8/2 Sengoku 9 - Featherweight Reserve Fight Announced + Another Olympic Medalist Signs

Tuesday 7 July 2009

Sengoku have pulled out their checkbook again! This time they have signed another olympic judo medalist, Hiroshi Izumi won silver in the 90kg weight division in the 2004 Athens olympics and he will now join Satoshi Ishii on the Sengoku payroll. No fight is announced for him yet.

Also announced today was the featherweight GP reserve fight. This event will have the semi-finals and finals on the same night, and as we saw last year in the DREAM lightweight GP, these fighters are still in with a chance. The reserve fight will see Chan Sung Jung take on Matt Jaggers.

Sengoku is building a very impressive group of fighters now, and this event is looking very good. Lets just hope the Japanese crowd responds.

Also worth noting is that the Sengoku card for August 2 is looking almost complete, while the DREAM card for July 20 is looking about half-full. There should be more big announcements this week!

Featherweight GP Reserve Fight:

Chan Sung Jung 6-1-0 vs. 11-5-0 Matt Jaggers

Previously Announced:
Lightweight Title Fight (5x5min):

Satoru Kitaoka 24-8-9 vs. 11-3-1 Mizuto Hirota

Featherweight GP:
Final: Winner Semi-final 1 vs. Winner Semi-final 2

Semi-final 1: Hatsu Hioki 19-3-2 vs. 13-5-5 Masanori Kanehara
Semi-final 2: Michihiro Omigawa 6-7-1 vs. 14-0-0 Marlon Sandro

Middleweight next title Challenger (If Nakamura wins):
Kazuo Misaki 21-9-2 vs. 13-9-0 Kazuhiro Nakamura

Heavy: Blagoy Alexandre Ivanov vs. 15-7-0 Kazuyuki Fujita
Heavy: Yoshihiro Nakao 7-2-0 vs. 9-3-0 Chu Mu Bae
Light: Eiji Mitsuoka 15-6-2 vs. Clay French
Akihiro Gono 29-14-7 vs. 17-2-0 Dan Hornbuckle


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