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    In addition to 'Contenders', "Combat Wrestling" is pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickeroon1987
    Do Japanese fighters tend to get their base in grappling from wrestling, rather than Jiujitsu? Why do Japanese have such a hard on for pro wrestling? Why do they always have pro wrestlers with some fighting skill try to prove that pro wrestling is real/affective in the ring even though they do actually do any pro wrestling moves???
    I've been wondering a lot about this as well. It seems like Japanese MMA fighters are a lot more submission-oriented than Americans, and submission grappling is obviously a more popular sport over there.
    Is it really just because of the popularity of Japanese pro-wrestling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw
    I've been wondering a lot about this as well. It seems like Japanese MMA fighters are a lot more submission-oriented than Americans, and submission grappling is obviously a more popular sport over there.
    Is it really just because of the popularity of Japanese pro-wrestling?
    Quote Originally Posted by edtang
    It's because Japanese mainstream MMA has it's roots from pro wrestling; it was a very natural progression from the worked wrestling matches in RINGS, Pancrase, UWF, UWFi to PRIDE. Most people don't seem to understand why PRIDE was the way it was; it's because it was so close to pro wrestling to the fans eyes (and not in a bad way) by the time it came around.

    Jiu Jitsu has much more of an impact on American MMA because the Gracies had their hand in designing the UFC when it first started.
    Yes, it is.

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