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Hidehiko Yoshida retirement fight to be webcast globally


MMA fans the world over who are dying to catch the last of Hidehiko Yoshida live, take notice.

J-Rock, the sports and entertainment management company that will host Yoshida's upcoming retirement event, Astra, is working to bring the event to MMA fans around the world through a new premium internet TV service.

The premium internet TV will broadcast Astra live from Nippon Budokan on April 25th.

J-Rock is currently in the process of ironing out the details of the event production and live webcast; stay tuned to MMAmania for updates on this momentous collaboration as they become available.

The former judo Olympian and Japanese MMA icon, Hidehiko Yoshida, will grace the ring for his final bout at Astra. According to J-Rock, the list of his potential opponent has been whittled down to three - two foreign fighters and one Japanese fighter - and the bout confirmation is forthcoming.

Also featured on the card is the welterweight match between the current DEEP champion, Yuya Shirai and Che Mills, the two-time vanquisher of DREAM welterweight champion, Marius Zaromskis. The fast-rising Michihiro Omigawa will take on the American Top Team prospect, Micah Miller. Along with Omigawa, fellow Yoshida dojo members, Makoto Takimoto and Kazuhiro Nakamura, are also scheduled to fight on the card; rumors suggest that Nakamura may face the fellow Pride and UFC veteran, Denis Kang.

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