Last night in Japan something we expect only in movies went down, the event was called Ganryujima and the idea is basically exactly like the Kumite in Bloodsport. It was a 1 night, 8 man tournament with each competitor having a different fighting style. They had a Capoeira guy, a Dutch Kickboxer, a Senegalese wrestler, a Sumo, and so on, I mean you get the idea all styles and RESULTS ARE HERE. Of course the Dutch Kickboxer Brian Douwes Knocked out all 3 opponents in the first round of each match, what else would we expect right?
Here is a picture of the weigh ins just to give an idea.
While we were promised a circular ring with no ropes and a MOAT... yes a body of water surrounding the ring where if you get pushed in 3 times in a round you lose. The pictures showed it was more like blue mats around the ring instead of the moat this time which disappointed a little but the same rules applied about being pushed out of the ring, the rest of the rules were basically the same as most MMA fights.
I really was curious about this and was actually pretty upset that there was no way to watch this online even though I was sure Douwes would win (I may be a little bias). It would have been nice to see how the event worked out, lets keep our fingers crossed that we can watch the next one if it ever happens. No matter how silly and crazy it sounds, I feel it will still bring out the curiosity in everyone that enjoys Martial Arts and combat sports.