SENGOKU X! Kawamura Vs. Silva II
Three new fights have been announced for SENGOKU X in September. In a Middleweight fight, Joe Doerksen will take on Laughter7’s (Sakuraba’s gym) Takenori Sato, who recently went to a draw with Izuru Takeuchi in a Pancrase title fight.
In a Welterweight fight which should result in who is headed for a title fight, Dan Hornbuckle returns fresh off his win over Akihiro Gono to take on Nick Thompson.
And in a Light Heavyweight fight, Ryo Kawamura returns to SENGOKU to take on the man who gave him his first career loss, Fabio Silva. Kawamura vs. Silva I.
Update: A serious-looking Kawamura at the press conference expressed his gratitude for receiving this rematch. Out of his 4 losses he thinks that the one to Silva is the most regrettable since that is the only time he has been stopped in a fight. He promised revenge and he’s aiming at a KO victory.
Update #2: Sato talked about his dream of becoming SENGOKU Middleweight champion and repaying Sakuraba for his kindness. WVR PR Kokuho confirmed that the winner of this fight will get closer to a future Middleweight title fight.
Date: September 23rd, 2009
Place: Saitama Community Arena in Tokyo, Japan
Single Fights (3×5):
LW: Kazunori Yokota vs. Ryan Schultz
LW: Maxi vs. Tetsuya Yamada
LHW: Ryo Kawamura vs. Fabio Silva
WW: Dan Hornbuckle vs. Nick Thompson
MW: Takenori Sato vs. Joe Doerksen
Opening Fights (2×5):
LW: Ikuo Usuda vs. Baek Woo Hyun
FW: Shigeki Osawa vs. Kim Ki Hyun
BW: Ryosuke Komori vs. So Jee Hyun
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