Another Olympic Medalist To SENGOKU! Featherweight GP Reserve Fight Announced
It has been rumored for quite a while now but today it was announced that Athens 2004 Judo Silver Medalist in the 90 kg division, Hiroshi Izumi, has signed with SENGOKU.
Izumi recently turned 27 and besides the second place in the 2004 Olympics, he won the World Championships in 2005 and the Asian Championships in 2008, so he can still compete at a high level.
Some thought he was going to be SENGOKU’s answer to DREAM signing Ishii last year. Since then he has been rumored to have signed with SENGOKU a few times.
Also announced today was that “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung will take on Matt Jaggers, who has one victory since his impressive GP fight against Marlon Sandro, in the Featherweight GP reserve fight.
Update: Izumi is currently training MMA under Yoji Anjoh and will most likely fight in the Light Heavyweight division (he is very short for a LHW).
Date: August 2nd, 2009
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan