There’s a prolonged historical past of professional wrestlers crossing over into MMA. From the nascent days of this sport, skilled wrestlers have indulged their need to go from work to a shoot. On this episodic sequence, I’ll overview fights the place professional wrestlers foray into the fight world. It’s like a bizarre, violent model of IMDB and I’m DB (Dylan Bowker). That is Professional Wrestlers in MMA # 7: James Thompson vs Kazuyuki Fujita.
Fujita is a sturdy veteran who has been energetic even in recent times. The very long time professional wrestler has had one of many extra tenured runs for a employee that has forayed into the shoot world of MMA. For Thompson, this could not be the one occasion the place he competed in opposition to a member of the professional wrestling fraternity.
The previous multi-time IWGP heavyweight champion got here in 5 inches shorter and 24 lbs lighter than the hulking James Thompson. Fujita had a three-year hiatus previous to this bout. The pre-fight hype package deal featured the quote: “I’ve already forgot my previous. I need to present the brand new Fujita”. The 2 had an intense staredown previous to the bell ringing to kickstart the battle.
Thompson took the middle and greeted Iron Head with The Rock’s “Simply Deliver It” hand gesture. James Thompson started pawing out the jab with Fujita seeking to shoot in on just a few events for takedown. Thompson is ready to circle out and stuff the tried takedowns. The colossus got here up the center with a knee that related on Fujita.
The 2 have a people type trade with Thompson utilizing head and bicep management to place Fujita within the nook.
Professional Wrestlers In MMA
Thompson started working over Fujita’s physique with some knees then landed some punches on the break. Thompson once more sprawls on Fujita then lands a knee when the 2 scramble upward. Fujita was in a position to join with some punches in his personal proper however Thompson would once more press Iron Head into the nook. Mega Punk continued to piece up Fujita with kickboxing combos when the 2 took the middle once more.
The sturdiness, coronary heart, and cardio of Fujita are evident by his unwavering tempo and skill to resist the beating he takes. Fujita’s leg begins turning into discolored from Thompson’s leg kicks. Thompson retains touchdown arduous knees to Fujita’s head and is touchdown a whole lot of high quality soiled boxing work. Fujita went for a single leg with Thompson toppling into Iron Head‘s half guard.
Some floor and pound was peppered in earlier than Fujita maneuvered issues again to his open guard. Thomspon would rise up and throw a soccer kick at Fujita. Fujita lastly rallies again and lands massive hooks and uppercuts on his outsized opponent. Thompson’s blood will get splattered on the digicam lens as Fujita continues to piece him up.
Kazuyuki Fujita is touchdown alternating left and proper hooks with one ultimate proper hook serving because the exclamation level. Mega Punk toppled to the canvas and Iron Head stood victorious in Osaka.
Kazuyuki Fujita (vs James Thompson): 6.6 /10