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“Minotouro” To SENGOKU!

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has revealed to website Portal do Vale Tudo that he will participate at SENGOKU VI on November 1st. His opponent is SENGOKU veteran Moise Rimbon who defeated Peter Graham by submission at SENGOKU IV.

Update: Thanks to Robert at betwwx for sending the translation of the article.

Rogerio Minotouro has confirmed that he’ll be fighting at Senglku 6 on November 1st at Saitmama Arena, Japan. The Brazilian will face Rimbon Moise who holds 23 professional MMA fights to his name with his most recent win coming in August.

Minotouro has confirmed the bout with ‘Portal Do Vale Tudo’.

“I can confirm the bout,” he said, “He is a tough guy and has faced many good fighters. It will be tough. I am glad to return to Japan, where my career started and where I have a big fan following. I am very anxious to come back to fight there.”

Minotouro was informed of his opponent only two weeks in advance.

“I was supposed to fight for Affliction but their card was postponed” He said ” I was coming off two knockout victories in 2008. I’m in great form. I’m in the best shape of my life.

Date: November 1st, 2008
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

Lightweight Fight:
Takanori Gomi vs. Sergey Golyaev

Unknown Fight:
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Moise Rimbon

Light Heavyweight Fight:
King Mo vs. Fabio Silva

Lightweight GP Series 2008 Final Fight:
Kitaoka/Mitsuoka vs. Hirota/Yokota

Lightweight GP Series 2008 Semifinal Fights:
Satoru Kitaoka vs. Eiji Mitsuoka
Mizuto Hirota vs. Kazunori Yokota

Lightweight GP Series 2008 Reserve Fight:
Bang Seung Hwan vs. Jorge Masvidal

Middleweight GP Series 2008 Final:
Nakamura/Sasaki vs. Santiago/Bahadurzada

Middleweight GP Series 2008 Semifinal Participants:
Kazuhiro Nakamura vs. Yuki Sasaki
Jorge Santiago vs. Siyar Bahadurzada

Middleweight GP Series 2008 Reserve Fight:
Joe Doerksen vs. Izuru Takeuchi

  1. sprewell
    October 17, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    GODDAMMIT. Sengoku makes me look bad.

  2. marco
    October 17, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    sengoku va a ser el futuro del mma japones

  3. Anonymous
    October 17, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Last night I was thinking Rogerio should fight in Sengoku. The Affliction show hasn’t gotten on it’s feet yet, and he needs a fight now. Sengoku may very well best DREAM.

  4. sprewell
    October 17, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Sengoku can’t even draw 10,000 at Saitama. They’re just as screwed.

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