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Fight Order Announced! Main Event Is The Battle Of Kings

March 13, 2009 Leave a comment

The fight order for SENGOKU VII, which takes place on March 20th, has been announced on SENGOKU’s Official Website. The main event will be the Light Heavyweight fight between King Mo and LHW King Of Pancrase Ryo Kawamura. Hatsu Hioki and Chris Manuel got the semi main event spot for their Featherweight GP fight.

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

LHW: 10. King Mo vs. Ryo Kawamura
FWGP: 9. Hatsu Hioki vs. Chris Manuel
FWGP: 8. Nam Phan vs. Hideki Kadowaki
HW: 7. James Thompson vs. Big Jim York
FWGP: 6. Michihiro Omigawa vs. L.C. Davis
FWGP: 5. Marlon Sandro vs. Matt Jaggers
FWGP: 4. Kim Jong Man vs. Masanori Kanehara
FWGP: 3. Chan Sung Jung vs. Shintaro Ishiwatari
FWGP: 2. Ronnie Ushiwaka vs. Tetsuya Yamada
FWGP: 1. Seiya Kawahara vs. Nick Denis

Fight Official! Ryo Kawamura Vs. King Mo Announced

January 23, 2009 2 comments

The rumored fight is now official. Light Heavyweight King Of Pancrase Ryo Kawamura will face King Mo in a Light Heavyweight fight at SENGOKU VII on March 20th. If you haven’t seen the fight where Kawamura won the Pancrase title, look for it on YouTube because it is really good.

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

Light Heavyweight Fight:
King Mo vs. Ryo Kawamura

Possible GP Participants:
Alexandre Franca Nogueira
Marlon Sandro
Hiroyuki Takaya

Possible Fights:
Roger Gracie vs. Jeff Monson

Possible Participants:
Pawel Nastula

SENGOKU VII! King Mo Vs. The LHW King Of Pancrase?

January 22, 2009 3 comments

Thanks to Forrest Lynn (Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online) for informing us that King Mo vs. LHW KOP Ryo Kawamura is very likely to take place at SENGOKU VII on March 20th. This was a fight that many people thought would happen on January 4th.

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

Possible GP Participants:
Alexandre Franca Nogueira
Marlon Sandro
Hiroyuki Takaya

Possible Fights:
Roger Gracie vs. Jeff Monson
King Mo vs. Ryo Kawamura

Possible Participants:
Pawel Nastula

KID And SENGOKU Fighters Walk On The Red Carpet! Che Guevara Movie Private Showing

December 17, 2008 Leave a comment

KID at showingIn the spotlight

Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto, Ryo Kawamura, Yuki Kondo, and Makoto Takimoto walked on the red carpet for the private movie showing of the two-part work movie, “Che”, in Japan today.

Kondo promised a comeback in 2009 and Takimoto said that his future is still undecided. Kawamura, who turns 28 years old in 2009, said that he will do his best next year so that he can also start a revolution at the age of 28 (one part of the movie is about Che’s 28 years old revolution).

(Photos By: Kamipro & SENGOKU Official)

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

November 12, 2008 10 comments

“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?

PANCRASE December 7th! Blanco And Kawamura

November 5, 2008 3 comments

SENGOKU training player Maximo Blanco, and SENGOKU fighter & LHW KOP Ryo Kawamura will participate at PANCRASE on December 7th. Their opponents have not been announced yet, but this card is already looking very good with two King Of Pancrase title fights. Seiya Kawahara in the Bantamweight title fight is someone to follow, he could be a future champion in a big organization.

Multimedia! The Great Battle For The 4th Light Heavyweight KOP Title

October 23, 2008 Leave a comment

Here are a couple of Izuru Takeuchi fights. He is making his SENGOKU debut on November 1st and both of these fights are from his current 5 fight winning streak.

Izuru Takeuchi vs. Junior Santos
Izuru Takeuchi vs. Bryan Rafiq

Ryo Kawamura’s and Maximo Blanco’s fights from Pancrase on October 1st are up on YouTube. I recommend both fights, the title fight was very good in my opinion and Blanco shows why he is an incredible talent.

Ryo Kawamura vs. Keiichiro Yamamiya Part 1, 2, 3
Maximo Blanco vs. Hiroki Aoki

Ryo Kawamura! Light Heavyweight KOP

October 2, 2008 Leave a comment

SENGOKU fighters Ryo Kawamura and Maximo Blanco both participated in the Pancrase Shining Tour event yesterday.

SENGOKU training player Blanco defeated his opponent, Hiroki Aoki, by referee stoppage after a couple of slams and some hammerfists. However, it seems that he still has to calm himself down a little after the referee stoppages:

Again displaying his terrifying power but lack of control, Sengoku-sponsored Maximo Blanco predictably destroyed 0-1-0 Hiroki Aoki.

The Pan Ams freestyle bronze medalist opened with a stiff jab and then quickly clinched in the corner. Soon after, a pair of hard slams from Blanco followed by some hammerfists put Aoki out and the ref jumped in to call it. The ref had to act again, however, when Blanco attempted to jump back on Aoki and keep punching, and then Blanco jumped at the ref for the second consecutive fight before turning and sprinting around the ring in victory. – Sherdog.com

Ryo Kawamura faced Kei Yamamiya in the main event of the event. When Yamamiya defeated Kawamura in December 22nd of 2007, it was a start of an impressive three fight win streak for him. However, that win streak came to an end yesterday as Kawamura got the unanimous decision after three rounds and became the Light Heavyweight KOP:

Ryo Kawamura won the King of Pancrase light heavyweight title Wednesday at Kourakuen Hall against the experienced Keiichiro Yamamiya.

With Kawamura coming off a close decision loss to Kevin Randleman in the second installment of Sengoku and the No. 1-ranked Yamamiya riding a three-fight winning streak, the pressure on Kawamura could be clearly seen as he stared down his opponent throughout his entrance.

Kawamura let out all that built-up tension in the first, and Yamamiya was only too happy to oblige. After a brief standoff, Kawamura took the center of the ring and threw a constant stream of power punches. Yamamiya, the more mobile, worked his punches from the outside and circled.

The second round at times resembled Frye-Takayama, with the pair gripping each other’s lead hand and delivering unblocked crosses over and over. The champion finally won the power battle and trapped Yamamiya in the corner. From there, Kawamura used dirty boxing to open a cut between Yamamiya’s eyes and land powerful, unanswered knees.

The final round again saw Kawamura trap his opponent in the corner to land uppercuts and hooks from the clinch and also a powerful middle kick. After grabbing each other’s hands again, the fighters resumed trading power shots and tried to end the fight.

Somehow the bout went to the judges. Although it wasn’t a particularly close one, Yamamiya certainly landed his fair share but still dropped the unanimous decision to Kawamura. – Sherdog.com

Ryo Kawamura In Pancrase Title Match! Overeem And Goodridge To Fight In Holland

September 6, 2008 Leave a comment

It was announced today that SENGOKU veteran Ryo Kawamura will face Keiichiro Yamamiya in a rematch for the chance to become the 4th Light Heavyweight King Of Pancrase on October 1st. Yamamiya is on a three fight winning streak right now where he has defeated Kawamura, Kondo, and Kanehara. Also on the card is a special Lightweight match between Koji Oishi and Naoyuki Kotani from ZST.

Alistair Overeem has another fight signed after his bout with Mirko CroCop at DREAM.6, he will face Gary Goodridge at GLORY 10 on November 9th in the Netherlands.

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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