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SENGOKU VI Commercial Video!

September 27, 2008 Leave a comment

The commercial video for SENGOKU VI is up on SENGOKU’s official website. The thing to note is that Takanori Gomi’s name is in it.

Also, here is a photo of the SENGOKU VI poster.

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Final Preparations Mini Edition! SENGOKU V

September 27, 2008 1 comment

A Sol Kwon And Masvidal Missed Weight

But they both passed their second weigh-in.

Kazuhiro Nakamura At Middleweight

Weigh-In Results

8. LHW: Xande Ribeiro (92.6 kg) vs. Takashi Sugiura (92.7 kg)
7. HW: King Mo (99.8 kg) vs. Travis Wiuff (111.9 kg)
6. MW: Yuki Kondo (82.8 kg) vs. Yuki Sasaki (82.9 kg)
5. MW: Kazuhiro Nakamura (82.9 kg) vs. Paul Cahoon (81.9 kg)
4. MW: Jorge Santiago (82.3 kg) vs. Logan Clark (82.7 kg)
3. MW: Evangelista Cyborg (81.7 kg) vs. Siyar Bahadurzada (82.5 kg)
2. LW: Kiuma Kunioku (69.7 kg) vs. A Sol Kwon (70.8 kg)
1. LW: Ryan Schultz (71.2 kg) vs. Jorge Masvidal (69.6 kg)

Press Conference

Links

Jorge Santiago Video Interview
Jorge Masvidal Video Interview
SENGOKU V Preview

(Photos By: GBRing)

After DREAM.6! From Japan To Croatia

September 27, 2008 Leave a comment

Many translated Mirko CroCop articles in this post. All thanks to Robert from MMA betting site betwwx (where you now find the SENGOKU V odds).

1. After The Bout

Cro Cop Wanted to Fight On: I Knew My Time Would Come

“Alaister was ahead on points, however its a 15 minute fight and i knew my time would come” said Mirko

Mirko wanted to continue to fight, however the ringside doctor prevented him from continuing.

“I’m angry it ended this way, it seemed as if he was the dominant one, however i wasn’t in trouble for a second and was waiting for my opportunities. I prepared very well because i thought the match could last a while. I thought i would knock him down in the end”

His manager Zvonimir Lučić confirmed that he wanted to continue the fight however the ringside officials prevented it as a precaution.

His manager stated that the injury is not a serious one. He doesn’t know when the rematch will take place however they want one as soon as possible.

Source: index.hr

Read more…

King Mo! Another Prospect Debuts In SENGOKU

September 26, 2008 Leave a comment

The replacement for Roger Gracie has been announced and he is King Mo (Muhammed Lawal) from Team Quest. Mo is a very accomplished amateur wrestling who almost made it to the Olympics this year. He took first place the U.S. Open in 2006 and the Pan-American Championships in 2007.

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

Light Heavyweight Fight:
8. Xande Ribeiro vs. Takashi Sugiura

Heavyweight Fight:
7. King Mo vs. Travis Wiuff

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

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

Melvin Manhoef Retires!

September 26, 2008 4 comments

Following DREAM.6, Melvin Manhoef has announced his retirement. Read more here.

Road To Dynamite!! 2008! Part 2

September 26, 2008 Leave a comment

DREAM.6 is over and according to reports from Japan it got a 9.0% rating, which is bad news.

DREAM.6 NYE Announcements & Challenges

Joachim Hansen entered the ring and said that he will participate on NYE.
Fedor said that he hopes to fight on NYE.
Yoshihiro Akiyama said after his fight that he wants to face Hidehiko Yoshida.
Badr Hari also entered the ring and challenged any DREAM fighter to a K-1 rules fight with him at Dynamite!!.

Suzuki And Inoue With FEG?

There are reports (could very well be false) that FEG have acquired Keiji Suzuki (2004 Judo Olympic Gold Medalist) and Kosei Inoue (2000 Judo Olympic Gold Medalist).

Gegard Mousasi To Defend DREAM MW Belt On NYE?

According to this article on fightnetwork.com, Gegard Mousasi will defend his DREAM MW Title on NYE.

Road To Dynamite!! 2008! Part 1

September 22, 2008 Leave a comment

This is the start of a series of posts about the Japanese NYE MMA events with information and rumors as they are revealed. Some reports will probably turn out to be untrue.

So far we have that SENGOKU’s event will take place on January 4th and that the SENGOKU Lightweight title fight between Gomi and the winner of the tournament probably takes place then.

It is still not known if DREAM will have its own NYE event or if there will just be a few DREAM fights mixed with K-1 fights on the Dynamite!! card. They are hoping for KID to be ready by then and J.Z. is looking to make his return.

There was a special on the NYE events on the November edition of magazine Kakutougi Tsushin. Here are a couple of things to note from the contents:

SENGOKU January 4th
Will a Beijing 2008 medalist participate?
WVR PR Kuniyasu reveals an absolutely secret plan