SENGOKU New Years Event! September 11th Press Conference
Today it was reported on Sponichi (among others?) that Satoshi Ishii’s debut will be on SENGOKU’s new years event. It was also reported that the event will take place at the Ariake Colosseum.
WVR PR Kokuho held a press conference at the J-ROCK workout studio today where he talked about the event and a lot of other future SENGOKU plans.
He said that the date and venue of the new years event aren’t set yet despite the above reports. He wants to hold it either on December 31st (head to head with Dynamite!!) or January 3rd. He also said that he hopes Ishii will make his debut at the event and that potential opponents are Hidehiko Yoshida or a foreign fighter.
About Japanese fighters participating in the event, Kokuho plans to include Satoshi Ishii, Hidehiko Yoshida, Lightweight champion Mizuto Hirota, Featherweight champion Masanori Kanehara, and former Lightweight champion Satoru Kitaoka.
The opponent of Omigawa, who held an open training session at the press conference today, will probably be Marlon Sandro or Hatsu Hioki and the winner will probably face Kanehara for the belt on the new years event.
Kokuho is also currently thinking about putting on a Featherweight fight between a new Japanese Featherweight in SENGOKU and a champion/veteran foreigner at SENGOKU XI (Yuji Hoshino vs. Pequeno?).
The winner of Takenori Sato and Joe Doerksen at SENGOKU X is the closest candidate to being Jorge Santiago’s opponent at SENGOKU XI.
The opponent of Randleman will most likely by King Mo, Xande Ribeiro, or possibly Hiroshi Izumi if he wins at SENGOKU X.
Winners of the SENGOKU X opening fights could get their first real SENGOKU fights at SENGOKU XI.
If Yokota defeats Schultz via submission or KO, they want to hold Yokota vs. Mitsuoka at SENGOKU XI (tough road to a title fight for Yokota). Another article reports that the winner of the Yokota/Schultz fight will probably face Eiji Mitsuoka at SENGOKU XI (nothing about KO/submission).
Kokuho said that they already have 14-15 fights that they can make and all of them are main class fight.