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11 Spots Filled! The Future Ace Of Pancrase Enters The GP

Omigawa X Ishiwatari X Kawahara - Sportsnavi.com

Omigawa X Ishiwatari X Kawahara - Sportsnavi.com

WVR have announced three new participants for their Featherweight GP. They are Shintaro Ishiwatari and Michihiro Omigawa who fought to a draw in a fight which was supposed to have been a qualification fight for the GP at SHOOTO Tradition 5 in January. And also youngster Seiya Kawahara who could be the next big fighter coming out of Pancrase. He received his first loss in a King Of Pancrase title match in his last fight in December.

Ishiwatari is someone to look out for. He lost his first professional fight by cut but has not lost since then. He has a good win over the tough Tenkei Fujimiya in what was a very exciting fight. Kawahara is also a very exciting fighter and is very promising considering his age. Omigawa brings PRIDE & UFC Lightweight division experience with him into the GP. He has already fought two of the currently announced fighters in the field.

Update: WVR PR Kokuho said that the remaining 5 participants and the final non-GP fight are planned to be announced early next week.

Update #2: Kokuho also said that right now he is thinking about persuading a fighter that he wants participating at any cost. Could it be Yuji Hoshino? Lion Takeshi?

Date: March 20th, 2009
Place: National Yoyogi Stadium 2nd Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan

Light Heavyweight Fight:
King Mo vs. Ryo Kawamura

Featherweight GP Participants:
Marlon Sandro
Hatsu Hioki
Nick Denis
Ronnie Ushiwaka
Chris Manuel
Masanori Kanehara
Chan Sung Jung
Tetsuya Yamada
Seiya Kawahara
Michihiro Omigawa
Shintaro Ishiwatari

Possible Featherweight GP Participants:
Alexandre Franca Nogueira
Nam Phan

Possible Participants:
Antonio Silva
Pawel Nastula
Roger Gracie

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