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Silva Vs. Barnett In November?! The SENGOKU Heavyweight Title

Antonio Silva has revealed to tatame that an WVR official has informed him that if he defeats Big Jim York at SENGOKU X, he will face Josh Barnett at SENGOKU XI in November for the SENGOKU Heavyweight title.

I believe WVR PR Kokuho said in a recent interview with one of the Japanese MMA magazines that the winner of York/Silva would possibly face Josh Barnett in November. It wasn’t set and I don’t think he mentioned a title though.

Kokuho already mentioned their doping tests more than before now that Barnett might have his return fight. Expect more talk like that when Barnett’s SENGOKU return fight is announced.

  1. whomever
    September 1, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I can dig it. Hope Silva gets past York with relative ease.

  2. S
    September 1, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    UFC / WEC Fighters on Japan’s Ameba Blog:

    UFC has partnered up with Japan’s #1 social networking / blog site, Ameba Blog, to create UFC/WEC fighter blog pages –

    Yoshihiro Akiyama

    Logan Stanton

    Yoshiyuki Yoshida

    Takeya Mizugaki

    Kenji Osawa

    Akitoshi Tamura

  3. TOM
    September 1, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    The Unabashed Drug-Enhanced World Heavyweight Title is a glorious concept fo sho.

  4. wentz
    September 1, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Well, legal or illegal, every athlete is doping. I guess you guys excuse supplements because they’ve not been banned. I don’t.

    An interesting fight. WVR have complete ignored the heavyweight division. I don’t see how this can be considered wise combat sports promotion.

  5. wentz
    September 1, 2009 at 9:48 pm


    Absolutely disgusting. But, the bankrupt crooks days are numbered. Not that the UFC brand is going anywhere, but the Fertittas are.

  6. S
    September 1, 2009 at 10:49 pm


    I really don’t see the ufc will invade the japanese market with out co promotion. Besides they have steped on the toes of FEG and WVR.

  7. ShootJunkie
    September 2, 2009 at 1:17 am

    The UFC is not biting its teeth into the Japanese scene anytime soon. According to Jordan Breen, Zuffa bounced the idea of going to Japan off of manager and Japanese MMA guru Shu Hirota and he pretty much told them it was unwise. Anyways, I really love this match-up and hope with all my heart that Silva smashes Barnett. I don’t dislike Barnett (Although the whole Affliction fallout thing pissed me off to no end) but the HW division always needs fresh faces and it would be great to see Silva put himself into a top 10 position.

  8. September 2, 2009 at 5:12 am

    “WVR have complete ignored the heavyweight division.”


  9. Anonymous
    September 2, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    poor barnett

  10. manu
    September 2, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Great fight, title or not.
    (remember Timmy Silvia was a multiple champion, titles means nothing)

    As for drugs, I dont really care… Im having too much fun watching a guy totally destroy sprinting records on TV right now.

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