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Rising Sun Round Up: Takanori Gomi’s Opponent Announced For Vale Tudo Japan, Khalidov v. Santiago Set For Sengoku 11, Manhoef and Filho added to Dream 12, and more

Takanori Gomi

  • Vale Tudo Japan, which is set to take place on October 30th, in Tokyo, is still taking shape. An opponent for lightweight fighter Takanori Gomi, was recently announced. Gomi will be taking on King of the Cage lightweight champion Tony Hervey, in his alleged final fight in Japan. Other expect bouts for the event are “Lion” Takeshi Inoue vs. Alexandre Franca Nogueira, Willamy Chiquerim vs. Kenichiro Togashi, Mamoru Yamaguchi vs. Jesse Taitano, Tenkei Fujimiya vs. Tito Jones. Also expected to participate are Rumina Sato and Yoichiro Sato, but their opponents are yet to be determined.
  • Sengoku middleweight champion Jorge Santiago will take on recent promotional acquisition, Polish light heavyweight star Mamed Khalidov in a non title fight at Sengoku 11 on November 7. Also recently added to the card were a heavyweight bout between “Big” Jim York and Dave “Pee-Wee” Herman, a lightweight number one contender match up pitting Eiji Mitsuoka against Kazunori Yokota, and a featherweight contest of Shigeki Osawa vs. Ronnie Ushiwaka Mann.
  • Top female fighter Miku Matsumoto extended her winning streak to twelve straight at Deep 44th Impact on October 10, defeating “Windy” Tomomi Sunaba via unanimous decision.
  • Dream 12, on October 25, has gained two more middleweight bouts as slugger Melvin Manhoef will take on Zelg Galesic, and ground ace and former WEC champion Paulo Filho will face Korean judoka Dong Sik Yoon inside the White Cage. (Dream 12 Poster included below.)


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