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Miyata Makes FWGP Appeal! Brave Gym Opening Ceremony

Miyata And Tanigawa. - GBRing.com

Miyata And Tanigawa. - GBRing.com

Kazuyuki Miyata made an appeal to join the DREAM Featherweight GP to FEG President Sadaharu Tanigawa at the opening ceremony of his new gym called “Brave” today. Tanigawa responded that because it is not for him to decide, he will tell DREAM Event Producer Keiichi Sasahara about it.

Some notable fighters present at the ceremony were Hayato “Mach” Sakurai, Mitsuhiro Ishida, Michihiro Omigawa, and Naoya Uematsu.

In related news, there is a new post at Japan-MMA.com about a couple of other fighters who might participate in DREAM’s Featherweight GP. They are Takafumi Otsuka and the winner of a fight which I don’t think has been officially announced yet for DEEP 40, DJ.taiki vs. SHOJI.

  1. January 26, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    You’re right, the Shoji vs. DJ Taiki is not official yet. It has been confirmed to me by other sources. 😉

  2. January 26, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Nice. I thought DJ.taiki would get a spot directly. I guess with only 8 spots for Japanese fighters some will have to qualify like this.

  3. sprewell
    January 26, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I’d bet money there will be more than 8 Japanese in the tournament. KID, Imanari, Atsushi Yamamoto, Otsuka, Wicky, Yamazaki, Hata/Shoji and likely Miyata is already 8. Maeda will probably be in it, and what about Kudo? That’s already 10.

  4. January 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Tanigawa mentioned that it is so hard to keep it down that they are thinking about two different weight classes, 60kg and 65kg.

  5. sprewell
    January 26, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Two separate tournaments at the same time? That’s insane

  6. January 26, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    It wasn’t clear (at least to me) if he meant two diff classes after the tournament, two tournaments, or split and only have a tournament in one of them.

  1. January 30, 2009 at 7:35 am

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