself 2011-09-24
Movie Dream 2 himself 2008-04-29
Movie Pride 30: Fully Loaded 2005-10-23
Movie Pride Total Elimination 2003-08-10
Movie Pride 25: Body Blow 2003-03-16
Movie Pride Final Conflict 2003 2003-11-09
Movie Pride Shockwave 2003 2003-12-31
Movie Pride Shockwave 2002 2002-08-28
Movie Pride 13: Collision Course 2001-03-25
Movie Pride 17: Championship Chaos 2001-11-03
Movie Pride 10: Return of the Warriors 2000-08-27
Movie Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals 2000-05-01
Movie Pride 11: Battle Of The Rising Sun 2000-10-31
Movie Pride 12: Cold Fury 2000-12-09
Movie Pride 6 1999-07-04
Movie Pride 5 1999-04-29
Movie Pride 7 1999-10-12
Movie Pride 8 1999-11-21
Movie Pride 2 1998-03-15
Movie Pride 4 1998-10-11
Movie Pride 3 1998-06-24
Movie UFC 15.5: Ultimate Japan 1 himself 1997-12-21