Wednesday, Dec 08, 2010
Hioki and Sandro Title Fight Confirmed for Dec. 30th Sengoku
By FCF Staff
World Victory Road has announced that the promotion’s featherweight champion Marlon Sandro will face highly regarded challenger Hatsu Hioki, at its upcoming “Soul of Fight” show on December 30th. The card, which will be hosted by the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan, is expected to air on HDNet.
Sandro (17-1) will head into the bout having knocked out Yuji Hoshino, Tomonari Kanomata and more recently Masonir Kanehara, in his last three bouts. The Brazilian’s only loss to date was a tightly contested, split decision he dropped to Michihiro Omigawa last August.
Hioki (22-4-2), who is the reigning 143lb. Shooto champ, has won back-to-back bouts over Takeshi Inoue and more recently Jeff Lawson, after also losing by split decision to Omigawa last November.
WVR has also confirmed a middleweight bout between Kazuo Misaki and Mike Seal for the card.
Misaki (22-11-2) has been stopped by Melvin Manhoef and Jorge Santiago in his last two outings, after submitting Kazuhiro Nakamura last summer.
Seal (13-13-1) is 3-2 in his last five fights and is coming off a submission loss to Timothy Woods in May, while competing under the Ultimate Warrior Challenge banner.
Some of the other bouts scheduled for “Soul of Fight” include Yasubey Enomoto vs. Keita Nakamura, Jadamba Narantungalag vs. Kazunori Yokota, Taiyo Nakahara vs. Akitoshi Tamura and Dave Herman vs. Yoshihiro Nakao.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 6:09 pm