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SENGOKU XI! Gono’s Opponent Announced

Akihiro Gono’s opponent for SENGOKU XI in November has been announced. He will face Korean Shin Ramen (Yoon Young Kim).

Kim is 22 years old and 190 cm tall. His MMA record is 13-4 and he’s coming off 2 submission victories in Japan. He’s called Shin Ramen because.

A fight of the soul fight(?) has also been added to the card, Kyokushin Karateka Bull (Hirokazu Konno) is fighting former Pro Boxer Tomoaki Ueyama (Ryuki Ueyama’s older brother), who has had a good 2009, from the U-File Camp. Bull is presented as a brawl master and the fight will be fought during the intermission of the event.

Also, a list of candidate participants for Sengoku Raiden Championship 12 (the number will continue from SENGOKU XI) on NYE was released. Mizuto Hirota, Masanori Kanehara, Satoru Kitaoka, Hatsu Hioki, Michihiro Omigawa, Kazunori Yokota, Eiji Mitsuoka, Makoto Takimoto, Hiroshi Izumi, and Kazuhiro Nakamura.

Update: WVR PR Kokuho said that the next commission meeting will be in December and that Misaki might be discussed then. Kokuho himself wants Misaki to fight on NYE since he has behaved very well (as he should) since the incident.

Kokuho wants at least 3 championship fights on NYE.

The fight of the soul is for the Japanese fans who sit quietly and watch the fights unlike foreign fans who make more noise. It will start 10 minutes into the intermission.

Update #2: A large press conference will be held next week for Sengoku Raiden Championship 12 and the Japanese fighters will be present. About a TV deal, Kokuho said: “I think I’ll be able to make some kind of announcement next week”.

Next week is also the final week of October and Kokuho said at the last press conference that they might have a big surprise (first of its kind in Japan) at the end of this month.

Carlos Newton was a possible opponent for Gono but since he injured himself in his last fight it didn’t happen.

SENGOKU XI
Date: November 7th, 2009
Place: Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan

Featherweight Fights:
Michihiro Omigawa vs. Hatsu Hioki
Marlon Sandro vs. Yuji Hoshino
Shigeki Osawa vs. Ronnie Ushiwaka

Lightweight Fights:
Kazunori Yokota vs. Eiji Mitsuoka
Satoru Kitaoka vs. Jorge Masvidal

Middleweight Fight:
Jorge Santiago vs. Mamed Khalidov

Light Heavyweight Fight:
Kevin Randleman vs. Stanislav Nedkov

Heavyweight Fight:
Dave Herman vs. Big Jim York

Welterweight Fight:
Akihiro Gono vs. Shin Ramen

Fight Of The Soul Featherweight Fight:
Bull vs. Tomoaki Ueyama

  1. kawa's boy toy
    October 21, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Good shit. Hioki gonna fight on Sengoku 11 and 12. I’m happy man. I love you Sengoku!!!

  2. October 21, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    any news about xande ribeiro, i think he said on tatame the he was suposse to fight in sengoku nye?

  3. whomever
    October 21, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Sengoku’s match making is very logical. Looking forward to this card, for sure.

  4. gjs
    October 21, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    So Fight of the Soul is another thing like Gold Rush? Another new way to use fighters not good enough to be considered part of the main card.

  5. October 22, 2009 at 5:12 am

    gjs :

    So Fight of the Soul is another thing like Gold Rush? Another new way to use fighters not good enough to be considered part of the main card.

    except that they aren’t on the main card. And it isn’t like gold rush.

  6. October 22, 2009 at 5:13 am

    Marco :

    any news about xande ribeiro, i think he said on tatame the he was suposse to fight in sengoku nye?

    I don’t know but NYE participation sounds possible.

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