5/10 Shooto Final Tradition - DREAM vs. Sengoku - Mitsuhiro Ishida Fighting!

Sunday 19 April 2009

The final card in the "Tradition" series, honoring Shooto's 20th anniversary, is lookeing like the best Shooto event I can remember...

Announced today was a fight that is promoted as Dream vs. Sengoku. Representing DREAM is Mitsuhiro Ishida, he is taking on Sengoku's Mizuto Hirota. But this is not the only big fight announced!

Also on the card is female star Megumi Fuji, who will be taking on Korean fighter and I am not sure of the name, Kim Don Hee.

Shooto veteran Kenichiro Togashi should have his hands full with Tetsuji Kato. The Strikeforce veteran is returning to Shooto after almost 2 years away from the ring, his last fight was a decision loss to Gilbert Melendez in September 2007. He has not fought in Shooto since 2003.

And the big fights dont stop there! The Pacific champion, Yusuke Endo, is going to take on the South American champion, "Chiqueirinho", in a fight that wont be for a title but will be an important fight to determine the #1 contender for Nakakura's title.

"Wicky" is also coming back to Shooto after fighting in both the Cage Force and DREAM tournaments. He is always a popular addition to these cards, and he should be the favorite in his fight with Takumi Ota. Coming off 2 straight losses, "Wicky" will want to end this early, and in the process improve his Shooto ranking.

Welter: Mitsuhiro Ishida 18-4-1 vs. 10-3-1 Mizuto Hirota
Fly: Megumi Fuji 16-0-0 vs. Kim Don Hee (?)
Welter: Kenichiro Togashi 8-6-5 vs. 19-8-0 Tetsuji Kato
Welter: Yusuke Endo 12-2-2 vs. 12-1-0 Willamy Chiquerim "Chiqueirinho"
Light: "Wicky" Akiyo Nishiura 9-4-1 vs. 4-2-1 Takumi Ota
Middle: Zon Yon Ze (?) vs. 4-1-2 Takesuke Kume

Previously Announced:
Lightweight Title Fight:
"Lion" Takeshi Inoue 15-3-0 vs. 24-13-2 Rumina Sato

Welter: Takanori Gomi 29-5-0 vs. 11-2-1 Takashi Nakakura
Welter: Koutetsu Boku 13-5-2 vs. 6-1-1 Yutaka Ueda


Chris 19 April 2009 at 19:39  


Do any of Shooto's events air live? :/

Meyer 19 April 2009 at 19:50  

Yes I wanna watch this live also , but probably will be hard to do here in America , finding a place to do so. :(

Borre 19 April 2009 at 20:32  

I am not aware that it will air live, even in Japan... I should be good enough to be on PPV, but I havent seen any announcement.

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