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SENGOKU Counters?! Athens 2004 Judo Silver Medalist To Debut On January 4th?

NikkanSports reports today that on the 29th the possibility of the professional turn of an Athens 2004 silver medalist in Judo, Beijing 2008 participant, and who will be 30 years old during the next Olympics became high.

He is now in final negotiations with SENGOKU. If everything goes smoothly he will announce his turn to MMA at the Judo Kodokan Cup on the 16th in November.

It’s obvious that this is Hiroshi Izumi who is the Athens 2004 U90kg Silver Medalist, lost in Beijing 2008, and is currently 26 years old.

Even though he lost in the quarterfinals in Beijing, he has still had good results in Judo recently. He won the Asian Championships in Jeju in April.

He has one Olympic silver medal, one gold world title, one gold and two bronze continental titles, and two gold medals, two silver medals, and one bronze medal in world cups.

Another young Judo player who might be entering MMA, interesting times are ahead…

SENGOKU New Year Event
Date: January 4th, 2009
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

Possible Fights & Participants
SENGOKU Lightweight Title Fight: Takanori Gomi vs. SENGOKU LWGP Winner
SENGOKU Middleweight Title Fight: Kazuo Misaki vs. SENGOKU MWGP Winner
Hidehiko Yoshida
Roger Gracie
Pawel Nastula
Hiroshi Izumi
Beijing 2008 Medalist

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  1. midori
    October 30, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Man I love Izumis judo, he is strong… dont know about hes newaza, but his standup is fenominal… he could be a major force in MMA… nice guy also…

  2. trey
    November 4, 2008 at 4:18 am

    So this guy has more international experience that Ishii?

  3. November 4, 2008 at 6:58 am

    Yeah. Ishii hasn’t won very much in Judo. But what he has won only being 21 years old is awesome.

  1. March 1, 2009 at 7:39 pm

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