Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Added to the card are some very interesting fights! There are 2 fights added in the bantamweight division, and both should be very good fights. Ryuichi Miki will take on Yasuhiro Urushitani in what will be a re-match. They last met in Mai last year and the fight ended in a draw. Urushitani has not fought since November last year, and it will be good to see him back in Shooto.
The other bantamweight fight will see Yuki Shojo, who resently lost to the champion "BJ" take on DREAM veteran Junya Kudo.
In the lightweight division, Australian Gustavo Falciroli is making the trip to Japan to take on Paraestra Sapporo's Daisuke Ishizawa. Falciroli made it into the Shooto rankings last month after a win over Akiyo Nishiura and it will be interesting to see if he can build on that.
There are 10 fights on the card now, including 2 Pacific title fights. The card should be complete now, and it is looking very good!
Bantam: Ryuichi Miki 9-2-3 vs. 15-4-6 Yasuhiro Urushitani
Bantam: Yuki Shojo 8-5-2 vs. 7-2-2 Junya Kudo
Light: Gustavo Falciroli 6-1-2 vs. 4-5-0 Daisuke Ishizawa
Welterweight Shooto Pacific Champion Title Fight:
Yusuke Endo (Champion) 12-3-2 vs. 14-5-2 Kotetsu Boku
Middleweight Shooto Pacific Champion Title Fight:
Xavier Lucas (Champion) 6-1-1 vs. 11-2-1 Akihiro Yamazaki
Feather: Tetsu Suzuki 8-7-3 vs. 6-2-0 Teriyuki Matsumoto
Feather: Masatoshi Abe 8-2-1 vs. 5-1-1 Fumihiro Kitahara
Bantam: Nozomi Otsuka 2-1-1 vs. 1-0-1 Yasutaka Ishigami
Light: Atsushi Kobayashi 2-1-0 vs. 1-0-0 Yusuke Yachi
Feather: Haruo Ochi 4-1-0 vs. 2-0-0 Kota Onojima