The B-Team Bulls claimed victory in Tokyo this past weekend at team submission-only grappling event QUINTET.4 ReBOOT, where the Bulls bested both Team 10th Planet and Team Polaris.
QUINTET.4 ReBOOT, commonly referred to simply as “Quintet 4,” is the latest event in a promotion created by submission grappling and MMA superstar Kazushi Sakuraba. Quintet is characterized by its 5-versus-5, winner-stays-on format: a ruleset that makes Quintet one of the few submission grappling promotions that turns jiu-jitsu into a true team sport.
B-Team, outfitted in Chicago Bulls-inspired rashguards, arrived in Japan this weekend with five heavy hitters in Craig Jones, Nicky Rod, Nicky Ryan, Jacob Rodriguez, and Jozef Chen. The Bulls earned their place in the finals with an overall decision victory over Team Polaris, though no members on either team secured submissions.
In the finals, however, B-Team leader Craig Jones scored submissions over both of 10th Planet’s legendary Martinez brothers, Geo and Richie. Though Jones was unable to submit his final 10th Planet opponent, Kyle Boehm, his submission victories ultimately secured first place for the Bulls.