SENGOKU X! First Participants Announced
The first three participants for SENGOKU X on September 23rd have been announced. Antonio Silva will return for his second SENGOKU fight since beating “KISS” Nakao at SENGOKU NO RAN 2009, Joe Doerksen will look to increase his win streak to four in a row, and former IFL champion Ryan Schultz will look to get back on the winning track after two straight losses.
Antonio Silva said that he loves the respectful Japanese MMA fans. He is thankful to the people behind SENGOKU. He is aiming at becoming the first SENGOKU Heavyweight Champion, and wants to have a great fight in September.
Doerksen is excited to be back in Japan and SENGOKU. He is aiming at winning his second fight in a row at SENGOKU.
Schultz has been yearning to get back in the ring. He is excited to be back in SENGOKU. The one year off has been one of significance for him, and for the sake of showing the Japanese fans a great performance, he has been training hard. This time he will show the fans the real Ryan Schultz.
Date: September 23rd, 2009
Place: Saitama Community Arena in Tokyo, Japan