Fujimura's unbelievable punish leaves the crowd stunned, Daigo makes a tense comeback, and the EVO 2018 runback — Red Bull Kumite highlights part 2

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • November 11, 2018 at 3:10 p.m. PST

Red Bull Kumite 2018 has officially concluded. After a weekend that consisted of a last chance qualifier event — three winners from said qualifier joining the main event — and the main event itself, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition fans have had their fill of top-level competitive action.

Today's matches brought us some of the best Street Fighter 5 players the scene has to offer slugging it out for the trophy. Now that the action is over, we're going to share some of our favorite moments from the latter portion of the tournament.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out part 1 of our Red Bull Kumite 2018 highlights. The first half of our highlights featured amazing moments such as RB|Luffy sending FOX|Tokido to the losers bracket, AB|Gunfight and NASR|AngryBird's outstanding Alex vs. Zeku battle, and more.

In this batch of clips you'll see players such as Mouz|Problem X, CYG|Daigo, FD|Fujimura, Liquid|Nemo, RB|Gachikun, Filipino Champ, and more featured.

To kick things off, we have the incredible bout between Fujimura and Luffy in the winners semi-final.

Fujimura's Ibuki tags pretty much everyone with his cross up Kunai throw set up. It comes out fast, and even if you see it coming it can be difficult to stop.

That wasn't the case for Luffy, however, as he was able to properly block the set up and punish with a big combo into Critical Art. Also included here we have a perfect from Fujimura, as well as a big comeback for the Ibuki player that ends with a V-Reversal punish that leaves the crowd stunned.


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Filipino Champ's Dhalsim brought the hype when he put into play the giant, slow-moving fireball of V-Trigger 2. He managed to keep a fireball on screen for what felt like an eternity, and somehow Nemo managed to avoid it all.

Last chance qualifier winner Talon|HotDog29 felt confident against Gachikun during today's finals, standing completely still in front of the Rashid player as a means to have the opponent make a move. Gachikun's Rashid did indeed make a move, and he ended up walking away with the game victory.

Watch Nemo's Urien score a perfect punish on Gachikun's escape attempt.

Red Bull Kumite 2018 brought viewers a rematch of EVO 2018's grand finals set between Tokido and Problem X. History repeated itself as Problem X eliminated Tokido from today's tournament.

Here is a devastating offensive sequence from none other than Daigo "The Beast" Umehara's lethal Guile.

Luffy mounted a huge comeback against Nemo, landing three command throws in a row to close out the round. Nemo would ultimately close out the set with a perfect, however.

Problem X's Abigail did Abigail things when up against RISE|Smug's G. It started with a crouching light kick and ended with big V-Trigger damage.

Daigo vs. Problem X in the losers finals was an absolute slugfest. From the supremely tricky reset using Bison's Psycho Crusher from Problem X to Daigo's incredibly tense comeback, there were a number of tremendous moments to behold here.

At the end of the day, though, Problem X would take the set in impressive fashion.

In grand finals, Fujimura's punishes were on another level. Tagging Abigail with Kunai into Critical Art when he whiffed command throw and landing his trademark air Kunai set up on Bison's whiffed throw attempt were just two of the great ones we witnessed today.

And here is the tournament-winning play.

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