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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.

Final Preparations! SENGOKU VII

March 17, 2009 6 comments

#9: HDNet

SENGOKU VII live on HDNet at 3 AM. Enjoy the show!

#8: Nam Phan Interview

Pre-GP Nam Phan interview at ADCCNews.

#7: Radio & Article

Jordan Breen previewed SENGOKU VII on his radio show today. You can download the show here. There is also an article of the press conference at Sherdog.

#6: Weigh-In Results

LHW: 10. King Mo (92.8 kg) vs. Ryo Kawamura (93 kg)
FWGP: 9. Hatsu Hioki (65 kg) vs. Chris Manuel (64.2 kg)
FWGP: 8. Nam Phan (64.8 kg) vs. Hideki Kadowaki (64.9 kg)
HW: 7. James Thompson (123.3 kg) vs. Big Jim York (120 kg)
FWGP: 6. Michihiro Omigawa (64.8 kg) vs. L.C. Davis (64.7 kg)
FWGP: 5. Marlon Sandro (65 kg) vs. Matt Jaggers (65 kg)
FWGP: 4. Kim Jong Man (64.8 kg) vs. Masanori Kanehara (64.9 kg)
FWGP: 3. Chan Sung Jung (64.9 kg) vs. Shintaro Ishiwatari (65 kg)
FWGP: 2. Ronnie Ushiwaka (64.7 kg) vs. Tetsuya Yamada (65 kg)
FWGP: 1. Seiya Kawahara (65 kg) vs. Nick Denis (64.8 kg)

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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