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Akiyama To The UFC! Maximo Blanco (The True Knight) Returns

It has been officially announced on UFC’s website that Japan & Korea superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama has signed with the UFC. No date has been set yet for his debut but with this signing we can probably expect the UFC to hold events in Korea or Japan, maybe sooner than we thought.

Promising SENGOKU training player Maximo Blanco will return to the Pancrase ring on April 5th with his new ring name, The True Knight (not sure how to translate, could maybe be translated as the knight of truth also). He will face veteran Koji Oishi in probably his toughest fight to date.

King Mo talks another Pancrase fighter, namely Light Heavyweight King Of Pancrase Ryo Kawamura, in a new interview with PunchDrunkGamer.

In other SENGOKU news, Jorge Santiago reveals to Tatame that he might return to SENGOKU in May. Hopefully he will defend his title if he participates.

SENGOKU veteran Nick Thompson defeated Paul Daley on the 20th at MFC 20. This is a big win for him and he would surely be one of the favorites in a possible SENGOKU Welterweight GP. You can watch the fight here.

  1. wormed
    February 25, 2009 at 7:23 am

    Akiyama going to the UFC is silly.

  2. February 25, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Akiyama ruined my life.

  3. February 27, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Akiyama is a goof…

  4. jack
    February 27, 2009 at 5:47 am

    Bad for the sport, and bad for fighters. I wish mma fighters would grow the fuck up. There comes a time when you have to think long-term.

    I am offended by the exclamation mark in the story’s title as well. You make it seem as if the fertittas are good for mma!

  5. February 27, 2009 at 7:09 am

    I ALWAYS use exclamation marks at the end of the first sentence/word of my titles, no matter what.

  6. Whomever
    February 27, 2009 at 8:29 am

    lol Real smooth, Jack.

    What a slow week it’s been.

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