Though many fans thought that promoter Sustain could add another fight (or two) to Vale Tudo Japan '09 this week, it looks like the card is complete at eight fights. Here's the full slate and bout order, as released on Shooto's site today. Stay tuned - with any luck, Bloody Elbow will have live results and play-by-play of the show on Thursday night / Friday morning.
Vale Tudo Japan '09
October 30, 2009
JCB Hall - Tokyo, Japan
#8 - 71kg (156 lbs) VTJ Rules - 5R x 5 min.
30-5, 1 NC / Kugayama Rascal
Tony "Lionheart" Hervey
11-4 / Team Mash
King of the Cage Lightweight Champion
#7 - 65kg (143 lbs) VTJ Rules Bout - 5R x 5 min.
"Lion" Takeshi Inoue
16-3 / Shooting Gym Yokohama
Shooto World Lightweight Champion
Alexandre "Pequeno" Nogueira
13-5-2 / Clube da Luta
#6 - 63kg (139 lbs) VTJ Rules Bout - 3R x 5 min.
24-14-2 / roots
3-0 / Team Quest
#5 -67kg (147 lbs) VTJ Rules Bout - 3R x 5 min.
Tenkei "Fujimiya" Oda
7-4-2 / Shooting Gym Yokohama
6-3 / MMA Inc.
#4 - Shooto Welterweight (70kg / 154 lbs) Championship Bout - 3R x 5 min.
Willamy "Chiquerim" Freire
13-2 / Nova Uniao
10-6-5 / Paraestra Hiroshima
#3 - 56kg (123 lbs) Pro Shooto Bout - 3R x 5 min.
20-5-3 / Shooting Gym Yokohama
7-5-2 / Spike 22
#2 - 70kg (154 lbs) Pro Shooto Bout - 2R x 5 min.
5-1-1 / Gracie Barra Tokyo
2009 Middleweight Rookie Champion
Jung Min Kang
debut / Jin HQ
#1 - 62kg (136 lbs) Pro Shooto Bout - 2R x 5 min.
Kosuke "Jukucho" Eda
7-3-3 / Purebred Kyoto
2008 Featherweight Rookie Champion
2-1 / Gutsman Shooto Dojo
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