SENGOKU: SEVENTH BATTLE takes place Friday, March 20 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. All fighters successfully made weight for the event. The main event fighters, King Mo and Ryo Kawamura exchanged words at the weigh-ins: “Tomorrow, against a huge, dangerous opponent, and all the beautiful queens of his kingdom, a lone Japanese guy is going to that kingdom to attempt a coup d’état. Watch out,” Kawamura dramatically proclaimed to chuckles of approval.
“Man, that was funny,” responded a smiling Lawal. “I feel like what he said, it was cool, it was funny, but it ain’t true. There’s only one true king, and that’s King Mo, and I’m going to prove that by beating up this boy, [Kawamura], on my left.”
King Mo went on to say that he is a white belt under Dean Lister (tongue in cheek). Mo pointed out Dean in the crowd and told those in attendance he had been working with the Abu Dhabi champion and that he Lister is one of the kings of submission. Mo also said as a treat for his fans he plans to submit Kawamura, “I’m looking to submit [Kawamura] this time for my fans, for something different.”
Sengoku: Seventh Battle weigh-ins:
Muhammed Lawal (204.6 lbs) vs. Ryo Kawamura (205 lbs)
Hatsu Hioki (143.3 lbs) vs. Chris Manuel (141.5 lbs)
Nam Phan (142.9 lbs) vs. Hideki Kadowaki (143.1 lbs)
James Thompson (271.8 lbs) vs. Jim York (264.6 lbs)
Michihiro Omigawa (142.9 lbs) vs. L.C. Davis (142.6 lbs)
Marlon Sandro (143.3 lbs) vs. Matt Jaggers (143.3 lbs)
Kim Jong Man (142.9 lbs) vs. Masanori Kanehara (143.1 lbs)
Chan Sung Jung (143.1 lbs) vs. Shintaro Ishiwatari (143.3 lbs)
Ronnie Ushiwaka (142.6 lbs) vs. Tetsuya Yamada (143.3 lbs)
Seiya Kawahara (143.3 lbs) vs. Nick Denis (142.9 lbs)
PRO MMA (promma.info) will be providing live round by round updates of SENGOKU: SEVENTH BATTLE early Friday morning, March 20th, starting at 2am CST. The event is scheduled from 2am-5am CST.
Props – Sherdog