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Lightweight Festival! Melendez Vs. Ishida Announced

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Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Luiz Azeredo and the strongly rumored fight between Mitsuhiro Ishida and Gilbert Melendez have both been announced for Yarennoka! on NYE in Saitama.

Ishida and Kawajiri haven’t fought since both lost at Pride Shockwave 2006 last new years eve. Kawajiri lost to Melendez by decision that night but now his T-Blood training partner has the chance to avenge the loss.

Chute Boxe fighter Luiz Azeredo, who is known for his two fights against Takanori Gomi in Pride, has also been inactive for around a year now. His last fight was at Cage Rage 19 in December 2006 where he beat Paul Daley by decision.

Melendez has fought once in 2007 at a Strikeforce event a little over a month ago. He won but injured his hand in the process, how will this affect him in this fight?

Yarennoka!
Date: 31/12-2007
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

Fights:
Shinya Aoki vs. J.Z. Calvan
Hayato Sakurai vs. Hidehiko Hasegawa
Gilbert Melendez vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Luiz Azeredo

Participants:
Emelianenko Fedor
Kazuo Misaki
Joachim Hansen
Ricardo Arona

Rumored Participants:
Aleksander Emelianenko
Roman Zentsov
Mark Hunt

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