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Sheathing The Sword! SENGOKU VIII

Another great SENGOKU event in the books. I’m sad that Chan Sung Jung lost but hopefully he gets another fight in SENGOKU. Most of the results went SENGOKU’s way and it once again feels like, similar to after the first round of the LWGP last year, they are gaining momentum. It doesn’t hurt that Yoshida Dojo is producing great results lately either.

Pancrase Neo-Blood 2008 Tournament winner Hirotoshi Saito won his opening fight by armbar in the first round. He is someone to look out for in the future. Shigeki Osawa also got his second career win as expected.

Fight of the night was clearly Kanehara vs. Jung. I think Kanehara is the weakest out of the Final 4. I question his gas tank for 2 fights in one night. I think Hioki is still the favorite of the tournament but Sandro and Omigawa were very impressive in their quarterfinal fights.

SENGOKU will have a long summer vacation as the next event is three months away. On August 2nd we will see the conclusion of the GP and a Lightweight title fight between Satoru Kitaoka and Kazunori Yokota or Mizuto Hirota.

Update: When asked about a GP reserve fight after the event, WVR PR Kokuho mentioned Chan Sung Jung, Shintaro Ishiwatari, Matt Jaggers, and Nick Denis. He wants Hidehiko Yoshida and Kazuyuki Fujita to return at the 9th or 10th SENGOKU events.

Date: August 2nd, 2009
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan

SENGOKU Lightweight Title Fight (5×5):
Satoru Kitaoka vs. TBA

SENGOKU Featherweight GP Finals Participants:
Hatsu Hioki
Michihiro Omigawa
Masanori Kanehara
Marlon Sandro

Possible Participants:
Kazuhiro Nakamura
Hidehiko Yoshida
Kazuyuki Fujita
James Thompson

  1. Anonymous
    May 3, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Well, good for them. Sengoku VIII was a very good event.

  2. CJN
    May 3, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Great event.

    I just heard something about Sengoku starting a TUF-style show…

  3. kurva mater
    May 4, 2009 at 3:49 am

    This was a great show and now theyre gone for 3months?
    Why? Is there some kind of vacation or events which explains why a 3 month break?

    DREAM is taking 2 months off so I guess there must be a common reason why.

    Since there is that 2-3 month break, does that in any way help in getting japanese fighters to come over to Strikeforce during those months?

    Also, Fedor’s manager talked about fighting “an opponent ranked in the top ten” sometime in July or August which must mean DREAM 10.

    Ok, then… tell us more about Shooto now.

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