World Victory Road has announced that an opening bout between bantamweights, Ryota Uozomi (9-2-2) and Yuichiro Yajima (9-9-1), to consummate the Sengoku "Eleventh Battle" fight card.
The event takes place on Nov. 7 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, and airs in North America on HDNet where Uozomi and Yajima will make their promotional debuts.
Uozomi, a veteran of Japanese indie circuit, Kingdom Ehrgeiz, has also fought in established organizations such as DEEP and Cage Force. He has won six of his last eight bouts, most recently fighting Ryuko Wada at the tenth anniversary event for the Kingdom; the bout was ruled a No Contest after one of the combatants landed an accidental groin kick.
Yajima, a long-time veteran of ZST, comes off a first-round submission victory in Pancrase last month. A fighter with background in Zendokan karate, he made his professional debut in 2004 after becoming a finalist in the 2000 Eastern Japan Shooto Amateur Open Tournament. His professional career has been dogged with inconsistency, as he has struggled to string together more than two consecutive victories.
With the addition of Uozomi-Yajima tilt, the Sengoku-"Eleventh Battle" fight card now consists of nine main card fights, one opening bout, and a "Fight of the Soul" bout that will take place during the intermission.
The full fight card stands as follows:
Hatsu Hioki vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Yuji Hoshino vs. Marlon Sandro
Ronnie "Ushiwaka" Mann vs. Shigeki Osawa
Eiji Mitsuoka vs. Kazunori Yokota
Satoru Kitaoka vs. Jorge Masvidal
Dave Herman vs. Jim York
Stanislav Nedkov vs. Kevin Randleman
Mamed Khalidov vs. Jorge Santiago
Akihiro Gono vs. Yoon Young Kim
Hirokazu "Bull" Konno vs. Tomoaki Ueyama
Ryota Uozomi vs. Yuichiro Yajima
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