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WVR & Sustain Relationship Details! Kanehara Makes FWGP Appeal

The relationship between World Victory Road and SHOOTO promoter Sustain has been officially written about on the Japan SHOOTO Association blog. I’m not 100% sure but it seems that from 2010 they will carry out Professional SHOOTO events(?) together. WVR will also cooperate in Professional & Amateur SHOOTO events in 2009. A better translation is needed for this but we can probably expect some SHOOTO fighters in SENGOKU and SENGOKU training players in Amateur/Professional SHOOTO from now on.

At the PANCRASE event today a couple of interesting Featherweight fights took place. Jameel Massouh and Masanori Kanehara both won their fights against “J-Taro” and Kenji Arai respectively by TKO in the first round. Kanehara said after his fight that he really wants to participate in the Featherweight GP. I see no reason why someone like him shouldn’t be in it.

Katsuya Inoue continued his success since moving down to Lightweight as he successfully defended his Lightweight title in his first title defense against Daisuke Hanazawa. He declared war on Takanori Gomi and Cage Force champion Mizuto Hirota after the fight.

  1. Rene Levesque
    February 2, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    How badly is it going to screw things up by having two different GP in teh same weight class?

    Who was the second organization to declare a featherweigh GP?
    Shouldnt they have just done another weight class?

  2. Whoooo
    February 2, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Sengoku was the second organization to announce a featherweight GP. There’s really more than enough featherweights to go around, so I don’t mind two GPs at the same time. It’ll give the weight class massive exposure, especially for an American audience that isn’t as familiar with it.

  3. February 2, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Actually, I think WVR officially announced their GP first but DREAM hinted at it before. However, WVR talked about wanting to build their smaller weight classes in 2009 many months ago.

    I think there are more than enough good FW’s for two tournaments.

  4. Whoommme
    February 2, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    You’re right, but I do remember the DREAM rumor being around almost since it’s inception. Also, I think it’s interesting that there hasn’t been a single featherweight fight in Sengoku yet. While DREAM, on the other hand, has been building the devision since DREAM.3.

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