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GP Fights Set! Leonardo Santos To SENGOKU

The GP fights for the SENGOKU Featherweight GP starting on March 20th were announced today. The three rumored fights came through and besides them Masanori Kanehara will face Kim Jong Man, Shintar Ishiwatari will take on Chan Sung Jung in what should be an explosive fight, Hatsu Hiko and Chris Manuel will square off, Seiya Kawahara will battle Nick Denis, and “Super High School Student” Tetsuya Yamada will get a tough test in Ronnie Ushiwaka.

Also announced was the first official participant for SENGOKU VIII which will take place on May 2nd. He is a new signing in Nova Uniao Lightweight BJJ expert Leonardo Santos who is currently on a 5 fight winning streak. Santos is the brother of Wagney Fabiano and faced Takanori Gomi in his first professional fight back in 2002.

Update: The quarterfinals of the Featherweight GP and a Middleweight, Welterweight, and Lightweight fight are planned to be held at SENGOKU VIII. The Leonardo Santos vs. TBA fight is likely to be a number 1 contender fight for a shot at Kitaoka.

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

Light Heavyweight Fight:
King Mo vs. Ryo Kawamura

Heavyweight Fight:
James Thompson vs. Big Jim York

Featherweight GP Fights:
Marlon Sandro vs. Matt Jaggers
Nam Phan vs. Hideki Kadowaki
Michihiro Omigawa vs. L.C. Davis
Kim Jong Man vs. Masanori Kanehara
Ronnie Ushiwaka vs. Tetsuya Yamada
Hatsu Hioki vs. Chris Manuel
Seiya Kawahara vs. Nick Denis
Chan Sung Jung vs. Shintaro Ishiwatari

Date: May 2nd, 2009
Place: National Yoyogi Stadium 2nd Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan

Leonardo Santos

  1. March 4, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Is it me, or was Eiji Mitsuoka vs. Sergey Golayaev also for the #1 contender?…. I guess Mitsuoka will be his opponent in that case.

  2. March 4, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I think it could’ve been translated as it was for the #1 contender spot, but it doesn’t seem it was. I think more along the lines of Hirota or Inoue vs. Santos, only because Kitaoka vs. Mitsuoka wasn’t very long ago.

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