Posts Tagged ‘Hatsu Hioki’

GP Fights Announced! Hioki Vs. Ushiwaka

March 31, 2009 4 comments

The 2nd round GP fight of SENGOKU were officially announced today. Favorite Hatsu Hioki will take on Ronnie Ushiwaka, as reported Nam Phan will fight on Michihiro Omigawa, “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung will face ZST’s Masanori Kanehara, and Featherweight King Of Pancrase Marlon Sandro will battle hard-hitting Nick Denis.

Update: Depending on their result at Pancrase on April 5th, SENGOKU training players Shigeki Osawa and/or Maximo Blanco (The True Knight, Makishi) might participate in the opening fight of SENGOKU VIII.

Update #2: Chan Sung Jung wants revenge for Kim Jong Man and made a KO declaration. Kanehara said that it won’t be that easy. Omigawa thinks that the striking and jiu-jitsu of Nam Phan are strong but he is confident from his last fight with Davis.

Date: May 2nd, 2009
Place: National Yoyogi Stadium 2nd Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan

Featherweight GP 2nd Round Fights:
Hatsu Hioki vs. Ronnie Ushiwaka
Nam Phan vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Marlon Sandro vs. Nick Denis
Chan Sung Jung vs. Masanori Kanehara

Lightweight Fight:
Kazunori Yokota vs. Leonardo Santos

Light Heavyweight Fight:
Xande Ribeiro vs. Kei Yamamiya

Welterweight Fight:
Makoto Takimoto vs. Michael Costa


SENGOKU FW GP 2nd Round Match-Ups! TBA On Tuesday

March 27, 2009 Leave a comment

The 2nd round fights of the SENGOKU Featherweight GP will be announced next Tuesday. As was said at one of the last press conferences, the three Japanese fighters and Marlon Sandro will probably be matched up against the other four foreigners.

Fight Order Announced! Main Event Is The Battle Of Kings

March 13, 2009 Leave a comment

The fight order for SENGOKU VII, which takes place on March 20th, has been announced on SENGOKU’s Official Website. The main event will be the Light Heavyweight fight between King Mo and LHW King Of Pancrase Ryo Kawamura. Hatsu Hioki and Chris Manuel got the semi main event spot for their Featherweight GP fight.

Date: March 20th, 2009
Place: National Yoyogi Stadium 2nd Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan

LHW: 10. King Mo vs. Ryo Kawamura
FWGP: 9. Hatsu Hioki vs. Chris Manuel
FWGP: 8. Nam Phan vs. Hideki Kadowaki
HW: 7. James Thompson vs. Big Jim York
FWGP: 6. Michihiro Omigawa vs. L.C. Davis
FWGP: 5. Marlon Sandro vs. Matt Jaggers
FWGP: 4. Kim Jong Man vs. Masanori Kanehara
FWGP: 3. Chan Sung Jung vs. Shintaro Ishiwatari
FWGP: 2. Ronnie Ushiwaka vs. Tetsuya Yamada
FWGP: 1. Seiya Kawahara vs. Nick Denis


February 12, 2009 4 comments


We see the Brazilian, American, South Korean, Canadian (probably), and Australian flags on the poster. However, no fighter from Australia has been announced yet. Who could the Australian fighter in the GP be? Ian Schaffa? The poster also shows us that Hatsu Hioki is the fighter that WVR will push in this GP.

5 Fighters Announced! Sandro & Hioki To SENGOKU GP

January 28, 2009 3 comments
One Of The Major Players To SENGOKU. -

Hatsu Hioki Chose SENGOKU. -

Five fighters were announced for the SENGOKU Featherweight GP today. They are American Top Team’s undefeated WEC veteran Chris Manuel, Hatsu Hioki, Featherweight King Of Pancrase Marlon Sandro, undefeated KOTC veteran Nick Denis, and the talented Ronnie Ushikawa (Mann) from Team Trojan.

WVR PR Kokuho said that fighters from 7-8 nations will participate in the GP. There are already fighters from 5 different nations (USA, Japan, Canada, The UK, and Brazil) so expect Russia and South Korea to be two of the possible three other nations.

Update: Kokuho said that the plan in the beginning was 8 Japanese and 8 foreign fighters, but now it looks like the number of Japanese fighters might increase a little.

Date: March 20th, 2009
Place: National Yoyogi Stadium 2nd Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan

Light Heavyweight Fight:
King Mo vs. Ryo Kawamura

Featherweight GP Participants:
Marlon Sandro
Hatsu Hioki
Nick Denis
Ronnie Ushikawa
Chris Manuel

Possible Featherweight GP Participants:
Alexandre Franca Nogueira
Hiroyuki Takaya
Nam Phan

Possible Fights:
Roger Gracie vs. Jeff Monson

Possible Participants:
Pawel Nastula

Pre 2009 Featherweight GP’s! Japanese Featherweights Comment

January 24, 2009 6 comments

In the latest Gonkaku Magazine a lot of Japanese Featherweights were asked about the two Featherweight GP’s in Japan.

DREAM: Masakazu Imanari (said that he will do his best to get a fight with KID), Wicky Akiyo (clearly DREAM)

Overseas: Dokonjonosuke Mishima (it seems that he is injured right now, will defend his DEEP title in July, and then back to the UFC or WEC), Takeya Mizugaki (aiming at the WEC), Akitoshi Tamura (will drop to Bantamweight in the WEC)

SHOOTO: Masakatsu Ueda, Lion Takeshi (will fight in SHOOTO in May), Rumina Sato (his target is the SHOOTO title), Hideki Kadowaki (he wishes that others join SHOOTO)

Undecided: Hiroyuki Takaya (no comment), Yuji Hoshino (undecided between the two, but thinks that 65kg fits him the best), Hatsu Hioki (interested in DREAM, SENGOKU and the WEC), Yoshiro Maeda (wants to fight in DREAM but is bothered by his losses in the WEC)

Source: Gogoplog