Sheathing The Sword! SENGOKU XI
The final SENGOKU event before becoming Sengoku Raiden Championship is in the books and while the fights were competitive, I thought many of the fighters didn’t put 100% effort into their fights and WVR really needs to revamp their scoring system, if it wasn’t obvious after last year. Way too many 10-10 rounds, even though I like 10-10 rounds.
An exciting signing was announced at the event. Chinese Greco-Roman wrestler Liu Deli, who placed 9th at the 2008 Beijing Olympics 120 kg class, appealed for an MMA debut at SENGOKU XI. He is 208 cm tall (he is probably shorter) and weighs 125 kg.
Just 3 weeks ago he won the 11th Chinese National Games Greco-Roman 120 kg contest and the 27 year old (29 according to WVR) announced after the tournament that he’s getting married next year as well. Here is some footage from his National Games victory.
WVR PR Kokuho says that Liu just started training MMA so NYE might be a little too early for him. Kokuho also said that no TV deal for NYE can be announced right now. It seems to be chaos dealing with those things with the current state of Japanese MMA.