DEEP, Cage Force, IFL And KOTC LW Champions In SENGOKU! Gomi Vs. Hwan Announced
The opponent of Takanori Gomi and the four tournament fights for SENGOKU IV were announced today. Gomi’s opponent will be Korean DEEP Lightweight Champion Bang Seung Hwan as rumored. In the tournament two champions will meet as Cage Force Lightweight champion Mizuto Hirota takes on IFL Lightweight champion Ryan Schultz. In the three other tournament fights Rodrigo Damm faces Eiji Mitsuoka, Satoru Kitaoka is pitted against KOTC Lightweight champion Clay French and former DEEP Lightweight champion Kazunori Yokota will fight Slovenian Bojan Kosednar.
The semifinals and the final of the tournament will take place at SENGOKU VI in November. Duane Ludwig will not participate in the tournament. It seems that he has a fight in the U.S. that he must participate in.
Date: August 24th, 2008
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan
Takanori Gomi vs. Bang Seung Hwan
Frank Trigg vs. Makoto Takimoto
Peter Graham vs. Moise Rimbon
Lightweight GP Series 2008 1st Round:
Eiji Mitsuoka vs. Rodrigo Damm
Satoru Kitaoka vs. Clay French
Mizuto Hirota vs. Ryan Schultz
Kazunori Yokota vs. Bojan Kosednar
(Photo By: GBRing)