Monday, 3 August 2009
Yesterday Sengoku had their 9th event, they also introduced a judging system where the judge can chose the fighter they like. I have to say I hate the way they developed the "must" system. It allowes the judge to chose the fighter, if they rule it a draw.
Anyway, the card was solid, Kanehara vs. Hioki was fight of the night, and Sengoku got their Japanese champion.
Anyway, looking forward to Sengoku 10, there are some very interesting fighters announced. I just hope they dump the "must" system. They have really signed some very good fighters, and managed well they can attract a lot of new fans.
Announced for this event are:
-Athen Olympics judo silver medalist, Hiroshi Izumi.
-Sydney judo gold medalist, Makoto Takimoto.
-The fighter that knocked the new Sengoku lightweight champion out of the tournament, Kazunori Yokota.
-Former EliteXC heavyweight champion, Antonio Silva.
-Former IFL lightweight champion, Ryan Schultz.
-Former WEC title contender, Joe Doerksen.
Hiroshi Izumi (debut)
Makoto Takimoto 5-5-0
Kazunori Yokota 9-2-3
Antonio Silva 12-1-0
Ryan Schultz 20-11-1
Joe Doerksen 42-12-0