Sunday, 4 October 2009
Shooto is going to put on one of their biggest events in years with the return of Vale Tudo Japan. Already announced is the fight between Alexandre Franca Nogueira and Shooto champion "Lion" Takeshi. This fight will be undet Vale Tudo Japan rules and 5 rounds of 5 minutes.
Welterweight champion Takashi Nakakura suffered a serious eye injuryu in his loss to Takanori Gomi in May. He has deceided to hand back his title and Williamy Chiquerim will face Kenichiro Togashi for the title.
Also unconfirmed is a fight between Jesse Taitano and Mamoru. Mamoru have been fighting in ShootBoxing lately, and this will be a return that a lot of fans have been looking forward to. But Taitano will not be an easy opponent and it will be a very interesting fight. Thanks to BloodyElbow's Chris Nelson, look for an interview posted tomorrow that will have more news from the Japanese MMA scene!
65kg: Alexandre Franca Nogueira 13-5-2 vs. 16-3-0 "Lion" Takeshi Inoue
Welterweight Shooto World Title Fight:
Willamy Chiquerim 14-1-0 vs. 10-6-5 Kenichiro Togashi
Bantam: Mamoru Yamaguchi 20-5-3 vs. 6-5-2 Jesse Taitano
Takanori Gomi 30-5-0
Rumina Sato 24-14-2