10/26 Shooto - Gig Central Vol. 16

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Shooto have announced the main event for their October 26 event in Nagoya already. So far there is no Hatsu Hioki on the card (I am a bit surprised, he normally turns up on these cards), but the main event should be a good one. It is the Pacific Rim Title Fight between #1 ranked Yoshitaro Niimi and #3 ranked Xavier Lucas. The Pacific Middleweight title is currently available.

Also returning in Mutsumi Kasai, from Sherdog it looks like her last MMA fight was in 2003... I am not sure if it is the same girl, but it looks like it (a bit unusual name).

Main-Event - Pacific Rim Middleweight Title Fight:
Yoshitaro Niimi 6-2-2 vs. 4-1-1 Xavier Lucas

Welterweight: Masato Fujiwara 5-10-5 vs. 5-3-3 Kenichi Hattori
Bantamweight: Hiroshi Sakamoto 3-3-0 vs. 2-4-0 Hiroharu Matsufuji

Flyweight: Kenichi Sawada vs. Teppei Masuda

Rookie Tournament
Lightweight: Naohiro Mizuno vs. Mitsuru Kobayashi

Rookie Tournament 2nd Round Light-Heavyweight:
Makoto "Chomoranma 1/2" Maeda 1-1-1 vs. 2-0-0 Naoji Mikoshiba

Female Class C -58kg: Kinuka Sasaki 1-6-0 vs. 2-0-0 Mutsumi Kasai

Tickets:
SRS ¥10,000
RS ¥8,000
S ¥7,000
A ¥6,000
B ¥5,000

4 comments:

Anonymous,  16 October 2008 at 22:36  

xavier lucas record is 7-1-1

JapanMMA 16 October 2008 at 22:54  

Thanks, I go by Sherdog's records just for consistency. It has him listed as 4-1-1. I have no doubt that he has had more fights, but its hard for me to confirm.

Greg,  25 October 2008 at 13:52  

I've seen other sites have two extra match ups. Are these two fights on the card aswell?

Kenichi Sawada vs. Teppei Masuda
Naohiro Mizuno vs. Mitsuru Kobayashi

JapanMMA 26 October 2008 at 09:46  

You are right, this card has 2 fights that I have missed...

I will update the post, thanks for letting me know.

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