SENGOKU – No Ran 2009 results & live play by play

Go HERE for the Sengoku: Seventh Battle  live round-by-round updates and results. (This particular article below came after Sengoku: Sixth Battle and is referred to as Sengoku: No Ran 2009.  Sengoku: Seventh Battle took place on March 20, 2009.)

Stay tuned to PRO MMA ( as we bring you live play by play coverage for SENGOKU “NO RAN 2009” from Saitama, Japan.

Here’s the lineup for Sengoku – No Ran 2009:
Lightweight Championship bout: Takanori Gomi vs. Satoru Kitaoka
Middleweight Championship bout: Kazuo Misaki vs. Jorge Santiago
Light heavyweight bout: Sanae Kikuta vs. Hidehiko Yoshida
Heavyweight bout: Antonio Silva vs. Yoshihiro Nakao
Lightweight bout: Sergey Golyaev vs. Eiji Mitsuoka
Heavyweight bout: Dave Herman vs. Choi Mu Bae
Light heavyweight bout: Muhammed Lawal vs. Yukiya Naito
Lightweight bout: Maximo Blanco vs. Seigo Inoue
Light heavyweight bout: Hidetada Irie vs. Minoru Kato

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Antonio Silva showing no fear of CSAC

Despite being informed by the California State Athletic Commission that fighting in Japan could mean the revocation of his license, Antonio Silva doesn’t appear to be concerned. The CSAC Assistant Executive Director, Bill Douglas notified Silva by mail Tuesday that discplinary action will be taken against the Brazilian if he were to fight at Sengoku 7. In a recent interview the American Top Team heavyweight believes fighting for World Victory Road in January will not be a problem.

No way. We’ve closed with Japan because I’m a professional, I have family, I have a very high cost of living and besides, I have to fight, be in evidence and now recently I’ve made further examinations that did not accept, because it was in a particular laboratory, but we’ll do another examination, this time along with a police officer for the Commission of Florida, and will go to the common justice.

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Antonio Silva could face potential license revocation

Antonio Silva could see his license revoked by the California State Athletic Commission if he chooses to fight at Sengoku 7 on January 4th in Japan. According to, newly appointed CSAC Assistant Executive Officer, Bill Douglas notified the former Elite XC Heavyweight Champion about the potential revocation via mail Tuesday.

Despite being suspended by the CSAC for one year following a positive steroid test at Elite XC-Unfinished Business in July, the American Top Team heavyweight had no plans of sitting out for the whole year. Silva had been negotiating with World Victory Road to participate in the promotion and did not seem afraid of any potential disciplinary action by the CSAC. However, that no longer appears to be the case.

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Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in talks with Sengoku

by:  Matt De La Rosa

Despite being suspended by the California State Athletic Commision until July 28 2009, Antonio Silva has plans to fight at World Victory Road’s Sengoku 7 on January 4th.

Tatame reported on the American Top Team member’s intentions. Silva (11-1), through translation, stated “I’m negotiating my way to Japan The Sengoku made me an off to fight on January 4 and we are seeing that.”

Regarding his suspension, the former Elite XC Heavyweight Champion informed MMAWeekly that “I’ve gone to a far extent to prove my innocence, and they don’t listen. It’s the law, or maybe it’s not the law, but it’s very wrong.”

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The EliteXC Draft – Analyzing the First Round Draft Picks

There is a wealth of talent from a broken organization that risked and lost it all on a YouTube street brawler from Miami. While sifting through the ashes of ProElite and EliteXC it’s impossible to ignore the abundance of talent that will soon be heading elsewhere.

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