Rising Sun II: Southside Connection

Southside Connection

Rising Sun II is coming up. On Saturday, 24.07.2021 will be held in the Gym 24 in Böblingen with the support of the Gothaer Insurance and SportsGermany.TV another piece of German grappling history will be written, when for the first time a team championship in the "Grappling Team Survival Match" will be held according to the Japanese model. After the team duel between Fight Fusion Regensburg and the German Top Team was the absolute crowd-puller at Rising Sun I and attracted over 1,900 spectators live in front of the screens, the second event will go one better in many respects.

5 teams will compete in a knockout system and at the end of the evening only one team will leave the mat undefeated as the first Rising Sun Team Champion. Among the participants are numerous German champions of various federations, as well as numerous international title holders and even European champions in BJJ. We want to show you here on Kakutogi The teams for the event at the end of July have been presented by the team management and have pulled a real bombshell out of the hat right at the beginning:

Southside Connection

The term "Southside Connection" is at the latest since the competitions of the DGL in whole Germany a term. Marco Knöbel from the MFFC has reactivated the "Southside Connection" and puts an incredibly strong team on the mat:

Marco Knöbel

Age: 37
Weight: 110 kg
Size: 189 cm
Graduation: Brown belt
MMA per balance 5-2-0
Currently under contract with Brave FC.
DGL Team Champion
2x Gold Submissao
2x Bronze European Championship IBJJF
1x Gold IDM
Multiple winner of various grappling tournaments

Gregor Herb

Age: 43
Weight: 88kg
Size: 180cm
Graduation: Black belt
DGL Hall of Famer
15-9-0 MMA Pro Balance

Mahmut Özyildirim

Age: 31
Weight: 80kg
Size: 180cm
Graduation: Blue belt
MMA Amateur Record 5-1-0
Exit Asia BJJ Open
International German Open

Flavius Vrinceanu

Age: 32
Weight:75 kg
Size :1.78cm
Graduation:Blue belt
MMA Amateur record 1-0-0
1x 1 place South German Championship
Winner of various grappling tournaments

Rafail Sappidis

Age: 24
Weight: 75kg
Height: 178cm
Graduation: Blue belt
MMA Amateur Balance 4-3-0
2x Gold Submissao
2x Gold GEMMAF
1x Gold GMC Olimpix
3x Gold South German Champion
4 Place DGL
Multiple winner of various grappling tournaments

So Marco has managed to send an incredibly strong and above all experienced team into the race at Rising Sun II. As usual, the entire event will be broadcast live and for free in full length on Sportdeutschland.TV from 8 pm.

Ticket sales

And for all hardcore fans, the Corona times are finally over. 100 spectators have the luck to be there in Böblingen and watch the fights directly at the mat. Tickets are available exclusively and only in advance at the MatGuerilla Store for 19,90 Euro. Please note that there will be NO box office, but that tickets can only be ordered online in advance.

Rising Sun II

Location: Gym 24, Schickardstraße 36, 71034 Böblingen-Hulb
Admission for guests: 7 pm
Start: 8 pm

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