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Strong Lightweight Title Candidate Fight! Mitsuoka Vs. Golyaev

Mitsuoka Announced

One additional fight was announced for SENGOKU NO RAN 2009 today. It is a Lightweight strong candidate for number 1 contender fight between SENGOKU Lightweight GP semifinalist, Eiji Mitsuoka, and the man who defeated Gomi, Sergey Golyaev.

Update: 2-3 more fights will be announced. One of them involves a foreign fighter who has played and active role in SENGOKU this year (probably King Mo). In another is a fighter who has played an active role in an overseas organization, Light Heavyweight or Heavyweight.

Update #2: SENGOKU’s schedule for the first half of 2009: Events in March, May, and July with a 16-man Featherweight tournament starting at the March event.

Update #3: SENGOKU Training Player Try Outs will start in January where fighters from 6 different gyms (such as GRABAKA) will try to become future SENGOKU Training Players.

Update #4: The first Lightweight title defense fight will be held before/during the summer of 2009.

Update #5: Actually, the fight between Mitsuoka and Golyaev isn’t an official number one contender fight but the winner is a strong candidate for being the number one contender. Other candidates are Mizuto Hirota and Kazunori Yokota.

Update #6: The two opening fights will take place one hour before (15:00) the start of the main show. One will be a Lightweight fight and the other a Light Heavyweight fight with all four participants fighting in SENGOKU for the first time.

Update #7: There could possibly be one Featherweight GP fight on the January 4th card.

Date: January 4th, 2009
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

SENGOKU Lightweight Title Fight (5×5):
Takanori Gomi vs. Satoru Kitaoka

SENGOKU Middleweight Title Fight (5×5):
Kazuo Misaki vs. Jorge Santiago

Light Heavyweight Fight:
Hidehiko Yoshida vs. Sanae Kikuta

Heavyweight Fight:
Antonio Silva vs. Yoshihiro “KISS” Nakao

Lightweight Fight:
Eiji Mitsuoka vs. Sergey Golyaev

Possible Fights:
Josh Barnett vs. Kevin Randleman (doubtful)

Possible Participants:
King Mo, Pawel Nastula, Paul Daley, James Thompson, Dave Herman, Antoine Jaoude, Hiroshi Izumi (doubtful), Beijing 2008 Medalist (doubtful)

(Photo By: GBRing)

  1. December 16, 2008 at 1:13 am

    Can you set up a poll to see which of the two NYE cards people think is the better one once the cards are settled?

    I like both really but would be curious to know if its a 50-50 split.

  2. December 16, 2008 at 5:29 am


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