Last night saw a historic moment for Sakuraba’s Quintet grappling series. For the first time ever, it featured all-female teams. The event was a success and even had a superfight that even featured Sakuraba’s son who like his father, won by a Kimura submission.
After a few hours of pure no-gi grappling, the eventual winners where Team Carpe Diem. In true Quintet fashion, the winning ladies where given medals in the closing ceremony and celebrated what was yet another solid showing on behalf of Sakuraba.
The female teams were as follows:
Carolina De Amorim Kuwahara
Team Carpe Diem
The growth of all-female BJJ events has been growing steadily for some time now. Most recently, US promotions such as WNO and F2W have featured events exclusivity using women as fighters. This shows a growth in BJJ which previously used to show mostly male-based grappling events.