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“Pezão” Close To Signing With SENGOKU! Blanco’s Opponent Announced

“Pezão” Close To Signing With SENGOKU

In a new article at Tatame it says that former EliteXC Heavyweight champion Antonio Silva is close to signing with SENGOKU. They have made an offer to him to participate in their January 4th event.

Do these recent Heavyweight offers indicate a tournament in 2009?

SENGOKU NO RAN 2009
Date: January 4th, 2009
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

SENGOKU Lightweight Title Fight (5×5):
Takanori Gomi vs. Satoru Kitaoka

SENGOKU Middleweight Title Fight (5×5):
Kazuo Misaki vs. Jorge Santiago

Heavyweight Fight:
Hidehiko Yoshida vs. TBA

Possible Fights:
Josh Barnett vs. Kevin Randleman

Possible Participants:
Roger Gracie
King Mo
Pawel Nastula
Hiroshi Izumi
Antonio Silva
Paul Daley
Dave Herman
Beijing 2008 Medalist

Maximo Blanco Vs. Daisuke Hanazawa

Maximo Blanco’s opponent for Pancrase on December 7th has been announced. He will face his toughest opponent yet in Daisuke Hanazawa who ended a five fight losing streak in 2006. Hanazawa’s record since then is 7-1-2.

It seems like Ryo Kawamura will not participate in this card as previously announced. Has he maybe received a spot on SENGOKU’s January 4th event?

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  1. werd
    November 13, 2008 at 5:00 am

    Now that zuffa’s puppet armando garcia is gone from the CSAC, that suspension means less than shit. Silva will be re-instated. I wish you guys would get into politics a little. You never read the subtext.

    A hw tournament could revive mma in Japan. Big time.

  2. Anonymous
    November 15, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Sengoku hw gp 2009 1st round
    Barnett vs Dave Herman
    Yoshida vs Thompsom 2
    Fujita vs Mo Lawl
    Kimbo vs Don Frye
    Rodger Gracie vs Maricio Cruz
    Travis Wiuff vs Valintine Overeem
    Randleman vs Jeff Monson
    Antonio Silva vs Seth Petrizelli
    Make it happen Ill take a job as match maker

  3. November 15, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Looks good. I would’ve liked to see KISS Nakao in there also though. I know people joke about him but he’s actually a good fighter. And maybe the Judo gold medalist Zviadauri in there somewhere also. They have offered Sylvia also, he would have to be in it if they get him.

  4. Anonymous
    November 20, 2008 at 12:24 am

    OK
    Nakao vs Wiuff
    Silva vs Zviadauri

    Sylvia vs Jaoude
    Barnett vs Xande

    Fujita vs Mo Lawl
    Gracie vs Randleman

    Yoshida vs Thompson 2
    Kimbo vs Don Frye
    who you got in each match and the subsequent match ups? Favorites to win it all?

  5. November 20, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Nakao vs Wiuff is tough, they are both similar, but I would take Nakao because it’s in Japan.
    Silva
    Sylvia
    Barnett
    Mo
    Gracie
    Yoshida
    Frye

    nakao vs silva = silva
    barnett vs sylvia = barnett
    mo vs gracie = tough but I’ll take gracie, though I don’t know how he’ll take him down.
    yoshida vs frye 2 = yoshida

    silva vs barnett = barnett
    yohida vs gracie = you never know with legendary fights like these, but I have to go with roger.

    barnett vs gracie = barnett

    Silva, Sylvia, Barnett, Mo, and Gracie would be favorites out of the 16.

  6. Anonymous
    November 21, 2008 at 5:29 am

    I hope it happens. btw thanks for keeping this site up it is awsome, and my only source for japanese mma news.

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