“Sengoku: Eighth Battle” results

Hatsu Hioki advances in Sengoku Featherweight Grand Prix
Hatsu Hioki advances in Sengoku Featherweight Grand Prix

World Victory Road’s “Sengoku: Eighth Battle” took place at Yoyogi National Stadium Second Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan on May 2, 2009.

Sengoku’s Featherweight Grand Prix quarterfinals were held with Hatsu Hioki, Michihiro Omigawa, Masanori Kanehara, and Marlon Sandro all advancing to the semi-finals.

In one of the many non-tournament bouts of the night, Akihiko Mori defeated Maximo Blanco after Blanco was disqualified for knocking out Mori with a soccer kick at 4:20 into the first round.

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“M-1 Challenge: Japan – 3rd Edition” summary and results

On Wednesday April 29th, Team England made its debut in the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” at Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan. PRO MMA (promma.info) has been notified of the results.

Team England was pitted against Team Japan and thanks to Simon Phillips, Matt Thorpe, Tom Blackledge, and Rob Broughton, England walked away with a 4-1 victory.  Team England leader, Ian Butlin, was the lone Brit to receive a loss as Japan’s Luiz Andrada sent him home with an arm-bar to remember him by at 3:20 of round  1. 

Team USA West shutout South Korea 5-0 with fighters David Jansen (improved  to 10-0), Fabio Negao, Giva “The Arm Collector” Santana (improved to 12-1), Raphael Davis, and Shane Del Rosario (improved to 6-0) all taking home the victory.

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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Shinya Aoki – photos

The number one ranked WAMMA Lightweight Champion of the world Shinya Aoki took on the WAMMA Heavyweight Champion of the world Fedor Emelianenko in a “special super exhibition” match held Wednesday night, April 29th in Tokyo during the “M-1 Challenge: Japan” tournament where Team England was making their debut.

There were approximately 1,000 spectators on hand at Differ Ariake to witness the exhibition match which was said to resemble a training session one might see inside a fight gym. Aoki traded in his usual attire of colorful spats for shorts and a gi and Fedor sported a gi with long pants.

Reports are saying some of the highlights occurred when Fedor threw Aoki with several Sambo moves, Aoki attempted a flying arm-bar, and Fedor finally submitted the lightweight champion with an Achilles lock at the three-minute mark of the five-minute bout. The video of the session will air free of charge on a video-on-demand basis starting on Monday, May 4 at www.M-1Global.com and www.Mixfight.ru.

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It’s official: Fedor Emelianenko & Shinya Aoki to compete in special exhibition April 29 during M-1 Challenge Japan

PRO MMA (promma.info) has just received confirmation from M-1 of the details surrounding a special exhibition match between the WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko and the WAMMA Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki. 

While WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko’s recent two wins over former UFC heavyweight champions Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski have taken place on American soil, he first earned his reputation as being the world’s pound-for-pound best fighter while competing in Japan.

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Team England set to make M-1 Challenge debut on April 29 in Tokyo, Japan

On Wednesday, April 29 at Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan, Team England will make its debut during the 2009 “M-1 Challenge presented by Affliction.”

Leading Team England will be Andy Lillis, the Director of Warrior Promotions. He had this to say, “I think (the M-1 Challenge is a) great concept and I think the British fighters and fans will embrace it with open arms. England has a history of getting behind our national teams and I know the guys are looking forward to fighting in Japan, as they have always wanted to fight out there.”

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DREAM 8 weigh in results and preview

DREAM 8 will take place Sunday, April 5, at Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan. The event will feature eight fighters competing in the first round of a welterweight (75.9kg/166.9lbs) tournament, one featherweight tournament match, and five non-tournament bouts.

Headlining the card as part of the welterweight tournament will be fan favorite, Shinya Aoki, taking on one of the sport’s legends, Hayato “Mach” Sakurai. Also part of the welterweight grand prix will be Xtreme Couture’s John Alessio taking on two-time world BJJ champion, Andre Galvao.

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King Mo at Sengoku 7 post-fight press conference

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal defeated Ryo Kawamura at SENGOKU: SEVENTH BATTLE in Tokyo Japan on Friday, March 20, 2009 by unanimous decision. In this video from the SENGOKU 7 post-fight press conference, King Mo answers questions for the Japanese media. Mo reveals he had a knee injury going into the fight and also says he … Read more

King Mo dominates at Sengoku: Seventh Battle, now ask him your questions

Our good friend of the site, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal just won his fourth straight fight as a professional yesterday at Sengoku: Seventh Battle in Tokyo, Japan. King Mo defeated King of Pancrase, Ryo Kawamua by unanimous decision.

Mo repeatedly dumped Kawmura on his head and had numerous takedowns at will. Mo controlled the action on the feet as well as on the ground and dominated the much more experienced Kawamura from start to finish. One judge scored the fight 30-24 in favor of Mo. We provided live updates and round by round descriptions of each fight, including King Mo vs. Ryo Kawamura.

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Shinichi Kojima vs. Yuki Shoujou headline Shooto’s Tradition 6 on March 20

With the WEC promotion set to add a flyweight division, many of the sport’s fans and pundits have been heading over to the Sherdog.com rankings to see who is on top of the smallest Zufffa recognized division. When they click on the page, the number one ranked fighter is Shinichi Kojima, who has been nicknamed “BJ” due to his similar ground game to MMA’s foremost Vaseline hater.

To the untrained eye he is another divisional kingpin in the mold of Georges St. Pierre, Anderson Silva, or Rashad Evans, but to a more sighted crowd, the Shooto 123lbs. champion is not someone on that level.

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King Mo arrives in Japan for Sengoku fight

“King Mo” Muhammed Lawal has arrived in Japan for his main event fight at Sengoku’s Seventh Battle this weekend. To get warmed up for his fight King Mo likes to watch some Kung Fu flicks and…Martin. We also get to see some behind the scenes footage of Mo talking with the Japanese media, a little … Read more