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GP Fights Announced! Hioki Vs. Ushiwaka

The 2nd round GP fight of SENGOKU were officially announced today. Favorite Hatsu Hioki will take on Ronnie Ushiwaka, as reported Nam Phan will fight on Michihiro Omigawa, “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung will face ZST’s Masanori Kanehara, and Featherweight King Of Pancrase Marlon Sandro will battle hard-hitting Nick Denis.

Update: Depending on their result at Pancrase on April 5th, SENGOKU training players Shigeki Osawa and/or Maximo Blanco (The True Knight, Makishi) might participate in the opening fight of SENGOKU VIII.

Update #2: Chan Sung Jung wants revenge for Kim Jong Man and made a KO declaration. Kanehara said that it won’t be that easy. Omigawa thinks that the striking and jiu-jitsu of Nam Phan are strong but he is confident from his last fight with Davis.

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

Featherweight GP 2nd Round Fights:
Hatsu Hioki vs. Ronnie Ushiwaka
Nam Phan vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Marlon Sandro vs. Nick Denis
Chan Sung Jung vs. Masanori Kanehara

Lightweight Fight:
Kazunori Yokota vs. Leonardo Santos

Light Heavyweight Fight:
Xande Ribeiro vs. Kei Yamamiya

Welterweight Fight:
Makoto Takimoto vs. Michael Costa

  1. Anonymous
    March 31, 2009 at 7:35 am

    I like the match ups, switch Omigawa and Denis and it would have been better imo. I predict ever fighter on the left to win and hope to see Hioki vs Sandro and Phan vs Jung on the final, no matter the match up I think Hioki takes it. Who do you pick NOB?

  2. March 31, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Hioki is the only I can quite comfortably think will win. The other are tough. I think Sandro might be too strong on the ground for Denis, but Denis could catch him standing. Chan and Kanehara both have power, but I think Chan is the most likely to get a knockdown. It wouldn’t surprise me if this fight plays out on the ground for the most part either.

    Phan/Omigawa is tough, I don’t know in this one. I could see Omigawa taking Phan down if he’s smart and work from the top without Phan getting up very much or getting a submission and I can see a stand-up war where Phan wins a decision by cleaner shots. I don’t think we have seen the best out of these two.

  3. Anonymous
    March 31, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Is this the entire card? I hope they don’t waist time on james thompson fights anymore. That shit just aint cool anymore.

  4. April 1, 2009 at 6:30 am

    No, 2 main card fights and 1-2 opening fights left to be announced.

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