World Victory Road (WVR) recently announced the latest match-ups for it’s Sengoku 10 event, which takes place on Sept. 23 from the Saitama Community Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Dan Hornubuckle, now a household name in MMA after his brutal, lights-out head kick on Akihiro Gono at Sengoku 9 earlier this month, will try his luck against well-traveled veteran Nick "The Goat" Thompson.
Light Heavyweight King of Pancrase Ryo Kawamura will finally get his long-awaited rematch to try and avenge his 2007 loss Chute Boxe's Fabio Silva.
In addition, middleweight King of Pancrase Takenori Sato will challenge UFC veteran Joe "El Dirte" Doerksen.
Also slated for the card will be three Sengoku gold cup super fights, with the three victors of the Japanese gold cup doing battle with the three winners of the South Korean gold cup.
It pits Ikuo Usuda (5-0) against Woo Hyun Baek (1-0) in a lightweight showdown, in featherweight action Shigeki Osawa (3-0) facing off with Ki Hyun Kim (2-0) and also Ryosuke Komori (4-1) doing battle with Jae Hyun So (2-6) in a bantamweight bout.
Elsewhere on the card former IFL lightweight champion Ryan Schultz (20-11-1) is set to tangle with Kazunori Yokota (9-2-3) in a bout that should project the winner in to title contender status.
Sengoku 10 will feature the first (and last) Elite XC heavyweight champion Antonio Silva (12-1) and a pair of Olympians in 2000 Olympic Judo gold medalist Makoto Takimoto (5-5) and 2004 Olympic Judo silver medalist Hiroshi Izumi (0-0), who is being targeted for the main event slot for the tenth installment of Sengoku.
However, their opponents will not be announced until a later date.
Here is the current line-up for Sengoku 10:
Antonio Silva (12-1) vs. TBA (0-0)
Hiroshi Izumi (0-0) vs. TBA (0-0)
Makoto Takimoto (5-5) vs. TBA (0-0)
Ryo Kawamura (10-4-2) vs. Fabio Silva (11-5)
Nick Thompson (38-11-1) vs. Dan Hornbuckle (18-2)
Joe Doerksen (41-12) vs. Takenori Sato (9-6-4)
Kazunori Yokota (9-2-3) vs. Ryan Schultz (20-11-1)
Maximo Blanco (3-2-1) vs. Tetsuya Yamada (3-1)
Sengoku Gold Cup Lightweight bout:
Ikuo Usuda (5-0) vs. Woo Hyun Baek (1-0)
Sengoku Gold Cup Featherweight bout:
Shigeki Osawa (3-0) vs. Ki Hyun Kim (2-0)
Sengoku Gold Cup Bantamweight bout:
Ryosuke Komori (4-1) vs. Jae Hyun So (2-6)
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