05-03-2009, 01:08 AM
Join Date: Apr 2006
The final card in the "Tradition" series, honoring Shooto's 20th anniversary, is lookeing like the best Shooto event I can remember...
Announced today was a fight that is promoted as Dream vs. Sengoku. Representing DREAM is Mitsuhiro Ishida, he is taking on Sengoku's Mizuto Hirota. But this is not the only big fight announced!
Also on the card is female star Megumi Fuji, who will be taking on Korean fighter and I am not sure of the name, Kim Don Hee.
Shooto veteran Kenichiro Togashi should have his hands full with Tetsuji Kato. The Strikeforce veteran is returning to Shooto after almost 2 years away from the ring, his last fight was a decision loss to Gilbert Melendez in September 2007. He has not fought in Shooto since 2003.
And the big fights dont stop there! The Pacific champion, Yusuke Endo, is going to take on the South American champion, "Chiqueirinho", in a fight that wont be for a title but will be an important fight to determine the #1 contender for Nakakura's title.
"Wicky" is also coming back to Shooto after fighting in both the Cage Force and DREAM tournaments. He is always a popular addition to these cards, and he should be the favorite in his fight with Takumi Ota. Coming off 2 straight losses, "Wicky" will want to end this early, and in the process improve his Shooto ranking.
Welter: Mitsuhiro Ishida 18-4-1 vs. 10-3-1 Mizuto Hirota
Fly: Megumi Fuji 16-0-0 vs. Kim Don Hee (?)
Welter: Kenichiro Togashi 8-6-5 vs. 19-8-0 Tetsuji Kato
Welter: Yusuke Endo 12-2-2 vs. 12-1-0 Willamy Chiquerim "Chiqueirinho"
Light: "Wicky" Akiyo Nishiura 9-4-1 vs. 4-2-1 Takumi Ota
Middle: Zon Yon Ze (?) vs. 4-1-2 Takesuke Kume
Lightweight Title Fight:
"Lion" Takeshi Inoue 15-3-0 vs. 24-13-2 Rumina Sato
Welter: Takanori Gomi 29-5-0 vs. 11-2-1 Takashi Nakakura
Welter: Koutetsu Boku 13-5-2 vs. 6-1-1 Yutaka Ueda
im really looking forward to this card. hopfully ill be able to find a stream.
Originally Posted by NotDylan