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SENGOKU Middleweight GP Taking Shape! Kazuhiro Nakamura Drops To Participate

The SENGOKU Middleweight GP which starts at SENGOKU V on September 28th is taking shape. Four participants have been announced and there are some great names in there. The four participants are Kazuhiro Nakamura who signs with SENGOKU and drops to Middleweight, SHOOTO Light Heavyweight Champion Siyar Bahadurzada who returns to the ring for the first time since his loss against Kazuo Misaki at SENGOKU I, 2007 Strikeforce Middlweight Tournament winner Jorge Santiago, and Evangelista Cyborg from Chute Boxe. The winner of this GP will probably face Kazuo Misaki in the first ever SENGOKU Middleweight Title fight.

Update: It will be an 8-man GP and they want three of the four final participants to be Japanese. The semifinals and final fights will take place in November.

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

Also announced was an additional fight for SENGOKU IV on August 24th. In an old school match Kazuo Takahashi returns to face Valentijn Overeem who makes his SENGOKU debut.

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

Lightweight Fight:
Takanori Gomi vs. Bang Seung Hwan

Middleweight Fight:
Frank Trigg vs. Makoto Takimoto

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

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

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