MMA fighter wears cosplay to fight in Japan

This year is the 20th anniversary of the Naruto manga by Masashi Kishimoto and there has been no shortage of famous people bearing tribute. MMA fighter Michael “Venom” Page was in Japan last week and donned an Akatsuki cloak and headband with the Village Hidden in the Leaves emblem scratched out akin to the outfit Itachi Uchiha wears.

A video posted to Reddit’s r/Naruto sub-forum shows Page approaching the stage, complete with the Naruto run (running with arms stretched behind the back) and with a kunai in his mouth.

MMA fighter, Michael “Venom” Page, cosplays as Itachi Uchiha during his walkout last night in Japan. from Naruto

Page was in Japan for the Bellator 237 fight where he took on Shinsho Anzai which took place on Saturday, December 28th, 2019 at the Saitama Super Arena.

Page defeated Anzai in the second round with a knockout.

Sources: Reddit, Comic Book, MMA Mania

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