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Sengoku Revealed! Mark March 5th 2008 On Your Calendar

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World Victory Road’s MMA event name was revealed today in a press conference. It will be called Sengoku. The first event will be held on March 5th 2008 at National Yoyogi Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.

Four fighters were announced for this first event. They are Hidehiko Yoshida, Makoto Takimoto, Sanae Kikuta and Pancrase Rising Star Ryo Kawamura.

Rules And Fight Durations

The rules in Sengoku are no elbows and no soccer kicks allowed. Knees to the head on the ground and stomps will be allowed, strange to allow stomps but not soccer kicks.

The fight durations are the same as in the UFC with three five minute rounds during normal fights and five five minute rounds during championship fights.

Weight Classes

There will be six weight classes:

60 kg – Featherweight
68 kg – Lightweight
76 kg – Welterweight
83 kg – Middleweight
93 kg – Light Heavyweight
93.1 Or More – Heavyweight

Official Website

Here is the official Sengoku website.

Sengoku I
Date: 05/03-2008
Place: National Yoyogi Stadium in Tokyo, Japan

Participants:
Hidehiko Yoshida
Makoto Takimoto
Sanae Kikuta
Ryo Kawamura

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