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April Return For J.Z.?! Monson Vs. Roger In March?

January 16, 2009 Leave a comment

J.Z. Calvan To Return In April?

J.Z. Calvan talks in a new article at Tatame. The most interesting part of it via Google translate:

The expectation now is to Gesias to fight for the Dream in April. “I must return to fight in March or April. The most certain is that in April, more so I do not have a date and not the opponent. With Hansen I know that is not because he will be away for at least six months and this year also will not have a GP in my category, because the Dream will make a GP’s featherweight category (63kg) and the welterweight (77kg) ” , Gesias finalized.

Jeff Monson Vs. Roger Gracie In March?

According to a guy from ESPN The Magazine at MMA Live #36, Jeff Monson might be fighting Roger Gracie at SENGOKU VII in March. However, Monson probably has some other things on his mind at this moment. You can read about that here and here.

You can watch the whole MMA Live episode here.

SENGOKU VII
Date: March 20th, 2009
Place: National Yoyogi Stadium 2nd Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan

Possible Fights:
Roger Gracie vs. Jeff Monson

Possible Participants:
Pawel Nastula
Alexandre Franca Nogueira

Roger Likely Not Fighting On January 4th! K-1 & DREAM On HDNet

November 22, 2008 Leave a comment

Roger Gracie Likely Not Fighting On Jan 4th

In a new article at ADCCNews it says that

At this point, Roger’s participation will likely wait until Sengoku’s next offering after New Year’s, currently scheduled for the end of February or the beginning of March.

Gracie’s manager commented ‘Roger wants to fight now, in fact he personally wanted to fight in September. The main thing is he has to take care of himself long term, because he is only at the beginning of his career. The doctor’s who examined him diagnosed that his career was at risk. He wanted to compete anyway! So we wanted to take a cerebral approach and not rush to fight because of the competitive juices.’

However,

Gracie is expected to be a guest at Sengoku’s New Year’s event, where he will be doing promotion. ‘Roger is ready to support Sengoku as a promotion, and he is ready to give his all in the ring and out’ closes his manager.

Read the whole article here.

DREAM & K-1 On HDNet

You can read everything on these two links at MMAOnline.com. Here and here. You should really get HDNet if you can, K-1 MAX alone is worth it. Not even the Japanese get live and full K-1 MAX events. Click here for the webpage of HDNet.

Mousasi And Fedor To Participate In ADCC 2009

DREAM Middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi and Fedor Emelianenko have both been announced as participants of ADCC 2009 according to ADCCNews. Click here for details. We will probably see a decent amount of DREAM & SENGOKU fighters in the competition.

Road To Dynamite!! 2008! Roger Gracie At SENGOKU NY Event “A Good Possibility”

October 25, 2008 Leave a comment

It seems that Roger Gracie has started training again after suffering a rib injury that kept him out of his fight with Travis Wiuff at SENGOKU V. According to a new article at ADCC News, Roger Gracie returning at SENGOKU’s January 4th event is “a good possibility”. Read the whole article, which includes some comments on the whole SENGOKU/Roger situation in September, here.

SENGOKU New Year Event
Date: January 4th, 2009
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

Possible Fights & Participants
SENGOKU Lightweight Title Fight: Takanori Gomi vs. SENGOKU LWGP Winner
SENGOKU Middleweight Title Fight: Kazuo Misaki vs. SENGOKU MWGP Winner
Hidehiko Yoshida
Roger Gracie
Pawel Nastula
Beijing 2008 Medalist

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Roger Gracie Officially Out! Trevor Prangley To Participate In DREAM?

September 22, 2008 Leave a comment

WVR announced on the SENGOKU website today that Roger Gracie will not participate at SENGOKU V, and they aren’t happy. Apparently WVR requested some diagnosis and other medical papers to be sent from Roger and his management but nothing was sent. They also wanted Roger to fly to Japan and be checked by the WVR official doctor but he didn’t come. WVR views this as Roger abandoning, so there might be some kind of punishment. There is some additional information at Japan-MMA.com.

It’s impossible to know who is talking the truth in situations like these. I don’t think WVR would post a official release like this if there wasn’t any truth in it, because Roger is important to them. I don’t think Roger faked an injury either. There could have also been a misunderstanding.

In other news, Trevor Prangley told MMAJunkie.com that he could possibly be fighting in DREAM soon. Prangley just won a fight over Anthony Ruiz at the Strikeforce event this past Saturday.

Maximo Blanco’s Second MMA Fight Announced! Roger Gracie Injured?

September 17, 2008 2 comments

At the same card that Ryo Kawamura fights for the Light Heavyweight Pancrase title on October 1st, SENGOKU training player Maximo Blanco will face Hiroki “AB” Aoki in two 5 minute rounds match. Maximo’s MMA debut in August ended unfortunate as he pounded out Yuki Yashima, but because of an accidental headbutt when Maximo slammed him, the fight was ruled a no contest.

ADCombat.com reports that Roger Gracie got injured in training and might not return until the new years event of SENGOKU.

D&S Links! JZ Hoping For NYE Fight With Hansen

September 14, 2008 Leave a comment

J.Z. Calvan hopes to come back and fight again by the end of the year. He would like to fight DREAM Lightweight champion Joachim Hansen in a rematch. Check the article and video interview here.

Roger Gracie talks Travis Wiuff and SENGOKU in this new GracieMag article.

Part 1 of 3 videos on Mirko CroCop’s training for Alistair Overeem.

Frank Trigg will participate in his first Pro-Wrestling match on a TNA PPV tonight. He also has a fight on Strikeforce against Falaniko Vitale coming up on October 3rd. Click this link for more info and a video on the event which lead to his match tonight.

SENGOKU V Complete! Roger Gracie’s Opponent Announced

September 11, 2008 Leave a comment

The last two fights for SENGOKU V were announced today. In the Heavyweight division, Roger Gracie takes on Travis Wiuff in what might be his toughest MMA fight to date. In the Lightweight division, former Welterweight and Middleweight Kiuma Kunioku takes on Korean A Sol Kwon who has had a couple of entertaining fights with Kwang Hee Lee in Korea. Kunioku has fought mostly at higher weight classes than Lightweight during his long career, so it will be interesting to see his drop.

SENGOKU V
Date: September 28th, 2008
Place: National Yoyogi Stadium in Tokyo, Japan

Heavyweight Fight:
Roger Gracie vs. Travis Wiuff

Light Heavyweight Fight:
Xande Ribeiro vs. Takashi Sugiura

Lightweight Fights:
Ryan Schultz vs. Jorge Masvidal
Kiuma Kunioku vs. A Sol Kwon

Middleweight GP Series 2008 1st Round:
Evangelista Cyborg vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
Yuki Kondo vs. Yuki Sasaki
Jorge Santiago vs. Logan Clark
Kazuhiro Nakamura vs. Paul Cahoon

Fight Order Announced! Roger Gracie Returns At SENGOKU V

August 19, 2008 2 comments

The fight order for SENGOKU V has been announced. In the main event Takanori Gomi will face Bang Seung Hwan and in the semi main event Makoto Takimoto will take on Frank Trigg.

Update: WVR are currently negotiating with a Beijing gold medalist.

Update #2: Yuki Kondo will probably participate in the GP if he doesn’t sustain any injuries in his Pancrase fight on August 27th.

SENGOKU IV
Date: August 24th, 2008
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

Lightweight Fight:
9. Takanori Gomi vs. Bang Seung Hwan

Middleweight Fight:
8. Frank Trigg vs. Makoto Takimoto

Lightweight GP Series 2008 1st Round:
7. Satoru Kitaoka vs. Clay French
6. Eiji Mitsuoka vs. Rodrigo Damm
5. Kazunori Yokota vs. Bojan Kosednar
4. Mizuto Hirota vs. Ryan Schultz

Heavyweight Fights:
3. Pawel Nastula vs. Yang Dong Yi
2. Peter Graham vs. Moise Rimbon
1. Kazuo Takahashi vs. Valentijn Overeem

Also announced was Yuki Sasaki as a participant of the Middleweight GP and Roger Gracie, Xande Ribeiro, and Jorge Masvidal as participants of the event.

SENGOKU V
Date: September 28th, 2008
Place: National Yoyogi Stadium in Tokyo, Japan

Middleweight GP Series 2008 1st Round:
Kazuhiro Nakamura
Evangelista Cyborg
Jorge Santiago
Siyar Bahadurzada
Yuki Sasaki

Participants:
Xande Ribeiro
Roger Gracie
Jorge Masvidal

Possible Participants:
Yuki Kondo
Ryo Kawamura

SENGOKU V Commercial! Additional Participants Revealed?

August 15, 2008 Leave a comment

A SENGOKU V commercial video has been put up on the official SENGOKU website and it features the names Yuki Kondo, Evangelista Cyborg, Jorge Santiago, Siyar Bahadurzada, Yuki Sasaki, Ryo Kawamura, and Kazuhiro Nakamura.

MMAWeekly.com also have Roger Gracie as a rumored participant in their rumors section.

SENGOKU V
Date: September 28th, 2008
Place: National Yoyogi Stadium in Tokyo, Japan

Middleweight GP Series 2008 1st Round:
Kazuhiro Nakamura
Evangelista Cyborg
Jorge Santiago
Siyar Bahadurzada

Participants:
Xande Ribeiro

Possible Participants:
Roger Gracie
Yuki Kondo
Yuki Sasaki
Ryo Kawamura

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