SENGOKU XI! Kazunori Yokota Vs. Eiji Mitsuoka Announced
Two new fights for SENGOKU XI on November 7th were announced today. In a Lightweight fight which is planned to decide the next challenger for Mizuto Hirota at SRC on NYE, Kazunori Yokota returns after a KO victory over Ryan Schultz to take on Eiji Mitsuoka, who last submitted Clay French.
In a Heavyweight fight, Big Jim York will get another chance as he takes on Dave Herman, who is fresh off a victory over Don Frye in September.
Update: Yokota said that he will increase his grappling training while Mitsuoka said that he will increase his stand-up training for this fight.
Update #2: Five more main card fights are planned to be added (Santiago vs. TBA, Randleman vs. TBA, Gono vs. TBA, and two Lightweight fights) plus 2 or 3 opening fights.
Update #3: WVR PR Kokuho said that they want to announce the surprise which will be the first of its kind in Japan at the end of this month. However, there are still questions like if the fans will be happy with it. What could it be?
Date: November 7th, 2009
Place: Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan
FW: Michihiro Omigawa vs. Hatsu Hioki
FW: Marlon Sandro vs. Yuji Hoshino
LW: Kazunori Yokota vs. Eiji Mitsuoka
HW: Dave Herman vs. Big Jim York
Satoru Kitaoka vs. Jorge Masvidal
Kevin Randleman vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Ikuo Usuda vs. Ian Schaffa