PRO MMA (promma.info) was notified by the World Extreme Cagefighting organization on Monday that Japanese MMA fighter Takeya Mizugaki (11-3-2) will return to the WEC cage on Aug. 9, 2009 to face veteran Jeff Curran (31-11-1) at “WEC: Torres vs. Bowles” at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Mizugaki, a Shooto veteran, proved his mettle to American MMA fans in April in his WEC debut when he took bantamweight champion and number one ranked bantamweight in the world Miguel Torres the five-round limit. Mizugaki lost the unanimous decision against Torres but let it be known a new bantamweight was in town to contend with.
MIzugaki commented on his anticipated return to the WEC through translator Shu Hirata, “I love the American fans and I want to come up with a good result this time. I want to show the fans here and in Japan that I belong in the WEC, where the world’s best competition in MMA is being held.”