This Friday, legendary Japanese MMA promotion Shooto will host their third major fight card of 2012. The main and co-main events will both feature title fights, but the bout that gets me most pumped is Keita “K-Taro” Nakamura vs. Yuki Sasaki. Both men are veterans in the Japanese scene and both are awesome grapplers.
K-Taro is definitely one of Japan’s best grapplers, winning multiple competitions in Japan and making it to the semi-finals at ADCC 2009. A master of chokes, K-taro is renowned for his back-taking and finishing ability.
Check out some classic K-Taro footage and get pumped for an awesome fight between two exciting grapplers. (Click “read more” for more videos)